KURYAKYN LED COMPARED To the BAL LED TAILIGHT?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by lionsm53, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. lionsm53

    lionsm53 Banned

    122
    0
    0
    Does anyone have any knowledge of these products and have any biases, one way or the other?
    Thinking about upgrading the one on my glide.
    Your opinion is appreciated.
    BAL's are nice and have the module on them and are bright as all get out, where the Kuryakyn is just bright with no module in them.
    BAL's are also quite expensive, as in $200 compared to Kuryakyn's $125.
     
  2. mrglide

    mrglide Member

    77
    18
    1
    A friend just bought one after going on a large group ride. He said the BAL was much brighter than the Harley LED, and stood out from all the other brake/tailights. He did not specifically mention the Kuryakyn. HTH.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    4,310
    73
    130
    I have no experience with either one but I noticed this right away.

    "MADE & SUPPORTED in the USA!"

    That would sway my decision for sure. Worth the extra $$

    My .02

    Bodeen

    not trying to invoke a discussion on import vs american. I'm just sayin.
     
  4. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

    805
    28
    3
    Not sure what your looking for but I have the Panacea system on mine. Was very easy to install with a very basic knowledge of wiring and being sure your LEDS are wired downstream of the other lights like i have in my Tour Pak...with the system a new fender tail light module is also provided.

    YouTube - Kuryakyn leds Panacea system
     
  5. TheBikeGuy

    TheBikeGuy New Member

    2
    0
    0
    I have the Panacea system as well. Easy to install. VERY visible. I have it set to flash while braking, and I also added a Wheelen LED bar on my tour pack. I also replaced my front signals with LED's. I feel that it is a solid investment for visibility and safety.
     
  6. Elmosac

    Elmosac Active Member

    174
    26
    0
    I had the Kuryakyn smoked lense on my RK and in had to get rid of it. No one could see the brake light in the day light.

    I switched to the HD LED smoked lense and no one has any trouble seeing the tail light or brake light now. The HD light wasn't too expensive either.
     
  7. mrglide

    mrglide Member

    77
    18
    1
    TBG,

    Do you have a pic of your bike with the Whelen? Exactly which model LED bar is it?
     
  8. gmurdock

    gmurdock Active Member

    168
    26
    0
    I have the BAL & like it a lot. Have not seen any of the others in person? I have been told it gets your attention. It can easily be adjusted from solid to blinking.
     
  9. billnapabill

    billnapabill Active Member

    316
    28
    1
    I had a Panacea on my 02 and all the good things these guys are talking about are true. It was brighter, had the blinking thing going on and the turn indicator built in. All good stuff until it quit working, lucky for me I was near home when it quit.........I called Kuryakyn and asked them if they could fix it, they said no, ya can't fix those things, it's a micro proccessor. I asked what I could do and they told me they'd be happy to sell me another one..........needless to say I converted back to a good ol 1157 bulb and went on my way. Just a thought, but, if ya do any Long distance Touring you can get a 1157 bulb anywhere, an LED Micro Proccessor, that's a different story.
     
  10. fliper74

    fliper74 New Member

    1
    0
    0
    I had the KURYAKYN one it is nice.But the bal is much brighter than it.during the day they see you and at night they really see it.That is my .02