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    Aiming Handlebar Lights

    I recently purchased a Dinotte 800L setup in anticipation of doing a few local 12 hour races, plus its the first time I have ridden with lights in approx. 10 years! I've been out a few times to dial things in and can't decide how far ahead I should be aiming the light (I also ride with a 400L on the helmet). I realize that its easy to adjust the aim depending on speed and terrain, but is there a general distance that most people start with and then adjust for circumstances? It constantly seems like I am either too far out or too close in, and am having problems finding that happy medium.

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    Not sure I can help you since I don't own the 800L but I do own a 600L. When on high I point mine into the 100ft. range. The spill with the 600L is good enough to see anything near up. If I power down to mid-level ( 425lm? ) and plan on keeping it there a bit I will then adjust the lighthead down a little lower ( 50-75ft range.). From what I've seen of the 800L beam pattern ( on high ) , you shouldn't have any problems seeing anything in front of you regardless of how far ahead you aim the beam pattern.

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    Practice makes perfect and it won't take long. 30 minutes into your first ride you'll have it all set.

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