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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Any one use these lights off of ebay.

Looking for some good bright driving/recon lights for visibility. Any on use these before.http://www.ebay.com/itm/250920806728...84.m1423.l2649. Wondering on how they would mount. Any other ideas for some reasonable lights. Thanks.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 09:33 PM
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Driving lights

Found some at local Princess Auto store for around 15 bucks that had close to the same setup as shown in the link you provided...slightly different design but same idea...I ended up using one of my bike and one on my wife's bike more for daytime visibility and mounted both down low on the left side off the left footpeg mounting bolts. They work fine and you could probably find something similar at Harbor Freight or Autozone in the USA.
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A flat mounting bracket. A piece of sheet metal from under the headlight bucket could be a mounting point.
Fender mount like they show???
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Some use an Optronics driving lights, remove the MR-16 halogens and installed 4w led bulbs drawing about .5amp each(6 watts). Power consumption so low you do not need to use a relay.

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I picked mine up from Wal Mart for $20, wiring, switch,etc included. Mounted them to my fender brace just below my front tire line. Trying to keep my center of gravity low.
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Whatever you install, use a relay to avoid burning up headlight/starter $80 switch.

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Forget the lights and go with and HID headlight. Way, way more light output. I had driving lights on my bike at one time, but when I went to an HID it made them useless.

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Forget the lights and go with and HID headlight. Way, way more light output. I had driving lights on my bike at one time, but when I went to an HID it made them useless.
where do u get this hid light? is it just a bulb are the whole head light replacement?

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where do u get this hid light? is it just a bulb are the whole head light replacement?

There are lots of places to get one and I along with many others here have bought them from DDM Tuning. I have found them cheaper since then on both Ebay and Amazon. It is a replacement bulb that goes in your stock headlight bucket. There is a ballast for it that needs to be mounted. Some have mounted the ballast under the neck cover and others under the tank. The light output put can not be matched and HID bulbs far outlast any halogen bulb out there. There are lots of threads here on HID lights. http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/search.p...860&pp=&page=2

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Forget the lights and go with and HID headlight. Way, way more light output. I had driving lights on my bike at one time, but when I went to an HID it made them useless.
The purpose of driving lights is not only to see but to be seen. If you have an HID that's great, but both HID & driving lights will make you more VISIBLE. Now there are HID lights that are adaptable to modulators, even better. Remember.......those cagers can't see us. Regardless of who's right or wrong we're the ones that end up dead. We're invisible to them!!!!!!!! Same with our brake lights. Get a high brake light installed that blinks.....BE SEEN; it's most of the battle out there!!!
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Went with the HID Headlight kit, now

Would still like more vis with a set of very bright driving lights, any ideas on brands or kits. I do not currently have a light bar installed?
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The purpose of driving lights is not only to see but to be seen. If you have an HID that's great, but both HID & driving lights will make you more VISIBLE. Now there are HID lights that are adaptable to modulators, even better. Remember.......those cagers can't see us. Regardless of who's right or wrong we're the ones that end up dead. We're invisible to them!!!!!!!! Same with our brake lights. Get a high brake light installed that blinks.....BE SEEN; it's most of the battle out there!!!
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