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    Default 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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    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???
    I don't like the 55watts x 2 = 110watts power consumption.
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    Better to use 25watt or 35watt H3 bulbs.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Rory View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by moondogger View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Rory View Post
    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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    Default 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?
    Quote Originally Posted by naparisi View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeK View Post
    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?
    I'd go back to Walmart & buy their's for $20. Always buy the spots with H type bulbs that give you the option of changing to different watt bulbs & the optically engineered lenses that give you bright white light which you'll be able to target properly unlike a flood type bulb with a glass/plastic lens cover. I bought part # QH-83Cd more than a year ago; no problems. Don't know if they still handle the same ones, but do get the H type bulbs with optically engineered lenses. You can spend hundreds of dollars on spots which I think is unnecessary.

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    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?
    Myself I like the old style of light bar from Cobra. The new one is not as wide and the turn signals stick straight out to the side instead of down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naparisi View Post
    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!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by LeeK View Post
    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?
    Quote Originally Posted by motorcyclereb View Post
    Myself I like the old style of light bar from Cobra. The new one is not as wide and the turn signals stick straight out to the side instead of down.

    All depends on what you want. If a light bar look is what you want go for it. But small driving lights will be completely drowned out and be hardly visible with an HID head light. As for modulators, personally can not stand them. My brighter whiter color HID is much more noticeable than a dim blinking halogen headlight. And it also does not give a false impression to an idiot in a cage that you are giving them the right of way. To each their own.
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    Does the HID work for low and high beams? I have been kicking around driving lights for the look and night riding better visibility. The HID sounds very good for the better ability to see at night...

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    I dont think so........i kinda wonder how easy parts are to get also....do you have to order everything. IDK
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillyD View Post
    Does the HID work for low and high beams? I have been kicking around driving lights for the look and night riding better visibility. The HID sounds very good for the better ability to see at night...
    DDM Tuning seems to be very reasonably priced. $22.50 for one light level; $37.50 if you want hi/lo.

    Yes they do have hi/lo. But not in the traditional sense. The intensity of the light does not change. The HID lamp moves back and forth to change the angle the light is reflected in the housing. That is what gives the hi/lo.

    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Cat...-Kits-Lighting
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightywarrior72 View Post
    DDM Tuning seems to be very reasonably priced. $22.50 for one light level; $37.50 if you want hi/lo.

    Yes they do have hi/lo. But not in the traditional sense. The intensity of the light does not change. The HID lamp moves back and forth to change the angle the light is reflected in the housing. That is what gives the hi/lo.

    http://www.ddmtuning.com/Product-Cat...-Kits-Lighting

    So basically you just run the HID all the time?

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