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joseph*blue
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front driving lights

Postby joseph*blue » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:42 pm



Got another question; I am trying to get better lighting on the front of my bike. I was checking the products out on Cyclemax and found led lights for the lower cowls of my bike and I found the small halogen lights that fit under the front cowl. I do not have any led lights on my bike now. I will add this, I bought two lower cowls off of a 1995 model that have driving /turning lights with them, but I haven't figured them out yet. The bulbs have two elements but I don't know if they will stay on all the time or not. Can anyone help me with this?



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Happytrails
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Re: front driving lights

Postby Happytrails » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:24 pm

The way I did this was to run power thru a switch to the battery. I made a wire harness that would use the existing ground. There are times when I turn the cornering lights off. It worked out really well. The bulbs were from Cyclemax. They are nice and bright albeit slightly blueish.
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joseph*blue
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Re: front driving lights

Postby joseph*blue » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:37 pm

Thanks for the info. Where did you locate the switch on your bike? Nice looking bike.

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Re: front driving lights

Postby NVSB4 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:49 pm

The cornering lights go through a connector that's wired to a relay.
Since you probably didn't get those, make sure that you add a fuse and relay if you wire to a switch.
One product that has helped a lot of us is a Power Plate that WingAdmin reviewed here. It comes with a relay and allows individually fused connections.
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Happytrails
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Re: front driving lights

Postby Happytrails » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:15 pm

joseph*blue wrote:Thanks for the info. Where did you locate the switch on your bike? Nice looking bike.


I mounted the switches above the front brake reservoir and thanks!

Sorry for the poor quality photo. Its dark in my garage :D


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