Driving lights


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wheeln04
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Driving lights

Post by wheeln04 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:01 pm



Hi I am new, and I was wanting to know if I put 50 watt. driving lights on my 84 1200A, is that to much for the ele.?



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WINGRIDER345
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1984 GL1200A Aspencade

Re: Driving lights

Post by WINGRIDER345 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:28 pm

50 watt driving lights will push the system to the very limit. You will have to get up to about 4k rpm and not run any other accsories to keep the system charging. :)

wheeln04
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Re: Driving lights

Post by wheeln04 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:02 am

Thank you. What size would work the best?

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trike lady
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Re: Driving lights

Post by trike lady » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:24 am

Try LED driving lights, less draw on system and they can be bright.
http://www.streetglow.com/Catalog/Fog-Lights
The very last set on the page. http://www.streetglow.com/s.nl/c.460445/it.A/id.2592/.f
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WINGRIDER345
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Re: Driving lights

Post by WINGRIDER345 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:30 am

A 35 watt halogen driving light works very well and is much easier on the system. I have not seen a led that will cast a beam far enough to be an effective driving light. If you just wants looks led is fine, if you ride in deer country during the evening or pre-dawn hours I would want the wide beam of regular driving lights. :) ;)



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