I was reading your article on the LED replacement for controls which was excellent.
I noticed you've got some driving/fog lights on both bikes. I've got a 97 1500 with the turn signal lights and I've been looking at different ways to mount some lights. I thought about replacing the turn lights with driving but it seems too low to be useful. I like how yours are tucked up at what appear to be a nice height. Would you share some shots of your mounts, what lights did you use, and do they work well? What did you do for a switch? Anything you'd do different?
First off, the mount itself - from what I can tell, it is a custom mount made from bar stock. I have been unable to find anything like it sold anywhere. That said, it's a fairly simple design:
A gradual bend around the bottom of the tunnel opening with a hard angle for the mount, and a small U-bolt fastening the mount to the internal fairing frame.
The mounts are extremely rigid, and the lights do not bounce or vibrate when riding.
The lights are fairly common round lights with 55 watt H3 bulbs. They project quite a bit of light up to about 30 feet away, in a fairly wide arc in front of the bike (they fill in where the headlight does not).
Where they came from - I have no idea. They were on the bike when I got it. I did cut all the wiring out that was used to install them and redid it properly. I have a three-switch setup that switches a 30-amp automotive style relay. That relay powers the driving lights, supplying them on a circuit of their own through a Electrical Connection auxiliary fuse panel. I have a Compufire alternator & AGM battery to power it all.