Front Lower Lights


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okie2ee
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Front Lower Lights

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What are these lights for and how do you turn them on? The lower light in the fairing.


My guess is fog lights but I can't find a switch to turn them on. Thanks



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Re: Front Lower Lights

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They were probably added by a PO. The Interstate model didn't have those lights, I don't believe. On the SE and Aspencade they were cornering lights and they would come on with the turn signal on the side your were turning toward. The later models, (98-00?) they were running lights and came on with the ignition on.

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Re: Front Lower Lights

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After I got the fairing piece removed I could see where they have been wired into the running lights that have been added just above them. They are either wired wrong or the bulb is bad, haven't had time to check out the circuitry. Thanks

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Re: Front Lower Lights

Post by MikeB »

If the bulbs are bad, I'd suggest replacing them with LED bulbs. The tungsten filament bulbs have a tendency to fail rapidly. It is quite a chore to remove that cowl and replace the bulbs. LED bulbs will last a long time. Cyclemax should have them in stock.


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