Model Variations and Foglights


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Model Variations and Foglights

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I have a new to me 2008 trike. My question, how do I tell which model version it is, assuming there were model variations in 2008 ?
Also, how do I tell if it is an airbag model, or were those available in 2008 ?
And one more ..... On the Hondaline or ShowChrome clone foglights, are they made with glass lenses and metal housings, or plastic all the way around ?
Has anyone upgraded the 35W bulb in those to a 55W H3 ?
Also, on the foglights....do they disburse a good amount of light down the road, or is the beam so spread out for the fog function that distance is sacrificed for the most part ?


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Re: Model Variations and Foglights

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If it an airbag the radio controls will be on the left side of the fairing by where your leg is.


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Re: Model Variations and Foglights

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Air bag should be pretty obvious. The lens is glass but I think the housing is plastic, don't remember. Most of them have been LED for a long time now, probably some still around with halogen bulbs. They don't cast much light on the road but if you put in LED headlight bulbs you don't need it anyway.
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Thanks for the responses so far. All info is appreciated.
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