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post #1 of 27 Old 04-19-2019, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Driving lights

I'm wanting to install a pair of lights to help avoid hitting the many deer on the roads here in Michigan at night, but am at a loss for just what to get and how to mount them. I have a set of crash bars, but not sure they would be the best place for them. If anyone has some ideas I'd love to hear.

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post #2 of 27 Old 04-19-2019, 08:03 PM
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I have these on two bikes. They are killer bright!! Only 15 bucks!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LED-Light-2...MAAOSwTelboMPI
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I'm in the heart of Texas deer country and was looking for more light as well. Below are the components I used. I learned on the first test ride that I needed the relay. So now the aux. lights turn on with the high beams when their master switch is on. Much safer than trying to hit the master at every oncoming traffic. Definitely not the cheapest route, but it is a VERY nice system.

Rigid Industries 202213 led light
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Denali auxiliary light bracket
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post #4 of 27 Old 04-19-2019, 11:53 PM
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A better pic

These lights turn night into day. It's extreme. I couldn't be more satisfied. The draw is so low it's almost laughable...

Also, these are the "spot" beam. I find these have the best distance and spread of all the options. "Floods" don't throw far enough for deer spotting.


Lastly, this mount makes the lights turn with the front wheel. No more blind slow turns.

Hope this helps!
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post #5 of 27 Old 04-20-2019, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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A better pic

These lights turn night into day. It's extreme. I couldn't be more satisfied. The draw is so low it's almost laughable...

Also, these are the "spot" beam. I find these have the best distance and spread of all the options. "Floods" don't throw far enough for deer spotting.


Lastly, this mount makes the lights turn with the front wheel. No more blind slow turns.

Hope this helps!
I like where they are mounted. Could you post up a closeup pic showing how you mounted them there?
Thanks

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post #6 of 27 Old 04-20-2019, 07:56 AM
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Here's the auxiliary lighting mounting bracket that I use.
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post #7 of 27 Old 04-20-2019, 08:59 AM
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I like where they are mounted. Could you post up a closeup pic showing how you mounted them there?
Thanks[/QUOTE]

I had to pull the image off the website. It might be the sturdiest thing on the bike 🙂. It mounts on the underside of the fender, replacing your fender bolts with longer ones, using spacers between. Lots of clearance for the lights, mine being 4" cubes.
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post #8 of 27 Old 04-20-2019, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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I like these because they have lights that both concentrate out front and to the sides. They are 45W. will they over tax the charging system? I want as much light as possible without over working my system. I have one of the last 2018's.




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post #9 of 27 Old 04-21-2019, 08:49 AM
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90 watts will put you at 7.5 amp draw. With that load I would seriously consider changing some other bulbs (mainly tail light as it's on constant) to led to bring down the total load.
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post #10 of 27 Old 04-21-2019, 10:42 PM
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Hey Toney,
If you have a minute would you post some pictures of them mounted and maybe say what mounting bracket you used?
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