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hotwings
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PostSubject: extra running lights   Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:37 am

I got a pair of blue running lights from ebay for around $8 and installed them yesterday.


i had to make a bracket (2) for the light mount. this is just a flat L bracket from the hardware store ($.79) that i bent and drilled to fit the required holes for the light and existing mounting bolt. I painted it black.



This is one of the lights. Its comes with the mounting nut.



One of the 2 brackets installed. I used the existing front fender mounting bolt. Remove the reflector first to allow the bolt to be removed.



One of the lights installed. I ran the wire from the right light thru a plastic stick on tab that i mounted on top and center of the fender to prevent that wire from flopping in the wind (sorry no pic of that). I then zip tied the wires along the brake lines and up into the fairing where i tapped into a keyed power wire.



The finished project. I havent ridden with these at night yet but they do cast a pretty good glow on the garage floor. With the bike outside in daylight and standing a couple hundred feet away the lights are an eye catcher. After i installed them yesterday i was thinking it would be nice to have the option to turn them on and off so i ordered a lighted switch from ebay. It will take 2-3 weeks to get the switch. It was a fun project and only cost around $15 total including the ordered switch.
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PostSubject: Re: extra running lights   Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:06 pm

Look nice, However, red or blue lights visible from directly in front of the vehicle would be illegal here. Are amber or clear versions, which are legal, available?
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PostSubject: Re: extra running lights   Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:37 pm

White ones on Ebay UK.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4X-1-5W-LED-Eagle-Eye-Car-Up-Reverse-Lamp-Daytime-Running-Light-DRL-White-Bulb-/110953882216?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19d55de268


These are on Ebay.com
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6x-High-Power-3W-LED-Eagle-Eye-Parking-Backup-Fog-Light-Lamp-DRL-Truck-SUV-WHITE-/300926031472?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item461096d670&vxp=mtr

Cheers,


Last edited by tarmacburner2 on Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:40 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : added ebay.com)
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PostSubject: Re: extra running lights   Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:02 pm

Thanks TB2 for the reference.
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PostSubject: Re: extra running lights   Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:42 pm

[quote="AV-40"]Look nice, However, red or blue lights visible from directly in front of the vehicle would be illegal here. Are amber or clear versions, which are legal, available?[/quote

After reading this i was worried about travelling into New York state from Canada with these lights on, if it was legal or not,so i decided to leave them on anyways.(still waiting for the switch). The wife and i passed a state trooper in the sleepy village of Sackets Harbour N.Y. and as he slowly passed we locked eyes and i expected him to whip around but thankfully he kept moving on.
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PostSubject: Re: extra running lights   Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:05 pm

Hotwings, it may have been a "sleepy village", but I'll bet you woke up. :lol!: 
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PostSubject: Re: extra running lights   Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:36 am

Finally got around to installing the switch for my lights. I had a hard time finding the required 20mm or 13/16" drill bit. I found an affordable step bit for $20 that worked perfectly. By easily removing the right glovebox i found where the switch could be mounted, making sure there were no obstructions behind etc. I stressed and fretted and paced the garage floor before getting the courage to plunge the bit into the shiny black finish. I installed the switch to the side so i can install more switches later as the need arises.


This 12 step drill bit worked perfect for the task.




I had to run an extra wire for a ground to the switch. The switch has a blue led light that illuminates when the lights are on.




The finished project. The lights are on cheers
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PostSubject: Re: extra running lights   Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:28 pm

I think I'll give this a go especially after last week when a van decided to go for a gap in the inside lane while I was next to him, anything lighter than a Wing and I'd have been down. (He didn't see me No)
Does anyone know if I can use the switched live to the headlight to power them, I'm also going to upgrade the headlight bulb to a H7 PHILIPS X-TREME VISION.
No excuses for not seeing me then! cyclops 
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PostSubject: Re: extra running lights   Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:27 pm

I'm also running these on home made aluminium brackets utilising the front 'fender' mounting bolts as they weigh very little. I wired them in using Dennis's connector which makes the whole thing very easy. They are on all the time but as the current draw is so small it doesn't really matter (I hope!).
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