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post #1 of 39 Old 02-08-2017, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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LED Aux Light Recommendations

Hey brains trust,

I'm beginning to research adding a pair of LED Aux Lights - mainly for additional visibility with minimal night riding being factored in.

I'm looking for recommendations on best bang for buck, but not necessarily cheapest.
Also looking for advice on best wiring techniques, best position (crash bars, forks, etc.)

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Here's a link to my install of LEDs that is one option for you. Relatively inexpensive, great daytime visibility, doubles light at night without being flashed down.
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There's lots of info on this forum about aux lights. Use the search function.

That said, I like mine I got from richlandrick (member here).
Click here to check his option out
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I have cyclops adventure's Optimus Long Range and use amber wide beam covers. I attached them to the crash bars
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Thanks for the responses.

I ended up biting the bullet on these.



Similar to the OEM ones on a BMW 1200R. Comes with the loom, relay, fuse, covers and switch for my aux shelf.

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Mondomoto's LED's shut down this past New Year. Glad to see I can still get a set from AdventureTech that are similar in design. I've had a few of those on other bikes and they are a good buy for the $

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Cheap lights from Ebay or Amazon has served me very well.
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Cheap lights from Ebay or Amazon has served me very well.
Good to hear. The kit I purchased is from ebay - Not the cheapest, but not the most expensive either. I'll report in when they're installed!

I'm pretty good with electrical wiring, but does anyone have a recommendation on the best hot (switched) location to connect the relay? Would the rear running light might be the way be a logical choice?

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I just ran mine to the Eastern Beaver PC-8, they come on with the ignition....I didn't want a separate switch since I want them on all the time with engine running.
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I just ran mine to the Eastern Beaver PC-8, they come on with the ignition....I didn't want a separate switch since I want them on all the time with engine running.
Pardon my ignorance - Is the location of the PC-8 at the OEM aux plug behind the front faring, or the OEM heated grips plug? Or neither?

I already have Oxfords wired into the OEM grips plug, so don't want to load that up with additional current draw.
On that note, I don't feel confident that the OEM aux plug up the front will be able to cope with the draw from the lights (40W in total).

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