Since my previous bike, the Glee, I have decided I don't want to spend the money Suzuki asks for fog lights, so I went on and purchased cheap chinese DRL's (spent €10 on pair, from eBay). Then I've got handlebars switch, also on eBay, for €6. I'm good at electronics so I made all the harness needed and installed the relay. Then I changed the bike, to Vee2. Transfered my DRL's to new bike, made little light bar bellow main beam. They are 15W, arround 1000 lumens each. As I always had to switch them off for the night riding, I decided to install one more pair, for night riding. This pair, again from eBay for €12, is 20W. I installed triple layer of professional lighting filter, to match the color of main beam, and cut the light output, so I could use it at night. Monted the setup on Givi Crashbars. Then I worked on the switch. As it has 3 positions, I have one position for the day DRL, one position for the night lights and on position for OFF. I opened the switch and installe blue LED warning for when DRL's are on, so I don't forget to commute the switch for night riding as I don't want to blind oncoming traffic.
To resume, my bike now has, beside main light assembly, 4 extra lights (2 pairs). In total, I've spent arround €30 for all the bits, and lot of work and love.
It's important to say that all the extra lighting, for day and night, I installed not to give the bike more light output, but to make the bike much more visible. I can see it's all working well, as the traffic is moving away when I'm filtering between lanes. It means, I'm spotted in the mirrors of the cars at the front. Also, I noticed I have lot less problems with cars cutting my way from side streets. So, it's working.
2017 DL1000 White
2014 DL1000 Red (sold)
2012 DL650 White (sold)