Completely agree, although I'm going the easy route and just putting reflexite on them. Should arrive tomorrow!For my money - the back of the mirrors are great places to add LEDs. I did. You can buy LED strips in 'amber' from radiantz or superbrightleds that have
3M auto adhesive on the back.
Stick them on, wire them into the heated grip wire so they're 'switched' and your good to go.
You can also buy a resistor setup from radiantz that allows you to use the LEDs as running lights and turn signals. The wiring is about 10 minutes more complex but requires a full teardown of the plastic.
Benefits - the lights are UP in drivers eyes. The lights form a wider TRIANGLE and aren't swallowed by the bright ass headlights. They're 'amber' which contrasts the white of the headlights.
Others will post about the importance of the TRIANGLE concept.
Comments about my lights, "Man I saw those things from way across the parking lot - they really POP" This was at 7:30am after the sun had come up on a cloudy day. I don't have a link to the video I posted showing them. I can find the thread...
if that isn't the right video let me know - work server blocks youtube
Cool! That was me on ADV (I posted them here too, IIRC).Here's my setup. I got the idea from someone on either advrider or stromtrooper, can't remember which. A big thanks to that person!
It's very basic and easy setup, the lights are 1W waterproof LED:s from dealextreme.com and cost about $12 a piece.
The smaller led:s on the crashbars are BikeVis Brites
Edit: Found the thread where I got the tip, lots of pics here. Sorry for linking to another forum but it's all good and in the interest of fellow stromtroopers!
Let's see Your aux light setup
That's brilliant!a couple of guys there had aux lights. I found these online for 10 bucks or so and switched out the 50w lights with 35w'ers to keep the drain on my alternator down. They work fantastic!!
No wonder I couldn't find them! I like this set-up, looks like "Motolights" but not as much $$$$. Did you guys use a switch and a relay or just wire them into the headlight circuit? I just want a little more on the front to be seen-the stock headlights are great as-is . Cheers-BBThat's brilliant!
By the way, they finally sold out of those light. But not before I purchased 4 sets of 'em.
I purchased them here:RythmScout, I like your set up, do they make these lights in white? How much do they cost?
The lights came from here. They still have some other $19.99 light kits available, just not the ones you see on Jeff's bike.No wonder I couldn't find them! I like this set-up, looks like "Motolights" but not as much $$$$. Did you guys use a switch and a relay or just wire them into the headlight circuit? I just want a little more on the front to be seen-the stock headlights are great as-is . Cheers-BB
That's a nice set up... do you have any pictures of them on? I think this is the route I will take...VisionX Solstice Solo LED lights, low power draw, high output:
Trying to decide if a spread out or cross eyed configuration is best. They have to be mounted high and aimed down a bit though, as otherwise I think they'd be blinding to oncoming drivers.