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None of the stock switches on your bike are sealed either.
 

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Was gonna ask the dealership to install my new lights... but at 200$ for install plus 50$ for the no-name brackets, no thanks.

I'll just take my time and order some 10-15$ ebay brackets. Ideally, i'd like to find a plug to tap into the front aux port (the one used for heating grips) for power.
 

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Was gonna ask the dealership to install my new lights... but at 200$ for install plus 50$ for the no-name brackets, no thanks.

I'll just take my time and order some 10-15$ ebay brackets. Ideally, i'd like to find a plug to tap into the front aux port (the one used for heating grips) for power.
You should find that connector at eastern beaver.
 

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Assuming they are low current LED lights and that you are running a Vee2, you can use the white lead from the horn just under the beak. Build a "Y" splitter with those crimp (or solder) flat blade quick connect terminals. Then you can plug one end back onto the horn and the other to whatever you please. Those crimp terminals are available in water resistant styles or you can heat shrink over them once they are connected.

Added bonus is that the white horn lead is switched +12V to the key "on" position only and won't be powered when you set the key to "P"ark.
 

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Assuming they are low current LED lights and that you are running a Vee2, you can use the white lead from the horn just under the beak. Build a "Y" splitter with those crimp (or solder) flat blade quick connect terminals. Then you can plug one end back onto the horn and the other to whatever you please. Those crimp terminals are available in water resistant styles or you can heat shrink over them once they are connected.

Added bonus is that the white horn lead is switched +12V to the key "on" position only and won't be powered when you set the key to "P"ark.
Wow, never thought about doing it that way

Here are the specs the the lights:
Voltage: 10V-30V
Power: 18W
Lumens: 1800LM
 

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Wow, never thought about doing it that way

Here are the specs the the lights:
Voltage: 10V-30V
Power: 18W
Lumens: 1800LM
I think the original stock horn is in the neighborhood of about 6A (72+ Watts). Someone can chime in and correct me if I'm off on that. Of course it isn't intended to run continously, but the wire is heavy enough to support the lower loads of the typical 20W~ish LED lights. If I'm reading the wiring diagram correctly the only fuse protection on that wire is the large main fuse, so I'd recommend installing an inline fuse to the lights.

I actually powered my DRL's through the Normally Closed side of the SPDT horn relay that I previously installed so that when I'm pushing the horn button the DRL's turn off to create a sort of "inverse light horn" for an added attention getting effect...

I also love that I can still use the parking lights without adding a 20W draw. I didn't even I stall a handlebar switch. Although it would be easy to do...
 

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The harness was designed to make installation as simple as possible. It cost less than the sum of it's parts and does not require much in the way of electrical capability.

However, you certainly can wire your own lights. Without a relay to turn them off you will be susceptible to a dead battery if they are accidently left on, but that is the absolute simplest way to wire them. A simple switch between a wire coming from the the positive terminal and a wire returning to the negative battery terminal. The switch you have pictured at the start of the thread will do it. It has been used before for this application by other strommers.

If you find it a little too wide on the handlebar, there are some others out there on DH Gate, Ali express, and Ebay that have the switch hung below the handlebar. These will have less effect on the mirror stalk to hand grip distance.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Black-Universal-12V-16A-Motorcycle-Waterproof-Handlebar-Headlight-Fog-Spot-light-On-Off-Switch-Aluminum-alloy/32688185800.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.66.COY2vx&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10152_10065_10151_10068_10130_10084_10308_10083_10080_10082_10081_10110_10178_10137_10111_10060_10112_10113_10155_5360017_10114_10154_438_10056_10055_10054_10182_10059_100031_10099_10078_10079_10103_10073_10102_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10051-10102,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_5&btsid=844a3575-33e7-4089-a12e-ef188f85b528&algo_expid=ae977032-633d-4ea3-8dbc-36181443aae7-11&algo_pvid=ae977032-633d-4ea3-8dbc-36181443aae7

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