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post #1 of 18 Old 03-18-2010, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Took Farkling to the next level today.

I installed some Hella 6.5 inch driving lights to my home made bracket. Forget spending $60 on a bracket, this one was $5 made from metal rod from Home Depot. I wired it using a relayed circuit and its drawing 110W(55wx2). I may get 35W if it draws too much. Tell me what you think.
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Tell me what you think.
I think it looks like a deranged radioactive mosquito.
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I think it looks like a deranged radioactive mosquito.
I dont know if thats a compliment or not... lol
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post #4 of 18 Old 03-18-2010, 05:12 AM
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It looks like they block your turn signals.
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If you feel that you absolutely must have something that enormous mounted that high I'd suggest that you at least hang them upside down so you get some semblance of a triangle of light.

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post #7 of 18 Old 03-18-2010, 09:06 AM
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Is that a aircraft trying to land on me


Little big I would say but hey not to bad at all
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post #8 of 18 Old 03-18-2010, 12:30 PM
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I like the brackets in that location but I'm a fan of smaller lights. And at 110W your using that would be a wheel barrow full of led lights. As someone else already said, looks like they're blocking the signals.

I'd also recommend a more stable/permanent mount for the switch.

other than that, they look cool and I assume they perform well, so if that's what your after. You've done well.

I'd like to ride a bike with these type lights just a few kms to see what the vision is like at night.

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Well they do block the turn signals, but not completely.

Maggot, whats wrong with having the switch in that location for the time being besides aesthetics?

They perform very very well!
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You could get PNP HID kit in those lamps with some modification. This will give you longer lasting, brighter lights that draw far less amps.
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