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Re: Auxiliary driving lights - frugal options
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2012, 09:31:45 pm »
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Re: Auxiliary driving lights - frugal options
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2012, 09:51:14 pm »
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Keep these great ideas coming!

Exactly.  I'm highly interested in the Snarf light mounts that I saw in another thread.  Though this seems to be slightly political.  Still I pinged him to see if they are still being made.  Like that option a lot more than hacking my own solution up.

Sounds like the best thing to do to start is just get the headlight harness upgrade first though.  Which is my next farkle.  Driving lights right after that :13:
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Re: Auxiliary driving lights - frugal options
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2012, 10:35:37 pm »
OK, I was looking at the E-Bay store that sells the hid kit, and he also sells h-7 LED driving light bulbs (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-x-Car-Bulbs-H7-80-LED-SMD-Xenon-White-Fog-Day-Light-411-/190682953488?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item2c6596f710)
Think those would be any good in a set of driving lights?


I dont want seem abrupt or border on rude so here it goes... 
Those  will  not be very bright so I would say no. 
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Hey Steve,  HID's only  take a few seconds to warm up. When first turned on at their non warmed up state they are still twice as bright as any  incandescent lamp you can buy.   I only have HID on both bikes and never once had to wait for them to warm up before I could see although I did have one die  like you did and only  had total darkness. That sucked. I lost all lights the other day leaving the nationals and heading to Mobile. Doug Re was my lead  escort. That was fun at night.
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Re: Auxiliary driving lights - frugal options
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2012, 07:05:33 pm »
I lost all lights the other day leaving the nationals and heading to Mobile. Doug Re was my lead  escort. That was fun at night.

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Re: Auxiliary driving lights - frugal options
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2012, 03:21:19 pm »
Daytona Mike I think you were the one showing me your HID set-up at the rally.  Very nice; your lights made my FF50's look like candles.  Previously I had thought they were a good bright light.  One question and maybe you did mention it and I overlooked it; what color code of H7 bulbs do you have?
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Re: Auxiliary driving lights - frugal options
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2012, 03:12:18 am »
Daytona Mike I think you were the one showing me your HID set-up at the rally.  Very nice; your lights made my FF50's look like candles.  Previously I had thought they were a good bright light.  One question and maybe you did mention it and I overlooked it; what color code of H7 bulbs do you have?
Yup, that was me. I normally try and get 4300k because that is the brightest color (most lumens). My Concours headlight is a 55watt @4300k.
 If I remember correctly those FF50's converted to 35watt @ 5000k.

I had my stock FF50's just like yours and when I converted the Connies main headlight to HId I could no longer tell that the FF50 were turned on so I decided to convert those too. I sure was surprised at how bright and how far and wide they throw a beam.
I still to this day have not seen anything better or brighter at any price.
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Re: Auxiliary driving lights - frugal options
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2012, 10:33:19 am »
Thanks for the info.  I dig you tag line  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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