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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Bill, I simply want to be see better, do little driving at night, so I will consider your motolights, looks like they are designed to fit right on your bike......

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 10:11 AM
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- Re the Motolights, they're very well made, no plastic, etc., and the price (ouch?) reflects that. Those are Motolight caliper mounts with their lights ( http://www.motolight.com/motolight-lights ); they make different caliper brackets for different bikes, varying the size of the bolt holes and included bolts, while the light assembly is the same. Very good for conspicuity and road-shoulder lighting, as I mentioned, because of the wide beam (which also means not so good for lighting up down the road).

This particular set of Motolights is going on five or six years, now on its second bike; all I had to do was spend something like $30 to get the appropriate caliper mounts. You can see larger pics of this setup in my gallery. I also had a set of Motolights on my 1997 BMW R850R, but I sold those with that bike in 2000.

- If you're really almost exclusively interested in being seen, perhaps even better conspicuity might result from using the Photon Blasters, http://www.skenedesign.com/lights/PB_Features.shtml . These have gotten good reviews in some BMW forums, are cheaper than Motolights, and may be more eye-catching (particularly in amber).

Lots of choices out there!

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Here's a photo of CR's HID low beam and Clearwater LED's. Best combo in my opinion for day and night.
It looks like you've used the highway peg mounts for your lights, do you have highway pegs on as well? I could not tell from the picture. I was thinking about the same solution but I have pegs on and I'm wondering if I can do both. Thanks!

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No Hwy pegs mounted on my XC. The mounting bracket occupies both of the Hwy peg mounting points.

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I went with 2 sets of Denali Micros (1 set as fog lights and 1 set as driving lights) from Twisted Throttle.com wired to a Victory switch in the dashboard for the price of one set of PIAAs wired similarly.

Here is the thread posted earlier.

PIAAs are a very nice light as well, but as stated earlier, a little pricey.

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I went with a 2 sets of Denali Micros (1 set as fog lights and 1 set as driving lights) from Twisted Trottle.com wired to a Victory switch in the dashboard for the price of one set of PIAAs wired similarly.

Here is the thread posted earlier.

PIAAs are a very nice light as well, but as stated earlier, a little pricey.

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steviej: I guess I missed that earlier post of yours. Nice setup, looks like a good value for your money, and I found your thorough responses to questions useful.

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i installed 2 pairs of that kinda of lamps one on crash bars one on forks using just different clamps. These are clamps for crash bars i used:http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Kuryakyn...e56dbe&vxp=mtr
and these are lamps: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Motorcyc...c48ca2&vxp=mtr.
i run wires inside hard lowers up to headlamp and posi taped them to headlight wires...some pics of my "mods" and how bright are they...
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Thanks!

Thanks for all the input! I appreciate everyone's time.

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Tucson, Arizona
1969 ish Kawasaki 500
1972 Suzuki 750 water cooled
1973 Norton 850 Commando
1976 ish Yamaha 750 Virago
1999 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster
1995 Harley Davidson Super Glide
2007 Honda ST 1300
(all of the above sold, unfortunately)
2013 Victory XC Blacked Out Red
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