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: Fog Lights


MeSeaHunt
03-01-2012, 05:07 PM
I have noticed and seen that most Vision owners are NOT opting for the fog light option, WHY is this? Are they just not bright enough or what is the problem?? If anyone has them please let me/us know how they are working out & if you are happy w/them.

handyhoward
03-02-2012, 08:25 AM
I have noticed and seen that most Vision owners are NOT opting for the fog light option, WHY is this? Are they just not bright enough or what is the problem?? If anyone has them please let me/us know how they are working out & if you are happy w/them.

What fog light option?

MeSeaHunt
03-02-2012, 09:35 AM
@howard- I'm taking your comment as you are pullin' my chain?? :rolleyes:

handyhoward
03-02-2012, 10:21 AM
@howard- I'm taking your comment as you are pullin' my chain?? :rolleyes:

NO actually... I have a 2011 Vision Tour and cannot find a fog light option. The standard HID light serves as a fog light.

MeSeaHunt
03-02-2012, 04:33 PM
Howard,
The polaris part# is 2877326 retail is $350 but don't pay more than $298 at a dealer or tell them sorry..... ALL dealers can discount parts a MIN of 15% and they are still making $$.....

handyhoward
03-02-2012, 06:23 PM
Howard,
The polaris part# is 2877326 retail is $350 but don't pay more than $298 at a dealer or tell them sorry..... ALL dealers can discount parts a MIN of 15% and they are still making $$.....

These lights were for the 08 & 09 models originally... they are redundant on an 11 model due to the HID light.

MeSeaHunt
03-02-2012, 06:45 PM
Howard,
I find that the HID does light-up the area no doubt(which is why I bought a 2011 and not the 12), but it does so at a width, not a ground level... I am a firm proponent that one can not have enough light going down range, so the fog lights would give a more "in front of the tire ground level" light, or at least that's what they should do? :crzy:

lstayner
03-03-2012, 09:02 AM
Howard,
I find that the HID does light-up the area no doubt(which is why I bought a 2011 and not the 12), but it does so at a width, not a ground level... I am a firm proponent that one can not have enough light going down range, so the fog lights would give a more "in front of the tire ground level" light, or at least that's what they should do? :crzy:

I am not being a smart A$$ here. Why do you want light at the tire level? To me by the time you see an obstacle in the road at night, it is to late for an evasive maneuver anyway.

MeSeaHunt
03-03-2012, 04:25 PM
I am not being a smart A$$ here. Why do you want light at the tire level? To me by the time you see an obstacle in the road at night, it is to late for an evasive maneuver anyway.

Larry, I agree that WHEN you see something that you want to avoid at the last moment IT IS usually too late... been there done that w/some huge pot-holes that after I could not believe that my tire made it out of & that I was still going straight.... BUT at slow speeds when you are accustomed to having fog lights you train yourself to look down in front of the bike more often and it becomes a habit, so when you DON'T have that extra light there you miss it?? Guess I'm just ol' school that way?? :confused:

Stoney
04-03-2012, 05:47 PM
On page 31 of the 2012 Victory Pure Gear accessory catalog the PIAA aux light kit is shown for the Victory Vision. I had them installed on my 2010 Vision when I purchased it. I didn't install them so I could drive in the fog or see better but rather to have extra light up front so that I would be seen better by oncoming traffic and pedestrians. They are wired to turn off when the high beams are operated. They look great and are well constructed but are rather pricey. I guess it comes down to what you are willing to pay for added saftey. I keep them on all the time and have had no problems with them over the past two years.

Spiderman
04-04-2012, 08:18 AM
They do help at night but I purchased them just for the visibility...you can see that they are quite visible during the day in this picture taken of me on the Dragon. Worth every penny IMHO! thumb up