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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-11-2017, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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I've never been happy with the lighting on my Cross Country Tour, especially compared to the amount of lighting I have on my Road King. I wanted better turn signal visibility along with running light capability, but never could find the right combination until now.

I ordered a pair of Billet Bullets from Custom Dynamics: Billet LED Drivng Lights Billet LED Turn Signals
I've been a customer of theirs before and they have high-quality products and excellent service. I ordered the white/amber bullets which have white LEDs for running lights and amber LEDs for turn signals. When the turn signals are activated, the white LEDs shut off and the amber LEDs blink.

I used the same holes in the fairing that the OEM lights were mounted in. The lights work great. They increase my visibility in the daytime considerably, and also help quite a bit with more light directly in front of and to the side of the bike. In combination with my HID low beam, I've got great night time lighting now. The Billet Bullets also do not require an equalizer or isolator. I'm very pleased with how they turned out.





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Do they affect your FM radio reception?

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Do they affect your FM radio reception?
I don't know, I never use the stereo.

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I like them!! How was the install pretty straight forward?

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I like them!! How was the install pretty straight forward?
Install was easy. Watched a video on how to remove the fairing, it's not hard. Used the existing holes where the OEM turn signals were to mount the Bullets. Cut the wiring harness off the OEM lights and wired it to the Bullets so I could plug them into the factory harness. Ran the running light wires to the headlight wire. Overall, it was fairly easy.

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Those look really good

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Wow! Those look great! Glad you didn't have the headache others have had either. The white LEDs look very bright, just like the low beam headlamp!

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@JonW I never liked the XC's lighting either. First I replaced the main bulbs with VicHID's but one burnt out in the first season. From there I added the Victory LED headlight which was a major improvement. I couldn't find forward driving lights I liked that were affordable so added LED strips at the top edge of the fairing for increased visibility to other drivers but they do nothing for my forward visibility. This is the lighting setup I've been running the last two seasons.
Kuryakyn and Show Chrome finally came out with bullet style driving lights(that I feel look right on my setup) with mounts and switches made for the XCs at decent prices. I was going back and forth between them, the Kury's were a little clearer looking but cost quite a bit more(and required the purchase of additional LEDs) I ended up deciding on the Show Chrome, which I bought last Friday night off e-bay for $196. I'm looking forward to having both better forward visibility and view-ability....

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I like your setup also, its very clean, like it was made for the bike. Good going

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I've never been happy with the lighting on my Cross Country Tour, especially compared to the amount of lighting I have on my Road King. I wanted better turn signal visibility along with running light capability, but never could find the right combination until now.

I ordered a pair of Billet Bullets from Custom Dynamics: Billet LED Drivng Lights Billet LED Turn Signals
I've been a customer of theirs before and they have high-quality products and excellent service. I ordered the white/amber bullets which have white LEDs for running lights and amber LEDs for turn signals. When the turn signals are activated, the white LEDs shut off and the amber LEDs blink.

I used the same holes in the fairing that the OEM lights were mounted in. The lights work great. They increase my visibility in the daytime considerably, and also help quite a bit with more light directly in front of and to the side of the bike. In combination with my HID low beam, I've got great night time lighting now. The Billet Bullets also do not require an equalizer or isolator. I'm very pleased with how they turned out.


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Hey would you mind sharing the exact part Number? I really like that idea. Been trying to come up with a good idea and really like your setup.
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@JonW I never liked the XC's lighting either. First I replaced the main bulbs with VicHID's but one burnt out in the first season. From there I added the Victory LED headlight which was a major improvement. I couldn't find forward driving lights I liked that were affordable so added LED strips at the top edge of the fairing for increased visibility to other drivers but they do nothing for my forward visibility. This is the lighting setup I've been running the last two seasons.
Kuryakyn and Show Chrome finally came out with bullet style driving lights(that I feel look right on my setup) with mounts and switches made for the XCs at decent prices. I was going back and forth between them, the Kury's were a little clearer looking but cost quite a bit more(and required the purchase of additional LEDs) I ended up deciding on the Show Chrome, which I bought last Friday night off e-bay for $196. I'm looking forward to having both better forward visibility and view-ability....

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I like your setup also, its very clean, like it was made for the bike. Good going
I like these, but I don't think I can use these with the lowers on the bike, I think it lowers the turn signals. Looking forward to seeing these on your bike.

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