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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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I swapped out the bulbs that came in the driving lights kit from Arizona Victory for a set of Adjure 4 1/2 in. Diamond-Cut Ice Spotlights. These bulbs look like they were MADE for the Vic....and match the headlight perfectly! I used the same 35w H3 bulbs from the original bulbs as they work fine. I was looking for sealed beam bulbs when I stumbled across these. The match was just too perfect to pass up! The pic on the left are the bulbs that came in the driving light kit, the pic on the right are the new Ice Spotlights.

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Looks cool. Any difference in the beam and/or output?

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Looks cool. Any difference in the beam and/or output?
Not that I can tell. As I said....I used the original 35W H3 lamps as they were already wired. I just used the new bulb shells to replace the other ones. I rarely ride at night so I have no idea how well they light up the road. I use them more to be seen by others.

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Will keep these in mind as ordered this style light ..

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Definitely interested in this kind of setup myself. How bad was the install?
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Definitely interested in this kind of setup myself. How bad was the install?

I had the dealership do the initial install....I think they charged two hours labor....


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Just heard from AZ Victory, said shipping the lights out Monday .. Should be able to give some input on this setup in another week or so ..

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A friend has told me he read on the forums that folks with these lights are developing cracks in their fairings, can anyone report on that? also, any do-it-yourself-ers to report on the install, I/m still a bit confused as to where the holes get drilled.
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A friend has told me he read on the forums that folks with these lights are developing cracks in their fairings, can anyone report on that? also, any do-it-yourself-ers to report on the install, I/m still a bit confused as to where the holes get drilled.
I found a thread in which DentDave describes mounting these lights:

https://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=13324

In that thread, post #16 (page 2), Jeepster mentions possible fairing cracking. In post #31 (page 4), DentDave -- the following year -- says no problems so far.

That's all I could find on this forum, with some quick searching.

However, much as I think these lights look pretty sharp... just sitting there, in pics... I think it may not be the best idea. I'm not trying to disparage them, rain on anyone's parade, get into an argument, etc. That said, here are some things to consider:

1) It seems to me that the lights are definitely putting weight on plastic, ABS, or whatever the fairing's made of. Seems like you're looking for trouble if you add weight/torque to something that wasn't intended to be sort of structural.

2) On the safety front, from what I've read and experienced, you want a "light triangle" for best conspicuity (as opposed to lights in a straight line). The larger the frontal area encompassed by the light positioning, the more likely a cager -- say, waiting to possibly make a left turn in front of you -- is to be able to estimate your approaching speed, because the more likely he is to be able to see a change in your position (because a larger area provides a greater change in perspective, with a change in position). So, I think fender- or caliper-mounted lights are better for safety. Or something along the lines of how the extra lights are mounted at the outer reaches of the front of the engine on a Gold Wing, for instance.

But the Arizona lights do look nice, and if they work for those of you who have them installed, more power to you. And maybe you'll chime in and say that your fairings are doing fine, it's a non-issue, etc.

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I'd think they would make it hard for others to see your blinkers.
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