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I searched the forum but didn't get any results.

I am adding a pair of driving/passing lamps to my 2008 Kingpin Tour.

I was thinking I should put them on the low beam circuit with a relay and seperate inline fuse.

Will I have any issue with the charging/battery system at 55w per bulb?

If so, I could replace the bulbs themselves with 20w or 35w halogen bulbs or ideally find a LED bulb to replace the standard halogen. Maybe something like this?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YVCUOE/ref=dra_a_cs_mr_hn_it_P1400_1000?tag=dradis-20
 

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Take a peek at Clearwater's offerings. My Glendas are hooked up to both the high and low beam circuits and go on 100% on high and a controller adjusts the intensity when on low beam. I like that feature--I don't go blind when dimming for an oncoming car on a dark two laner. Not cheap, but extremely high quality. They have other lights, check 'em out.
http://clearwaterlights.com/
 

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I'm actually using a set of Optronics QH-87CD driving lights. For the low cost of $20 after tax at wally world :)

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Mounting location opinion?

What do you think of this mounting location? Or should I mount them were the red arrow is pointing in the first picture? I was thinking I would run a chrome plastic wire loom up to the headlight bucket for the wiring connections.



 

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They are going to be subjected to a lot of road shock. I hope they are built to take it.
 

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Take a peek at Clearwater's offerings. My Glendas are hooked up to both the high and low beam circuits and go on 100% on high and a controller adjusts the intensity when on low beam. I like that feature--I don't go blind when dimming for an oncoming car on a dark two laner. Not cheap, but extremely high quality. They have other lights, check 'em out.
http://clearwaterlights.com/
RICZ, really nice lookin stuff, are you rich? When I figure out how to keep my candles lit at 75 mph I'll be set:ltr::ltr: Plus they keep burning my forks.
I'am sure they are fantastic. Jealous.
Plus the led set ups have much smaller wire and is easer to hide.thumb upcheers
 

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RICZ, good point hadn't thought of road shock and that would be a problem here I'm sure. I think I'll move them to the crash bar with a couple of p-clamps... On the plus side, it will be easier to hide a black wire loom zip tied to the frame.
 

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RICZ, really nice lookin stuff, are you rich?
Rich as in wealthy? No. My parents were hardened by the Great Depression and taught me from childhood to manage money and the difference between a need and a want and I listened. Until recently, I have avoided frivolous spending and debt and the result of those years of passing on first run movies, CDs, DVDs, concerts, new cars and bikes, fad clothes, the latest electronic gadgets, etc., etc. is being solvent enough that in the fall of my life (hopefully this is not really the winter) to afford my luxuries.
Are those Clearwater lights expensive? You bet. But I bought them for life insurance and that makes the price worth it and fortunately, I can now afford those kinds of things. But don't get me wrong, I am still frugal, but not cheap, as there are still a lot of things I don't buy and do so I can afford that which is important to me.
I guess that lecture is a left handed way of complementing those who will get by with $20 lights instead of going in debt for ones they really can't afford.
Live long and prosper.thumb up
 
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