Searching for 4 Inch driving lights

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by FoxbaT73, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. FoxbaT73

    FoxbaT73 Adventurer

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    Does anyone know where to buy 4 Inch (halogen, no HID) driving lights wich i can mount on my Wunderlich crash bar? (1150GSA)
    If possible with a black housing.

    They are hard to find..
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  2. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I'm pretty sure PIAA have some. 510?
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  3. Jelly

    Jelly Super Dork

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    I have SAENG/TA on my 1100, mounted on my Touratech crash bars. I bought the spots. They put out good, clean light. Just reach down with your hand and adjust as needed. Keep them pointed more down in traffic. If out in a rural area where there are lots of deer and its very dark, I just pull them up. Have them mounted on inside of bars so they dont get broke if the bike gets dropped. Love em'

    http://www.saeng.com/dproduct.php?id=708
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  4. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    Thats what I have in mine. No need for expensive bars to mount, just get the PIAA universal mounts. Just make sure you select the beam pattern of light that matches your riding best.
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  5. mcstark

    mcstark Living brappy...

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    Ding ding!!! Yep, the 510's are 4-inch lights.
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  6. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Liz in Vermont is the GS light expert.

    Liz.....front and center.
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  7. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    What do you have against HID driving lights?

    Offroaders like 'em cause there are no filaments to break during vibration, they draw less current and have superior lumen output to 55 watt halogens and their light output doesn't deteriorate with age.

    Get some good parabolic reflector style HIDs and light up Bambi at night from 1000 feet.
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  8. (I^2)R/746

    (I^2)R/746 Rider

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    Love my Clearwater Krista lights. They are as advertised. Couldn't be more impressed. What makes the deal is the dimmer switch that takes them from low to full bright when the brights or horn are actuated.
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  9. jpalamar

    jpalamar Long timer

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    Plus, they will melt the eyeballs of some evil cager in full bright!:evil

    But, PIAA's a lot less expensive . . . 510's!
    [​IMG]
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  10. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Perhaps I'm mis-remembering but wasn't there a thread not too long ago about someone getting a ticket in Austria (?) for having HIDs?
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  11. Three Dawg

    Three Dawg Into Africa

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    Don't reckon HIDs are a good idea in the main lights, but as auxilliary they are ace. I have isolator switches on both sets so that if they are annoying other drivers I can switch 'em of. Never needed to though, the Micro DEs have a very sharp cutoff. The oval FF50s have a range better measured in miles. Four inch halogen dinner plates are a bit yesterday aren't they?:wink:

    [​IMG]
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  12. NMDesertRider

    NMDesertRider Banned

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    The Fuego lights from Baja Design, nothing better!!
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  13. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    With simple halogen bulbs that aren't blinding to oncoming traffic during the daytime, they make you very visible. Less likely to have people pull in front of you.
    I could care less what people think of the style, as long as they aren't pulling in front of me. If I wanted a fashion statement I would ride a chromium cruiser. :rofl
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  14. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Why not LEDs?

    ie: Baja Squandron lights or Rigid D2 LED lights.
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  16. shireman

    shireman n00b

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    Susquehanna motor sports, www.rallylights.com 610-944-3233. They really know lighting. I have a pair of 4"
    Hid's on our Rubicon that are great. Will at Rally knows his stuff.
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  17. BLU HWY

    BLU HWY Maverick Lemming

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    :D Another dinosaur for 6 1/2" dinner plates. :evil

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4951022&postcount=73

    :deal Lotsa' options in Oilheads: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238150
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  18. mwood7800

    mwood7800 Banned

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    Led do make a spot worth a shit
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  19. nealcassady

    nealcassady Novice

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    PIAA 510 gets the job done... unless you're motivated to drop serious bucks for whatever reason. Simple, effective, inexpensive, and bulbs are available at any auto parts store. I inherited a set on my current ride and thought at first that they were merely decoration. Then I figured out that the beams weren't adjusted properly and the previous owner had put low wattage bulbs in to reduce the the draw. I switched back to standard 55w bulbs and adjusted the beams according to PIAA instructions and found that they're quite effective. They throw nice, normal-colored halogen driving light beam down the road well ahead of the high beam.

    My experience is that they're more useful than much brighter driving lights. I once had a bike with PIAA 910s and 110w bulbs in each light. They would absolutely light up the night, but when meeting traffic I had to switch them off and I'd go instantly from the 910s plus high beam (had them wired to the high beam) down to low beam only. Since my eyes would be adjusted to the extremely bright light I'd be almost blind until my eyes readjusted. So for use on the highway I'd suggest thinking in relative terms to the bike's high and low beam output when selecting driving lights.
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  20. Tessitori

    Tessitori Been here awhile

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    Not to hijack the thread ... but what is highest wattage bulbs you guys have installed on the PIAA 510's? I see 85 watt and 120 watt bulbs available.
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