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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by rcniss, Feb 5, 2006.
I like to tap the trigger wire to the relay of the aux lights into the high beam of the main headlight. That way the aux lights come on with the high beams and turn off with the high beam switch for oncoming traffic. One less switch to fumble with. I aimed the aux lights to fill in where the low beams leave off and point them off to the sides a little bit. The pattern gets out the ditches where the deer and other pesky animals hide. Just another wiring option. Ernie
I just installed mine yesterday, here is where I put the switch. After trying it at night I am going to use the light to help fill the low beam amd I am going to upgrade to the 55watt lights or bulbs.
I took the grill off to get a little more light output
here is a shot of lights on
Another shot of the switch in relation to my hand
Just curious, but what is it that you have the PIAA swithch attached to?
That is the tripmaster switch, it controls some of the functions of the speedo.
Good news. After searching high and low I was able to locate another source for a few more sets of lights. Looks like I'll be building light kits for a bit longer. Ernie
I would rather have the lights installed either on the bars or the calipers, like motolight suggests, that way, you can see the road ahead when turning. Any comments ?
I think thats fine for street riding only but for off road it would spell disaster for the lights in no time.
A buddy of mine had a set of fork mounted lights on his R1100GS and wrecked the left side one when he bumped his lawn mower putting the bike away in the garage. The lawn mower was OK.
What kind of windshield you got going there?
Hey Doug, how much difference did removing the grill make? I did'nt notice any big change on the test bike. Just curious to hear what you thought.
It made enough to make me want to keep it off. I still want to go to the 55 watt bulbs.
Hey Guys, I got to spend some quality time in the garage this last weekend and have some more of the lights mounts ready to go. The kit comes complete with 35 watt Piaa lights, bracket, wiring harness and hardware. Price is $120.00 including shipping to the cont USA. I'm not getting rich selling these and don't intend to. It gives me something to do and beats the hell out of building birdhouses. Thanks to Nightstalker for the step by step photo install. Thanks to everyone else that purchased as well.
Hey Randy, Any chance you'll be going to the Pecatonica swap meet this weekend? Ernie
I've thought of this sort of thing before.On a motorcycle because of counter steering I don't think that will work. Wouldn't the lights aim in the opposite direction ?? Wouldn't you need a way to turn the lights opposite of the handlebars ??
Just my 2 cents worth!?
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Sorry buddy, was up north at my Cabin all weekend, just got back last night.
Did lots of off roading with the new PIAA's. Went out of my way to hit lots of bruch, logs, water ext. The lights did great!! They never moved or even got hit by any thing other than some mud
IMHO, if your serious about your off road riding with the 950 and thought (like I did) that auxiliary lights would just be in harms way then you really sould try a setup like this. They work great, are very light and completely protected.
Great job Ernie!!
Hey Jeff, Met you at the Pecatonica swapmeet this last weekend. Your light kit will go out UPS today. You should see it as soon as tomorrow. Thanks for the order. Ernie
Hey Randy, Good to see ya at the crud run. The lights look good even in the daytime. See you at Enduraid if not sooner. Ernie
The lights really do look good. Now that I finally got around to paying you for them I bet they look even better to you
You never know where the Adventure Rider will show up. Had a great time and hope to make it again next year!
Ernie is always trying to sell something
Hey Derik, I got your check, Your light kit is on the way UPS ground.
Thanks and Enjoy. Ernie