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Offline Blade

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Alternative 'Extra' Driving lights
on: July 06, 2015, 01:39:44 PM
Hi all,

Pick up my 14' Crosstourer next Wednesday,
As part of the purchase I am having the centre stand fitted, (Don't know why, just cannot have a bike without one),

I was looking at the 'extra' driving lamps, but boy they seem rather expensive to me,

Are there any worthwhile alternatives please?
Can you fit them without the cage around the fairing?
And how easy are they to fit?


Thank you for looking.
Stu

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Re: Alternative 'Extra' Driving lights
Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 08:03:51 AM
first its easier to have engine guards.
After that you can also choose universal lights from Givi for example

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Re: Alternative 'Extra' Driving lights
Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 08:43:28 AM
Thank you for the reply.....
I just do not like the look of the guards....


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Re: Alternative 'Extra' Driving lights
Reply #3 on: July 07, 2015, 10:40:53 AM
They are both the same really...I think. Givi might call them engine/crash bars, Honda call them tacky over priced non original parts
What do you mean it's raining....get ootside and ride the thing.

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Re: Alternative 'Extra' Driving lights
Reply #4 on: July 07, 2015, 12:50:16 PM
Be wary of the Givi lamps - they use 55w lamps x 2 and they aren't designed for all day use but more of a spotlight for limited use at night

As I found out to my cost, when you use them all the time and the heated grips at the same time, you're consuming more power than the bike can generate = a duff battery and a bike that probably wont start due to the voltage dipping

Try these instead?  I have them and they are BRIGHT but LED's so using less power - and a fraction of the price!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125W-3000LM-HIGH-POWER-CREE-U5-LED-MOTORCYCLE-HEAD-LIGHT-DRIVING-SPOT-FOG-LAMP-/251597447533?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3a9460616d


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Re: Alternative 'Extra' Driving lights
Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 01:04:44 PM
I also have an aversion to the crash bars Stu, the machine is heavy enough as it is and fortunately I have not managed to drop it. If I do. I will just have to settle for a large bill (and a cry:)

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Re: Alternative 'Extra' Driving lights
Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 01:09:15 PM
I also had the Givi lights fitted and although the current draw was not more than the bike could handle I would rather not put stress on the charging system

I bought these, from Amazon.

THG Two pieces of 18W 6x3W Cree LED Spotlight Waterproof IP68 Work Light Working Lamp Car Boat SUV Truck Driving Rectangle ATV 12V 24V Stainless Steel Bracket.

I then bought 2 stainless steel brackets for the bars and a waterproof switch. these are really good quality lights and my whole setup was less than £40.
The light given off is very good (better than the Givi's) and current draw is a quarter of what it was.
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Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 01:12:44 PM by Buckr
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Re: Alternative 'Extra' Driving lights
Reply #7 on: July 07, 2015, 03:06:40 PM
Thank you all for the great replies will take a look through the links tonight

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