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    Aux lights...
    on: Jan 30, 2020, 07.32 pm
    Jan 30, 2020, 07.32 pm
    OK, I'm looking at fitting some aux lights soon.. Don't want to go down the Honda route because of the cost!

    What LED aux lamps are people using here that haven't fitted the Honda set up?

    I've looked at Givi and Denali stuff online so far but have know idea how they really perform in the real world. Any other suggestions would be great...

    Thanks... Banksy

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    Re: Aux lights...
    Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2020, 08.35 pm
    Jan 30, 2020, 08.35 pm
    I fitted Denalli D4.2  to my R80/GS and cannot recommend them highly enough. Like them so much I have also fitted them to the CT and XRV750. Good beams with choice  of lenses, distance, spread or mix of both. With the additional dimmer relay fitted never been flashed by on coming traffic. Very well made. Down side is they are not cheap. Some of my mates have fitted various other cheaper makes which are rubbish by comparison. Denalli have now bought out an even more powerful 7  LED lamp which could be too powerful. The standard Honda auxiliary lamps which came on my Highlander are very over priced for their performance level in my opinion.

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    Re: Aux lights...
    Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2020, 10.10 pm
    Jan 30, 2020, 10.10 pm
    Thanks for the reply hoppicker, been looking at the Denalli S4s which are listed as trioptic but also says the lens is fixed so I guess the beam is too...

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    Re: Aux lights...
    Reply #3 on: Jan 31, 2020, 02.01 am
    Jan 31, 2020, 02.01 am
    I've used both Denali and PIAA.  Both are really very good.  As long as you have it apart maybe add Skene Photon Blasters.  I've said it before but those little lights are no gimmick, they work.  When they hit a driver's eyes as you approach from most perpendicular angles, it flickers in their eye.  I've had so many fewer pull outs since i put them on each of my bikes.  Worth every penny and I swear they work.  Forgive the unsolicited advice but I think these things should be statutorily required. 

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    Re: Aux lights...
    Reply #4 on: Jan 31, 2020, 11.28 am
    Jan 31, 2020, 11.28 am
    Thanks for the reply. In the UK we can't have lights that flash/flicker for road use.. Unless your emergency response or maintenance.

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    Re: Aux lights...
    Reply #5 on: Jan 31, 2020, 12.07 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Banksy [+]
    Thanks for the reply. In the UK we can't have lights that flash/flicker for road use.. Unless your emergency response or maintenance.

    Hazards?
    I have passed bobbies with hazards on and never had an issue

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    Re: Aux lights...
    Reply #6 on: Jan 31, 2020, 12.40 pm
    Jan 31, 2020, 12.40 pm
    *Originally Posted by Banksy [+]
    Thanks for the reply. In the UK we can't have lights that flash/flicker for road use.. Unless your emergency response or maintenance.

    The legal requirement is the same here, except for headlight modulators.  These comport with the law as they only "flicker" in one's peripheral vision.  AS you look straight on, they are steady-state.  It is a very interesting and effective technology.  Anyhow, I am just a big proponent of them and they are relatively inexpensive.  Sorry to keep on with it.
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    Re: Aux lights...
    Reply #7 on: Jan 31, 2020, 02.19 pm
    Jan 31, 2020, 02.19 pm
    *Originally Posted by Wavey Dave [+]
    Hazards?
    I have passed bobbies with hazards on and never had an issue



    Just going on the HW code...