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Offline CT_Ron

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Auxiliary lights? Read this
on: October 16, 2020, 05:05:06 PM
I see people still looking at the expensive Givi and sw motech auxiliary lights. Before buying, check out mine. I've used these (link below) from ebay for over 5 years now. I bought my eighth set a week ago. I used to put 'm under all my bikes and occasionally pass them to friends. They are a Chinese rip off version of the BMW GS lights, but quality made. Full black anodised metal and rubber sealed wires. They come with plug and play installation, switch and fuse but I always buy the 'real' waterproof SW-Motech switch at around €15,- and just connect the wires. I played around a little this time, connecting both to the wheel to try and get cornering lights, but meh, I now put 'm back to the crash bars.

Give seller "vlight2018" a chance on ebay if you are interested. Good English communication. (No intention to promote him, but hes reliable).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173913602901






Last Edit: October 16, 2020, 05:11:32 PM by CT_Ron

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Offline matt28

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Re: Auxiliary lights? Read this
Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 05:27:31 PM
I have same model for 2 years now, no issues at all (had them at CR before). Cost me about £40. Installed auxiliary lights switch from Africa Twin to operate them - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rugged-Roads-OEM-Honda-Fog-Light-Switch-CRF1000-Africa-Twin-08V04MJPG50A/182295095733?epid=2005773670&hash=item2a71a269b5:g:cRwAAOSwOyJX6tCE
They are very bright, easly adjustable.   
Last Edit: October 16, 2020, 05:30:28 PM by matt28

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Re: Auxiliary lights? Read this
Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 05:46:44 PM
Hey, cool. I didn't know that switch fits the CT too. Even nicer. My steer is getting smudged by switches, clamps and go pro mounts lool.

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Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 07:36:14 PM
I also have the AT switch.
Only difference is that the CT switch has a light and de AT not, at least that was the case a few years ago.

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Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 09:55:41 PM
I do have same lights and did it with reley and AT switch! Thay even look good on the Givi crashbar😃💪👍
Last Edit: October 16, 2020, 09:58:11 PM by Max2007

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Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 11:13:10 PM
*sad face*


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Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 01:27:29 AM
Hello CT_Ron.

could you please share how did you route the wires?

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Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 07:40:00 AM
*Originally Posted by Y_A_VK [+]
Hello CT_Ron.

could you please share how did you route the wires?

Hey YAVK,

I can, but I didn't connect it to the ignition phase simply because I have no idea where it is. You run the risk if you leave them on when turning off the engine, the battery will drain. I personally always look at my bike when I walk away. Also, I didn't solder the wires together but used terminal blocks. An electrical engineer will cry his heart out, but the way it's connected is correct. Just make sure you isolate and keep water out of the blocks.

I used
- 0.75mm² wire.
- Bison rubber seal tape.
- electrical isolation tape.
- a few terminal blocks.
- tie wrap.

 I'd advise you to solder the wires together, but I'm a man of change and a terminal block are quicker to dissemble and just really easy to connect wires.

I already have my USB switch on the left side, and the wires hidden inside my left pannier, so I used the right handlebar side for my new switch and hidden the cables inside the left side pannier too, where the Traction Control button sits.

*I layed a new wire from my battery to the break hose, via the pannier side and connected a terminal block to the end of it. Be smart, and connect a fuse between the positive wire and battery.
*I then connected one of the two positive wires of the switch to the block. The other has to be connected to the positive wire of the wire that runs to the lights. The negative of the lights wire went into the negative spot of the terminal block, creating a loop.
*Now, you have two lights, so that light wire goes down and splits into two. I again used a terminal block. The two positive and negative wires of the lights, I put together and inserted into the last terminal block.

Isolate everything properly with rubber seal tape. It stretches, and as soon as you start to wrap it, the material merges into it self, becomming vulcanised and 100% waterproof. I use this for my garden wires as well.

Not how most people would do this, but it works.