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Driving lilghts 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
I am new to the forum and have been looking for the topic of driving lights. I have an 02 RoadStar and would like to mount driving lights to the engine guards on the bike. I have seen nothing about this in the forum and am wondering if I am way off base with this or if someone else has done this. I do not have a lightbar mounted on the front fork but would like high intensity driving lights to augment the headlight. Here is my idea--I would mount the lights on the top of the engine guards witht the switch mounted either on the handlebars or on one of the side covers probably on the side cover where the fuses are located to cut down on the routing of the wires for the switch. If this is workable I would be open to suggestions on how to do this unless I am way off base!!
 
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Re:Driving lilghts 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
Thats do-able. You would either have to get a clamp to mount them onto the bars, or drill a hole through the mounting bars to put a bolt through. You may have to watch how big of a light you put on there tough. The early roadstars didn't have a very high output charging system on them.
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Re:Driving lilghts 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
I have yet to look for lights but I seem to remember that some of them come with mounting brackets and if not I will look until I find some. Thank you for the reply I appreciate it!!!
 
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Re:Driving lilghts 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
J&P Cycles PIAA lights for crash bar. Very expensive but the best. There are a lot of other alternatives. Go to jpcycles.com and request the 2010 Metric Catalog (Just out) and take a look through the lighting section. There are many that will work and also a selection of mounting brackets as well. If you are going for added lighting, get the brightest bulb you can find but be ware that the older charging systems will not keep up with thw added high wattage bulbs. I am running the 55w Sylvania Silverstar bulbs in my factory passing lamps and have upgraded to the newer factory charging system and after a long day of riding find the battery tender takes a bit of time to top off the batt.
 
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Re:Driving lilghts 4 Years, 2 Months ago  
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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