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Offline jgk1459

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Aux Lights - Easy and Cheap
on: July 25, 2018, 08:43:53 AM
Thought I'd share my auxiliary lighting solution, not professional in any way but clean and simple.

I came from a GS and always considered the principle of 'illumination triangle' to be a very effective way of increasing road presence but never really liked the idea of large spots on my XR - no disrespect to anyone, just personal taste.

So, I found some really small 3W LED spots designed to mount on the mirror fixings. They are about 20mm diameter and incredibly bright. Rather than permanent wiring I used an old DIN socket & lead taken from an old charger and wired them directly to the power socket. Quick, safe and easily reversible.

Now, I know this is a little Heath Robinson but it started as a test to see how the lights would look and if they might make any difference to the every increasing risk of a SMIDSY; hard to prove obviously......... but I like them and they certainly make the bike more visible.

Total cost - UKĀ£40. Total time - about 30 minutes.

Photo's - hopefully you can see them below.

Thanks.







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Offline LAMBO281

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Re: Aux Lights - Easy and Cheap
Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 11:16:11 AM
Oooooooo nice shiny bits!!!!!!!  :020: I have the LED BMW badge lights!

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Re: Aux Lights - Easy and Cheap
Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 02:33:40 AM
Clever!  I like it!  :047:
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Re: Aux Lights - Easy and Cheap
Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 11:46:16 AM
Looks very neat like it and I agree the normal aux lights look to bulky on the XR unless you have crass bars fitted. Where did you get all the parts from?

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Re: Aux Lights - Easy and Cheap
Reply #4 on: September 28, 2018, 12:01:57 PM
Lights from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00LPTQFRC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The plug was from eBay, it was an extension piece to plug a charger directly into the bike so I just cut and joined.

Hope this helps.


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Re: Aux Lights - Easy and Cheap
Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 04:05:50 PM
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Re: Aux Lights - Easy and Cheap
Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 07:14:22 AM
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Looks good, I am thinking of adding some to mine, do you have a picture of your power socket? Did you use a switch or do you just disconnect power socket when not in use?

 



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