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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Driving light's

I want to install a set of driving light's thay are 55 watt hollagen each
do you think thats to much power to pull for our cheeseeeee stator.......
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Yes, I would not go over 20W and then only use them when running on the highway, not in stop and go traffic. 55Watts is like adding 2 more headlights way to much draw.

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Not trying to hijack this thread but is there a headlight bulb out there that gives off more light but uses less juice than the stock one? maybe that negate the need for driving lights.

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I would not even think of adding one watt to this bike's crapy charging system (alternator),Unless you are good at installing stator.

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Is the headlight we have halogen? That would be the first place to start. I've also heard of people replacing the turn signals with halogen bulbs. As to the need for driving lights, I can see fine with my headlight - I don't see why anyone would need driving lights.

OH !! If the headlight IS halogen, then it may need to be replaced !! These things burn out over time and get dim. You should definitely replace if it's more than 8 years old. You can look at the element inside the bulb and be able to tell how bad it is.

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My dealers mechanic was so concerned about not using any more
juice than necessary he didn't connect the License plate light.

Do one of those headlights that have the blue tint to the light fit
the VN750?

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yes....55 watters are too much. 35 watt a peice is almost pushing it. you can make the 35 watters a little happier by going led on the tail light. that will free up 40 watts. still not enough for the 55's. another option is to go HID for your headlight, then you would have enough jucie left at highway speeds with the led tail for your driving lights though.

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My dealers mechanic was so concerned about not using any more
juice than necessary he didn't connect the License plate light.

Do one of those headlights that have the blue tint to the light fit
the VN750?
dont use those.....unless it is a real hid... the primary of halogen light is yellow. to get the blue tint you block yellow light and some red (otherwise it would be green or purple) just get a regualar old high end hallogen bulb. if you wanted you could prob jump up a few watts. i think they may an 85 watter dont they>?

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westco 12v30 MF, 30A/h w/ 350 CCA's w/ custom box
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I use a Sylvania SilverStar and love the white light it produces. They are available at Auto parts stores. I also use them in my vehicles
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I have the PIAA bulb that's brighter than stock and has the blue cast. It even looks blue when the headlight is off. They have another one that is even brighter and has a purple cast. I like it but it wasn't cheap at around $35. piaa.com

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