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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking about adding running lights. Set at WalMart draws 50 watts using Halogen bulbs, which seems like it will be too much of a draw on the bike's electrical, correct?

Any recommendations about an inexpensive set that will draw fewer watts yet still be effective?

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Yeah, replace the 50 watt bulbs with a lower wattage ...,,
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I added these from Wally World http://www.walmart.com/ip/Driving-Light-Kit/16680058
Then just go to the lighting aisle and get the 25w bulb and switch them out. They really do help

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Yep, Pittdave, those are the ones I saw, too. Wasn't sure if they'd help if I changed out the bulbs.

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lots on info here about LED bulbs I used...with photos.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21327
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I used Optronics driving lights and switched the 50 watt halogens for 20 watt halogen narrow beams. There are a number of threads here about adding lights.

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Thanks for the link - just what I needed.

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lots on info here about LED bulbs I used...with photos.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21327

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