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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-14-2007, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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How much light?

I have added driving lights and light bar, but I am concerned about the "questionable" electrical system on the Vulcan. Any comments about wattage that I should watch out for? I will be using 25watt halogen bulbs (not sealed beams). Appreciate any suggestions and comments.
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I ran two 55 watt driving lite made for a car for a few months along with 80 watt high beam. I never had any problem, however, most of my driving is on the open road at higher speed. And also I ussually used them only at nite when needed. Now I have 35 watt sealed beams, and try to remember to turn them off when I stop and put my low beam on. This way I have the least electicity used when starting up.

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At 25 watts each, ya should be OK.
But like stated above, if you use then when you NEED them, not just to have them lit up, it's even better.

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Don't parade ride or idle a lot and you should be fine. Over 2500 rpm's, you have all the power you need.


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How much light?

Thanks all for the info,I will watch the rpms and when I use them
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