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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2007, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Fog Lights....Is it possible???

I want install a pair of fog lights in my bike, but I read in some post about that is not recommended.....False or True???
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Mostley true.
I would not recomed any with a bulb above 30 W.
The Electrical system on the bike is not to strong for alot of add on's.
I would also only use them when you are on the road crusing, not around town in stop and go.
The Stator will not charge below 2500 RPM so slow roads wont produce enough power to keep fog lights running without killing your batt.
There are a couple of ways to squeese out more power, Put in a LED board
Here is a link to the thread.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ighlight=board

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There for a while I was running two 55 watt lights with my 80 watt head light. I ran them mainly when on the highway at night. From what I read here, I got really lucky that I did not fry all my charging system.
Now I run two 35 watt highway lights with my 80 watt head light. I have no problem but I do not run much in the city.

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I'd like to have the extra visibility of spot (fog) lights on a light bar too. You can buy a 3 watt H3 LED bulb to replace the Halogen 55 watt for $12. They are exact replacements no mods required. A 3 watt LED is very bright, but I doubt it's as bright as Halogen. Under our circumstances - the VN charging system - I'm going to change over to the LED lights.
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I had 2 20w halogens on my lightbar:
http://tinyurl.com/32dmtw

Many who have them report no problems, I think one member runs them all the time.
As far as "fog lights" they do make the same light with a yellow lens, but kinda a waste of power.
The "driving lights" , as I called them , did a fair job of adding more light to the road.
(you can see how bright they are in some of the other pics in that album)

35w bulbs is kinda right at the limit..the Optronics lights are available from JC Whitney..for about 14 bucks. Lowes carries the lower watt bulbs.
Anyone is welcome to use my drawings to make their own lightbar BTW.

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