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Did you just hardwire them in or use anything special? I have been toying with the idea of using something from
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Hi I got the lights on ebay. The switch I got is US made and not expensive from 12Vtechnology.com I used the switched power spare spade connector leads (power and ground) found above the engine. I soldered and heat shrunk the switch and light leads together as that is a no fail connection.
 

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Thumbs up. More light is always better.

And i say that with a bit of experience. august 2021, 1030 pm on my way home, two pitbulls ran out in the street,
directly in front of me, just after i clicked 5th gear (actually 4th, but I am geared 16/43).
well, one of them is outright dead; ended up taking me over the last year to mend/rehab my torn right shoulder.
maybe if there had been more light on the road, those toads wouldn't have jumped out from between those two cars
the way they did.
I don't ever wanna take that long getting back up again (but at least I never had a chance to even let go of the bike)

More light is always better.
 

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Thumbs up. More light is always better.

And i say that with a bit of experience. august 2021, 1030 pm on my way home, two pitbulls ran out in the street,
directly in front of me, just after i clicked 5th gear (actually 4th, but I am geared 16/43).
well, one of them is outright dead; ended up taking me over the last year to mend/rehab my torn right shoulder.
maybe if there had been more light on the road, those toads wouldn't have jumped out from between those two cars
the way they did.
I don't ever wanna take that long getting back up again (but at least I never had a chance to even let go of the bike)

More light is always better.
Sorry that you had to go through that man. Sounds like your going to be able to get back to normal or hopefully close to that.
 

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Oh I got right back on the bike alright. I left the dumb dog there, of course, right after I reassured him how smart he really was.

But i really like your light options, I've been looking for the right set myself. Originally, and still occasionally, I was thinking more along the lines of something that functioned as a turn-actuated cornering light. I still have a tendency to wanna throw it over a little far in the dark, it would be nice to be sure I was on the line lol
 

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Hi I got the lights on ebay. The switch I got is US made and not expensive from 12Vtechnology.com I used the switched power spare spade connector leads (power and ground) found above the engine. I soldered and heat shrunk the switch and light leads together as that is a no fail connection.
Nice .. Are the switched power leads accessible without removing the tank? I was pondering adding amber driving lights to my engine guards. I'd just leave them off/on when switched. Thanks
 

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There are two very accessible spade lug pairs above the cylinder. You do not need to remove anything and can see them if you look. One set is switched which is what I am using, and the other is unswitched always on. Super easy.
 

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There are two very accessible spade lug pairs above the cylinder. You do not need to remove anything and can see them if you look. One set is switched which is what I am using, and the other is unswitched always on. Super easy.
OK .. Thank you. Here in WI, my bike is currently under cover. Are the switched/unswitched leads different in any way to know which is which? Thx much
 

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OK .. Thank you. Here in WI, my bike is currently under cover. Are the switched/unswitched leads different in any way to know which is which? Thx much
Use a digital volt meter buddy! It’s a great investment! I suggest you wire to the switched 12V supply. Measure the voltage at the spade lugs to chassis frame. One set will have 12V that is unswitched. The other set will be 0V. Then turn the bike on and you should measure 12V witch means its switched.

I highly recommend the high low beam switch I mentioned above. Its the only one made in the US and it’s truly water proof and not compete junk like all the rest.
 

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OK .. Thank you. Here in WI, my bike is currently under cover. Are the switched/unswitched leads different in any way to know which is which? Thx much
ACC1 is connected to Fuse F9 and is powered on all the time. Its wires are Yellow-Green for positive and Black-Yellow for negative

ACC2 is connected to Fuse F10 and is switched power. Its wires are Blue-Red for positive and Black-Yellow for negative
 
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