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I would like to be as visible as possible.
So, I'm planning to add Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) to my 2017 Duke 390.
I want them pointed forward to alert cage drivers to my presence.

What product would you recommend I purchase ?

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Something to consider is that in India the 125 isn’t fitted with the LED headlight whereas it is in other countries. It might be that they also run a different harness or it might be that there is provision for a normal headlight.
 

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Denali cansmart

The DENALI DRL Daytime Running Lights with Universal Offset Mounting Kit, comes with:
- Wiring adapters for DENALI CANsmart or 2.0-series lighting harness

Can that plug in somewhere on the 390?
 

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What’s wrong with the standard DRL on the Duke 390?
Are they not fitted in all markets? To be honest though, l would like the option to run with the headlight on all the time, rather than it only coming on when it goes dark.
 

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In USA for the 2019 model, the menu is DRL or low beam. DRL is less lighting than the low beam, therefore nearly useless. Might as well just have the low beam on (which is required by federal law).

I think Reddirt would like to have additional lighting than provided by just the single front low beam of the headlight.
 

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Additional DRL Lighting

Yes, I'm looking to add 2 additional front-facing DRL lights.
I was told by Twisted Throttle (online store) that the following would work:
  • DENALI DRL Daytime Running Lights With Universal Offset Mounting Kit | Amber Or White
  • DENALI DRL Wiring Harness With 3 Position Switch
  • DENALI 2.0 DataDim Dual Intensity Controller
"That wiring harness will allow you to install the DRLs on your bike, and control them with the switch. The DataDim Controller is also required if you would like to control the brightness at all."

I might try it.

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Go for it Brother! It never hurts to be seen
 

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Yes, I'm looking to add 2 additional front-facing DRL lights.
I was told by Twisted Throttle (online store) that the following would work:
  • DENALI DRL Daytime Running Lights With Universal Offset Mounting Kit | Amber Or White
  • DENALI DRL Wiring Harness With 3 Position Switch
  • DENALI 2.0 DataDim Dual Intensity Controller
"That wiring harness will allow you to install the DRLs on your bike, and control them with the switch. The DataDim Controller is also required if you would like to control the brightness at all."

I might try it.

Reddirt
While I can not speak to adding any lighting I can say that if you go into the menu on the Duke and turn DRL "off" it will put your full headlight on 24/7. The naming is kinda backwards from our thought process but DRL "on" is less light then DRL "off"

just my 2 cents.
 

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DRL on is interesting. Cloudy wet day today and I spent much if the journey home watching the reflections of the headlight in the vehicle in front. It swaps about between the different LEDs, I guess according to the light levels at that point in time.
 

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I was told by Twisted Throttle (online store) that the following would work:
  • DENALI DRL Daytime Running Lights With Universal Offset Mounting Kit | Amber Or White
  • DENALI DRL Wiring Harness With 3 Position Switch
  • DENALI 2.0 DataDim Dual Intensity Controller
"That wiring harness will allow you to install the DRLs on your bike, and control them with the switch. The DataDim Controller is also required if you would like to control the brightness at all."
I know this is an old post but I'm looking at adding the same Denali DRLs (in amber) to my 2019 Duke, mounted low down on the forks. It doesn't make sense that you'd need the 3 position switch AND the "DataDim" which appears to be designed to adjust the brightness of the DRLs based on your bike's headlight switch which based on what I've read won't even work on the Duke since the high beam is controlled via CANbus not a physical switch / wire. The 3 position switch should allow you to manually switch between Hi/Lo/Off and use the accessory connector to power the lights without messing with CANbus based on my understanding. Anyone able to confirm?
 

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Thought about those but @$160 USD plus l can see a messy wiring installation so don't think so. Here in the mountains there are lots of blind turns, the motorcycles I see the soonest in my truck are the ADV types w/ running lights out on the crash bars. What catches a car driver's eyes first is side to side movement plus the further to the outside the light is the sooner cars see it in the twistys. Picture yourself driving a car going up a snaky stretch on a mountain road, you may get a glimpse of the only the outside running light of an oncoming m/c that is on the outside of the turns and nothing else. But the driver of the car will know there's a m/c coming before meeting him in a blind turn.

This is what 've been using, at first had two strips for running but it was way too bright. They are only $13 a pair on Amazon. I ordered another pair and am going to place them on the outside edge wrapped around outside edge of the frame sliders. I believe this new location will be more effective since it is further to the outside, plus being at drivers eye level and have less messy running wires. I will post pics next week when they are installed.

Wiring is easy the strips have a wire for ground, blinker, running. Just splice into low beam wire for running and blinker wires if using. Initially wired them up like they are made w/ running light and blinker on same strip, but noise in the elec system "confused" them, but wiring them separately works fine. If all you want is the running lights just tap into lo beam wire.
 

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