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Offline Cragman7

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Extra set of fog lights
« on: November 10, 2019, 02:20:49 PM »
Has anyone tried wiring a 2nd set of led fog lights onto the existing OEM fog lights circuit on a 2014 XC. I want a bit more light as lots of late night riding expected over winter. I'm wondering if the circuit can take the extra load if I just attach one new light to each existing light 🤔🤔🤔

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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 05:05:57 PM »
Probably OK if you go with LED lights.
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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 09:40:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Probably OK if you go with LED lights.
I second that. The BikeVis Cree Aux lamps are only 0.66A each. I used to have a pair on a previous bike and thought they were great.

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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 05:43:48 PM »
I'm jealous you can ride all year round. I've never actually ridden in the dark on mine, so I could have carbide lamps on mine and it wouldn't make any difference  :745:. By the time it's warm enough to ride any distance, it's not dark until 9 at night

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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 08:04:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by ijinak [+]
I'm jealous you can ride all year round. I've never actually ridden in the dark on mine, so I could have carbide lamps on mine and it wouldn't make any difference  :745:. By the time it's warm enough to ride any distance, it's not dark until 9 at night
You clearly need to stay out later then  :038:

Maybe a midnight sun ride in 2020?
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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 01:08:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by moggi1964 [+]
You clearly need to stay out later then  :038:

Maybe a midnight sun ride in 2020?
You just answered your own question there......Midnight Sun. When it's summer you still don't need lights. It's sort of dusk for about 45 minutes around 3am............Then it's light again! :001: Early season it's light until 9 but still %^%$%^$ cold. :190:

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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 02:33:21 AM »
 have a few lights on the OEM switch....

Anyone can make it complicated..... Its pure Genius to make it Simple....
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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 03:32:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by Sidi1200 [+]
have a few lights on the OEM switch....
That would explain the UFO sightings around Sydney...  :164:
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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 08:34:13 PM »
I think if you try really hard you might be able to fit another set up by the handlebars :152: :152: :152:
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Re: Extra set of fog lights
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 10:59:41 PM »
Unfortunately... I could not fit the Light bar on or under the Beak .....     :019: :019:



Other wise it too would be installed....
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