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Re: Fog lights
Reply #10 on: July 16, 2020, 05:35:55 PM
Or, for a fraction of that price:

https://www.kmstools.com/megalumen-2-led-tractor-utility-lamp-spot-156390

I have two sets of these on different bikes. Apparently, you can find these on eBay even cheaper.
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Re: Fog lights
Reply #11 on: July 16, 2020, 05:42:28 PM
It's your nickel.

I elected not to go cheap on the lights.  The Denalis are brighter, great quality, and have all the wiring (harness, switch, relay) needed to install.

All the components are heavy duty and high quality.  I don't think I have seen better quality wiring anywhere.
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Re: Fog lights
Reply #12 on: July 16, 2020, 06:01:55 PM
*Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
It's your nickel.

I elected not to go cheap on the lights.  The Denalis are brighter, great quality, and have all the wiring (harness, switch, relay) needed to install.

All the components are heavy duty and high quality.  I don't think I have seen better quality wiring anywhere.
I've been impressed with these lights. The housing is cast alloy and has remained sealed -- no water penetration. They are extremely bright. I have had a set mounted to the brake calipers of my TEX for about five years where they have endured lots of road vibrations with no issues.
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Re: Fog lights
Reply #13 on: July 16, 2020, 06:53:27 PM
It's good to know there are quality (and cheaper) alternatives out there. 

I didn't mean to disparage your choice in lights- I've just had iffy luck with the "cheap" stuff.  But there is a difference between "cheap" and "inexpensive".

Get whatever works for you.
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Re: Fog lights
Reply #14 on: July 16, 2020, 08:40:26 PM
*Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
It's your nickel.

I elected not to go cheap on the lights.  The Denalis are brighter, great quality, and have all the wiring (harness, switch, relay) needed to install.

All the components are heavy duty and high quality.  I don't think I have seen better quality wiring anywhere.

The Denali's are expensive but they are worth the money..I have a set on another bike and they make the cheap lights on my TEX look like candles...

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Re: Fog lights
Reply #15 on: October 17, 2020, 03:28:07 AM
I apologize if this has been asked before, but is it possible to wire the Denalis to the stock switch on a 2018 gen 3?

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Re: Fog lights
Reply #16 on: October 19, 2020, 11:18:15 AM
*Originally Posted by Paul911 [+]
I apologize if this has been asked before, but is it possible to wire the Denalis to the stock switch on a 2018 gen 3?
I very much doubt it, the Tiger has a CANBUS system, you would just be introducing a problem for the sake of that switch.

I had an 2016 Africa Twin and Honda did leave a connection in the headlight for a user to self wire the Honda Fog switch, a very reasonable £17 and then they left you a connection to illuminate the fog icon on the dash too, very nice of them to make it easy. I ended up with a great set of home wired fogs which integrated very nicely at about 15% of the cost of the Honda alternative.

 



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