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    I will add pictures of the wiring under the fairing when I install the led, and show how I routed the wires.

    It is an easy project. The hardest part is drilling holes in a new bike.
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    Nobody gonna

    miss seeing you at night. Any deer get in the way and you can turn the whole light show on and enjoy cooked venison in just minutes. Better than the George Foreman Grill ladies and gentlemen.....Your lights look really good, my man.
    I was going to make an off-color remark about a "hairy seat", but then I remembered this forum is family friendly.....
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    is that the wookie seat?

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    It is actually a fitted cover made of sheepskin. It doesn't move at all and fits loke a glove.
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    Very nice job! Similar to the way I mounted mine! The drilling into a perfectly good fairing was definitely the hardest part!

    Jim

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    Re: Driving lights

    Originally posted by lorazepam
    I plan on installing fairing mounted driving lights to my bike. I was wondering if anyone has used the high beam to trigger a relay for long range driving lights.
    Sure, this is exactly how BMW did it the couple times they've offered auxiliary light kits.

    I makes most sense, i.e. when would you ever not need your aux lights and still need headlight high beam?

    The argument regarding meeting oncoming traffic is senseless.
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    I use the driving lights during the day, and not my high beam. I feel it is overkill in the day to use the high beam.
    Gale Smith
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    During the day I like the option of flashing my high beam at traffic. Seems to get drivers attention.

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    Driving lights

    Hey Loraz,Your installation looks nice !
    speaking of lights....I have some HyperLites (LED warning lights) on my bike and they have stopped working.
    (Taillight works) I took the tail light lens off and checked for loose wires ....Is there any relay,(or such) that can go bad?
    any suggestions ??

    Thanks ,
    John

    PS .. You going to the Hoosier Rally in Vernon ??

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    I wonder if the flasher for the strobe has stopped working? I havent really looked at the hyperlights, but I imagine that if all connections are good, that my be the problem. I would guess they have a solid state strobe mechanism, and that would be difficult to replace without replacing everything. I am in the process of buying a house, and relocating. I dont know if I will have time to attend the hoosier rally or not. It is definately a great time, a rally that everyone should attend.
    Gale Smith
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    Re: Driving lights

    Originally posted by motofranz
    Hey Loraz,Your installation looks nice !
    speaking of lights....I have some HyperLites (LED warning lights) on my bike and they have stopped working.
    (Taillight works) I took the tail light lens off and checked for loose wires ....Is there any relay,(or such) that can go bad?
    any suggestions ??

    Thanks ,
    John

    PS .. You going to the Hoosier Rally in Vernon ??
    It is not uncomon for the Led bundle to quit. I have a friend who has had to replace his twice, on on each side, in 36K miles.

    Jim

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    I checked them out at the Dells rally and the installation looked good. have you considered using the euroswitch that operates off the turn signal cancel button?

    When is the Vernon, IN rally. I'm in the Keys right now and don't have access to my my magazine.

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    I have them set up as Jeff Dean suggested, and I already have a hole in the plastic for the switch. I am in economy mode til the house is taken care of, and I really dont need to change anything. I am happy as is.
    Gale Smith
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    Hi everyone. I just thought I would show you some pictures of my current lighting set-up on my R1100RS. Might be overkill, but I can see at night now!



    Stock Main light only!



    Main and Upper Driving Lights!



    Main and Lower Lights!



    All with Low Beam!



    All with High Beam!





    New MotoLights!

    I believe there is little more I can do to make myself conspicuous!

    From the rear I have Hyper Lights and Reflective Tape on my Side Cases.

    Jim

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    Originally posted by lorazepam
    Here is a picture of the sheepskin covers I recently installed. It looks like my seat has sprouted hair. Fish needs one of these.
    Nice bike mang!!!!
    Chris
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