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Extra lights on the crashbars?
Written by yankeesmuggler on 11/16/2008 at 06:35 pm

You many be right on this one Leland. How do you keep track of
everything we have installed on our motorcycles?

I have two driving/fog lights mounted under my headlight. I've had
this set up since 1998. The lights I have came from The Electrical
Connection, but EC no longer sells auxiliary lighting kits for any
bikes other than the Goldwing.

I have my lights running through an Electrical Connection Volt/Amp
Reduction Circuit ($89.95) that reduces the amount of power drawn by
the lights without having to install lower power bulbs (some Coasters
have done this). A simple flip of a switch lets me go from full power
55W illumination per bulb to about 35W illumination per bulb. This is
handy when it gets too dark for my headlight modulator to legally
function, but I don't really need the driving lights for roadway
illumination, just greater conspicuity. This Volt/Amp Reduction
Circuit can be installed with any driving lights, not just ones from EC.

Tim Davies
Seneca Falls, New York 13148
'98 Honda Pacific Coast "Yankee Smuggler II"
"Yankee Smuggler I" (DECEASED at 124,000 mi.)

IPCRC #4
HSTA #8387

"The ride is the objective, the destination is the excuse!"


On Nov 16, 2008, at 4:26 AM, Leland C. Sheppard wrote:

> Hi Tom,
>
> > You may want to ask Leland Shepard about his setup, I
> > believe he and another coaster have something similiar to mine, plus
> > they have installed a amperage/wattage saving device that sounds
> really
> > cool.
> You have me mixed up with Tim Davies or someone else. I don't have
> driving lights on any of my bikes...
>
> Tim's setup sounds like what you are describing, as I recall.
>
> Leland

Message Thread for message #80356

twothreeclave
11/14/2008, 09:11 pm
Extra lights on the crashbars?
Hi, gang, The first owner of my PC installed some small, KMart-style lights below the front crashbars, using screws to anchor the brackets to the plastic itself. They don't light up the world, but they do create a nice triangle of l

    swiftsadie
    11/14/2008, 09:25 pm
    Extra lights on the crashbars?
    Take a look at "The Electrical Connection" for lights. Dick

    tmsinfiniti
    11/15/2008, 02:47 pm
    Extra lights on the crashbars?
    Hi Jim, Having driven in the dark a great deal on more than one occassion, here are my thoughts on extra lighting, and installing it on a vehicle. Extra driving lights are great to help you avoid accidents, pedestrians, small animals, and

    mac.hancock57
    11/15/2008, 04:08 pm
    Extra lights on the crashbars?
    Hi Tom, Being somewhat new to the PC I am wondering how you attached your lights under the headlight?? I would like to mount lights farther apart and lower, but have not decided how to do that.? I like the looks of the ones mounted below

    lcshepp
    11/16/2008, 09:26 am
    Extra lights on the crashbars?
    Hi Tom, > You may want to ask Leland Shepard about his setup, I > believe he and another coaster have something similiar to mine, plus > they have installed a amperage/wattage saving device that sounds really > cool. You

      yankeesmuggler
      11/16/2008, 06:35 pm
      Extra lights on the crashbars?
      You many be right on this one Leland. How do you keep track of everything we have installed on our motorcycles? I have two driving/fog lights mounted under my headlight. I've had this set up since 1998. The lights I have came from The Ele

        swiftsadie
        11/18/2008, 01:54 am
        Extra lights on the crashbars?
        Our thought are with you. Wishing for a successful and uneventful surgery and recovery. Dick MacInnes

          swiftly1...
          4/6/2011, 08:14 pm
          Extra lights on the crashbars?
          Guess I'd better sell my '94 PC, '85 CB650SC Nighthawk and '75 GL1000 Gold Wing. I'm way too old to even think about riding at 80.5 years. Dick MacInnes

    dotson85...
    4/7/2011, 03:33 am
    Extra lights on the crashbars?
    I picked up a set of LED driving lights off ebay a year ago and haven't had the time to install them yet but they draw about 3 volts as I did hook them up to an old battery to check the amount of light they produced. Then left them on to see

      unclemilty_lee
      4/8/2011, 02:17 am
      Extra lights on the crashbars?
      --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Darrell" <dotson85@...> wrote: > > I picked up a set of LED

        mikeyb_houtex
        4/8/2011, 02:56 am
        Extra lights on the crashbars?
        I have a set of them mounted on some little brass clamps I made myself on the front of the crash bars. The clamps stick out of the hole in the front of the protector, and the amber LEDs, while not lighting up the road, definitely light up the

          douglasvanb
          4/8/2011, 03:45 pm
          Extra lights on the crashbars?
          Do you have pictures of your setup, Mike? And what sort of circuitry are you using to drive your LED arrays? Did you convert over all of the other non-headlight lights on the bike to LED? Cheers, Douglas --- In

            mikeyb_houtex
            4/10/2011, 05:33 am
            Extra lights on the crashbars?
            (Sorry for reiterating some of my earlier post, but...) I don't have explicit pictures of their individual installs, but I've put the ones I do have up with them on and running here:

              douglasvanb
              4/10/2011, 03:52 pm
              Extra lights on the crashbars?
              Wow that's a nice setup! Are there any legal issues with festooning zillions of LEDs on the bike or by using amber, do you get around those problems? I know in Oregon that I can't put on undercarriage lights but I'm not sure about other sorts

                csury
                4/10/2011, 05:25 pm
                Extra lights on the crashbars?
                I replaced my front and rear turn signal bulbs with amber 68-SMD LED 1157 equivalents in front, and amber 68-SMD LED 1156 equivalents in back. I also installed red 68-SMD LED 1157 equivalents for my brake and rear running lights as well and a

                  douglasvanb
                  4/10/2011, 06:17 pm
                  Extra lights on the crashbars?
                  How long have you been running the LED setup? I remember a post from a year or so ago where someone indicated that their self-canceling unit toasted itself after they converted to LED. Can't find the relevant post at the moment though. That i

                    csury
                    4/10/2011, 09:52 pm
                    Extra lights on the crashbars?
                    I switched over to LED bulbs last fall, and haven't noticed any deterioration at all with turn signal function. My main reason was to reduce the power used by the two 23 or 25 watt 1157 brake light bulbs when I'm stuck and constantly usin

                mikeyb_houtex
                4/11/2011, 01:35 am
                Extra lights on the crashbars?
                There aren't any legal issues as the ones that I'm using are really the same as the ones on trucks... Marker lights, in effect. I don't know why anyone would think undercarriage lights would be a bad thing... anything that gets you notice

        dotson85...
        4/9/2011, 06:25 am
        Extra lights on the crashbars?
        The light output in my garage was very good. I will be installing them this summer, --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Le