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    Driving Lights for R12RT

    I am planning to add driving lights to my R12RT. Motolight with the new caliper mounting came recommended. Are these lights as strong as the high intensity PIAA? I'd prefer PIAA but is there a R12RT mounting kit available for them??

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    Not sure about the strength as compared to the PIAA's but there is a kit available to the RT. The caliper bolts are replaced as well so do not substitute any bolt for these.

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    If I recall correctly, Motolights use a 35W halogen bulb.

    I'm not sure which PIAAs you're comparing them to, but if you're looking for night time illumination, I'd bet the PIAAs are a lot brighter. I've got a pair of 520s on my GS and it's like daytime when they're on.
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    Hella FF50s

    Make motolights look like glow sticks. I've had them on both my RTs and wouldn't leave home without them.

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    PIAA 1100X located under the oil cooler on my 06 R1200RT. Cycle Gadgets mounts. I had to aim they down a lot as I was being flashed by on coming traffic often even in the day time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 4NBike View Post
    PIAA 1100X located under the oil cooler on my 06 R1200RT. Cycle Gadgets mounts. I had to aim they down a lot as I was being flashed by on coming traffic often even in the day time.


    Have the identical set-up on my '05 R1200RT. I even had my tech wire it up so that they are activated by my OEM HIGH BEAM switch - no additional buttons installed or exposed wiring.

    A buddy I ride with has MotoLites on his bike - also bright - just liked the install of the PIAA's better.

    Good Luck With Either!

    PS: However, my garage looks NOTHING like this guy. Seriously good-looking shop, Man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    If I recall correctly, Motolights use a 35W halogen bulb.

    I'm not sure which PIAAs you're comparing them to, but if you're looking for night time illumination, I'd bet the PIAAs are a lot brighter. I've got a pair of 520s on my GS and it's like daytime when they're on.
    Yes, but you can get higher wattage replacement bulbs (MR-16) from Motolight or here:

    http://www.bulbamerica.com/MR-16-Bulbs-192-cat.htm

    The Motolight caliper mount is much more rugged than PIAA 1100's and do not interfere with the suspension travel.
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