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    Auxiliary lights that don't empty the wallet suggestions

    I have a 2005 f650cs

    I am looking for auxilary lights that won't break the bank. I'm not looking to light up a trail just enhance the ability for oncoming cars to see me as well as light up the first 30 feet immmediatly in front of the tire in front of me while pulling into the driveway and garage.



    Anyone gone a cheap way successfully?

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    Prepare to be moved to Gear once the Mod Gods get wind..

    good question though. Most Aux light systems must be made out of unobtanium by what they cost.

    Isn't that what Captain America's shield was made out of?

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    Hella ff50, good lights, good price

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBarnhart View Post
    Hella ff50, good lights, good price
    +1 on the Hella FF50. Great light, plastic body with a quality casr reflector/sealed lens, H7 bulb. Last I looked you can find them for $100 or less. Full kit with relay, wiring harness and switch.
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    Another vote for Hella FF50's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBarnhart View Post
    Hella ff50, good lights, good price
    and you can, with a bit of labor and ingenuity mount them to the brake caliper housing(?) using $3 "L"brackets from home depot. There are pix somewhere on the forum. maybe oilheads. works for me.
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    LED lights

    My recent addition to the rig. ADVMonster LED's on the bike forks and one in the hack. Not giving up the FF50's on the fairing.

    Mount made with aluminum, bent in the vice. Chrome spacers from ACE hardware in the bolt recess in the fork legs:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26667 View Post
    and you can, with a bit of labor and ingenuity mount them to the brake caliper housing(?) using $3 "L"brackets from home depot. There are pix somewhere on the forum. maybe oilheads. works for me.
    Uh, shelf brackets to mount a piece of wood on the wall? Well...maybe. (NOT)

    With the amount of shock and vibration from being mounted on a front wheel/fork assembly I'd be checking that "mount" for metal fatigue frequently. Like hourly at least. The FF's for example are fairly light, but the flex from even a small mass like that on a $1.49 bracket isn't something I'd want attached to my brake caliper bolts.

    Just saying that I think I'd look for some better metal than a bracket that was forged out of the cheapest possible materials in a Chinese factory...YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WisconsinKris View Post
    I have a 2005 f650cs

    I am looking for auxilary lights that won't break the bank. I'm not looking to light up a trail just enhance the ability for oncoming cars to see me as well as light up the first 30 feet immmediatly in front of the tire in front of me while pulling into the driveway and garage.



    Anyone gone a cheap way successfully?
    I went with these on my 2003 CS with the remote.

    The Model 60
    http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/hst...off/Detail.bok
    Wide Beam
    3600 lumens
    Cree XM-L T6 LEDs
    2.4 amps (28 watts) @12v
    aluminum housing
    Length: 70mm , Diameter 55mm
    Black durable coating
    o-ring sealed housing
    one meter wire lead
    includes flat mount mounting option - (stainless)
    shatter resistant lens
    a special introductory price for ADVR inmates which will be good through the end of February. Simply enter the code m60sale into the promo code box and save $20 on the Model 60.

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    +3 on the FF50's.

    Got a set of foglight FF50's from Susquehanna Motorsports for the R1150R I had a few years ago, and put a set on my R11S last year.

    With the fog lenses I found they had such a sharp upper cutoff line that I could just leave them on all the time. Put a ton of light on the road close to the bike and projected down the road and to the side very nicely to...

    Good luck..
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    B R I G H T LEDs, cheap prices: ADV Monster
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    +1^^^
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    Search eBay for LED marker lights. They draw little power and provide no illumination, but are visable in the day and nite. I had a set on my GSPD for a year or two. Cost me $12.50 for a set. No switch, but they used so little current that I wired them to a switched circuit so they came on with the ignition.

    Here is an example of what you can find ($21.00). Play with the words you use to search.
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