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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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    Oh oh, you may not have titled and put this post in the proper place. You may be scolded and moved!

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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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    I think this makes most sense in the Thumper forum!

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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.

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    Wide Beam
    3600 lumens
    Cree XM-L T6 LEDs
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    Length: 70mm , Diameter 55mm
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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    I think this makes most sense in the Thumper forum!

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    I think this will be a better fit in Gear ...we try to fit it in where the title seems to take it as sometimes it is model specific. It works either place, but will move it as it will be a general add on for more models...hang on again.

    That said...

    I installed a set of these on a friends 650GS twin last week. The brackets mounted on the fender mounting screws. He chose the mounting location and is testing it out.

    Made by VisionX, whose site has lot's of lighting options, some pretty reasonable. Some farm equipment guys may know about these

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    When I bought my 02RT it had the small PIAA lights and liked them alot, But one burned out last year so this winter I went real cheap. I went to Walmart and got a set that looks almost the same fot $20 bucks. I hooked them up a couple a weeks ago and they are real bright. I have not road at night with them yet, but my main reason for them was so people would see me in the day and I think they will work just fine for that. And for $20 dollars I thought if I don't like them I'm not out much. And I will go with a higher dollar set, but I think that I'm going to like them.

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