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    auxiliary lights?

    Suggestions please for some auxiliary lights for the F800ST? I am interested in being more visible to other drivers, not seeing further at night, if that makes a difference in your suggestions.
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    For street bikes I'm a big fan of Motolights mounted on the calipers. Another option I've tried and have been very impressed with are the little Clearwater Glendas. Dial them down for conspicuity, and on high beam they throw out enough light to help see close objects at night.
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    Denali LEDs from Twisted Throttle. Best bang for the buck at the moment for quality LED lighting IMO.
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    I have the same ???. Also looking at Wonderlust ones.

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    rear brake lights

    I like Skene for the rear lights. You can feel people seeing them at night.

    http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/

    Very conspicuous. For the front, I simply flash the high beam when approaching an intersection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    For street bikes I'm a big fan of Motolights mounted on the calipers. .
    I have used Motolights on my LT and RS. The improvement in being seen is dramatic. Since I ride on mostly 2 lane, black top, hilly, and curvy roads I find the additional light for night riding a pure safety issue.

    I had the Motolights on the LT for 80,000 miles and they were like new when I sold the bike. Motolights also provides free replacement bulbs. At both rallies and over the phone they have been excellent to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royce View Post
    Suggestions please for some auxiliary lights for the F800ST? I am interested in being more visible to other drivers, not seeing further at night, if that makes a difference in your suggestions.
    You might take a look at Clearwater lites.

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    On the recommendation of my BMW shop, I checked out the Rigid Industries Dually D2 LED lights. Anything more than 4 LEDs per housing is exteme overkill. I ordered them through the 4wheel parts web site and saved almost $80 on lights that were quite a bit less expensive than PIAAs. Rigid makes lights for our military and they are extremely well built. Their customer service was outstanding as well. they mounted up very well on the light mount sold by Bestrest for my F800GS.
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    + 1 on Clearwater. I have them mounted on the forks and they actually do stop drivers from crossing my path. Noticeably.
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    I use LED's from ADVMonster. Mounted on the forks and wired through their dimmer. At about 30% power they add conspicuity and go to full brightness when the high beam is switched on. The light in the sidecar is on full power but behind a smoked plexi cover, the fork lights are dimmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobmws View Post
    I use LED's from ADVMonster. Mounted on the forks and wired through their dimmer. At about 30% power they add conspicuity and go to full brightness when the high beam is switched on. The light in the sidecar is on full power but behind a smoked plexi cover, the fork lights are dimmed.
    Bob -- any heat issues with the hack light enclosed like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kthflieger View Post
    On the recommendation of my BMW shop, I checked out the Rigid Industries Dually D2 LED lights. Anything more than 4 LEDs per housing is exteme overkill. .............
    I got a set of these so others notice me, as I seldom ride at night, This spring I was riding with a few other bikes, one was the new R12GSH20 with the factory LED head light and optional LED driving lights, one was a R12ADV running last years BMW factory halogen aux lights, and one was running a set of Denali LED's.

    We mixed our order throughout our rides, but all said the Rigid D2 were the most noticeable in there mirrors, regardless if the order in line, but also said they were not too bright either, never had any oncoming traffic flash me, indicating they were too bright.

    Ordering a set for the wife's bike.
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    fwiw, I just ordered these http://www.visionxusa.com/LED-Solsti...240/index.html for my F8GS. Had a bunch of positive feedback on them at ADVrider. I will mount them inboard, on my engine guards (at least that's the plan).
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