I just bought a 2008 that had been camo'd up. See pic. I like the look but would like to add round 3" driving lights on either side of the front rack. Any recommendations for lights?
my mate just fitted an LED light to his ATV and its like daytime when thats on! sure he payed £30 ish from ebay and its waterproof
Here is what i did Leds and dimmer install
Or you could run two of the advmonster model 60's and just put a toggle switch to your headlight and turn it off while running the 60's. They are so bright that you wouldnt even if notice your factory was on or off. Not enough juice to run them together
Henry J posted this awhile back
How much can a 2001+ handle? The service manual lists output to be 14 amps at 5000 rpm.
Lets add up the stock load: Headlamp 60W, Tail 8W, Brake 27W, Flasher 2x 27W, Speedometer 3.4W, Neutral 3.4W High beam indicator 3.4W, Turn 3.4W. That comes to 162.6 watts. Divide by 12 volts and you have 13.55 amps.
That leaves .45 amps to charge the battery.
Now I will grant you that I have most everything running. Without the turn signals flashing you might gain a little. When you're not on the brakes you gain a little. As was mentioned, "It is a balancing act." Deduct where you can and you can make additions. From what I see, you better make them small.
Best case now. Riding the highway with the highbeams on totals 90.8 watts or 7.6 amps. That leaves us room to use almost 6 amps or 72 watts. One 55W light used for cruising might work?
It all sounds good on paper, but how about the real world? Keep in mind with heat the efficiency declines. So if it is hot the output is less.
I mounted these 2" LEDs to my reflector brackets on the forks. They're SUPER bright and built really well. I'm going to buy a pair for my versys as well. You can see them mounted in the last picture
2" Round 10 Watt LED Mini Auxiliary Work Light | Mini Auxiliary Lights | Super Bright LEDs
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Pretty cool to see a quote of mine from so long ago.
I am still running one halogen projector beam auxiliary light. Works good to light the sides a little better.
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From the link provided, one needs to select either a 25 or 45 degree angle. Which angle did you buy?
@HenryJ, thought of you when I was exploring the Watson/Birch Creek Ranch area's this summer. That and everytime I ride through Ontario. Nice to see you peek in here once in a while.