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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:56 pm

I have been wanting to add a light bar to my vulcan 800 but just couldnt afford the $$$$.
And of course wanted one as well and you cant find stuff liek that for her 250. So I went to
Wally World and seen some nice light sets for less than $20 a set. (50 watts each light) So I figured I would try something just to see how it would work. The main idea of course was to make us more visible to people that ride on 4 wheels. But they do put out alot of light night as well...

So let me know what ya think about them. I did make some minor adjustments to the lights after I took the pics. I guess what Im wanting to know is do these lights look stupid on there ?

The first 3 pics are of my bike and the last is of the wifes.








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Post by tully_mars on Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:18 pm

Not a bad idea. Unfortunately, there are cagers that dont see an 18 wheeler coming and still pull out in front of it. Need all the help we can get.
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Post by ZombieNNN on Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:09 am

Very nice.
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Post by Dragon on Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:48 am

Looks fine to me. Smile
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Post by Miss G on Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:42 am

I think that looks awesome! I need something like that on mine. Scadoodle did the same thing on his but they're mounted in a different spot. Good job!
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Post by hayweed on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:54 am

I don't see any problem with them. And they look great.

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:36 am

Thanks everyone ! Was a simple and cost effective solution I figured.

And @ Tully your correct some folks couldnt see a 747 rolling down the runway at them. After a couple of close calls recently I figured I would do my part
to make us a little more visible besides the way I had been doing with a finger
when they either pull out or try to.... Twisted Evil

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Post by Dragon on Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:21 pm

I have one of these. May not see you, but they will damn sure hear you....

http://www.amazon.com/Wolo-Model-419-Black-Design/dp/B000F5DQWY
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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:34 pm

Dragon, I have actually given something like that some serious thought. Great idea though....... Laughing

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Post by 2002xlh on Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:59 pm

lights look real good...ride safe
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Post by Scadoodle on Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:38 pm

Those lights are great. I drilled a hole in one of the dimples on the front that I could get to and put a little screw it there to keep from loosing the front piece. I get bulbs usually from Lowe's or home depot, I found a place on line that you can get 70 watt bulbs. 50 is enough though. For me I'll just get standard bulbs, mine get hit with rocks and things being so low, they'll still burn, till I get in a storm. They look great on your bike, but you still need to look out for the goof balls
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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:17 pm

I hear ya Scadoodle, thanks. I dont think it really matters what we do people just dont look for us. Just a few weeks ago one night was going to wally world with the wife and in less than a 20 minute ride we was pulled out in front of 4 times at very close range. I must say that 3 of the 4 times was defiantely no reason for it.

Ive always looked as far out in front of me as I can and tried to predict what others was gonna do and plan accordingly. During the daytime I ride with lights on bright and when I see someone looking like they might enter the road I flip the dims to bright a few times just hoping they will notice.

And one thing that really chaps my @$$ is while sitting at a red light and some moron decides they need see just how close to me they can get from behind.
That really burns me up. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by jmunsey on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:27 pm

Something that really does help with that......you can get one of those headlight modulator gizmos that flash your high beam light at a continuous rate. I got one for my Softail and Debi's VTX several years ago. It has a light sensor that shuts down the modulation when it gets dark so it only works during the day time. Crank up the bike and put it into high beam and it sits there and modulates. Really improves the being seen by other cage driver thing. I have even had cars in front of me pull over I guess thinking I was a cop. Really improves visibility and I just don't remember anyone pulling out in front of me in a while.

When I taught the MSF course years ago...I always told my students that you you have to ride with the knowledge that everyone else out there on the road is trying to kill you, whether they realized it or not.
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Post by saltcreep on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:40 am

Would not be without my Wolo horn.. I use it a lot too.. Pretty much every time around the courthouse square ..buttheads want to be in the same lane with me. It is the best thing I have found to wake up a texting cager that is drifting into my lane. Twisted Evil

Bought one for my wifes bike also right after we got it.

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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:54 am

@jmunsey, where did you find the light modulator thingy ? Ive seen bikes with headlights that did that wasnt sure what was up with it.

I think we should be allowed to shoot people that are texting while driving.
That could save other lives by doing so.


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Post by river rat on Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:19 am

The lights look real good . Yeah , I've had idiots try to kill me too . Makes me think of unholy things . pirat
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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:19 pm

Thanks Rat ! Yeah I guess we all have targets on our back when we ride..

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Post by jmunsey on Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:50 pm

I will try to look them up and let you know. I have been wanting to buy one for my RK but have not gotten around to it yet. There are several kinds out there. The ones I bought before were real easy to install.They just inserted between the stock headlight socket and the headlight and then you route the sensor up out of the way but exposed to the sunlight. That way the sensor shuts down the modulation at night. I will look those up and post.
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Post by joeyputt on Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:19 pm

Brother I think those lights look really nice!
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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:21 pm

Thanks everyone I really do appreciate all ya'll imput. I actually afraid they might look rediculous to some folks and make the bikes look cheap. But in this day and time a guy has to do what he has to do...

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Post by Scadoodle on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:17 pm

I want to put a bat carrier on my forks, ride up to em and pop that front bumper, it should make the air bags go off. Beat the stew out of them without touching them
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Post by Guest on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:24 pm

LOL @ Scadoodle Laughing

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