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Adding Driving Lights --> 2004 Bulldog

Discussion in 'How-To' started by chacha, Nov 11, 2007.

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  1. chacha

    chacha Chaff Your EHC!!
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    So, I have to drive early in the morning with cagers that ain't awake. I notice the BMW guys are pretty damn noticable even if they're not wearing that "BMW Gay-Boy Lime Green" jumpsuit. They do have lights down low that makes them look different on the road.

    I figured my bike is just one continuous project bike, so off I go to fab some lights.

    I found a set of used 35 watt halogens with visors to match the rest of the lights on my bike. I have plenty of room in the chin airfoil even though I moved the horn in there last year.

    I fabed a bracket and checked the spacing in a mock-up. I decided to mount the spin nuts to the new bracket and ride it on top (instead of under the existing mount as shown in the picture.)
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    Then off to make some holes for the lights to stick-out. Took lots of time to avoid cracks and get the holes right and leave some room for vibration.
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    I put a pig tail on the lights since you never know when you need to go back into the airfoil.
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    Then fabed a switch mount so I can turn them on when I want them. I though about tying them into the headlight circuit, but I've had problems there before. Besides, I don't trust the EHC to handle the extra 6-7 amps.
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    An in-line fuse and she's good to go. Here's the off and on look.
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    So far no problems and no vibration issues.

    I suspect that now that the Dog looks too much like a Bimmer, the Jesters will make me ride at least 200 yards behind them. :roll:
     
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    Pretty cool mod chacha.
     
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    Nice job, you got yourself a regular cadillac bulldog there.
     
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    Kinda does look like a BMW .. nice job! can't ever have enough lights or make enough noise to be safe with the 4-wheelers.:up:
     
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    Gas Man Cool isn't cheap
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    Bro in law put on a set on his VTX. It does work great to make you stand out. he put his under his forward control floor boards. Lights up the road really well.

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    The "fourth" light in the middle is just a reflection off his front fender.
     
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    thats awesome chacha
     
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    Looks great man!!!!
     
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    :flag: Very nice. Are you sure you dont own one of those jump suits :moped:
     
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    anything to make you more visible. good job chacha. as Gas, the pic of the bike looks like a UFO with those lights! I think its a great idea.
     
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    Chacha how are those lights holding up. I just talked with Night Train the other day about doing this with my bike?
     
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    That is a great job chacha. Like the way to intergrated then with the chin spoiler.

    :cheers: :2thumbs: :cheers:
     
  13. chacha

    chacha Chaff Your EHC!!
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    BorgerBigDog asked;

    They've held up great, but recommend using good bulbs--there is still a fair amount of vibration there. been so good, I'm keeping them in the rebuild as "landing lights" :up:

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