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    Spotlights / DRL’s
    on: February 22, 2021, 02:02:21 pm
    February 22, 2021, 02:02:21 pm
    What auxiliary spotlights/DRL’s are people using on a Mk1 CR and how did you wire them up?
    Straight to battery with fuse and switch, or spliced in somewhere so they turn off with the ignition. If so where?

    There’s a lot of cheap ones out there on eBay etc, but are any of them any good.
    Or you could go for Denali for example, but expensive.
    Is there a reliable make that’s middle ground cost wise?

    I probably only need DRL’s for extra visibility in traffic if I’m honest. Don’t need floodlights dazzling everyone.

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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 02:51:00 pm
    February 22, 2021, 02:51:00 pm
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    I probably only need DRL’s for extra visibility in traffic if I’m honest. Don’t need floodlights dazzling everyone.

    Not sure I quite understand yr last 2 sentences there; are you saying you need extra visibility in traffic "at night"? I don't see how DRL's will improve visibility in traffic in daylight. And they don't dazzle if they are adjusted correctly; I've been riding with Givi LED aux lights for several years now and cannot recall ever being flashed. In the winter I lower them slightly so they cover the area of poor headlamp coverage then when the mornings and evenings lighten up, I raise them, so they become more visible to oncoming traffic and in mirrors (without dazzling).

    Sorry I can't help you with the Mk 1, hope you get them sorted.
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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 06:18:38 pm
    February 22, 2021, 06:18:38 pm
    I meant so the people in boxes on their mobile phones might see me. But I take your point on just angling them down a bit.
    I’ll take a look at the Givi ones. Cheers Skids

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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 10:43:29 pm
    February 22, 2021, 10:43:29 pm
     Hi I fitted DRL's to my MK1.
    I can't remember the make but I know they didn't cost that much and have now been on my bike for four years with no problems.I purchased them from Ebay there are lots available.
    Wiring up was quite simple I used a piggy back fuse and then threaded the wire through the body work and mounted them on my crash bars. I used the headlight fuse to connect too. Look at youtube for how PBF. work, very simple to fit.
    I believe they do make a big difference to my visibility during daylight as they are much brighter than my headlight.

    Cheers Martin

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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 11:40:20 pm
    February 22, 2021, 11:40:20 pm
    Thanks Martin. I didn’t know about PBF’s.
    Neat solution. Saves splicing etc.
    Top advice.

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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 11:44:21 pm
    February 22, 2021, 11:44:21 pm
    Does that mean they come on automatically and turn off with the ignition key? So if you have a switch ( for turning off if required ) you can just leave it on and the key does it all.
    No chance of a flat battery when you accidentally leave them on all day 😉

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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 05:51:33 pm
    February 23, 2021, 05:51:33 pm
    Hi
    As the headlight fuse is a switched live they only come on when the ignition is on.
    So no chance of leaving them on when you turn the ignition off.

    Regards Martin

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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #7 on: February 26, 2021, 03:31:55 pm
    February 26, 2021, 03:31:55 pm
    To clarify. Might be a stupid question ( probably is ) I can see the red light wires will go to the piggyback fuse.
    Do the black wires just go to the chassis.
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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #8 on: February 26, 2021, 03:35:03 pm
    February 26, 2021, 03:35:03 pm
    I went with these from Bikeviz a UK company. Seem like really good quality and a 2 year warranty




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    Re: Spotlights / DRL’s
    Reply #9 on: March 08, 2021, 10:33:31 pm
    March 08, 2021, 10:33:31 pm
    Well I’m happy to say these lights are excellent. Piggyback fuse and black wires to the chassis and all working nicely.


     



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