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07-28-2014, 05:17 AM,
Passing / driving lights
Sick of seeing cheap-o lights on ebay. I need something bright and sturdy. No clue what is popular around these here parts.

Regular passing lights? Passing lights with super bright bulbs? HID? Passing lights with additional smaller lights like these?

I am a light junkie .. no such thing as too much light in front of me at night.
Edo Ergo Sum
08-04-2014, 07:44 PM,
RE: Passing / driving lights
Edo Ergo Sum
08-04-2014, 07:52 PM,
RE: Passing / driving lights
I have seen those lights on some of the cop bikes mounted down low very close to the front axle. I like them. thought they would be more expensive than that. Won't be long before time change, darker mornings. extra lights would be good
'06 Vstar 1100 custom
08-04-2014, 08:42 PM,
RE: Passing / driving lights
Those will probably give you more light in the immediate area of the bike...but they will likely NOT illuminate farther down the road than does your standard halogen headlight.

That's not to say they're bad...just don't be fooled by the extra brightness close to you into thinking that you are actually seeing farther!

Some think they may actually reduce your distance vision because your eyes don't dilate as much as they otherwise would...but I'm not completely sure that I buy that.
2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
08-05-2014, 01:04 AM,
RE: Passing / driving lights
So maybe a follow up question would be how can I increase illumination down the road? Upgraded bulb, headlight assembly, HID lighting?
Edo Ergo Sum
08-05-2014, 09:54 AM, (This post was last modified: 08-05-2014, 04:51 PM by Keith.)
RE: Passing / driving lights
well HID will scatter and according to most not really legal, upgrade your main to something like a Sylvania Silverstar, much brighter, i am running what i believe is factory highway lights so have them in dark, does not throw the light far but widens it quite a bit. i do like having the extra lights so not only see, but be seen, 1 vs 3, future projects indirect led on engine, mount hard bags with new extra lighting also. key thing to me on bikes, be heard and be seen!
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

05-14-2017, 11:03 AM,
RE: Passing / driving lights
I am a big fan of the Silver stars and have them in my cars too. An easy install and in my opinion does make a difference. My bike came with conventional driving lights and I like them to be seen more. Maybe you can pick some up used as an option.
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