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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2008, 8:04 pm Thread Starter
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Aux lighting

I am looking for a good set up for aux lighting on my 07 GT. I have been searching around for awhile now and have not found anything that I had to get. I am looking for mounts and lights that I could use all the time in traffic and out in the country. I am thinking aux Hid's will be too bright. I am running out of time for an upcoming long trip and would like to have the lights before I go. Any mounts I could use with my Hella micro's would be a plus. But I am ready to buy new lights if necessary. I appreciate any ideas.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2008, 8:18 pm
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Hey Brian, you might wanna ping Ernie. He's got a set of HIDs that he says he can use full time. I think he wanted more serious driving lights so he's probably gonna pass those along.

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I have run Piaa's on bikes for years but they are probably too bright for full time use.

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I have them mounted down by the brake calipers. I found that I like them better lower as they light the road up just a bit more at night down that low. I also have them wired directly to my high beam switch as it really got to be a pain to hit two switches every time I wanted high beams. They are quite bright.

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I'm having Motolights mounted on the brake calipers. I don't do much night riding but frankly, I am looking to be more conspicuous to other drivers. I feel sure that the PIAA's I added to my GS do just that, so I am making the investment of additional lighting on the GT.

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Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I am also looking to be more conspicuous. As important I want better lighting down the road to try and make my night time sight distance a little better.(Which means faster speed safer) And also means mounting higher than the brake calipers. The big question I have is which brackets? If I can not find a better idea I may go with those under mirror mounts from Denver Bmw?

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I got just as much distance out of mounting them on the calipers, actually just above them, as I did anywhere else, they just light up the immediate area in front of the bike better, first 10 feet or so, down low. Also helps at slow speed in parking lots and follows the turns better. I find they cast enough light to give me a safe 70 or so mph. All the faster I ever need to go at night.

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I have a pair of Hella FF75's I was planning on using but changed my mind.

New in box. You'll need to fab your own mounting hardware to the bike though...
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Thanks for the replies gentlemen. I am also looking to be more conspicuous. As important I want better lighting down the road to try and make my night time sight distance a little better.(Which means faster speed safer) And also means mounting higher than the brake calipers. The big question I have is which brackets? If I can not find a better idea I may go with those under mirror mounts from Denver Bmw?
PIAA 1400s for conspicuity. I use the ion color. Since these are fog lights, you can run them all the time. I have the HID low beam, and fill above the light block with the 1400s.

Mounts from denverbmw, headlight level, under the mirrors.

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