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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2010, 6:36 pm Thread Starter
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Mini Fog lights 55watt Halogen

Today I bought this Mini fog lights 55 watts Halogen, and it's called platinum Burner series for $19.00 at Walmart. I installed in front of the oil cooler cowling without drilling a hole. I have attached it under the 2 screws holding the plastic piece. Since the switch (square type) is not waterproof. I will just have to drill a hole inside the glove compartment, so it's out of the water in case it rain. The size is perfect for the K1200GT. Another project for me to tackle.
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Finally done with installation of the switch inside the glove box, But I really like the LED white lights better. Again it was an easy install.
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So at 55 watts aren't they too bright for on coming traffic? How do you shut them off with the switch in the box? Or do you just say screw it and leave them on?

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So at 55 watts aren't they too bright for on coming traffic?

There is an adjustment so it is not blinding to oncoming traffic.

How do you shut them off with the switch in the box? Or do you just say screw it and leave them on?
It comes with the switch, which i installed inside the glove box. Either way I can turn off or on. Good thing about it is nobody could mess around with the switch, since it is hidden inside the glove box. Hey for the price of $19.00 (Walmart). Won't even hurt your pocket. Another cheap upgrade. Build and quality is good.

The switch is illuminated inside the glove box in the pictures.
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Yeah I understand that there's a switch in the box....I get that....but how do you switch them off as you're rolling down the road at night and approaching oncoming traffic? What do you do if they're too bright and people are flashing you? 55 watts each can be a lot of light and piss drivers off. Hence me asking. If all you have is one switch, and they aren't wired to a switch you can reach while you are riding...then what?

Sorry if I'm being brain dead. But I don't get how you are reaching into the box while you are cruising 70 mph down the highway to shut down your high beams.

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Yeah I understand that there's a switch in the box....I get that....but how do you switch them off as you're rolling down the road at night and approaching oncoming traffic? What do you do if they're too bright and people are flashing you? 55 watts each can be a lot of light and piss drivers off. Hence me asking. If all you have is one switch, and they aren't wired to a switch you can reach while you are riding...then what?

Sorry if I'm being brain dead. But I don't get how you are reaching into the box while you are cruising 70 mph down the highway to shut down your high beams.

I positioned the fog lights on a low beam level, so not to disturb oncoming traffic. The purpose is to be seen with extra running lights. And I am planning to use it only at night riding which I don't do all the time.

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I used a auto switch on my 04GT. It works great
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Hey for the price of $19.00 (Walmart). Won't even hurt your pocket. Another cheap upgrade.
Call me silly but isnít MSRP on that bike is about 25K? Why would you put cheap $20 lights on it?
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Call me silly but isnít MSRP on that bike is about 25K? Why would you put cheap $20 lights on it?
Better visibility? If it does what you want, why spend more?
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I agree! Better visibilty, plus once installed it does not even look cheap. Perfect look for the bike and the light output is pretty good (55Watt each).

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