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Just test fitted some lights I had in the garage. I'm considering wiring them up. Still trying to decide which circuit to trigger the relay with. Or if I even need a relay. The lights are such a low amp draw that I could simply add them in parallel to any lighting circuit already on the bike. If I use the running lamps, then these will be on all the time. What I could also do is set up a relay to turn them off, when the signal blinks, so that it creates the illusion of a secondary turn signal. If I use the low beam, then they turn off when I activate the high beam. If I use the high beam, it may make very little difference since the high beam is already very bright. Or I can set up a switch of some sort for manual activation.

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I have the H.D. Gen II “Daymaker” headlight on my 2004”R”, with a pair of Cyclops “Peguses” auxiliary lights on a mounting pipe on the downtubes. The nice option from Cyclops is the premiere harness with dimming technology. You can program the auxiliaries to dim in 10% increments so if running on high power, and hi-beam on the headlight,you maintain better road and shoulder illumination. Mine are set at 50% and work off the High beam handlebar switch. I ride a lot of rural roads and very often at night, the added lighting is a huge bonus for me.
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Thanks Sportsterpaul. Your feedback is interesting. In your case, the Daymaker still did no provide enough lighting, and you added auxiliary lighting.

I'm not going to shop for anything. I am just repurposing some lamps which I already have in the garage.

Trying to decide on the mounting position. The fork tube clamp mount sticks the lights out by a few inches. The device directly on the fork tube brings the lamp in, and higher.

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You can have the brightest light ever but you need to aim it correctly to get the best light pattern.
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I am slow. Actually, lazy.

As I revisit installing the lights in my garage, I looked up the wiring diagram on Sportsterpedia. I may be drunk, but the most recent wiring diagram I found was for 1998 and up. I have a 2005. I was able to find https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....ht=2005+wiring

There is an orange and white wire. There is a pin for the wire. The connector with the wires to the headlamp does not have an electrical connector. I can install a wire into that connector.

The orange and white wire delivers electricity to the switches. The orange and white wire pin in the headlight connector harness should have power, which turns on and off with the key, right? Or am I wrong? How much of a load can I add to that circuit? Any opinions on using that wire for connecting my lamps?
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The orange and white wire pin in the headlight connector harness should have power, which turns on and off with the key, right? Or am I wrong? How much of a load can I add to that circuit? Any opinions on using that wire for connecting my lamps?
The ORANGE/White wire is from the Accessory Fuse - That should be OK to use for your Auxillary Lights with only a need for 2.4-3.0 amps. It's stock load is minimal.

You can always throw your meter inline on that circuit to see what the current load is presently...

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A side note, the H.D. “Daymaker” is the strongest headlight I’ve ever run. The auxiliary lights give me added shoulder illumination where I now identify raccoons and opossums instead of having shadow bumps at roadside. Much of my riding is night time in rural areas where I Truey appreciate advanced recognition of critters. Keep it safe!
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Those generic LED headlights and taillights are pretty good for the price. Hard to buy a $400 headlight, when the generic is $30.
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