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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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