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Thread: Driving Lights

  1. #1
    rstgary
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    Driving Lights


    Has anyone installed driving lights to their Futura? What brand - PIAA - and where did you put them on the skin?

  2. #2
    BossBob2
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    I have not Gary ....... but I do read that the Futura lights are 2nd to not a lot ........ was there a particular need?? do you find the lights lacking?? I know that I intend to fit the vision plus bulbs when I get mine, have you considered them instead??

    curious....

    Rab

  3. #3
    buck000
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    Can't help you, but


    when I have extra $$$, I want to get Motolights...

    <img src="http://www.motolight.com/gallery/apr01_bg.jpg" style="border:0;"/>

    Paul
    '01 Flame Red (with the Vision Plus bulbs 8o )

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    mnrstrider
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    motolights


    :rollin: this is a clip from the instructions....
    [q] Motolights® are designed to be mounted on the FORK SLIDERS of your motorcycle. They are not to be confused with the FORK TUBES, which are highly polished and move in and out of the fork sliders.<em> DO NOT mount Motolights® on the fork tubes. </em> [/q]

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    mnrstrider
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    motolights


    :rollin: this is a clip from the instructions....

    [Q] Motolights® are designed to be mounted on the FORK SLIDERS of your motorcycle. They are not to be confused with the FORK TUBES, which are highly polished and move in and out of the fork sliders.<em> DO NOT mount Motolights® on the fork tubes. </em> [/Q]

    OK if you can't figure out not to mount them there maybe you shouldn't have the bike... :rollin:

    Looks like a good project.... who's doing them I can't wait on a report???

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    PaulZX9R
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    Re: motolights


    Have you considered the simple mod that leaves your dipped light on when you use full beam. Works for me.

    pub165.ezboard.com/fapril...D=27.topic


  7. #7
    rstgary
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    driving lights


    Are vision lights a brand?? What is the wattage of these and what kind of light boost can I expect? My problem is not out front lighting - the stock are great. My problem is the side of the road out front - where the deer lay in wait.

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    buck000
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    VisionPlus


    rstgary,

    Here's a link for the VisionPlus bulbs:

    www.autolamps-online.com/...centre.htm

    The guy who turned me on to 'em didn't think that it was truly 50% brighter than stock (the RST has pretty good lights to begin with, imho). At first, I tended to agree with him, although they did seem whiter.

    Over time, I've come to appreciate the lights. Side-to-side is pretty good, esp. on low beams, and the high beams light up a long ways ahead (note that I've adjusted my beams up a bit, which probably frustrates drivers in front of me, but if they're frustrated by me, that means they've <strong>seen</strong> me...!)

    The Motolights are supposed to have good horizontal beamage (new word there); plus, being mounted on the forks, they tend to point to where you're going on the curvy bits...I saw the lights at a moto show, and they're dazzling, that's all I know...

    HTH..

    Paul
    '01 Flame Red

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    BossBob2
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    Re: VisionPlus


    I'm sure its been asked..........
    What bulbs are in the Futura? (H1..H4..H7 etc) I can't find it in the manual

    Thanks

    rab

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    rstgary
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    driving lights


    the bulbs are H7 55w.

  11. #11
    BossBob2
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    Re: driving lights


    Y thank ye sir

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    mnrstrider
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    bulbs


    You would think too that because it is a H7 bulb it will work.... WELL IT DOESN'T. Don't ask me why. I ordered bulbs online from some import racing place, H7 bulbs, they dont fit, in fact they are completely different, so becareful in shopping.


    P.S. I got a :smokin: deal for someone looking for some H7 bulbs :rollin: .

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    BossBob2
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    Re: bulbs


    <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">
    now I'm well confused ..... but its easy
    What do I buy guys??
    Are they H7?

    MNRSTRIDER! when you took the old ones out, if the H7 didn't fit, did you look at what number was on the bulb that was in? <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">
    Was that an H7?
    do I need to buy a hammer as well (to make them fit)

    Rab

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    buck000
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    Re: bulbs


    Rab, if it's any help, the following from www.autolamps-online.com/...centre.htm were what I ordered (and am pretty happy with):

    H7 VisionPlus 12 volt 55 watt (per pair) $40.00
    H7 12972VP

    I got two pair, and thus have one spare.

    It's kind of neat to watch the road signs flash 1/2 mile ahead of me on the freeway...

    Paul
    '01 Flame Red


  15. #15
    BossBob2
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    Re: bulbs


    OK, thanks Buck. H7's it is .......
    And I still luv that Avatar by the way :rollin:

    Rab

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