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Hey guys, I've tried using the search function and couldn't find much. I'm considering purchasing two Warn W350F 3.5" fog lights to put on the front forks in place of the reflectors. I'll wire them to a switch on the handlebars. They're 55w lights, so would they draw to much electricity while the bike is running? They won't be on all the time, just on some of the dark backroads/trails that I ride. Thanks in advance!
 

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Here is a comparison of the Light setup i put on my 07. There is also a link on this link to the install and details of what lights i used. This light setup should work on a 01 an newer bike. I have ridden over an hour with all the light on and ive let it idle for 10-15 minutes on a cool night with a voltmeter hooked up and it never dipped below 14v while idling and 14.3-14.5 when riding.

http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/4714-night-time-headlight-comparison-photos/page__p__45322__fromsearch__1#entry45322
 

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Dangit. Looks like I'll cancel that order.



Alright then, could I do two HID or LED lights? Sorry for the questions, I don't understand electricity at all! lol




I'm electrically challenged also!....don't feel bad.Also look at Twisted throttle's Denali lights....only .75A draw per light.Includes harness etc.
 

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If i would have seen motomondos before i go my setup i probably would have gave them a shot. I seen them about a week after my lights arrived. I cant complain though. Ive been very happy with the output of these lights.
 

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Yo! Bringing up an old topic, but I figure it's better than starting a new one. Got my LED's mounted on the bike and wired today!!! I'm pretty pleased, definitely worth the time and money! I got mine from SuperBrightLEDS.com that I'm pretty sure are the same ones that MondoMotos sells. Saved $15 over the MondoMoto lights though.


Great choice, nice lights and drawing only a bit more than 1 amp shouldn't be an issue. Sweet.
I'm pretty sure I'm getting 4 to mount on my backhoe 2 on each end for night work.
 

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Great choice, nice lights and drawing only a bit more than 1 amp shouldn't be an issue. Sweet.
I'm pretty sure I'm getting 4 to mount on my backhoe 2 on each end for night work.


They'll definitely do the job for you! They put out a lot more light than I thought they would. More than what shows in the picture. I'm definitely impressed
 

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Yo! Bringing up an old topic, but I figure it's better than starting a new one. Got my LED's mounted on the bike and wired today!!! I'm pretty pleased, definitely worth the time and money! I got mine from SuperBrightLEDS.com that I'm pretty sure are the same ones that MondoMotos sells. Saved $15 over the MondoMoto lights though.


Which beam angle did you get? 45 or 25?
 

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TWs need to keep their electrical systems balanced to avoid over- or under-charging the battery. Add 1 amp here, need to take away 1 amp there, or over time, you'll end up burning out the rectifier or worse. Simply replace all the other lights with LEDs, and you'll be really close. Your light bulb replacements will be practically eliminated. Get the brightest LED replacements you can fit so intensity is retained--some of the cheaper options are simply too dim to be safe. The exception would be the indicator lights--get the single LED as the brighter options are simply blinding at night.

I've run twin 35W HID conversion H4 headlights and LEDs everywhere else with good results. Lost that set-up to a chunk of firewood tossed up by a semi's duals. Switched to the stock headlight with a 55W HID conversion. Light was excellent for offroad--like a giant floodlight, but no pattern on low beam to prevent blinding oncoming drivers. Ran a SilverStar Ultra for a while, much better than stock. I've rebuilt the dual headlight system for Tdub2 and ditched the HID conversions for a pair of J. W. Speaker 8800 LEDs. Works for me.

EDIT: I know LEDs will be too expensive for most folks, but these are DOT approved and legal in Canada. HID conversions are neither DOT approved nor legal in Canada.
 

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Any issues since install?.
Nope, no issues at all. I leave them running at all times, haven't had any drivers flash me even though they throw out a lot of light. Haven't noticed anything different with the electrical system either. If I could change anything I would go back and install them using a relay instead of wiring directly through the headlight, just to take the load off the handlebar switch and put it on the relay.

I just installed a pair on my brothers KLR and we did the relay route. Adds a little time on the install but it's extremely simple.
 
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