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As a couple of you may have seen in the posts I just picked up my 1st cruiser and have already thrown a lot of extras on it...









my main issues are lighting..I"m fairly impressed with the stock lighting, but as I have poor night vision and this is a daily driver(everything but icy stuff) I want to have the best possible...I'm seeing the "black hole" that is talked about and I can see this is more than likely a stock reflector issue. I'm looking into a replacement lens for that, I've had good luck with an ebay company for metal/glass lights in the past on a number of different vehicles.
I'm cheap so I will not be getting a new light bar, I will be adapting some lights to work with the current one.
So far I have a standalone harness that will allow me to run a

hella bulb 90/130w so that will be a difference for sure, but thats not installed yet as I am waiting for the bulbs to come in, hopefully a new lens will fix any issues.
I will 1st try one simple 4 1/2" lights on the current bar with 55w lights to see if anything else is needed.
My next step is to get a $150 HID kit and try to adapt the driving lights to use those, I'm fond of the HIDS but need to see what its going to take to maintain the cutoff needed so I don't have the "light scatter"



anyone have any thoughts/ideas?
 

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maybe some fork mounted lights like the goldwings?
i have a lightbar and installed 55w bulbs. together with the 55w headlight, i have alot of light. i did have to run a seperate circuit for the lightbar tho
 

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Your bike is looking good so far. Gadget's web site has info on putting extra lights on your ride fairly inexpensively. Take a look - it might give you some ideas on how to do it your bike.

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thanks!
that was the page that gave me the ideas for lights on the stock bar....I'd prefer to keep the look of them up high, but I know the lights lower will look better..
A trade off..I want the lights to move with the bars, but I dont' care for the look as much, I like the old school look...but it will be function taking priority
 
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