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    Daylight running lamps / fog lamps
    on: Dec 25, 2017, 12.54 pm
    Dec 25, 2017, 12.54 pm
    Hi all,

    My wife has ordered, but not yet arrived, some extra lights for the bike as a Christmas present, they are the Chinese one's from Ebay, my question is, how good are they and would I need an extra relay to run them, I was thinking of wiring them into, or take a feed from the headlight loom, or would this cause problems.
    I was thinking of a better set of lights to be honest, but not wishing to be unkind or anything I will go with these for a while, I was looking at the BMW K1600gtle before settling on the TTSE and did quite like the lights that are fitted to the BMW.
       
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    Re: Daylight running lamps / fog lamps
    Reply #1 on: Dec 25, 2017, 03.40 pm
    Dec 25, 2017, 03.40 pm
    I'll be watching this thread with interest, which lights exactly do you have coming? :002:

    I find the standard headlight pretty good but long sections of A roads round my way don't have any street lights period, I am thinking that adding a couple of lights lower down maybe beneficial.

    I'm not sure if taking a feed from the factory light is a great idea, well not post side of the standard fuse shall we say,....if the new lights become faulty/blow that fuse, you'll have no lights working. :187:

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    Re: Daylight running lamps / fog lamps
    Reply #2 on: Dec 25, 2017, 05.44 pm
    Dec 25, 2017, 05.44 pm
    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    I'll be watching this thread with interest, which lights exactly do you have coming? :002:

    I find the standard headlight pretty good but long sections of A roads round my way don't have any street lights period, I am thinking that adding a couple of lights lower down maybe beneficial.

    I'm not sure if taking a feed from the factory light is a great idea, well not post side of the standard fuse shall we say,....if the new lights become faulty/blow that fuse, you'll have no lights working. :187:

    Hi Earthman, they are available on Ebay, the wife noted that I wanted some extra lights on the bike, fitted lower down, be seen easier theory, more lights scenario,  she thought these would be okay,



    If you thing it's not a good idea to wire them direct, what way would you suggest, thanks in advance.
    Paul Wilko

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    Re: Daylight running lamps / fog lamps
    Reply #3 on: Dec 25, 2017, 06.16 pm
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    I haven't got a suggestion at the mo, I've not had a root around this bike's electrics to be honest, what with it having CAN-BUS wiring, I'm extra wary of adding extra items to it. I much prefer working on vehicles with 'normal' looms/wiring.

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    Re: Daylight running lamps / fog lamps
    Reply #4 on: Dec 25, 2017, 11.50 pm
    Dec 25, 2017, 11.50 pm
    Coconut has an interesting installation on his current bike; worth a look.

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    Re: Daylight running lamps / fog lamps
    Reply #5 on: Dec 26, 2017, 09.29 am
    Dec 26, 2017, 09.29 am
    To avoid some of the pitfalls mentioned I installed a "Fuzeblock FZ-1 Distribution Block"

    This device takes a direct feed from the Battery ( Via an in-line 30A Fuse )
    needs an Earth / Ground connection, and also an Ignition switched input,
    and provides SIX additional independent circuits - which are easily selectable
    as being either permanently Live, or Ignition Switched Live,
    by simply moving the position of the Fuse for that Circuit.

    You can use whatever fuse rating you choose for your new circuit.

    I installed mine underneath the Rider Seat.

    So far I have circuits for :
      Horn Upgrade
      Auxilliary Front Lighting via Handlebar mounted switch
      Handlebar mounted powered Phone Holder via isolation switch.

    The front lights and switch can be seen at Reply #115 here :Back on the Road again !
    ( Small bullet LED's for use as Daytime Running Lights, rather than illiminating the road ahead ).



    Last Edit: Dec 26, 2017, 09.35 am by Coconut

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    Re: Daylight running lamps / fog lamps
    Reply #6 on: Dec 26, 2017, 11.59 am
    Dec 26, 2017, 11.59 am
    Hi Coconut, I hope you had a good Christmas.

    With regards to the Fuzeblock, did you purchase it direct from the manufacture or find it for sale else where, this looks like something I need before I wire the lamps up, when they arrive.
    Also I am right at the time of typing, you wired through a switch on the handle bars, with a little foresight, this would be a good idea, to safe any issues with the law. The fuzeblock looks a clever bit of kit, and simple to install / wire into.

    Regards Wilko.
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    Re: Daylight running lamps / fog lamps
    Reply #7 on: Dec 26, 2017, 12.16 pm
    Dec 26, 2017, 12.16 pm
    I don't really "do" Christmas any more - just as well - spent most of the Day in bed with a Fever !

    I got the Fuzeblock from "Nippy Normans" - not cheap but worth it in my opinion !

    Cheers,

    Last Edit: Mar 26, 2020, 09.41 am by Coconut

     



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