Well, I was able to get some LED lights on the bike.
Some details :
- I used the crash bars as a mount point for the top using a rubber-lined 1 inch clamp and some 3/32 ( I think ) aluminum strips that I bent to fit.
- The bottom of the strips are velcroed to the radiator and, after a couple hundred miles, are keeping the lights pretty tight.
- I ordered some Phillips Daylight 4 LED DRL's. I got the kit from Amazon and it was about $90. Support for these is via 800 number, there was no information on-line other than the manuals.
- I wired them to the Fuzeblock ( unswitched ) but did not follow the instructions. They say to run a second red wire to a "switched" circuit to trigger when the lights will come on. The control box even has a neat blue LED that lights up when you find it. When I connect that up, the lights never come on.
- These lights are designed for a CAR which ( I think ) explains the fact that when the bike goes into a "hot idle", the lights will go off. Blip the throttle and they come back on
- As a feature ( I think ), the lights will stay on for about 5 seconds after you turn off the bike. Kinda cool.
- These are BRIGHT lights. During the day, they are visible. At night, they act almost like little driving lights. They light up about 20 feet in front of the bike in a white light. The wife reports they are brighter than the headlight even though they are aimed down.
Overall, I like them. We'll see how durable the mounting system is but I think it increases my visibility ( which was my goal ) and they look unique. The picture doesn't do them justice.