I've been needing to add a set of running lights to my V since I bought it 8 years ago and am finally getting around to it. I checked out many of the options out there, from Oz on up to the well performing and well renowned Denali's. I really didn't want the expenditure of the Denali's at this point, so I decided to try something a little different and went with a Hella set from amazon:
I did a quick search and couldn't find anyone else that had seemed to try them out, but at 80 bucks for the entire kit, I figured what the heck, I'd give it a go. I had 75 bucks remaining on an amazon gift card that I wasn't doing anything else with, so I figured worst case scenario, at least if they're terrible I only actually ended up spending 5 bucks (as well as the opportunity cost from the card, I know lol).
So now that I've taken the plunge and bought them, has anyone else used these and I just wasn't able to locate the thread? If so, how'd they turn out? My goal was to increase night vision, even nominally, for something less than 100 bucks. My hope is that these do the trick without having to splice a bunch of wiring to change things around.
For those that have added lights to your bike, where did you pull the power from? Did you run it from the battery directly so you could run the lights with the key off (possibly for camping purposes, at least that's my thought), or did you wire them through the ignition? As I went with 55w each, I'm likely not going to be running them with the bike off as I assume I only have about 200w extra to work with even with the bike running and I'm going to be pulling 110-120 with these lights on.
Any feedback is much appreciated. I'm curious how others have implemented their setups and have read a few of the threads on it.