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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2016, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Aux lights dimmer switch

I have 6 amp total aux led lights. Anyone recommending a dimmer switch for them? As in you bought it and it's working fine so that if I get one I can pick your brain if I run into snags. The PO had them wired into the high beams but they are so bright prevents my wanting to use them for daylight awareness. Rarely ride at night so basically useless to me at present. I did tip them down and will experiment with that some more if no dimmer workable.
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Another idea would be to use your existing light mounts and also mount daytime running light bullets (cheap most places) LEDs connected to your low beam.
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Good idea and may have to consider that if there are no other solutions, thanks
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I use a Skene IQ-170, which has been superseded by this: Skene Design Motorcycle Visibility Lights I like it.

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That looks like just the ticket, will look into it. Thanks
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Went riding with my buddy and after I tilted the aux lines down he said wasn't annoying at all. So came home yesterday in the dark and no one flashed their lights at me so I guess I'll just keep it that way. Rarely ride at night so riding with high beams and aux in daytime shouldn't be a problem for other drivers and makes me way more visible.
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Went riding with my buddy and after I tilted the aux lines down he said wasn't annoying at all. So came home yesterday in the dark and no one flashed their lights at me so I guess I'll just keep it that way. Rarely ride at night so riding with high beams and aux in daytime shouldn't be a problem for other drivers and makes me way more visible.
Well done!

Note: Motolight recommends to set them to a 3 degree downward slant. On my previous bike, I have had my auxiliary lights adjusted that way for years without any dimmers, etc. .... and no one complained (fellow riders, oncoming vehicles, etc.). My Versys currently has 2 auxiliary LED lights (slanted 3 degrees downward) plus a LED light bar. A second pair of auxiliary LED lights will be added to the front this winter. Conspicuity is my main goal.

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