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wanting to install a set of lights

I've been wanting to install a set of halogen lights on my V for a while now as I do a lot of night driving. I don't know if installing a set of halogen lights will be bad for the battery. I have read a lot of people install LED's...which are nice but a bit to rich for my blood in way of price. My question is, would I need to do something extra to make sure they they work correctly ?
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A set of Halogen won,t hurt your battery and just get the wiring done properly with a relay.

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You have halogen lights already or do you mean extra lights as in spotlights?
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Is this what your want to install.
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Is this what your want to install.
that's it. Being I don't have much moola I grabed a set from wally world for 20 bucks. I need to find some place to put them along with a set of cheap brackets. When a "relay" is needed is that just a seperate on and off switch? any way what you have, that's my goal\.
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Wiring up a pair of lights has been discussed elsewhere in the forum, time to dig back some old threads, but basically it's the same for both halogen and led type of lights.

Pull a wire from battery direct to a relay, make sure you have a 15A fuse along the line, and then from relay 2 lines goes to each of the light's positive lead. An on/off switch is optional but preferred. Use at least 14 gauge wire but 12 would be better. Remember to ground the lights.

Then tap a wire from the ignition or the headlamp positive lead to the relay's switching lead. Ground the other lead. You may use a 20gauge wire. Zip tie everything and re-assemble your plastics, put the key into ignition, fire the bike up. Your lights should come alive together with the headlamp or if a switch is installed, flick it on.

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For mounting of lights if you have an engine guard, you may use some bar clamps.
Alternatively some members here uses longer bolts and spacer tubes and mount it on fairing mounting holes.

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$20.00 lights from Wal mart, spacer and longer bolt from Home depot.

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Look into <Motorcycle Cree LED>
overseas suppliers are much cheaper

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I recently bought two Acerbis Cyclone front masks, with a total of 2 hi beams and 2 fog lights. I mounted to fog lights to the Versys:





Decent light and visibility!

The hi beams were for my other motorcycle.

total cost €80 in a clearance sale.

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recently did a cannibalized install of PIAA 004xt's on mine. Had a set that I took off my pickup, needed a new lens/bulb for the one. Used a spare PIAA wiring harness, lots of cutting. Mounted the relay under the fairing, took fused power from my fuze block under the seat and a hot power from the battery. Mounted to my engine guard, still have some angling and other minor work to do, once the weather turns a little nicer.

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