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Hepco Becker Bars are handy for driving Lights and Highway Pegs!

See pics. The HB bars worked well for mounting Highway Pegs and small driving lights. The lights are 55w each!

The pegs were $15 at the local M/C accesory store and mounted fast and easy.

The driving light mounts are hardware store U-bolts that I had to bend tighter after they were around the HB bars and then I cut them off at the nylock nuts after snugging everything down.
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Where did you get the driving lights from & the brand? Cost? Do you have any problem with them running down your battery?
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Looks good! Nice foot rests...



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Rally Lights

I got the lights from:
http://www.rallylights.com/Optilux/optilux_1500.asp

I have not had a problem with running the battery down YET.

The alternator on the V is pretty good, but I would not run all the lights, Grip heaters and heated jacket liners all at once at low RPM.

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The reason I ask, I have a set pf PIAA 1100x (55w) that I had on my old bike (Yamaha YZF 600). If I ran the lights at low rpm, less than 4000, most of the time my bike wouldn't start after a stop. I've been hesitate about installing them on my V.
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I really like the way the lights mount.
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Alternator vs. lights

Versys at 4000 rpm 14V = 336 watts total.
Bike uses about 130 watts to run (Including low-beam).
2x 55W added lights are OK, but with base 130W + high beam 55W + (2x 55w) driving lights 110w + 100W heated Jacket + 20W heated grips the total (>400w) is over the alternator output. I would turn off the high beams with the laser cannons on. I would at least turn off the Jacket liner, grips and laser cannons a few minutes before landing to give the battery a chance to charge-up some.

I installed HID 35W for the low beams, so I am saving 20W that way with the 35W HIDs still brighter than the standard 55W bulb.
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Thank you for the compliments.
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Thanks for the info.
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Did that handlebar light switch come with the lights??

Thanks Les
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I bought the switch separate from:
http://www.cyclenutz.com/products/el...ht_switch.html

However the Driving Lights kit came with a full harness with a nice lighted switch that could maybe be mounted in the flat black plastic dashboard area of your V. That switch did not look water/rain friendly so, I like the easy access of the handlebar mounted switch.

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Thanks for the info - that's a cool little website. I like how your bike is coming along. I;ve had mine about 8 months and am only getting around to farkling.

Thanks. Les, Dallas.
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Nice looking setup...I like these pegs a bit better. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/2699/203/
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I have SW MOTECH crash bars ordered. What is the bar diameter of crash bar so can order correct highway pegs. How comfortable are they ?
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How do you like the HB Bars? Will they protect the engine in a lay down? I was thinking about doing the same thing for some highway pegs.

2013 Vulcan Classic LT but may be going back in the fold..
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I have SW MOTECH crash bars ordered. What is the bar diameter of crash bar so can order correct highway pegs. How comfortable are they ?
I have the SWMotech bars and the top bar is 1" and the rest is 7/8". When you install your bars leave everything loose until fully assembled. The long bolt may be a little short that goes through the swingarm area so I had to cut the spacer down by a 1/4" to get the nut on and so did several other folks. I don't know if you got a newer kit that may be fixed.
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I was hoping to install on lower aspect of crashbar which you discribe as 7/8". I spoke with twisted throttle to confirm diameter of bars and they state everything is 1" or 26.9mm.They call out 1 1/8" assembly. It will be interesting to see how it really plays out. I hope they are correct. I will keep all posted. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Those hand guards look pretty slick! I do alot of early morning riding when its 45 degrees out, and could use a wind break for my hands. Where did you get the hand guards?

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Handguards

The Hanguards are KTM Handguards. I found some discount phone order KTM shop on the internet.

They gave a discount if I had the part# 6000207910030.

The added skirts I had to make myself.
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