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Aux lights

I'm wondering guys. What kind of auxiliary light would work for low price? Thx
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I'm wondering guys. What kind of auxiliary light would work for low price? Thx
I went with these and like them. Maybe not the most light output but bought them just to be seen.....and pretty low cost.

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I purchased these 20W 2000LM Super CREE LED driving lights from Amazon for $70.00. They're a nice quality set of lights with an all Aluminum housing and thick glass lens, the LED color temperature is Pure White 6000K-6500K. The set came with the full fused wiring harness and on/off switch. These are very bright lights, almost too bright for night use on the highway. If not adjusted properly, they can blind oncoming traffic. But, I purchased these as day time (see me coming) lights, so that cage drivers can see me better. The only down side to them is that the push button on/off switch isn't lighted, so during the day you don't know if they are on or off. I replaced it with my own lighted switch that is lit when the lights are on. They are wired to the keyed on/off power lead, just in case I leave the lights on after I turn off the bike.


This is what they looked like the night I installed them, I hadn't adjusted them yet at the time of the photo. I'll try and get a shot of them down the road on and off for comparison over the next couple of days.




They blend in well with the bike.
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Following up from my previous post. This evening after raining all day, I had the chance to take these photos. I was going to take them in the street, but our subdivision has street lamps so I moved it to my backyard. I'm 33 paces from the fence line (about 100 feet).

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The left image is with the bikes low beam on without the auxiliary lights. The image on the right is with the bikes auxiliary lights on.


The left image is with the bikes high beam on without the auxiliary lights. The image on the right is with the auxiliary lights.


Last image is Auxiliary lights only.
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Driving at night, it seems to me that the auxiliary lights are significantly more important than the factory lights.
Wow! I am sold!

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Damn, that's a significant upgrade. Did you run through a relay to power the lights? Have any pics of your wiring?
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Yes, I had to use the $20.00 Kawasaki relay so that the two available switchable power plugs up front would have power. Without that relay, those two power plugs that's available up front wont have power. I don't know why Kawasaki didn't include this relay since they provide a plug for it to be used in. It is a pretty basic installation, I didn't need to remove any of the panels to do the install. If you look down into the front left side of the fork well, you'll see where the relay plugs into.

Once that relay is plugged in, that white plug that you see in the top of photo, now becomes live and will turn on when the key is on, and turns the power off to that plug when the key is off. I just had to make a male plug so that I could plug the positive and ground wires from the lights wiring harness, into the white plug. Could have just cut the white plug and went wire to wire, but I like a clean install since it was a plug. The wiring harness was the standard harness for two LED auxiliary lights. One leg going to each light, one leg containing the positive and negative wire that I plugged into the white plug on the bike (power source), and the forth leg is the push button on/off switch. See additional photo below.


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I installed that relay when I put the usb power ports on the dash in the factory location. So, you are saying it powers another plug as well? I did not look around much, just stuck to what I was doing and got it done when in there. Thank you for providing detail.
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Thanks, you have me sold on these lights, just installed the crash bars and relay on both my wife's and my bike. Looking forward to some night riding once the lights are installed.
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zebraranger, what did you use to make the male plug? Is that a standard plug you can buy or did you use bullet connectors or? I installed the relay and 12v awhile back and remember that used bullet connectors, but with the accessory connector from your picture and what I remember when I looked at it when I had it apart it wasn't bullet connectors. Is that a common plug I can buy the male side for or? Thanks.
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Trawling the web, I just found an Australian company that do a full LED headlamp replacement which is DOT and E approved, pitty I cant find a price on their site though as they look very interesting
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zebraranger, what did you use to make the male plug? Is that a standard plug you can buy or did you use bullet connectors or? I installed the relay and 12v awhile back and remember that used bullet connectors, but with the accessory connector from your picture and what I remember when I looked at it when I had it apart it wasn't bullet connectors. Is that a common plug I can buy the male side for or? Thanks.
As stupid as this sounds, there is no standard plug for that 12v white auxiliary plug on the bike, not that I or the dealer could find anyway. I originally went to the local Kawasaki dealer when I couldn't find a male plug for that connection online anywhere. They looked it up in their system, then on the schematics and couldn't find a plug that would fit, they were pretty dumbfounded too. So I improvised and made my own plug out of the male cap that's attached to the end of that 12v plug. I removed the cap, the cap has a divider wall inside of it that would keep separate the positive and negative wires that come off of the lights.

I drilled out two small holes in the end for the positive and negative wires and fed them through the cap. I soldered two small pins to the end of the wires, then pulled the wires back a little to seat the pins back in place. On the back side of the plug that I drilled the two small holes in for the wires and pins, I glued in place using a commercial adhesive. Then, just to be safe, I wrapped the wires and the plug with electrical tape. When finished, I just plugged the cap back into the 12v plug and wa-la, I had power to the auxiliary lights.

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Nice, thanks for the info!
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As stupid as this sounds, there is no standard plug for that 12v white auxiliary plug on the bike, not that I or the dealer could find anyway. I originally went to the local Kawasaki dealer when I couldn't find a male plug for that connection online anywhere. They looked it up in their system, then on the schematics and couldn't find a plug that would fit, they were pretty dumbfounded too. So I improvised and made my own plug out of the male cap that's attached to the end of that 12v plug. I removed the cap, the cap has a divider wall inside of it that would keep separate the positive and negative wires that come off of the lights.

I drilled out two small holes in the end for the positive and negative wires and fed them through the cap. I soldered two small pins to the end of the wires, then pulled the wires back a little to seat the pins back in place. On the back side of the plug that I drilled the two small holes in for the wires and pins, I glued in place using a commercial adhesive. Then, just to be safe, I wrapped the wires and the plug with electrical tape. When finished, I just plugged the cap back into the 12v plug and wa-la, I had power to the auxiliary lights.
There are two sources for almost 100 % of Kawsaki plugs and connectors.a photo would help, is it two wire or 3 wire, female ?
Look in stickies of the How To Forum *** Parts Suppliers ****Kawasaki connectors & Terminals
I have purchased from both, including buying a crimper and the crimps for the regulator.
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There are two sources for almost 100 % of Kawsaki plugs and connectors.a photo would help, is it two wire or 3 wire, female ?
Look in stickies of the How To Forum *** Parts Suppliers ****Kawasaki connectors & Terminals
I have purchased from both, including buying a crimper and the crimps for the regulator.
I purchased the OEM Harness (part# 26031-2337) that connects to that white plug being referred to.


Plug that connects to the power source, which is the white plug being referred to in this thread.


Plug that connects to the OEM Fog Lamp switch


Plug that connects to the OEM Fog Lamp

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I purchased the OEM Harness (part# 26031-2337) that connects to that white plug being referred to.


Plug that connects to the power source, which is the white plug being referred to in this thread.


Plug that connects to the OEM Fog Lamp switch


Plug that connects to the OEM Fog Lamp
Went to Cycle terminal and Eastern Beaver trying to identify those terminals, I then went and checked # 26031-2337 at Partzilla discounted at $3.17 since I found that price hard to believe , I went to Revzilla @ $5.07 FYI You can't buy a single connector for that, that harness has four connectors and all the terminals with the wiring. I still can't believe that is the correct part number and the price. So I checked a few other places, prices varied between $3 and $5 . It is stated as the fog light harness, my guess is it is very close to cost.Anyone trying to buy the connectors, even a single connector would be foolish not to just buy the harness and cut the connector off that you need and butt splice it.

The plug on the switch is a Sumitomo MT 090 Series ,4 pin MT .090 - 2.3mm Male and Female locking connector , check the price, no wire , you need a special crimper, http://www.cycleterminal.com/mt-series-090.html 15th down on that page.

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