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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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Front Facing Lights Picures?

I have a V Star 1300 Deluxe with the factory fairing. I'm interested in seeing pictures of bikes with fairings and how you have added additional front facing lights. I'm just not sure which way to add lights for better visibility. I'm leaning toward fork tube mounted lights or highway bar mounted lights (which will be a good reason I to add highway bars)

Would some of my MC colleagues post some photos of your front facing light add ons?
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I am looking at the same issue. I am thinking of getting the fork mounted lights as I think we can get better lights that way.
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Since you didn't mention it...Yamaha makes passing lights as an accessory.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fi.../photo_04.html

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Works for me.

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I've seen the passing lights and like the look in the photo. In my reading there seems to be some thinking that the inverted "T" or triangle arrangement is more visible than the passing lights. Is there much validity to that?
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Yup. Pretty much.

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Here's a pic of my 1100's setup.
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Since you didn't mention it...Yamaha makes passing lights as an accessory.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fi.../photo_04.html
The passing lamps in that picture are the "standard" passing lamps. They come in a regular or halogen bulb version. I originally ordered those thinking I was getting the Tribar passing lamps. Yammy web site misrepresented the 2 in photos. I did not like the standard lamps, yellowish looking when lit up and the lens looked frosted.

The Tribar lamps have a much cleaner, clearer looking lens and match better with the stock headlight IMHO

Here are pics of both on my 1300 Tourer and the Strat with Yammy lamps with the Deluxe Faring.

Pic 1 - passing lamps Pic 2 -1 Tribar passing lamps Pic 3 -Strat Deluxe with passing lamps
All three are Yamaha OEM passing lamps
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