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Does anyone have any experience with the Kuryakyn Bullet halogen running lights. I like the looks of them but I also want functionality. They are smaller, (and less expensive) than the Harley lamps. I have a 2002 Low Rider and I like the look of the smaller lights.
 

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Me Too...

I would also like to hear opinions on this...
I do want more light...But don't want to ruin the looks of a FXDL...
If I wanted those big cans in the front I would have bought a RK...LOL..
BUT if I have to, I would sacrifice the looks for more light..:confused:
 

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Fifthgear has the spot lamps on his Dyna and I think they look pretty good. I also like the looks of the Kuryaken lights but I doubt they put out much light. It seems everyone is trying to improve on the terrible factory lighting system that H.D. is using. I know on my FXD the low beam is absolutely useless at night. Is it the bulb they are using or is it the reflector. I know on my other bikes I had in the past the 55/60 headlight seemed fine but on the two Harleys I've owned the headlight sucked.
Any ideas?
 

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Dawg, I don't know how much light that the Kuryakyn Bullet lights put out, but they do look cool. Maybe someone will respond who has them.

GROUCHO, you're killin me. Tin cans? LOL

I chose function over form but styling is important too, I know that. There are the bulbs which put out more light with the same electrical draw as discussed in another thread. If I had a big problem with the looks of additional lighting, I think I would go so far as to rewire the headlight with heavier wiring and use a xenon 100/120. I would rather rewire than burn my wiring and be without lights on a dark road somewhere. And I would rather be able to see well on the roads that are new to me that I find my self on so much. The xenon bulbs, say 80/100 or even 100/120, do make a big difference. They are illegal to use on the street but I don't think that motorcycles with a single light get hasseled too much. They are not near as bad to face as the mis-aligned driving/fog lights that I see on cars and trucks.
 

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HEHEH

TIN CANS!!!TIN CANS!!!
I bet we catch a couple of envious baggers peepen in here!!LOL...
Good thought with the wiring!!
Never occured to me!!
I wonder...(I break better than fix)...what the dealer would rape me for time wise for pulling out the old and a re-wire??
Can you post a bigger picture of your CANS!!hehehehe:eek:
 

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Thanks for the input. I do like the look on Fifthgear's bike but most of my riding is less than 200 miles one way and I probably won't be putting bags on it. So I think the bigger lights would look wrong on mine. I am concerned about the light output as I live in a rural area without lighted roads. The Kuryakyn lights are 35 watt Halogen but I guess the issue is how many lumens output do they have. I'll e-mail Kuryakyn and see if they can provide the information.
 

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Kuryakyn's Reply

Before I e-mailed them I noticed that they had a replacement bulb for these lights that are 50W. I asked if their lights had as much output as the Harley Passing Lamps and if it was O.K. to run the 50W bulbs. Here is their response.


Hi- As far as usable light putput, the silver bullets will put out at least
as much if not more. The beam is much more focused also. DO NOT run the 50 watt lights - they generate incredible heat. Fred R&D


So if they can be believed I think this is the way I'll go. I'm not sure I like where they mount on the FXDL but for $210.00 difference I may go for it. On the Low Rider they mount on the bottom triple tree pinch bolt. Thanks guys for the help.
 

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Dawg,
If ya can please post a pic...after you mount the lights.... I have just ordered a FXDL...( should be in the last week of April..) and am interested in how they perform and look.... Thanks..
 

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Dawg,
If ya can please post a pic...after you mount the lights.... I have just ordered a FXDL...( should be in the last week of April..) and am interested in how they perform and look.... Thanks..

I don't have a digital camera yet but I'll let you know how it goes. I'm still undecided since I don't really like where they mount. Probably be a couple of weeks. It was 78 degrees in Georgia today and that doesn't happen in January often. Takin' a couple o' days off to see what this darlin' will do. Lord I love the South............ EEEEEEEEEEHAAAAA......
I'll post later what I've decided. You're going to love your Dyna!!!
 

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triple tree....

I opted to go for the small duece style turn sig lights...I also opted to mount them on the lower triple tree...wonder if there is another mount available for the driving lights....
P.S.........I WONDER why they would sell a 50-W bulb if it runs so hot??
 

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Re: triple tree....

GROUCHO said:
I opted to go for the small duece style turn sig lights...I also opted to mount them on the lower triple tree...wonder if there is another mount available for the driving lights....
P.S.........I WONDER why they would sell a 50-W bulb if it runs so hot??
They have a light bar for the Wide Glide but not for the other Dyna's. I wondered the same thing about the 50 W's. The American way, capitalism at work, things that make you go HUMMMMMMMMM............
 

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Got the lights

I got the Kuryakyn lights last night. I ordered the large ones and I'm glad I did. They're smaller than I had anticipated but I think they're going to look great. A little bigger than the stock turn signals but way smaller than the Harley passing lamps. Excellent quality and for some reason only cost $39.00. I ordered them online and the price indicated was $89.99. They come with red, amber, and clear lenses so you can use them as turn, brake, or driving lights. I plan to hook them up this weekend so I'll let you know if they're bright enough. From the looks of the bulb and reflector they should be very bright. The instructions say to mount to the lower triple tree pinch bolt but it looks like you could mount it to the upper one which would put it closer to the headlamp. I have a sport windshield and it was too cold last night to uncover it to check the clearance. Fifthgear, the instructions say to splice to either the turn signal driving light wire or the turn signal wire depending on which one you want. Do you know if these wires are routed through the headlamp? I like your idea of splicing there since it's out of the weather.
 

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Dawg said:
Fifthgear, the instructions say to splice to either the turn signal driving light wire or the turn signal wire depending on which one you want. Do you know if these wires are routed through the headlamp? I like your idea of splicing there since it's out of the weather.

No Dawg, they are not routed through the headlight. The wires follow the wiring harness through the frame channel under the tank. I believe it is a six pin connector. If you want to make the tie in there, you will have to pull the wiring harness slack out to get to the connector and pull the slack back through when you're finished from the other end. Pulling the slack out is the easy part, getting it back in is not as easy. If you've never done it, the "other end" is on the lower inside of the rear fender. There is a rubber square plug that comes off to reveil the harness before it turns upward to go it's various directions up under the seat. Any questions about this just ask. I've done it a few times too many myself.
 

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Somehow I knew it was going to be a pain. Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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BTW...

Dawg said:



I don't have a digital camera yet but I'll let you know how it goes.QUOTE]



By the Way....If you have your pic's developed at a Wal-Mart...they will take your roll of film and e-mail em to you for 5 bucks or so...Until you get a digital camera....
 

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By the Way....If you have your pic's developed at a Wal-Mart...they will take your roll of film and e-mail em to you for 5 bucks or so...Until you get a digital camera.... [/B][/QUOTE]


Some places will also develop them to a CD or diskette. I've done that but I'm trying to convince my wife that we really have to have a digital camera. I've spent so much on the Harley that she's being a bit stubborn. Any suggestions on a good digital camera?
 

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Dawg said:
By the Way....If you have your pic's developed at a Wal-Mart...they will take your roll of film and e-mail em to you for 5 bucks or so...Until you get a digital camera....

Some places will also develop them to a CD or diskette. I've done that but I'm trying to convince my wife that we really have to have a digital camera. I've spent so much on the Harley that she's being a bit stubborn. Any suggestions on a good digital camera? [/B][/QUOTE]

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I looked around for a couple of months and bought a couple only to bring them back, mostly because of the sofware they provide with the camera...Looked on www.epinions.com and wanted to spend no more than 300 bucks...I bought the Fujifilm 2600Z..Has the nice lens that goes back into the body to protect it and a nice zoom...Plus it's easy to use
 
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