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I have been considering putting driving lights under the front of my fairing to light up the road a bit better and a lighted rear bumber wrap around my bags. I am aware of the stator problems with the 1100. Would the addition of these lights put my charging system at risk? The bike only has 31500 miles on it and I have a very good voltmeter installed. The system charges at just below 15 volts when cruising. So it seems very healthy.
 

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JIMBO83 wrote:
I have been considering putting driving lights under the front of my fairing to light up the road a bit better and a lighted rear bumber wrap around my bags. I am aware of the stator problems with the 1100. Would the addition of these lights put my charging system at risk? The bike only has 31500 miles on it and I have a very good voltmeter installed. The system charges at just below 15 volts when cruising. So it seems very healthy.
Whats up Jim?
Iinstalled LED driving lamp's and LED flexible light strip's on the sides ofthe trunk on my Softail. They are very bright and have a very low amp draw.


Here are the Driving lamps on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/16-LED-Light-Driving-Lamp-Universal-Super-Bright-WHITE_W0QQitemZ120422955009QQcmdZViewItem

And here are the LED strip on ebay , But I have seen these at Wally World and Auto parts stores. They have a sticky back and have been very durable.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/48-Red-Flexible-Under-Car-60-LED-Strip-Bar-Neon-Lights_W0QQitemZ170341660422QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item27a9277706&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1205%7C240%3A1318

I can take some pics of my bike with the lights if you want, just let me know - Take Care - Jim
 

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Led strip lights work fine. but led driving lamps are just a joke. get HID 35 watts driving lamps and you wont even need the main light.
 

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No, it won't damage the stator. It doesn't work that way. Just add up the watts you want to add and realize that you only have a 300 watt stator. Don't forget to add the draw of the fan as well. You can exceed the 300 watts as long as you realize that you will need to turn some things off for the battery to re-charge.
 

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Since extra voltage is just shunted to ground when the battery is fully charged, you might as well use it, right? I use 2 55 watt driving lights sometimes, but I commute 55 miles each way, plenty of time to recharge, and I don't leave them on all the time, just the stretches of road that are really dark. If I'm following someone, I don't want to be a bother, either.
I drilled 2 holes into the bottom of the turn signal area of my fairing and mounted 2 walmart specials there. The fairing is in pretty rough shape anyway. Whats a couple more holes? I ran a fused wire right from the battery to a lighted switch in the fairing, I might add a relay from the acc line sometime, so I can't leave them on by mistake.
 

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JIMBO83 wrote:
I have been considering putting driving lights under the front of my fairing to light up the road a bit better and a lighted rear bumber wrap around my bags. I am aware of the stator problems with the 1100. Would the addition of these lights put my charging system at risk? The bike only has 31500 miles on it and I have a very good voltmeter installed. The system charges at just below 15 volts when cruising. So it seems very healthy.
:waving:It's the GL1200's that had the big stator problem not the GL1100.
 
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