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they'll draw 9 to 10 amps if my memory of ohms law is currect, so it depends how much spare amperage the stator has. Could be a bit marginal as I imagine the headlamp to be 55 amps. you will be trebling the lighting draw at the front......Steve
 

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So odds are it would eventually drain the battery being that it drawing to much. I would guess they would be only in certain conditions.
 

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I would think occasional use only. Maybe someone else has a similar set up and will be able to speak from their experience.
On other bikes of mine I have been able to improve headlight performance by using the main and dip feeds to the bulb to operate relays. These then switch a fused heavy duty "Live" feed from the battery direct to the headlight. It's surprising how much power you loose due to the resistance in the original thin cable and via the switches and connectors etc. This gives the added benefit of improving dip as well as full beam.
The problem with adding extra driving lamps is that they need to go off when dip is engaged. If the dip beam is already not too good then the contrast is very dramatic. 165 watt main beam to about 50 watt dip.
A lot of people like to fit the auxilary lights for cosmetic reasons and occasional use and are happy with that...Steve
 

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:waving:Two 55 watt driving lights would draw 9.166 amps which exceeds what the accessory terminal is rated at which is a max of 60 watts which equals 5 amps. So thetwo 55 watt driving lights would definitely overload the system.
 

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most people change the 55 watt bulbs to 35 watts on the driving lamps. most of those use H3 type bulbs.
 

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The 1000's and 1100's basically use the same stator. As soon as I changed the 55w bulb in my driving lights to the H-3 35 watt bulbs i have no more major draining of the charging system.
 

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Has anybody used these brands before? Or can you recommened a different brand.
 

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I sure wouldn't pay that price for them. ($45.00)

i found almost identical ones at Schucks for $19.99.

They are also available from Walmart, Kmart, and several other auto parts stores for between $20 and $40.

The main problem is that you still have to come up with your mounting brackets.

I made my own for a couple hours labor and about $15.
The hardest thing I had to do was decide where to put them.
 

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I bought a pair of these lights (55 watt) on sale, at HARBOR FREIGHT. For $7.00.. Most accessory catalogs wind up in my home trash can. Have cosistently found accessories locally for much less money than listed in catalogs. And no shipping!. Not only do i squeak while walking. i also "whistle" while i pee. :dude:
 

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These are pretty good lights and look good also. Bulbs can be changed out to 35w bulbs to help draw. Walmart has them also for about $20.

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