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I am the first person to state.....Opt7 has worked for me! Also, more important: Lights Lights Lights, save lives! So when it comes to this I make sure I not only have a good headlamp but driving lamps. I am not a fan of the box style ones, some look cool but just not my cup of tea, so I turned to Opt7 yet again, and here is what I got.

So here is the Home Depot run plus Amazon:




I tend to wire battery direct, at least for now. I made sure to put an in-line fuse, just for a little ease of mind.



Whenever I wire on something outside I make sure I wrap the crap out of the connections, no matter the "weather proof".



Grab a drill and make a hole, fill with this beauty. I love these as they have an indicator they are on.




I wired them all up, the black tape is to indicate ground, I use one bundle of red wires because I can and know how to make it work, I do not recommend this if you're just starting your first project as you can cross wires when running them down the bike and hiding them. I tend to strip both sides of the ground and only one of the power wire. This has been a little trick I was taught years ago.




You can easily attach with double sided tape (this stuff lasts) and wire up. The wire will tuck right behind the gray and you can tie it to the plastic with a zip-tie that will hide the wire and not go sideways as shown here.



Here is the lights all wired and installed, yet not on...........




....and when I push the power, Opt7 never fails!



Hope you enjoyed! Was actually easy being I have taken the bike apart prior.

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Good job and looks great!
I'm a fan of using liquid electrical tape before I wrap things up. Just an extra measure.

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Those look great. Nice and clean. Please let us know how they look at night.
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Those look great. Nice and clean. Please let us know how they look at night.
I have to run to CVS today, so I am holding off for the night time, still got a healthy few hours out here!

Thank you though.

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Great write-up, Spun. But maybe you might want to pick up one of these while your at CVS!!!



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Great write-up, Spun. But maybe you might want to pick up one of these while your at CVS!!!



you know for some reason the site *bleeps out my choice words......but your legs look great shaved!


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you know for some reason the site *bleeps out my choice words......but your legs look great shaved!

Hahaha!!! I use Nair!

Seriously, great write-up with great pics! Always makes it better with pictures and/or video - especially for us "Visual Learners"!
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Hahaha!!! I use Nair!

Seriously, great write-up with great pics! Always makes it better with pictures and/or video - especially for us "Visual Learners"!
I am a firm believer in pictures or videos. Can't tell you how many times I google over and over to find someones else's experience to learn prior to my adventures.
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Those look great. Nice and clean. Please let us know how they look at night.
As you requested fine sir:

Here is them only on no headlight:



Here is a front shot with headlights on:



This is with the beams off, notice the dark spot in the road, most people will lower their lights to cover this area. I used to but now having these wont:



Here is them all lit up, as you can see it really covers the missing spots and looks great! Super happy!



Here is the link if you're interested.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Easy to install, took me 30 min to do! Worth the $7.99 from Amazon and about $10 at Home Depot

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Note that was the only dark place I could find was an ally! I was scared but took one for the team!
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