Lights, Camera, Commute...
Now for a different kind of street fighter, one that uses photons...
I commute year-round, including after dark, lane splitting down 280 in San Jose. A truly terrifying thing to do, but it gets me home in half the time.
So I added major lights to the bike, to supplement the modestly louder SE pipes.
This is the third bike I have done this light mod to. That top case just moves from bike to bike.
My reasoning is it's all about the light triangle, the lights are chosen to maximize surface area, and are as far apart as is practical, to make the motorcycle look larger and easier to see.
Those DRL's technically belong on a mercedes, and have an 'L' shape, but they don't look as cool as I was hoping for. I fabricated some aluminum brackets to mount them on the crash bars.
The rear lights are custom-wired semi-truck pedestal lights. The rear facing reds (upper pair) are running/brake. The lower pair are amber and are dual facing turns and forward facing running lights (you can see two sets of ambers facing forward) in the pics.
Basically I get huge bright brake/turns/running lights, and the DRL's make a great light triangle for the front.
Cost is small (the GIVI case is by far the most expensive bit), but two days of hard work, fabricating aluminum and wiring is tedious at best.
This is the second major mod (suspension was first), the last big things will be heated grips and a gear-indicator/tachometer, and I am considering a Batwing fairing.
I enjoy the mods, will be sorry when the bike is done.
Last edited by Kurt; 11-20-2017 at 10:39 PM.