lighting, etc.

Ian Westlake ianwestlake at
Sat Jun 19 09:08:51 PDT 2010

Got an HID conversion on my 96 and it is the muts! 200% improvement on the standard. Current draw is slightly less as well so no problem. It's not so much that it's brighter as it's whiter, makes everything crystal clear. When I first fitted I was going out everynight just for fun! 
96 in blue
Ps hi-viz all the way as well !

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On 19 Jun 2010, at 15:26, Dave King <oldfr8dog at> wrote:

Drew, nothing adds visibility like reflective gear.  Tourmaster makes some excellent quality riding gear that incorporates reflective striping but doesn't look too tacky.   

--- On Sat, 6/19/10, Drew Blanchard <drewblanchard at> wrote:

From: Drew Blanchard <drewblanchard at>
Subject: lighting, etc.
To: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at>
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 9:50 AM

Trying to increase both my visibility and view at night.   What do you use
for auxiliary lighting?  I'm thinking of adding some fork mounted driving
lights, but I've also seen threads in here about HID conversions and other
options for better night time driving.  Pros and cons?  Options?  If I'm
also adding heated grips, I'm concerned about overall electrical draw.

I also want to add something to increase visibility to traffic approaching
from behind.  I've seen spinners and flashers added to brake systems, but
some are more annoying than helpful.  Added visibility when braking isn't my
only concern; I often drive home on rainy nights, and want to increase my
overall visible "footprint" to traffic.  Suggestions for additional tail

And, again, I'm worried about the total load placed on the  electrical


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