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?? Watt useage ability from headlight aux power??

Does anyone know what the watt limit on the aux power in the headlight fixture is for a '07 c50 Bully? Thanks in advance for the help.

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Does anyone know what the watt limit on the aux power in the headlight fixture is for a '07 c50 Bully? Thanks in advance for the help.
Aux connector is on a 10 AMP fused circuit. Simply stated:

I(A) = P(W) / V(V)
P = I x V
P = 10 x 12 = 120 Watts

That being said, you need to look at the gauge of the wire in the harness. For 10 AMPs, lengths up to 6 feet will be OK with 16 gauge wire. I don't know what gauge wire is in the harness. If in doubt, use a relay with a lower gauge (thicker) wire and use the accessory socket to trigger the relay.

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Well it is a nice work bus it would be better if you keep the turn signal on place and rise up the headlights
leohacker, I have seen many bikes setup that way.
I see that as the conventional look and I would rather be unique but still get the effects of the lights to the road. And I also figured that with three lights placed/spaced outward instead of being in tight , would make the bike a bit more seen during the day. A bright/light triangle to see me better with. After all that what the lights are there for.

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Ashamsi said,"Aux connector is on a 10 AMP fused circuit."...

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Aux connector is on a 10 AMP fused circuit. Simply stated:

I(A) = P(W) / V(V)
P = I x V
P = 10 x 12 = 120 Watts

That being said, you need to look at the gauge of the wire in the harness. For 10 AMPs, lengths up to 6 feet will be OK with 16 gauge wire. I don't know what gauge wire is in the harness. If in doubt, use a relay with a lower gauge (thicker) wire and use the accessory socket to trigger the relay.
Ashamsi , so there seems to be plenty of wiggle room for the lights I am using? I will be using 2-35 watt(70) lights in my configuration. with the equation above this comes to 5.833 amps being used for both lights on one circuit. yes? so I would need to put one fuse in line at least 7amp to cover blowing the lights or wires? The wiring will all be done with in a 3ft wire length area, how about 16 gauge wire? sounds as if it will still be safe.

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Lightbar mod near finished

The light bar mod is almost finished, got it painted glossy black, after building it onto the mounting bracket. I actually placed the stock signal lights in an upper position with the grottes on the low. I painted the stock signal glossy black along with the stock mount. Blacked out! Chrome is awesome to look at , but a pain to keep clean.

Anyway, although the grottes were black. I wanted them to be a closer match to the new addition and painted them also.

I made some great change ups to the plan, imho, I had found and posted. I have pics and plan to diagram them out within a few days, before paint and after being placed back on the bike. Be back tomm. Dimarrco Dimarrco

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Ashamsi , so there seems to be plenty of wiggle room for the lights I am using? I will be using 2-35 watt(70) lights in my configuration. with the equation above this comes to 5.833 amps being used for both lights on one circuit. yes? so I would need to put one fuse in line at least 7amp to cover blowing the lights or wires? The wiring will all be done with in a 3ft wire length area, how about 16 gauge wire? sounds as if it will still be safe.
Yep. Seems like you are good.

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Thanks for the help. About the inline aux 10amp fuse, is it to high? Should I change it out to a 7.5 fuse or is there a chance these could blow being close(spike) to the 5.833 amp usage, which I just bought for this circuit, and would need to replace more frequently. Can always take them back. I was going to place fuses inline in the headlamp housing before chatting with you. and is the 10amp inline fuse located in the fuse panel under seat or actually within the line somewhere? Thanks again for all your help.

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Thanks for the help. About the inline aux 10amp fuse, is it to high? Should I change it out to a 7.5 fuse or is there a chance these could blow being close(spike) to the 5.833 amp usage, which I just bought for this circuit, and would need to replace more frequently. Can always take them back. I was going to place fuses inline in the headlamp housing before chatting with you. and is the 10amp inline fuse located in the fuse panel under seat or actually within the line somewhere? Thanks again for all your help.
I would leave the 10 amp auxiliary fuse as is. It is located in the fuse panel. I would not add another inline fuse to the circuit; the 10 amp is fine on its own for those lights.

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I would leave the 10 amp auxiliary fuse as is. It is located in the fuse panel. I would not add another inline fuse to the circuit; the 10 amp is fine on its own for those lights.
Good to hear, Thanks again.

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Lightbar mod finished!!

I have finished my mod of the light bar mod. Basically this cost me $75. + time. First, I would like to thank every whom has helped with recommendations for lights, circuits, relays and power equations as I went through this mod and hook up, . Hats off to you all.

I did end up going with the Grote, a set part number 64101 on a recommendation(of the chrome) and am very pleased with the size, the shallow profile, and their ability to change out the bulb to higher wattage or to LEDs (49.99 free shipping). I have many pics, listed below, to check out. Although mine is not as clean as others would prefer on their bikes, I like the industrial/mechanical look to it and can always go back and change the lights to look more conventional. With the lights being lower, yet still a good distance off the road in height, this creates a wider triangle to be seen during the day and also spreads the light in a longer/wider path along the ground looking forward for night driving. I took it out last night and the lights are working just as I thought they would. Considering the time and thought put towards this, it turned out well despite of me working on it. The diagramed pic descriptions/parts are in the works, if interested.

close up and diagramed pic 1, close up and diagramed pic 2,
4-pane pic, My first rear end light mod, thinking of doing a re-mod here.



home made o ring gaskets for grote lights. cut larger oring and leave a small gap when fitting to the back plate of light case.

place a heat shrink tube,1", on ring, melt/warm, just catching on fire, , the two ends together of the o ring, with a lighter, and press together ,on flat surface, then push shrink tube evenly over theseem and shrink it. Keep in mind the shape it needs to be in as it cools to form the gasket.


Blacked out the red with a permanent maker, paint will not be pliable enough for a good seal.


and place on the lip of the bottom light case, place top on and screw it down. Sealed tight and water proof.

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