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I have found that the headlight on the ZR-7S just doesn't reach out far enough for me even after swapping out the 60/55 Watt bulb for a 100/55 Watt one. So I added a set of 35 Watt driving lights. These are shown in the attached photo. They do a good job of adding the additional light I wanted. They cost about $35 at Wal-Mart and I made the brackets myself. I attached them to the frame that the fairing is attached to using the frontmost bolt. Has anyone else added driving lights to their ZR?
 

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The mind boogles with what Andy will do with this.:)

When do you use these? I've thought of adding fog lights for bad rainy nights but I've been hard pressed to find a time when need my high beam.
 

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I looked at those before and wondered how well they would work. On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you rate your satisfaction of the lights?
 

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sweet! very clean job on the brackets and the installation. my compliments :)

please let us know what you think of their performance.

what did you wire them to? are they on a separate switch?

scott :)
 

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Jet, I was used to driving a 4X4 Pickup that sits up pretty high so the high beams really reach out there. On my ZR I didn't think I had enough lead time when I was driving above 60 MPH. An added bonus is that the folks in cages should see me coming.
 

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Martin, I didn't like the yellow light that the original 35 watt lights put out so I replaced them with 55 Watt replacements. With the 35 watt bulbs I would rate them a 5. With the 55 watt replacement bulbs I would give them an 8.
 

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Scott, Thanks for the compliment. It took quite a while to figure out the best way to mount them and bend the brackets. The lights come with a separate switch that uses a relay to turn on the lights. The attached pic shows the little hole that I tucked the switch into. I didn't want to clutter up the handlebars. The switch lights up red when it is off and green when the lights are on. The relay and fuses are under the seat.
 

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Triple G that is a very]/u] nice job ! All you need to complete it is a set of hooters (same type of relay switch arrangement).

I'd certainly look at driving lights, but we only have the zr-7 model here (not the s) so there is a paucity of mounting alternatives available (so to speak).
 

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hey scottmac, i've got the full naked model too but now i'm inspired. i might try to get creative and see where i can put some driving lights. maybe get some fram sliders mounted low and see if i can kill two birds with one stone.

scott :)
 

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Sorry scott a, but what is a 'fram slider' (sic) ?:eek:

[BTW how do you pronounce your surname?]
 

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scottmac wrote:
Triple G that is a very]/u] nice job ! All you need to complete it is a set of hooters (same type of relay switch arrangement).

Now you've gone and done it ................a set of hooters on a naked street bike............ Andy should have a ball with this one:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 

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'fram', pronounced like 'frame' but easier to type ;)

'araujo' pronounced 'ah-rah-zhoe', if that makes sense. the correct pronunciation (in portuguese) throws a u sound in there too, 'ah-rah-oo-zhoe'.

scott :)
 

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Nice job! Did you make the brackets, or did they come with the lights? How thick are those mounting brackets? The pics make them look like they're made from 1/4" stock. Anyway, good looking job!
 

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Thanks Andy - and I know what you man, about it bing asir to typ without using on or mor vowls.

[Actually, I still didn't know what a frame slider was, until I saw the picture of Aris' bike.]
 

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Looks like they're the type you have to squeeze on the end to get them to do anything ...

OK, that's enough ... I promise never, ever to post anything related to hooters again.
 

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I see you put the swithces on the front of your double D hooters..........:laugh:
Actually the driving lights look good. Everytime I go to a auto store I find myself looking at driving
lights .............just havn't found the pair I like. Your mounting brackets was a good idea....... :cool:
 
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