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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 2019, 12:44 pm Thread Starter
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Looking for LED fog/offroad light suggestions

2015 multi 1200S DVT

Looking to add crash bars and some aux lights. I can't seem to find any decent LED lights with good output.

Do I have to find a set with a specific plug? I understand they will have to be added by the dealer.

UGH. This shouldn't be so hard. What are you guys using?
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Clearwater Erica’s is what I have.
No worries about ever wanting more light.
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Clearwater Ericaís is what I have.
No worries about ever wanting more light.
$1,000 !!??

Surely you are kidding.
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Iíve a set of Baja Designs XL80s on mine. Terrific bright and a built-in dimmer (20%) means you wonít blind anyone you donít want. A friend runs Squadron Pros (half the power, lumen count) and heís quite happy with them too.

The trick is to wire it outside the Ducatiís wiring. Run power from the battery direct. Connect only the switched power wire to the lightís relay (else the light will come on irrespective of the ignition state). The better lights consume so much power that the alternator might handle it, the CAN bus doesnít. I use the Ducati auxiliary light switch to turn them on (thatís the only connection to the Ducati can bus) and the switch that came with the XL80s works as a dimmer.


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What type of connector do the lights have to have?

I'm sorry guys, but I'm looking for something way cheaper than what you all are using. Something like this would be fine with me: https://www.amazon.com/Auxbeam-Phili...832969&sr=8-15
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Baja Designs absolutely. Their best should be under $500
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Rotary LED Dimmer with High Beam Bypass - ADVmonster
use with their model 30 lights
Buy aftermarket light mounts that attach to radiator

This set-up is what I use on my 2012. You can dial dimness on low light and it automatically adjust to full bright on high beams.
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I have some Denali lights sold by Twisted Throttle. Great quality and great products. Not inexpensive, but not as expensive as the excellent Clearwater products.

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Clearwater seems to be more bling and less performance for the highest price.
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Rotary LED Dimmer with High Beam Bypass - ADVmonster
use with their model 30 lights
Buy aftermarket light mounts that attach to radiator

This set-up is what I use on my 2012. You can dial dimness on low light and it automatically adjust to full bright on high beams.
Now we are talking.

I don't like the idea of adding a non factory switch, but I like the idea of the functionality enough that I could do it.

What mount for the radiator?
Does your 2012 have a button on the left hand switchgear like mine does? Just wanting to make sure this is going to be plug and play with my 2015, or as close to it as possible.

Again, does anyone know the type of connector that the lights have to have to plug right in?
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