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Hello Everyone,

A fellow winger hit a deer the other day and I would like to avoid it if at all possible (he hit his in the day time). I have a 2001 that I may be interested in putting fog lights on if they'll do what I want them to . I live in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri and we have lots and lots of deer. I have heard some say that Fog Lights do not actually help you see the ditch areas better (other say you do see better). Will the right fog lights help me see a deer at night and if so, which brand do people like / recommend.

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Russ
 

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IMHO, No!

I think they work better as a cosmetic add-on than to illuminate anything other than the area immediately around the front wheel. It may illuminate eyes but likely not in a sufficient amount of time to respond to their erratic movements. To clarify, I am referring to the OEM lights.

If you do a bit off searching here, you will find that many have added on lights under/on the mirror housings and in the area of the fork tunnel to provide better road illumination.
 

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IMHO, No!

I think they work better as a cosmetic add-on than to illuminate anything other than the area immediately around the front wheel. It may illuminate eyes but likely not in a sufficient amount of time to respond to their erratic movements. To clarify, I am referring to the OEM lights.

If you do a bit off searching here, you will find that many have added on lights under/on the mirror housings and in the area of the fork tunnel to provide better road illumination.
+1 :yes1::yes1:

I think there great for getting drivers attention (less drivers pull out in front of me...day or night with them on!) Eye candy as far as use.
 

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<...>If you do a bit off searching here, you will find that many have added on lights under/on the mirror housings and in the area of the fork tunnel to provide better road illumination.
Fork tunnel example:

http://www.electricalconnection.com/driving-lights/gl1800-fairing.htm

I've also seen some big-time lighting mounted just below the mirrors as well.


So, like most things in this type of discussion, more light is always a good thing, but it does cost $$$.
 

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PIAA LED Driving Lights

I bought a set of the new PIAA LED driving lights. They're expensive, but they are also very bright! Below is a photo with all lights on. I also have Honda's LED fog lights and you can clearly see how much brighter the PIAA LED's are in comparison.



IMG_0648.jpg
 

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This ( http://www.rigidindustries.com/10-E-Series-LED-Light-Bar-p/e-series-10.htm) could be an options under the headlights -- a chin light if you will.

A friend has this light bar on the front of his car and it can light some **** up.

Here are a few night shots I took this past winter...


A close-up of the foreground illumination. It can be tilted up or down to keep it close or send it far.
It is about 20"-24" above the ground -- just above the license plate.


That beam is illuminating the side of a mountain about 500 feet away.

You'll find a few others in the album too.
 

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I know you asked about fog lights, but I think if you went with replacement HID headlights it would do a lot of what you're looking for.

John
 

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fog lights useless

piaa's are good( the three led unit in the single housing ) aim them into the ditchhttp://www.piaa.com/store/p/405-Honda-Goldwing-1100-LED-Sport-Touring-Driving-Lamp-Kit.aspx

hid's (future vision) mounted under the mirror are fantastic http://www.futurevisionhid.com/products/auxiliary-lights/90mm-hid-driving-lights.html you may still be able to buy these but they do have a replacement

check this out they were at wing ding and are quite impressive http://www.bikemp3.com/GL1800-960-Lights-HGW-LGT-G96.htm

and combine any of these with http://www.socalmotogear.com/GL1800_HID_KIT_INCLUDES_2_BULBS_AND_2_BALLASTS_p/gl18.htm

any of these are also very good http://www.twistedthrottle.com/dena...y23_2013&utm_campaign=TT-Home-DenaliDX-Slider

now you will see the deer DSCN6756.jpg
 

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Back I'm 89 before going on a cross country ride, I installed a set of 55 watt halogen driving lights on my 86 Wing. I only used them at night in critter country, since those bikes had feeble charging systems. I aimed the right one to illuminate the side of the road and it really showed a lot of detail out the in the sticks. But of course the lights on a 1200 Wing were nothing compared to the 1800 Wing.
 

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If you're using the engine mounted lights, you can add a spacer to the mounting bracket to shift the light to the right. Add the spacer on the inside mounting bolt. After that, adjust the spring loaded (VERTICAL) adjustment to point slightly downward. I have the OEM LED lights and they do light up the sides after I made these adjustments.
 

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My '10 Goldwing has the OEM LED fog lamps installed by the selling dealer. The OEM LEDs will definitely light up a rural backroad from fence to fence on a dark, moonless night.
 

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:roll::roll::agree::agree::roll: THATS WHAT I GOT AND RUN NITETIME ALOT !
 

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My GoldWingHIDs from SoCalMotoGear.com really improve the low-beam performance and cast a wider beam than the stock bulbs.
 

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They help you see on the sides a little bit better maybe 10%

I recommend ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
 
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