The Cost Of Being Seen – Motolight & BrightAssLights

by eric 20. September 2013 06:40

I had installed on my Road King Harley’s fog light kit (best bang for the buck) mounted to the crash bar, always liked the additional light but couldn’t mount them on the glide because of the fairing lowers. Motolights are used by many Police Departments and Beemer riders have been using them for many years.

Motolight makes a kit specifically for HD touring models that comes prewired to use the Auxiliary switch that’s already on the bike. Installation is easy comes with all the necessary hardware; I took the more difficult route by removing the gas tank and running the wires along the frame next to the main wiring harness. The easy way is to just fish the wires up under the tank and secure them; I wanted to do it in a way that looks OEM and I know no wires are touching something they shouldn’t.

I knew the Motolight’s were bright during the day time and that was my main purpose of my purchase. I do not do much night riding but I went for a couple of short night rides to test them out. For you night riders you won’t be disappointed, they’re bright and put the light were you need it. The pattern seems to be fairly wide so you can light up the critters on the side of the road but also fill in the frontal area in places that the spot lights and headlight don’t.  With the headlight on high beam with the Motolight’s on the visibility is excellent almost too bright if there are large road signs. In low beam you have so much light that for the most part you don’t feel the need to use the high beam unless it’s truly a desolate road.

In conclusion the Motolight’s are bright really bright (I got them with the 50 watt bulbs) and are really well made from aircraft aluminum. Those two lights practically drown out the headlight and spot lights during the daytime and I can’t recommend these lights enough.

I had installed a tail light from BrightAssLights on my Road King. The Geezer Glide as plenty of rear lighting but in my opinion there’s never enough with all the distracted drivers on the road. Installation is straight forward remove the two screws holding the tail light, replace with gasket that’s comes in the kit plug new tail light install screws you’re done. The light as multiple light patterns and bulb intensity to choose from, I’ve set mine at the highest and to flash as you apply the brakes then becoming a steady light.

But what is the the cost to be seen? Well the Motolight’s are about $400 dollars and the BrightAssLight is around $200 dollars, still cheaper than a trip to the Emergency Room.

Link to BrightAssLights

Link to Motolight

 

 

 

 

 

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