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Old 10-11-2005, 09:43 PM   #1
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640 and more light

I've had my 05 640 Adventure for about six months now and love the bike. What a blast to ride and for what I want to do with it it's the best bike for me. The lights do suck however and now that the days are getting shorter I need to do something. I spoke to Trailtech today and they have a new 100w HID light that comes out in a month or so for about $300 a pair and look like they could really work well on my bike. I think I'll get them when they come out but it's a few months away. In the mean time does anyone know if I can run a hot "jump wire" from my Hi Beam side over to the Low Beam side so I can run both at the same time when the Hi's are on? I've done it to my truck and don't know why I could not do the same on my bike? Thanks for any input.
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:54 PM   #2
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I did this to mine to run high and low

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Old 10-12-2005, 06:05 AM   #3
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If you carefully take the switch apart and put a middle detent between the hi and lo setting you can make both come on at once. If you fiddle w/ unmodified switch between hi and lo you can get it to do this and see what I mean. Running them both on this way is an improvement - but not a dramatic one.

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Old 10-12-2005, 06:57 AM   #4
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Thank you both for the reply's. I"ll try the switch mod and see if I can get it to work for me. Thank you again.
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:24 AM   #5
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Another possible approach?!?!

I've been wondering about this myself. I've followed the other threads on the topic but no one has mentioned the circuit for the high beam flasher switch. When that switch is toggled the high and low beams work together. Can't the standard Hi/Lo beam toggle switch be wired into the same circuit so that the Hi beam setting operates off of it?

Has anyone looked into this?

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Old 10-12-2005, 08:41 AM   #6
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i know you're waiting for the new trailtech HIDs, but i'm very happy with the existing ones i just put on the big beast:

i was told the new models were coming out 'this month'... back in july. they're great guys, but perhaps a bit ambitious with their timelines
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