Why Add Lights in the First Place?
There are several reasons why riders add auxiliary lights to a Harley-Davidson®, from aesthetic tastes to safety concerns. Do the bike's existing low-beam lights need extra help? Does the bike need to be more visible to oncoming drivers? Or would auxiliary fog lights simply make the bike look fantastic? Knowing why additional lights might be necessary will go a long way in making the final decision to purchase and install them.
What Kind of Lights, and Will the Bike Have Enough Power?
All bike lights require power to operate, so it's critical that the desired auxiliary fog lights are appropriate for the bike's electrical capabilities. A local dealer will be able to help with the technical aspects, but a good rule of thumb is to choose lights that a bike's generator will be able to handle. If a bike's electrical output is limited, a rider may have to stick with more energy-efficient lights such as LED or high-intensity discharge Xeon lights.
How Will the Lights Be Mounted?
Typically, experienced riders want fog lights to be placed as low to the ground as possible. A foot to a foot-and-a-half off the ground is usually where fog lights will be the most effective. Manufacturers such as Kuryakyn, Lumalink, and PIAA offer products that can attach virtually any lighting accessory, including auxiliary fog lights, to a bike with little difficulty.
Tecumseh Harley-Davidson is your one-stop shop for new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, parts, accessories, and services. To learn more about installing auxiliary lights, call our service department today at 517.225-1728.