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What_clutch

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Looking to install Denali LED lights
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:42:59 AM »

So I’m looking to install and mount these on my bike as I have done on other bikes the only thing that’s got me is where I would plug the connection that goes to the battery on the Zero? I have a 2016 SR. I don’t want to buy them until I know I can for sure mount install these on the motorcycle without issue. Thanks guys!
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-d4-2-0-trioptic-led-light-kit-with-datadim-technology
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Re: Looking to install Denali LED lights
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 10:31:20 AM »

Wire to the SAE or Sumitomo accessory 12V connector (zeromanual link). The fuse for this is in the fusebox under the seat so you can skip any fuseholder that might be between your lights and the "12V battery" connection and just plug into say that SAE connector.
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Re: Looking to install Denali LED lights
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 03:58:04 PM »

What_clutch,
I have the Denali D2s mounted on my 2016  Zero SR. As Shadow said, there is an accessory 12V connector that you can plug it into. I have a Power Tank on my SR and was never able to find the plug, think it is buried alongside the Power Tank such that I would have had to take out the Power Tank to find it. So I wired it into the fusebox for the accessory fuse. But the fusebox on my SR is set up exactly opposite as the diagram for it shows. Might want to play around with your fusebox to see if yours is wired the same way.
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Re: Looking to install Denali LED lights
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 11:33:13 PM »

Thank you shadow and ultrarnr. Ultrarnr, how are those D2’s? Do they over power the stock headlight? I had the cyclops LED light and it just went out on me while riding..looking at these D4’s it seems like I could get away with not running a headlight if I wanted to bc it’d be pointless with the D4’s. This way it doesn’t draw as much power and I still get almost the same amount of mileage. I have almost an hour ride and make it round trip with 7% or so. I just recently bought a quick charger I just need the adaptor now.
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Re: Looking to install Denali LED lights
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 11:45:27 PM »

Never mind about the range rant haha. Just read the info under the accessory power location and it describes how little affect it has on the range.
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Re: Looking to install Denali LED lights
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 04:29:19 AM »

What_clutch,

If your headlight bulb were to burn out while you were running the Denali D2's you will never realize it until someone tells you about it. Yes they are that bright. Actually I have them on my DL650 and had the headlights go out and it wasn't obvious at all.
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Re: Looking to install Denali LED lights
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 12:17:16 AM »

Ultrarnr, so I possibly wouldn’t even need the D4’s eh? You wouldn’t happen to have a picture at night of you in the riders seat showing how bright they are would you?
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Re: Looking to install Denali LED lights
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 07:49:50 AM »

What_clutch,

I looked at the D4's and there is no question they are going to be a lot brighter than the D2's. I have the D2's on all three of my motorcycles and I am satisfied with their brightness. I have then set up as high beams only. If I am on a two lane road I won't have them on if there is much traffic at night. The light switch is not easy to get to quickly and they are REALLY bright. I run them all the time during the day though. Yet there are still some people out there who won't see you in the day time with those lights on. I don't have any pictures you are asking for. I am out of town this week so will try to take some Friday evening when I get home and will post them then.
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Re: Looking to install Denali LED lights
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 07:52:51 AM »

I've had the Denali D2's on my 2015 DS for a little more than 2 years (over 31,000 miles). I would be concerned about blinding the driver ahead of me on low-beam with the D4's.

If I were to add D4's I would not connect them to the bike's hi/low beam switch, but instead use the switch that comes with it separately. That way you could have them off, on low-beam, or hi-beam as suitable to the conditions.

My D2's are wired-in with the bike's hi/low-beam switch, which is what I want. I don't want another switch to deal with.
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