Yeah - Passing Lamps Installed

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Iceman24, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    After a few weeks of "chipping away" at installing the HD 69818-06 Passing Lamp Kit on my 09 FLHX - finally buttoned-up the fairing today so she's almost ready for this week's upcoming 70-degree weather. Still have to put some spark plug heat shields on the coil-end due to new TD exhaust temp, but nice having the big project complete. Had the parts since XMAS & needed semi-warm weather to make the garage tolerable. Probably a total of 4-5 hours work, but I'm a detail-oriented person so spread the job over a few days. Hardest part was slipping the batwing over new passing lamps - who knew.

    Also had added delay(s) waiting for oil temp gauge to arrive...decided to add while fairing was torn off. Now onto some riding later this week - I hope!
     

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  2. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    That looks like it was a big job Ice. Sure looks good though. My friend who has a Street Glide wants to do this. Is that HD part number for the kit for a SG or a different bike?
     
  3. Streetglider08

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    Looks good! I also got the same kit for Xmas and did the install myself on my 08 flhx. It was a good experience. I thought the hard part would be taking the ignition off to put the switch in but it was actually really easy. I was afraid because I didn't have the proper alignment tool, but a big flathead did the trick. The lights really makes you alot more noticeable to other motorists.
     

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  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    geezer; yep, it's the FLHX kit and the only other thing required are passing lamp bulbs. If they do decide to install - read & re-read instructions thoroughly. I found a few steps are already complete (i.e. passing bulb wiring) and the only connectors needed for crimping are your wires running out the passing lamp & into the turn signal harness. Ended up buying two different duetsch crimpers, but only needed a molnar one. Oh well, not going to complain about adding tools to my inventory - will use again someday.

    I'm really pleased & definitely like added safety w/increased illumination (per Tank).
     
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  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Looks very nice. The added light is a bonus.
     
  6. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks for the reply Ice. I will tell him about it but I will probably end up being the one to install the kit.
     
  7. FerrousBueller

    FerrousBueller Junior Member

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    Other than riding, nothing more satisfying than a well done, "Do-It-Yourself" project. Right?

    From now on, I think winter time is going to be a lot more expensive for me.
     
  8. Grillfish

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    Those lights look nice! Great work!
     
  9. israguard

    israguard Active Member

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    Congrats.. Youre a better man than I am for doing it yourself.

    I saw the new HD LED kit today. In Canada from HD its $459 for all 3 lights. The main/center light in LED looks very snazzy. But the side lights.. look... well bizarre.

    Just wanted to share my 2 cents worth.

    I will stick with same passing lights that you have.
     
  10. MJMagruder

    MJMagruder New Member

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    Loooookin' goooood!

    By the way... what rack it that you are using? I'm looking for one, but like to know how one in particalur holds up (no pun intended!)