Join Date: May 2015
Location: Marietta, GA
Year/Make/Model: 2010 Kawasaki Voyager
I had a couple of different light bars on my Honda Sabre 1100, and, of course, the Voyager has driving lights in the fairing. The Sabre had less power to spare than the larger Kawi cruisers, and had no problems with 35 watt bulbs, though I later changed to LEDs because I was running other accessories and wanted to reduce the extra watts I was using. I'm surprised that anyone with a Kawi 1500 or 1600 would have power issues, unless they were also running other high watt accessories. But changing them to LEDs would solve that.
As for safety, a triangle of lights has been proven to be more attention grabbing that a single bright light. Even the Air Force has data that shows that pilots will sometimes not "see" a single point of light, but will notice a cluster of lights much faster, even if they are dimmer than the single point. The triangle also helps with depth perception. With just a headlight to judge speed and distance, drivers often misjudge how far away a bike is and how fast it is going. That's less likely to happen with a triangle of lights. And the more lights you have, the more likely you are to been seen period. If the headlight is modulated, even better.
RAM mount for TomTom Rider 400 (with anti theft module)
6000k LED Headlight & Spots; Kisan Headlight Modulator (works with LEDs),
__Brake Light Modulator, LED License Plate Holder
Dobeck EJK 3.0
Lucky Mirror Extenders
Misc. RAM Mounts for Cup Holder, SPOT, Phone, etc.
Chuckster BAK, Trailer Hitch and Cooler Rack
Wiring for Trailer
Ray's Throttle Mod
Things to do:
Drilling Baffle Plates (Maybe)
Paint HF Tag Along Trailer to Match Bike