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I recently installed a light bar on my 2000 Intruder VS800... the passing lights are wired so that they are only on when the low beams are on. It seems like they should only be on when the high beams are on... am I correct? If so, does anyone know what color wire should I connect them to? I believe they are currently connected to the white wire.

I have my license road test next week and don’t want to ‘fail’ due to the lighting configuration... maybe they wouldn’t fail someone for this but who knows...
 

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What exactly do you consider "passing lights" ?
FOG lights are usually wired for "low beam only" but fog lights on a smaller bike is pretty rare.
You can have too many add-on lights; the alternator might not keep up.
ADD-ON lights are not required to work for an inspection.
 

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What exactly do you consider "passing lights" ?
FOG lights are usually wired for "low beam only" but fog lights on a smaller bike is pretty rare.
You can have too many add-on lights; the alternator might not keep up.
ADD-ON lights are not required to work for an inspection.
Thank you for responding... Here is a pic... it is a National Cycle light bar model N928. I use the term passing light because that seems to be what everyone calls them wherever I look. Just trying to figure out what the regulations are in NJ...

Is it proper to have the work with low beam only?
 

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Is it proper to have the work with low beam only?
No I wouldn't think so.

You are about to create a problem here that you don't want.
Just those lights alone, assuming that they are not LED, will use up most of your excess charging capacity.
Adding more lights that are on at the same time likely will go OVER the limit.

I suggest that you choose one or the other.
The existing lights should be re-connected to be on with the high beams.
Or take them off and use the light bar instead.

I have never heard light like that called "passing lights".
Most often referred to as "driving lights".
 

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No I wouldn't think so.

You are about to create a problem here that you don't want.
Just those lights alone, assuming that they are not LED, will use up most of your excess charging capacity.
Adding more lights that are on at the same time likely will go OVER the limit.

I suggest that you choose one or the other.
The existing lights should be re-connected to be on with the high beams.
Or take them off and use the light bar instead.

I have never heard light like that called "passing lights".
Most often referred to as "driving lights".
Thank you again, I was able to rewire the lights so that they only work with the high beam. I may consider adding a relay in the future.

Also for future reference, the white wire in the 2000 Suzuki Intruder VS800 headlight bucket is for the low beam and the yellow wire is for the high beam.
 
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