Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.


Led lights on atv

5 posts in this topic

I'm going to add some extra lighting to my wheeler.  Looking for ideas from others who have them.  Adding them for better vision on the ice at night.  Want to add one on the rear also for packing up in the dark.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

my new sportsman 850sp has them on the tail lights, very bright.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I should have been more specific.  Want to add LEDs like a light bar or individual ones that i can move and point in other directions.  Not going to change headlight or tailight bulbs

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Will see if my FB photos will post. I added a 12" bar to front of my foreman last year. Where the winch would go. Fit great! I got it at amaz. along with a harness with lighted switch, two relays and two leads. One I used for the light bar and the other for heated grips.


I thought I posted some pics here, but I guess maybe not. Here are a couple links showing pics, but they are not great.


I think having it higher might help, but it really does help quite a bit - I put it in the winch slot because I don't have/need a winch and I wanted the light protected from "bumps" ;) . the bar I got had both flood and spot type lights in it, but doing it over I would try to get more spot light type aim. I also got another harness and two smaller square lights for the back of my rack, like you want to do, but I have not added them yet. 


The harness/relays were easy to install and connect, hardest part was routing it through the plastic and tight spaces on chassis. Be careful if doing it in the cold, I did it in the summer/fall. If I recall I used waterproof connectors so I can fairly easily swap out the light bar for a winch should I need to, and just use the same harness (50 or 60 amp relay I think, or maybe more...). I mounted a steel angle iron to the light mounts and then used U bolts to mount the angle to the bike frame. Worked great and solid and looks like stock. Each relay is connected to the battery, so it can get tight in that area as well. Just need to get creative on how to route things.


In order for my grips to be ON I need to have the light bar on, since I used the same switch, but that is good because I want to be sure I turn the grips off when bike is off so batt doesn't drain. The switch is lighted too, so if I forget I really am dumb ;)


edit oh yeah, this is my Pack Mule, ha! or Sanford and Son atv ;) I jsut added that front box in front of my auger, and the rear rack hold two otter cases and that highest frame folds down to hold an open otter case to get rods out easier without bending over. One side hold three rods for short travel and the other holds a chisel, big dipper and hook-out/jawspreader for easy access! I take it off in the summer. Too much junk I spose, but it sure is handy, as I can take everything and get at each item without moving anything to get at it :) and room for a cooler, of course! ha!






Here is before photo,,,



Edited by BoxMN

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks good box!  Thanks for the info. The site where i am looking at lights has a harness like you described.  Should make things easier.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Posts

    • well gobbled like crazy in the morning finally got a hen to come out she came 1 foot away from blind. Then 4 more came behind her 2 toms and 2 hens then the hens went back to the woods and one tom followed the other tom stayed in the open strutting back and forth just out of range then a crane came and he strutted at that then a goose came and he strutted at that they all came out just out of range and cut to our side. They sat there strutting at each other and couldn't get them to come in. One of them came back started walking to our decoys once again just out of range. Uncle tried to get out and go through the dirt bike track he's currently laying on top a jump within 60 yards of them no other options to sneak he chose the wrong way to go should have crawled against the burn... Man these buggers suck going to change blind spots next time know where they roost and see where they strut on the property. should of had a fan decoy out I bet that would have drawn them in
    • Well our lilacs were just starting to bud out yesterday and I was thinking we should go take a peek today. Unfortunately we got 2 inches of snow overnight and it's still coming down! I'm pretty sure Hubbard county will have to wait at least a week to ten days with the temps forecast.
    • excuses BB...the better team did win....4-1. Lucky for the Wild that Statsny was not playing from the start or it woukd have been a sweep. Love the fact that the national hockey gurus are ripping the Wild right Souhans article pretty much what I've been saying. While Chicago is telling it like it is...the Wild are sending the wrong message...and Chicago has 3 cups in recent past....6 overall...pretty obvious which organization is trying to win the cup every year and which one is happy just "selling tickets".
    • Got off to a late start, but was able to get to the lower river at 6 AM. Frost covered the ground, as temps were barely above freezing. I could hear turkeys gobbling as I walked through the field. Once I made it to the wooded river valley, the sound of grouse drumming echoed through the woods. Eagles and ospreys continually flew over my head throughout he morning. The water was mabye a couple inches high, and somewhat cloudy, but was noticeably clearing as the morning progressed. 8 o'clock seemed to be the magic hour, as that's when I caught most of my 13 brown trout. Biggest was 16 inches, and had a few swipes from some dandies as well. Beautiful morning to be on the river!
    • So i have experimented with a bunch of brands to see which ones walk the best .... of coarse it depends on fisherman, rod & line being used.   7"2" Cabelas bass rod medium heavy tourney rod,  power pro 45# is the order of best walking frog that worked for me off the dock.   1.  Terminator frog 2.  Bobby's perfect frog (pretty close to terminator) by snag Proof 3.  Spro frog (ok) 4.  KVD frog  (took some work) 5.  Booya pad crasher (teririble)   These are the ones i own ... terminator and snag proof where effortless!!!    
    • Running and gunning!   Congrats!
    • Nice!  WTG!
    • I've got a bunch of Humminbird Snapshots of my DI and SI stuff. Many people pay for the technology and don't know what they are looking for. Study these shots and tell me what you think you see.
    • Rock or fish? Look at this one real hard.  
  • Our Sponsors