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Polaris Sportsman 450 headlight mod

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I am trying to figure out a way to make my high beam include the 2 front lights that come on in low beam mode. As it sits now I need to use the low beam to see the trail in front of me but can't see far ahead. On high beam I can see ahead but miss most of the trail right in front of me. Does anyone know of a kit that would mate the two front lights to the main headlight on high beam ? 

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yes, the high beam is partially blocked on the  area right in front of the Atv by the front storage rack so the trail is not lit up real good there. The low beam lights are below the storage rack so they really light up good right in front. This wasn't noticed until we had an after dark experience going down a very rocky , steep 8 mile trail. Hard to see the next turn , WHOA !!!! 

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Well you can wire the lights to both come on, high beams and low together.  Thats really not a big deal.  But have you ever thought about putting an extra pair of lights maybe LED type ? With a switch or wire them in series with the low beams so you can have the low beams on with the new led’s as well? Bolt on type? 

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47 minutes ago, Frank Angerano said:

Well you can wire the lights to both come on, high beams and low together.  Thats really not a big deal.  But have you ever thought about putting an extra pair of lights maybe LED type ? With a switch or wire them in series with the low beams so you can have the low beams on with the new led’s as well? Bolt on type? 

I would do that to if I were in your shoes.  I am getting an older sportsman 500 with the square headlights....  I'm just gonna do away with the halogen crap and replace them with small light bars (soooo much more light and uses less juice)

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I saw a few of those after I posted this. might give that a try, Thanks Jacob

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I tried the light switch in the middle trick but it Melted my switch internally so don’t try that.

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The problem with additional lights is the amperage.   The better brand lights draw much more amperage due to the quality and real lumens it’s labeled to project. 

For instance a cheaper brand light that puts out 1100 lumens (brightness) versus a much better brand that puts out 1100 lumens will have different amperage draws on them.  The cheaper one will draw 1.2 amps per light let’s  just say and the better one may draw up to 2.8 amps.   That will burn up either a fuse or the wiring.  And the switch will burn up because it’s far from the fuse so there’s is more resistance going back to the battery. The wiring harness acts like a big fuse and will start to get warm before the fuse will finally pop doing damage to either a switch, wire etc.  

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I wired in a relay so both high beam and low beams are on at the same time when the light switch it turned to high beam, when switch is flipped back to low beam just the two lights in the grill are on, works good no wiring  or charging troubles yet

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Nice work. I swapped out my headlights today with the led super bright. Amazon $15.00.  Love them.  Talk a look. 

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My ranchers. It’s a high tensity bike light.  Very bright and very cool.  

Lift kit and tires/rims are on the way.  

Posting some pics as we go.   

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