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Old 09-01-2012, 06:21 PM   #781
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My Nav Tower may happen sooner then I thought finaly ...

Hella LED are now available in modules. Bi-LED (hi and low). 70 mm glass optic. And they are D.O.T.



http://www.hella.com/MicroSite/soe/e...eadlights.html

http://www.hella.com/MicroSite/soe/s...Premium_GB.pdf

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Old 09-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #782
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My Nav Tower may happen sooner then I thought finaly ...

Hella LED are now available in modules. Bi-LED (hi and low). 70 mm glass optic. And they are D.O.T.



http://www.hella.com/MicroSite/soe/e...eadlights.html

http://www.hella.com/MicroSite/soe/s...Premium_GB.pdf

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But not
cheap at over $600
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=5138

I'd go a pair of baja designs squadrons for the cost of one of these hellas

I have a pair of 90mm moduels on my 690 with HID kit and there are a fantastic light
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #783
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I have a pair of 90mm moduels on my 690 with HID kit and there are a fantastic light
Not cheap, but cheaper if I buy directly in Europe. The 90 mm you have, were they originaly Halogen that you retrofitted into HID, or they were originaly HID ??? I'm asking cause the 90 mm HID high beam are only ECE and not D.O.T.

Or were they bi-xenon ? If yes, I'd like to have an idea of the life of these modules under dual-sport conditions.

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #784
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I converted them with night stalker hid kit h9 type lamp cost about $500 including the pair of Hellas

But now I'm looking at the BD squadrons so I can get rid of the birds nest of ballasts and wiring

As I said fantastic light output I got excited on night ride in the Aussie hicountry found myself doing 140kph
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:24 AM   #785
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Seeing how safety is a big concern I use to make sheer bolts for our guillotine very simple to do just machine down a bolt in the middle with a v shape al thou we did not strain test them when ever some made a mistake cutting aluminum printing plates the bolt broke saving the machine , we could use this simple idea and aply it to our bikes I would also teather the
Tower as you don't want a scud missile smashing you as well .
I have thought about shear bolts too. Notches on the aluminium or whatever material since we put more than one on the table, may also help. But there is a problem in this particular situation. The bike is going up and down,
Jumping around and occasionally having small crashes. If you have such a design you have to make sure that it will not break during riding... This may be very dangerous for the rider. That is the advantage of hdpe in certain places. It gives some room and comes back. There are too many variables too make a part that will self destruct safely in a crash. I think this could have been implemented by the teams but there is a reason that it has not been done.

My 2 c...

TheAntiPaul has done a great job here, as always, and as he says you don't have to worry about fatigue cracks... A big bonus if youowe a 640 adv... Composites are the other way, which I like a lot, but for sure more expensive and not for theinexperienced manufacturer...

Sharing knowledge is the beauty of this thread!
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:50 AM   #786
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Well my project is nearly over. Just tidy up a bit of wiring, a sticker kit and some headlight protectors and she is done:







Got her out for a ride after the fairing had been modified and painted. All holding together well so far:









Thank you to everyone in this thread, you have helped me out, inspired me and directed me. I appreciate it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #787
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #788
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awesome! Good to see the adventure faring put to good use!
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #789
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Well my project is nearly over. Just tidy up a bit of wiring, a sticker kit and some headlight protectors and she is done.
In general, nice DIY, but I'm scratching my head on that Zumo though. The GPS is particularly fragile. Pins on the connector eat them self up with galvanic corrosion. Here in north-America, Topo maps looks pretty uggly.

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:49 PM   #790
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Very nice


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Well my project is nearly over. Just tidy up a bit of wiring, a sticker kit and some headlight protectors and she is done:







Got her out for a ride after the fairing had been modified and painted. All holding together well so far:









Thank you to everyone in this thread, you have helped me out, inspired me and directed me. I appreciate it.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #791
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:37 AM   #792
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Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I can't wait to see it finished and all stickered up!


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In general, nice DIY, but I'm scratching my head on that Zumo though. The GPS is particularly fragile. Pins on the connector eat them self up with galvanic corrosion. Here in north-America, Topo maps looks pretty uggly.

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Paul, I have no idea what you are talking about?? I have had the Zumo 550 now for over 4 years and it has been anything but fragile!! I absolutely LOVE my Zumo and would buy another one in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:37 PM   #793
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Thanks for all the great comments everyone. I can't wait to see it finished and all stickered up!
Joe what you've done there is great, shows what you can get done with a little equipment and a lot of skill!

Did some more destructive testing today, videos later,

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:38 PM   #794
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #795
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Can't wait to see what you've come up with Jr.
It will be simpler because of simpler needs. Nothing anybody here needs. I need something WIDER cause I want to put two 90 mm BI-LED lamps. Which means 100 mm in between.

It will be made out of 7078 aluminum and punched with fluted-then-"helicoil"-ed 8 mm holes (fine thread) everywhere. So that I could add things up everywhere.

I will make it specifically for the 690. Will not fit anywhere else most probably. I do not intend to sell it anyway.

And fix it to the bar riser I'm currently building using 3 ram mount balls. Two on the top triple clamp, and only one on the bottom triple clamp. Cause the lower triple clamp is sometime not in-line with the top one. Specially after a crash.

I will re-localize the display further up.

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