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Old 11-01-2012, 01:47 PM   #2836
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Just ordered a pair of the 44 flood lights. Should improve the 30 year old inadequate lighting on my Nighthawk quite well.
Thanks for your business.

You might actually want to ride at night

Where are you planning on mounting the lights?
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:08 PM   #2837
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Thanks for your business.

You might actually want to ride at night

Where are you planning on mounting the lights?
I was thinking of mounting them a bit under the headlight, something like so:



Im noticing a lot of the street tourers are mounting these down by the front wheel. Is this advantageous to avoid blinding people? Any particular advantages/disadvantages of mounting high or low?
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:10 AM   #2838
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I was thinking of mounting them a bit under the headlight, something like so:

Im noticing a lot of the street tourers are mounting these down by the front wheel. Is this advantageous to avoid blinding people? Any particular advantages/disadvantages of mounting high or low?
Higher the light is mounted on the bike the better. Just a bit under the headlight should work great.

The theory on mounting lights low on the fork is that it creates a triangle of light that has a larger pattern which helps others see you. After some 60k miles behind these lights on all sorts of wheeled vehicles, I can tell you that the sooner someone see the lights, the sooner they will recongnize a vehicle, to me that means mounting them as high as possible. As a benefit you can see much further with the lights mounted high.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:29 AM   #2839
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The lower down you mount lights, the more they show the shape of the surface by throwing shadows of the bumps/dips/obstacles. The higher up, the farther you can effectively throw the beam, but the less surface highlighting you get.

For visibility by others, the more different the pattern of the lights, the more likely they are to notice you. Mount one low/left, another mid/right?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #2840
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Do u have a light pattern pic for the battery powered helmet light??
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:00 PM   #2841
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Do u have a light pattern pic for the battery powered helmet light??
Here you can barely make out the wall on the other side of the field (roughly 75 yards).


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Old 11-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #2842
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Beautiful day for a ride in Central Florida

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:17 AM   #2843
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[QUOTE=sanjoh;19963474/QUOTE] Beautiful day for a ride in Central Florida


Looks great, but we want the same picture at night showing off the lights, and how they can spot an alligator 10 miles ahead
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:32 PM   #2844
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Installed some 60s with skene design hq70 dimmer and trail tech 3 position switch as outlined on his website with the alert feature button. Ground to frame 12 volt lead horn. When I turn on ignition they just flutter. And do not enter program mode. Any ideas? I hope it has nothing to do with led rear blinkers I bought off eBay that pulse faster than usual.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #2845
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Installed some 60s with skene design hq70 dimmer and trail tech 3 position switch as outlined on his website with the alert feature button. Ground to frame 12 volt lead horn. When I turn on ignition they just flutter. And do not enter program mode. Any ideas? I hope it has nothing to do with led rear blinkers I bought off eBay that pulse faster than usual.


Nvmnd. I switched to another 12 feed and it is stable now.
Programmed with trailtech switch.

low=20% (for night (safe setting)
mid=40% (gonna try it for night, see if I get flashed alot from on coming, if I do go back to 20%)
high= 70% (for Sunny bright Days)

Highbeam shoots them to 100%.

Problem though is my ferring guards. I cannot lower the light to adjust them from shining into the trees.
I cannot angle the lights too low or they hit the guards and I can't turn. I laid the klr down a few times and bent the guards..
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #2846
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:26 AM   #2847
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Problem though is my ferring guards. I cannot lower the light to adjust them from shining into the trees.
I cannot angle the lights too low or they hit the guards and I can't turn. I laid the klr down a few times and bent the guards..
Try shimming the light mounts or flip them in bracket which will move the light back a bit.

And try to avoid the laying down part I know the KLR has a love affair with gravity
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:56 AM   #2848
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What size are the metric bolts mounts on the 30,44, & 60 lights?

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #2849
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What size are the metric bolts mounts on the 30,44, & 60 lights?

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M4x30mm
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #2850
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M4x30mm
So if I where sourcing fork mounts that had metric threaded holes I would tell them that the mounting bolts or stud from the lights I am getting are 4x30mm?. My understanding was that most of these lights used an 8mm or 10mm stud or bolt to attach to the fork mount. Thanks.
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