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Old 03-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #856
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I am sure Ian will get to answering this question but in my observations with my kit...

The lights are fully adjustable and you can switch the lenses no problem.

I am running dual halogens and they are amazing.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:48 AM   #857
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I'm thinking of getting a Lynx for my DRZ 400, but I have a few questions:

Do the halogen lights come in a version for Oz where cars drive on the left?

How much brighter are the HID lights?

What model is the projector low beam light?

Would these new (ish) Hella Bi Halogen lights be an option:

http://www.myhellalights.com/index.p...adlamp-module/

The Bi-Halogen lights might be worth considering as both lights can stay on when on Hi and Low.

Thoughts?

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Yes, the lights are switched for driving on the 'wrong' side of the road ! Actually a third of all our Lynx production goes down under.

The standard Halogen Hellas will push out over twice the light that your OEM unit does and HID will up that a further 50%.

The Lynx wiring harness is configured so that the low beam remains on when the high beam is switched, so you get both lights. Bi Halogen isn't really an option, because most bikes will struggle powering two 65w lights all the time and Bi Xenon is too pricey.

For this reason, most guys choose HID on the low beam to bring power draw down on the lamp that is on all the time. HID on Hi is nice , but many don't use Hi that much with these low beam projectors, so save the money.

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #858
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A few more questions

Thanks for responding.

I see your reasoning for using the lights you do and I'm sure their output is great, I suppose I'm just scratching about to see what's possible for maximum light/adequate power draw for the DRZ.
I live in regional Western Australia and live out of town, plenty of roos.... The lights need to be able to throw and pick up the edge of the road and while I'm normally on high beam, I need a pretty good low beam as well, nothing worse than losing most of your vision if you need to dip your lights .
I hadn't thought about putting the HID in the low beam, that would certainly help, until you suggested that I'd sort of decided to have an HID high as a driving light, switched by the main beam (legal in Oz) and hoped a Bi-Halogen would work for low and an additional high beam. I've just been posting with someone who has this combination on a DRZ and likes it.
Do you think your HID upgrade would fit/work in a Bi-Halogen?
If I go that way, would you be willing to substitute a Bi-Halogen for the low beam module?

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:24 AM   #859
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Thanks for responding.

I see your reasoning for using the lights you do and I'm sure their output is great, I suppose I'm just scratching about to see what's possible for maximum light/adequate power draw for the DRZ.
I live in regional Western Australia and live out of town, plenty of roos.... The lights need to be able to throw and pick up the edge of the road and while I'm normally on high beam, I need a pretty good low beam as well, nothing worse than losing most of your vision if you need to dip your lights .
I hadn't thought about putting the HID in the low beam, that would certainly help, until you suggested that I'd sort of decided to have an HID high as a driving light, switched by the main beam (legal in Oz) and hoped a Bi-Halogen would work for low and an additional high beam. I've just been posting with someone who has this combination on a DRZ and likes it.
Do you think your HID upgrade would fit/work in a Bi-Halogen?
If I go that way, would you be willing to substitute a Bi-Halogen for the low beam module?

Cheers,

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The Bi-Halogen is a different lamp, so the HID upgrade won't work with it. What I'm a bit confused with is that a projector low beam dedicated lamp with it's very wide beam pattern and sharp cutoff, combined with a free flow high beam that is on at the same time, is the best light coverage you will get.
To get the most out of the two dedicated lamps, they need to be HID and to get even more they need to be physically bigger, or get more of them.

So, if you wanted both lights on all the time, it's the High beam that you would want to have as a Bi halogen or better still, a Bi Xenon. I definitely wouldn't drop out the dedicated projector low for a 'compromise' Bi- Halogen unit .

Anyway, all our lights come in big batches direct from Hella, so we can't do a 'one off', without going to a Hella retailer. So if you wanted to substitute either ( or both) of the lights we supply, then that is no problem, but you would be best sourcing the unit you want over there from a Hella dealer.

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:56 PM   #860
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Hi Ian-any news with the Honda CRF250l progress?
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:35 AM   #861
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Why you are on the subject of lighting, I would mention that a LED option would be cool. A high quality dual LED set up would equal or surpass HID in performance and would draw less power.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #862
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Why you are on the subject of lighting, I would mention that a LED option would be cool. A high quality dual LED set up would equal or surpass HID in performance and would draw less power.
Indeed it would ! However, if you know of a DOT approved Hi/Lo system for under $800 that actually IS better than the HID's, I'd really like to know where they are, because I can't find any ! I've tried several so called 'high performance' units and they aren't even close to the HID's.

I don't think anyone would doubt that LED's are the way it's going and they really will suit this application. I find it interesting that the High end cars are still mainly HID ( BMW's. Lexus etc), even though they use LED's as marker lights like a Christmas tree.

If you know of some, please tell !

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:40 PM   #863
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Hi Ian-any news with the Honda CRF250l progress?
Sorry, no progress other than establishing that it will need a new dash that is different from any other bike, which is a pain !

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #864
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Sorry, no progress other than establishing that it will need a new dash that is different from any other bike, which is a pain !

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Ah drats...keep up the good fight, lots of these being sold.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:31 PM   #865
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As an owner of a dual HID setup, I gotta say they are amazing. Best lights I have ever had on a street legal bike ever. Way way way better than the next best. My $0.02
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:25 PM   #866
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As an owner of a dual HID setup, I gotta say they are amazing. Best lights I have ever had on a street legal bike ever. Way way way better than the next best. My $0.02
+1 My girl friend has both high and low HID's on her 690 and I have a HID low with Halogen high on my 690. I thought my setup was bright but her's is incredible!
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #867
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #868
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Any pictures of the new 690 odometer mounted to the Lynx?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:16 PM   #869
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Any pictures of the new 690 odometer mounted to the Lynx?

Hey Yellow Pig,

I'm pretty sure the '08 odo and the '12/'13's are similar in dimensions, so hopefully these pics help.

These shots were taken with the master himself doing the instal. We mounted it low so I could put a Garmin Montana above it. I now have the Montana, but it's not mounted. If you'd like an additional pic of me holding it above the odo to show the fitment, I can do that.

But hopefully these angles give you enough of an idea.


Setting up the waterproof USB:




Added a cig lighter to the HDB setup:



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Old 04-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #870
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Two questions:

Is it possible to get a Phoenix with the dashboard extended down further? Here is the story, I'm going to be running an Acewell computer on my KLR as opposed to the stock instrument cluster (thus I don't need the current instrument cut out) and would prefer to mount it to the Phoenix dash (if it is strong enough?). I'm worried about losing the current dash real estate though as I would also like to have room to mount my GPS along with some switches and DC outlets above the Acewell on the dash.

What is the load difference (on the charging system) between the Halogens and the HIDs? I'm still up in the air as to which to choose. If the Halogens are twice is bright as stock, I'm not sure if the price difference is worth it (to me) to get another 50%.

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