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Old 07-26-2013, 12:59 PM   #61
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Hella has a couple 90mm LED headlamps also but a very short search turned up prices around 500$.


Found a couple more 90mm headlamps from other manufacturers but i'm guessing the prices are similar.

For the time being, 2 decent 90mm halogen lights are fine for me :). I'll check in 1-2 years what LED lights fit in place of the halogen ones.

Might be nice if the pressed fit lens protector is removable. I think the LED light might need the extra cooling from a small gap around the len's opening.

Typed from my mobile, sorry for mistakes/typos/etc.


I actually ordered the bi-LED hella lamp. But had to return it because there is no room to fit in the 990adv housing. The Bi-LED lamp was much deeper and it has cooling fins all around it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #62
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I suppose you guys might like to know that jw speaker now do a DOT/ADR approved hi/low led projector light that's a direct swap for 90mm hella.

I haven't found a price yet but I reckon they won't be cheap.
They make good stuff! Don't let the low lumen #'s put you off....
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:51 AM   #63
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http://www.jwspeaker.com/products/he...led-headlights

Direct replacements for the 90mm hellas

Have no idea as to the $$$ or lumens but the pattern seems spot on!
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:34 AM   #64
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http://www.jwspeaker.com/products/he...led-headlights

Direct replacements for the 90mm hellas

Have no idea as to the $$$ or lumens but the pattern seems spot on!
Yes, but they are $200 a pop.
http://www.headlightrevolution.com/J...L_p/jw-90l.htm

Why not spend 70 bucks for now and have the option to just drop in the LED module later when the price is right.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:51 AM   #65
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Yes, but they are $200 a pop.
http://www.headlightrevolution.com/J...L_p/jw-90l.htm

Why not spend 70 bucks for now and have the option to just drop in the LED module later when the price is right.

That's my thinking as well. You can also find 90mm replacements from Dialight, Bmac, Nolden....and they're all priced at around 200ish $ per beam. I think that Hella's dual beam LED light is more like 500ish.

I'll stick to halogen until the prices drop.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:11 PM   #66
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Update

Bracket is all set. Still trying to find a good way to mount the face shield.
My bike has the safari tank, it's a bitch to take the headlight and wind shield on and off with the tank. (hard to line up the bolts when remounting).

So I was a bit put off in between rides to take it apart.

Anyone with a spare headlight mask, please let me know. I would like to trade or buy it. That way I can work on the mounts, off the bike.


Since there were enough interests on this and I was not happy with the first version, I had to remake the face plate mold.
I'm also still trying to figure the material and the finish of the face plate. But it's safe to say only a few colors will be offered. You can paint it yourself if desired. I've experimented with many other materials with the intention of providing more color options. But they didn't work out.

Those of you that are serious about getting a setup from me should get ready. Tomorrow I will go talk to the machine shop and get a quote on how many plates they can make me at minimum order, and that likely will be the end of the run.



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Old 08-06-2013, 03:35 AM   #67
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Those of you that are serious about getting a setup from me should get ready...
Silently lurking... I'm definitely in for a complete kit!!
Love your work BMac!
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:56 AM   #68
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Count me in also - I am very impressed with your work to date.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #69
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #70
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I'm still waiting for all my parts to arrive next tuesday. For now, I will not be able to make the LED ring lights as running light. However, I can drill a hold in the high beam housing so that the stock running light with the rubber stand can be plugged in directly. Also not happening on this batch is the acrylic lens protector. They are just too hard to make consistently. Since I don't plan on making more after this batch, and enough people would be happy with what I have now. I'd rather keep the cost down and get this over with.

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Old 08-11-2013, 08:55 AM   #71
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Do you have an idea of where these are coming in price wise? And I understand that it could change, just looking for a range.......

Nice work!
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:00 AM   #72
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Do you have an idea of where these are coming in price wise? And I understand that it could change, just looking for a range.......

Nice work!
I'll probably ask for $350 as it stands. At this point. I don't have any additional development which would add to the cost. How I figured this number in is basically add all of my cost together and divided by the number of unit I will make (10).
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #73
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Word on the fit

The safari tank is notorious for expanding and morphing, that's why you see the slight gap down the bottom. because the windscreen is actually pinched by the tank.

I've made the mold so that it should be a very snug fit on a standard setup. I have ordered additional headlight mask and hardwares, so I can work off the bike and check the mounting for all the additional units I produce.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #74
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The safari tank is notorious for expanding and morphing, that's why you see the slight gap down the bottom. because the windscreen is actually pinched by the tank.

I've made the mold so that it should be a very snug fit on a standard setup. I have ordered additional headlight mask and hardwares, so I can work off the bike and check the mounting for all the additional units I produce.
My safari tanks pinch the windscreen as well. I have a small gap at the top. I look foward to your kit. Keep me on the list :)
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #75
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How stone proof would these be as is ?
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