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Old 11-13-2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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Thumb TE610 twin headlight cowling

I replaced the stock 35W bulb with a 45W bulb, but it was still pretty pathetic. (worried that a 65W bulb would melt the plastic lens cover)

Simpson Detour makes twin headlight cowling assemblies for dirt bikes, and these look like they’d provide more wind protection in addition to candlepower.

I had my bike in at TurboCity so Tom could use it to build some luggage rack prototypes (see this thread).
He kindly fabricated mounts to support the Supersport cowling with two H4 60w/55w xenon halogen lights, and I added a Laminar Lip (see also this thread) for added wind protection.

Got a chance to test it out over the Veteran’s Day weekend in Death Valley - here are some pics:







Mega improvement in lighting!!! Coverage is OK for night dirt riding, bright enough on the road up to ~65 mph. LEV-wife said conspicuity also much improved.
Would like to add some accessory lights with a wider beam for dirt and a stronger pencil beam for the road.

Also big improvement in wind protection! Without the Laminar Lip the S-D cowling was better than the stock set up, but not as good as stock + Lip.
The Simpson-Detour + Lip was fantastic. The wind now hits just above my shoulders (I’m 6 ’with a 33” inseam) so riding at higher speeds is much more relaxed.
There is a bit of noise with my Arai XD, but no buffetting. I'm stoked, but now I begin to notice how hard the seat is.

I’m going to suggest some minor mount mods to turbocity tom, and will post more as results dictate.

More TE/S-D porn can be seen here in post #341.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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Looks cool! Anything to see...and be seen better!!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:39 PM   #3
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Sweet! I've been pondering this dilema myself.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:40 PM   #4
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Nice mod!! It looks original to the bike!
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:58 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by levity
I had my bike in at TurboCity so Tom could use it to build some luggage rack prototypes (see this thread).
He kindly fabricated mounts to support the Supersport cowling with two H4 60w/55w xenon halogen lights
And the pics for both of these are where? Just joking, sort of. I am interested in what both of them look like. BTW did you order the Simpson item direct from them? If so how long did it take to arrive? Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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nice setup

That's a really cool setup. I'm thinking the TE610 wins it for me, but seeing what some of you guys do to improve a great dirt bike to be a decent raod bike, I'm liking it more and more. I had some seat time on a 510 (got away form me twice, no breaks), never a 610. I need to find someone drunk enough to loan me his.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:58 PM   #7
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Nice mod, have any more pictures? Back side, from the seat and how you mounted.

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:21 AM   #8
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Did the Turbo City guy have any idea when the rack would be available?

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Old 11-14-2007, 07:53 AM   #9
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Looks very nice! If your bike electrical output is not up to handeling additional lights you might consider helmet lights. I don't own a set but I've used them several times off-road and they are great. I used a single light but if you get a dual you can have one as pencil and one flood. They don't draw anything from the bike's power but you are limited to the batteries charge life. The best part is they go wherever you look!

http://www.niterideroffroad.com/hm.shtml
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:04 AM   #10
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Looks good larry

How much was it all?

Keeping busy I see..
Still have the 990?
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:09 AM   #11
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answers to questions

PowerT & Chuck - Direct from Simpson Detour. LEVwife actually ordered it for her TW200 last year when the $ was stronger. Never installed so I "borrowed" it for the TE. Don't know price then but it lists for British L145 now, so it's currently north of $300. As I recall shipping was <2 weeks and the cost modest (~$20).

Beez - I agree that a helmet mounted light would be best for off-road at night. The Cannibal model looks sweet!

Jambie - TurboCity Tom should have TE luggage racks available any day now. May take a while to show up on his web site, so give him a call.

Roger - Will try to get more pics later.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:23 AM   #12
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The rally fairing looks pretty good

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Old 12-31-2007, 11:06 AM   #13
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This is a must-do mod on my new TE510. Looks fooking awesome!
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:12 PM   #14
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:46 PM   #15
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Quality?

I was wondering about the quality of the light. Does the frame seem durable? Does it have a decent way of adjusting the beams? I really like the way this looks, I was thinking of ordering a black rallye style.
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