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Old 03-05-2014, 12:09 AM   #1
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Whelp!! I am doing it. Twin Cyclops Long Range Extremes (LREs) in place of the OEM Birthday candles. Why ask you? I decided I needed more, lots more. BLUF-I will be running one light at %50 as my low beam combined with a 20 degree clear lens cover, high beam will be both lights driven at %100. I will be wiring in a Skene dimmer to work with my stock light switch. Daytime I plan on running both with the amber lens cover. Tonight's efforts were to get the bracket roughed in, tomorrow I will clean it up a bit and put some bedliner spray on it to help blend it in. I will also be finding the correct sized pins for wiring the Skene into the OEM plug, I'll take some detailed pictures of what goes where for those who decide to go this route.

I used scrap material I had laying around the shop and cut and hacked things into a shape that will fit and something that will eventually end up being a pattern for a shop to turn into digits for ease of manufacturing down the road.

No, I did not take pictures of the stock lights, I didn't see the need. Yes, I will post some pictures of the new LREs. More pics to come.







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Old 03-05-2014, 05:38 AM   #2
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Whelp!! I am doing it. Twin Cyclops Long Range Extremes (LREs) in place of the OEM Birthday candles. Why ask you? I decided I needed more, lots more. BLUF-I will be running one light at %50 as my low beam combined with a 20 degree clear lens cover, high beam will be both lights driven at %100. I will be wiring in a Skene dimmer to work with my stock light switch. Daytime I plan on running both with the amber lens cover. Tonight's efforts were to get the bracket roughed in, tomorrow I will clean it up a bit and put some bedliner spray on it to help blend it in. I will also be finding the correct sized pins for wiring the Skene into the OEM plug, I'll take some detailed pictures of what goes where for those who decide to go this route.

I used scrap material I had laying around the shop and cut and hacked things into a shape that will fit and something that will eventually end up being a pattern for a shop to turn into digits for ease of manufacturing down the road.

No, I did not take pictures of the stock lights, I didn't see the need. Yes, I will post some pictures of the new LREs. More pics to come.






That is a good pair of light sticks....
I will be interested in how the night riding at 50% with the 20 deg. lens cover is. I know that 50% would not be enough dimming without the 20 deg. , as these are very.....ehhhhh.... powerful. That setup will double the weight the OEM brace has to support. I found that it is already pushing it with the stock unit. IMHO, you need to beef that up. With my setup, I only added about 300 grams, but two of those are a hefty addition, and I would be woried about breakage if you do any serious off roading..... ehhhhh.... uhhhmmmmm..... you do any of that....
I wish you could drop by, as the composite addition I did on mine cost only about $10, but you perhaps cant buy that small amount of epoxy. One thing for sure, it will vibrate quite a bit. Those findings are based on what I saw on my '09, perhaps they strengthening it. Are the two side ones the optimus 10, or 20 deg long range's......?????
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:52 AM   #3
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Can you run a brace to the center instrument column to reinforce it? Looks sweet!
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:52 AM   #4
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The bracket is being supported from the bottom as well. I left a shortened rib for rigidity and something to help with fore/aft movement. I'll see if I can get a pic showing how it will be supported and locked in. I carefully trimmed the back corners so I will also end up with the rear corners shouldering a bit as well. Off to make it black with a can of bed liner



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Old 03-05-2014, 09:37 AM   #5
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Nothing against the bed liner but it likes to hold dirt, and I have found that the rattle can version isn't that strong in terms of longevity. It looks sweet though!
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:26 PM   #6
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Thanks!! The bedliner just didn't work so I used some other paint I had. Install is complete, looks every bit as good as I hoped for, all I need now is darkness. I even had the room to re install my Cyclops 530 Penetrator.

Quick note, I was hoping I could run one light at %50, but as it turns out I will be running bothe LREs at %50 as I am not interested in buying a second Skene dimmer. Following Daryls guidance I was able to use the OEM switch, that made my day complete...

Pics shortly, dern slow bandwidth takes a bit to upload the high res pics.

Here's a teaser.


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Old 03-05-2014, 02:35 PM   #7
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Just in case you have not found any.... This is what I used for the pins....

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103509
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:47 PM   #8
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So, wiring to the OEM plug. Lower left black wires are the ground, red wire is going to the low beam, and the white wire is for the high beam. Verify with a multi meter as I have zero idea if these may change.



All lit up. Took some care full Dremel trimming on the shield to get a nice uniform fit. I plan on adding an old car tire inner tube to the back to clean things up and help block the weather from me.









Back side. I added them about as far back as I could. I didn't want the bug eye look and I believe I succeeded.



Night time pics tonight.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:02 PM   #9
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Might want to double check....as I recall the low beam is right under the high beam. It looks like you have your low beam hooke up to 4'th parking light...... I kight be wrong...but that is how I thought mine was.
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Might want to double check....as I recall the low beam is right under the high beam. It looks like you have your low beam hooke up to 4'th parking light...... I kight be wrong...but that is how I thought mine was.
You may be right, I did a short ride and the lamp indicator came on. Short of the bothersome light on the dash (I will be fixing it) the light still performs flawless. Almost dark here, I took some daylight pics for a visual reference since I won't be providing OEM pics of the same.
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You may be right, I did a short ride and the lamp indicator came on. Short of the bothersome light on the dash (I will be fixing it) the light still performs flawless. Almost dark here, I took some daylight pics for a visual reference since I won't be providing OEM pics of the same.
... Easy to change the pins. Try slipping it into the one just below the high beam. I recall that is the Low beam.... Or in you picture, the pin left of the high beam.
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That came out really nice Chet! Personally, I would take the 600 off
But that is one sweet setup
and only pulling 100 watts with the 600 light bar.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:09 AM   #13
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That came out really nice Chet! Personally, I would take the 600 off
But that is one sweet setup
and only pulling 100 watts with the 600 light bar.
The 600? Got it may as well flaunt it!! I actually like the close in fill it gives me, I can point the LRs to the edges down the road and lift the LREs (off road naturally) for extended distances.


So, I moved the low beam pin up one slot (thanks Erling) and everything is as it should be, short the city/parking lamp. When I turn on the key before starting the lights stay off, once I start her up the lights come on.

A huge note to everyone, this setup is NOT DOT approved, they should be considered as OFF ROAD ONLY. I saw the lights and bought them as a DIY project, the Skene dimmer came with great instructions that leaves nothing to be desired. I for one will gamble as I will be running the amber lenses during daylight hours to avoid burning eyeballs in the next county.

Last bit will be the backing skirt to keep stuff from passing through.

So, Hmmm, I have the parking lamp slot open, wonder what type of light I can hook up to it?? Any ideas? Maybe a small LED on a cord for working on the bike during periods of darkness? Any suggestions?

Who's next? Who will rise to the challenge of even more useful lumens on their ADV Bike? I'm in WA State, so if you need any help give a holler, full shop and 2 dogs to keep a person occupied while we fab something together
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The 600? Got it may as well flaunt it!! I actually like the close in fill it gives me, I can point the LRs to the edges down the road and lift the LREs (off road naturally) for extended distances.


So, I moved the low beam pin up one slot (thanks Erling) and everything is as it should be, short the city/parking lamp. When I turn on the key before starting the lights stay off, once I start her up the lights come on.

A huge note to everyone, this setup is NOT DOT approved, they should be considered as OFF ROAD ONLY. I saw the lights and bought them as a DIY project, the Skene dimmer came with great instructions that leaves nothing to be desired. I for one will gamble as I will be running the amber lenses during daylight hours to avoid burning eyeballs in the next county.

Last bit will be the backing skirt to keep stuff from passing through.

So, Hmmm, I have the parking lamp slot open, wonder what type of light I can hook up to it?? Any ideas? Maybe a small LED on a cord for working on the bike during periods of darkness? Any suggestions?

Who's next? Who will rise to the challenge of even more useful lumens on their ADV Bike? I'm in WA State, so if you need any help give a holler, full shop and 2 dogs to keep a person occupied while we fab something together
..... So I am curious..... Are you not getting a lamp failure either for the lag of parking light....????? I have yet to see it, but ion my other thread, many reported seeing it...replaced the bulb, and all was well...???
In case I did get the warning.... I had two plans to choose from.......
One...

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...4-adapter/878/

Two....

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DRL-PODs

I might still consider the latter, as I many times could use a small light to look for keys......yeti's, and beer.

I settled on this....

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...watt-led/1141/
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:46 PM   #15
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Well... if you have been looking to upstage me I think you have finally done it




Here is an older shot of your bike and mine before you started going a little nuts



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