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Old 03-10-2013, 08:56 AM   #1441
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and the trail tech light is perfect for transporting your starter cable...
(if the regulator fails in the middle of mongolia...)



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Old 03-10-2013, 09:00 AM   #1442
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Great looking bike, Rose.

Is that subframe your own design/construction.




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Just fitted a 8" Trail tech unit to the airhead. No technical inspection for bikes over here, so I'm taking the risk of running a single beam...

I think it looks good on the airhead, a bit of eighties retro...:ymca

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #1443
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Is that subframe your own design/construction.
Yes it is.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #1444
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It isn't high & low power.

It's is a bit more complex than that. High & Low beam are a function of the light source's position relative to the shape of the reflector, & also the cut of the lens.

In New Zealand the light must dip to the left so as not to dazzle oncoming drivers. There also needs to be a defined cut off to the beam, aimed below the oncoming driver's direct line of sight.
Oh, yeah, duh, I forgot about the tiny reflector inside most dual bulbs, not to mention the lense. You're right, it would still blind people. Well, there may be a solution to that as well. Ok, first thought, make a rock guard double as a light guide/ louvre, like you used to see on the rear window of 70's trans ams. I think that would actually look pretty awesome, you could even make it adjustable. Second idea and much more subtle, install a small, shiny metal reflector over the bulb with a wire hinge secured to the plastic socket, then... hmm, well you could use a simple neo magnet, but a more elegant solution would be to wire a small electro magnet coil into the lighting circuit. I guess there'd have to be some sort of bar for the reflector to rest on so as not to break the bulb eh? ...ok, a long thin bolt attached to a hole in the base ought to do the trick. I may try this when I get my tt light ( someday).

And the lense... don't they have a "flood" version of these lights. Perhaps simply attaching a lense cover. Ok, yeah, this is getting ridiculous, why the hell don't they make a driving version?! Grr.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #1445
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Dayum! Can you tell us anything about the sub-frame?
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #1446
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #1447
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Nice! Well said Fred. Well. Said.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:52 PM   #1448
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Nice! Well said Fred. Well. Said.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #1449
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I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is
at least both of us had the answer.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:47 AM   #1450
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Just fitted a 8" Trail tech unit to the airhead. No technical inspection for bikes over here, so I'm taking the risk of running a single beam...

I think it looks good on the airhead, a bit of eighties retro...:ymca

Thats amazing!!

Can i ask, what front frame have you used to take the swingarm?? have you had to modify it in anyway to centre the rear wheel??
I'm building a race bike, with the same swingarm (1100rs running k1200 cast wheels) with an R65 1981 frame, but i'm gonna have to chop and move the swingarm mount out to the right by 20mm, did you do this to yours, it looks like you've done some welding around the area.

Many thanks

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Old 03-11-2013, 10:49 AM   #1451
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Thats amazing!!

Can i ask, what front frame have you used to take the swingarm?? have you had to modify it in anyway to centre the rear wheel??
I'm building a race bike, with the same swingarm (1100rs running k1200 cast wheels) with an R65 1981 frame, but i'm gonna have to chop and move the swingarm mount out to the right by 20mm, did you do this to yours, it looks like you've done some welding around the area.

Many thanks

Elliott
The frame is off a 100GS, and the 1100 swingarm is mounted as far as possible to the right (it's narrower than the original swingarm). The rear wheel is spoked with an offset.

Cheers.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:58 PM   #1452
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Thats amazing!!

Can i ask, what front frame have you used to take the swingarm?? have you had to modify it in anyway to centre the rear wheel??
we covered some of this ground in this thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=859536&page=3
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:01 PM   #1453
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we covered some of this ground in this thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=859536&page=3

perfect thanks!!!
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:47 PM   #1454
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The frame is off a 100GS, and the 1100 swingarm is mounted as far as possible to the right (it's narrower than the original swingarm). The rear wheel is spoked with an offset.

Cheers.
Hi Ivan, do move the engine all the way over to the right in the frame, that is, no spacer ? Ive been having a look this afternoon an you can only move the motor so far before it hits the spring post for the center stand. I guess that could be modified. I managed to pick up another rear 1100GS reat wheel yesterday. They don't come up for sale often over here. What brand of triple clamps have you got. Are they a custom made set ?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #1455
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In New Zealand the light must dip to the left so as not to dazzle oncoming drivers. There also needs to be a defined cut off to the beam, aimed below the oncoming driver's direct line of sight.
No, a motorcycle beam can dip straight down, can have a centred beam and must have a drop rate of 3 to 3.5%. You only need just the dip beam too, the high beam only has to work if fitted...really it's if a dip switch is fitted, you can have an H4 bulb for example, but if there is no means of selecting high beam that's OK.
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