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Old 08-24-2011, 08:39 PM   #1501
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CONGRATS as your thread has made it to the next century.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:57 AM   #1502
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I do not think that is a good idea, I was pulled over during the Beast in the East rally last week with my Leds on low. The motorcycle officer wanted to let me know how bright they are. No tickets though.. I have had cars flash me at night and trucks flash me also. So I found there was some time I could not run my lights even on the lowest setting on a split highway.

Food for thought.

Plus in my state ( NY) all aux lamps must be switched independent of the lighting system by law.


he pulled you over cuz he was surprised to see that POS Running with those plates
and those others that were flashing you.... were they at Walmart before??

now you really cant say its a bad idea since you KNOW what i have running and i dont get the same results!

i take it you found a way to re-mount the lights so they lasted a bit longer than before?
gratz on the ride. now get ready for Oct!
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:22 AM   #1503
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Which lights do you have? How often do you get flashed?

Are they mounted low or high? or better yet, do you have a photo?

Is anyone out there using the 44s on full power? Or is this advised only when there's no other traffic around?
44's, get flashed all the time if I leave them on at night. I have tried to aim them low to reduce the glare but with out a clipped beam it doesn't do much.

30" high off the road.

Yes see my first note.
Better switch them or run getting a ticket for non DOT approved lights.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:27 AM   #1504
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I have a spot and flood coupled with dual HID's. I do get flashed, and have been even in daylight. Call me an ass, but I dont care. The single leading cause of accidents to motorcyclists is cage drivers violating the motorcyclist's right of way. The leading excuse of said cage drivers is "I didn't see him". If I annoy them, they saw me and I live to ride another day.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:20 AM   #1505
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In August we had 4 motorcyclists killed in the neighborhood. All 4 died because they were simply too fast and lost control of their motorcycles...it's not always the cagers...
Nor did he say it was "Always the cagers".
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:57 AM   #1506
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I said the "leading" cause of injury and death, not the "only" cause.

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"The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents... Conspicuity of the motorcycle is a critical factor in the multiple vehicle accidents, and accident involvement is significantly reduced by the use of motorcycle headlamps-on In daylight and the wearing of high visibility yellow, orange or bright red jackets."

-Approximately three-fourths of these motorcycle accidents involved collision with another vehicle, which was most usually a passenger automobile.

-In the multiple vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of those accidents.
I run my lights.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:36 PM   #1507
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Right; my point is that we need make sure to put the effect of the lights into perspective.
So far I got in trouble mainly because of what I did and not because of what cagers did, just saying.
Lights make you more visible but not invincible, life insurance is even better
Risk management/avoidance is all motorcycling is, really.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:33 PM   #1508
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I have a spot and flood coupled with dual HID's. I do get flashed, and have been even in daylight. Call me an ass, but I dont care. ...
Gee, wouldn't it be great if everyone did the same? Not just motorcycles but even the cars and trucks too. If it moves on the road...it should have spot and flood lights with dual HID's. Enough lighting that even in the daylight, it bothers other drivers. After all, if it is good for one person...it should be good for all.

Nice attitude. "I dont care".

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:41 PM   #1509
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If a car pulls in front of me while I am driving my SUV, there is busted up plastic and crumpled metal. Maybe some injuries, but most likely, not death. If a car turns in front of my while I am doing 60 on my motorcycle, there WILL be injuries and a decent chance of death.

Apples and Oranges Chris
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:36 PM   #1510
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Are there a new "thicker" mounting hardware??
I have 2 unusable lamps. Both with broken mounting plates.

They were great when they worked but now just junk on the work bench
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:17 AM   #1511
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Are there a new "thicker" mounting hardware??
I have 2 unusable lamps. Both with broken mounting plates.

They were great when they worked but now just junk on the work bench
Sanjoh is expecting them at the end of August, and he will post here.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:45 AM   #1512
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Are there a new "thicker" mounting hardware??
I have 2 unusable lamps. Both with broken mounting plates.

They were great when they worked but now just junk on the work bench
Ditto!
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:14 AM   #1513
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Just out of curiousity, where are they cracking?

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Are there a new "thicker" mounting hardware??
I have 2 unusable lamps. Both with broken mounting plates.

They were great when they worked but now just junk on the work bench
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:15 AM   #1514
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In these 102 pages, is there a wiring diagram that I haven't seen??? Don't want to screw up mounting these. They have been sitting in my garage over a month waiting to be installed.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:43 AM   #1515
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In these 102 pages, is there a wiring diagram that I haven't seen??? Don't want to screw up mounting these. They have been sitting in my garage over a month waiting to be installed.
one wire to 12v+
one wire to 12v -

If it doesn't light up, swap the wires.

Most people install a switch. Some also run a relay from a "hot when the ignition is on" source so the lights come on when the bike is on.

What kind of detail are you looking for?
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