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Old 01-18-2011, 11:22 AM   #811
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Anyone installed these on a V-strom?

Also, anyone know if sanjoh's LED's will fit this mount??
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/3878/203/

Might fit, but a friend tried that bar out, and didn't find it all that great on his DL650. Not that it broke, but maybe its a bit overpriced for a piece of metal with some holes in it.

I mounted mine on the fender screws on the forks:




Headlights are HID 4500K, for comparison:





All pics here: http://picasaweb.google.com/10706786...EDAndHIDLights#
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:37 PM   #812
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I have an electrickery question:

I am "replacing the headlight" on a 1999 KLR with two LED units. The plan is to use the original switch gear and wiring to the H4 bulb, and build a plug & play harness from there. I want to run just a 10 watt spot on low beam, and both 10 watt and 24 watt on high with the remote PWM dimmer. My concern is with power feedback. Mostly current to the output of the dimmer when low beam is on. I would think it best to put a diode in each hot line to be safe, but am clueless to what diode I need.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:30 PM   #813
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well I just ordered a set of the 24 watt lights. I am looking forward to getting them mounted on my RT. Thanks!!!!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:26 PM   #814
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I just installed my pair of 24watt lights. A 2003 Dakar. I got the water proof switch off Amazon for around 5 bucks. A lighted version of the switch is $7.


The blue wire is for the new lights...


I mounted the lights on existing screws in the fender
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:31 PM   #815
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Does the fender hold steady enough?

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I mounted the lights on existing screws in the fender
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:34 PM   #816
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Yes, the fender holds plenty steady enough, even on a gravel road. And I can actually bend over to adjust them on the fly.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:34 AM   #817
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Thanks John!!!
The result is excellent
ktm 990 with vagabond lower triple clamp mount light bracket kit
One switch is the Johns lights
the second switch is the driving xenon lights
and the third is a stand by switch(to use it if i want on the future)
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:35 AM   #818
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:36 AM   #819
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:48 AM   #821
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Improving on standard Halogen 60/55W H4 Headlamp

My Yamaha XT225 'Serow' has the standard Halogen 60/55W H4 light bulb.

The main reason I try and avoid driving @ night, here in the Philippines, is i) lack of street lights, ii) potholes in roads, iii) Vehicles with no lights, iv) pedestrians with no road sense -night, dark skin, and no reflective/white clothing, v) SUV's with heavily tinted windows on Hi-Beam all the time (as they can't see through the heavy tinting @ night on Lo-Beam).

I was considering Zenon HID Hi/Lo H4 Bulb conversion. Then I read that the reflector was specifically designed for the tungsten filament of such Halogen H4 Bulb. Replacing it with Dual Hi/Lo Zenon HID Bulb that uses an 'ARC' between electrodes, does not have the same geometry and as a result, the Low Beam will not have the defined cut off, and could dazzle oncoming vehicles.

Then there is the Legal aspect (which might not be an enforced issue here in the Philippines), but is illegal in the UK, Europe and probably USA to Fit non approved 'conversions' and no such conversions likely to be approved and legal and marked as such.

Regardless of the Law there is the moral issue of dazzling an oncoming driver, to the point they cant see and have an accident. Not sure I would want that on my conscience, if anyone then got injured, or worse killed!

If you want the brightness, lower current and longer life of Zenon HID, then best swap out the whole headlamp assembly for a dedicated HID headlamp unit, than just bulb conversion, that is perhaps illegal and dangerous?

I decided it simpler and cheaper to fit improved H4 Bulbs and have ordered a pair (1 will be a 'spare') of Philips X-Treme Power H4

Having read up on Vision X - Solstice 10W LED that comes in 2" square 'pod' that can clip together, and available as XIL-S1100 Euro Beam, XIL 'Eliptical Beam'



And watched the YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WlcUG-TQHw

Each 10 watt Solstice Solo produces 900 lumens (some being 800 lumens)

Most likely I will fit to the 'Triple Clamp Bolts', but the Upper one (as the lower one is no good as the light would get hit on the plastic 'Air-Scoops' on the front of the Fuel Tank of an XT225 'Serow'.




I was/am, seriously considering buying a pair of these, but did not have sufficent funds, for a 'pair', as I had just bought a 'Kick Starter Kit' for YEN10,800

Trouble was, "which LED Aux Lights, to buy"?

I posted to 'LivingInCebuForums' on "How to improve your Motorcycle Lighting - Halogen, Zenon, HID Zenon, or LED?"

One of the Members, gave a URL Link to this discussion, here on ADV Rider Forum.

So now I have other options of LED Lights to consider.



Perhaps I should wait until I have fitted that improved Philips X-Treme Power H4?

If I then decided more light would be better, decide on what these should be.

The 10 watt LED off road spot light has Price: $55.00.

The 24 watt LED off road flood light has a Price: $70.00
Price: $70.00

Description:
Spot Beam 10watt / .85amp ~450 lumens total from 3 leds, 12v
Flood Beam 24 watt / 2amp ~1500 lumens total from 9leds (3 groups of 3), 12v
Aluminum housing
o-ring sealed
one meter leads
waterproof connectors -male and female
two mounting options - flat mount (stainless) or 7/8s bar mount(aluminum).
plastic lens
available in black or black"

From what I have read, the Price has gone up, and the Waterproof connectors have been dropped.

The 10W unit might be $55, but only gives 450 Lumen from 3 x LED's.

The Vision X - Solstice Solo 2" Square LED Light can be bought for $119 yet give 900 lumen from a single LED.

sanjoh - There are 3 'sets' of LED Lights on these Aux Lights of yours.
In the case of the 10W 'Spot' Light unit, it seems there are 3 x Single LED's making 3 in Total = 10W.

In the 24W 'Flood' Light unit, there are 3 'groups' of 3 x LED's. making 9 x LED's in total - is this correct?

Any chance one could have a 'combo' unit?

1 Group of 3 x LED's from the 'Flood' Unit (so just 8W?), and 2 x Single LED's from the 'Spot' Unit (so it is 6.7W?), so it becomes a Wide Beam and Spot, with 3 wires?

The 'Spots' might then be independantly switched (activated on High Beam, drawing 6.7W?), separate from the Wide Beam (activated on Dip Beam, drawing 8W?), 'Flashing' Hi-Beam, whilst on Low -Beam, being 15W max Total.

A pair of such 'Combo' lights is feasible and practical, giving 2 x Spot LEDS in each 'Combo' Lamp (13.5W) and 3 x Flood/Wide LED's in each (16W - not much battery Drain for Daylight Running Lights and no need for Dimmer?). This would nicely supplement an 'enhanced 60/55 W 'Super' Halogen H4 Bulb in the Headlamp of my Yamaha XT225 'Serow'.

To me, such pair of 'Combo' LED Units would provide 'Balanced' light from left and right, with broader spread than just mounting 1 x Spot (Switched on High) and 1 x Flood (Switched on Dip Beam, and angled low enough not to dazzle oncoming vehicles)

Appreciate some feedback, as to the practicality of such 'Combo' unit, and if it would be done (subject to successful prototype, and feedback on potential Orders). Many might be interested to know how long, and what is likely price?

Britster, (David)
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:33 AM   #822
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Friend and I tested the Vision X ones shown above against my 24w ones from Sanjoh side-by-side at night in Maine.

I won hands down.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:16 AM   #823
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Britster,

There is not enough room in housing for multiple control boards. I would suggest using a mixed set ie 1 24w and 1 10w. You can wire the 24w into the high beam and use the spot as a running light.

I use the combo set on my bike, at night you will not even notice the output of the H4 as the lights put out significantly more light than the H4.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:18 AM   #824
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[QUOTE=skipro3;14985501]I just installed my pair of 24watt lights. A 2003 Dakar. I got the water proof switch off Amazon for around 5 bucks. A lighted version of the switch is $7.

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Old 01-20-2011, 08:27 AM   #825
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Yes, the fender holds plenty steady enough, even on a gravel road. And I can actually bend over to adjust them on the fly.
Guess I need to check my fender and make sure it isn't falling off. My bounces all over the place!
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