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Old 01-24-2011, 06:29 AM   #841
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Has anyone figured out a better way to secure the lights in their base to keep them from turning? I have mine mounted sideways and I've removed the two inside nuts/added a nylon sleeve over the screw but they still tend to turn a little. I considered setting them again and then just brazing the brackets so there's no movement.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:45 AM   #842
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Has anyone figured out a better way to secure the lights in their base to keep them from turning? I have mine mounted sideways and I've removed the two inside nuts/added a nylon sleeve over the screw but they still tend to turn a little. I considered setting them again and then just brazing the brackets so there's no movement.
I used aluminum rather than nylon spacers. This allowed me to crank 'em down nice and tight. I also used a bit of loctite and let it get between the two parts of the bracket.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:00 AM   #843
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Bite washer ?!?!?!?

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Has anyone figured out a better way to secure the lights in their base to keep them from turning? I have mine mounted sideways and I've removed the two inside nuts/added a nylon sleeve over the screw but they still tend to turn a little. I considered setting them again and then just brazing the brackets so there's no movement.

My thought is of using a washer between the leafs of the bracket to bite the metal plate and provide resistance of movement. As a last resort maybe going back to the 4 nut system, still with the added movement resistance washers.

I have two 24W Floods and as yet have not mounted mine but have this system ready to go.

e.g.

Lock washer


Internal tooth lock washer



Serrated lock washer


Fan disc lock washer
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:14 AM   #844
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I'm looking for something that will help out my 450exc for nighttime trail riding but I haven't seen any examples of these installed on smaller bikes

Anyone out there that's installed these on a 'dirt' bike that can give an opinion on how they've worked out for them?

I put a set (10w spot & 24w flood) on my 450 and they work great. took a little time to figure where to mount 'em (ended up on the handguards) and I had to get a DC stator (KTM's put out AC from the stator) and wired into my headlight switch. Now the low position on the switch runs the high circuit on the stock headlight and the high switch position runs both LED's. just have to remember to turn the key switch off with the DC conversion as it will drain the battery.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:25 PM   #845
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The lock washers between the leaves of the brackets seems like a viable option.

This is how I have mine mounted right now:



And my switch install. One is for the flood and the other is for the spot:



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My thought is of using a washer between the leafs of the bracket to bite the metal plate and provide resistance of movement. As a last resort maybe going back to the 4 nut system, still with the added movement resistance washers.

I have two 24W Floods and as yet have not mounted mine but have this system ready to go.

e.g.

Lock washer


Internal tooth lock washer



Serrated lock washer


Fan disc lock washer
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:35 PM   #846
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Easier Adjustment via spacer, "beefier" looks

Got this "spacer" from Home Depot 1/4-20, reduced the length by ~2mm, using it with an M5x35 socket head screw and stop-nut, works great, now
much easier to set the right angle since there's only one screw/stop nut to adjust.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:49 PM   #847
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I put a set (10w spot & 24w flood) on my 450 and they work great. took a little time to figure where to mount 'em (ended up on the handguards) and I had to get a DC stator (KTM's put out AC from the stator) and wired into my headlight switch. Now the low position on the switch runs the high circuit on the stock headlight and the high switch position runs both LED's. just have to remember to turn the key switch off with the DC conversion as it will drain the battery.
I was thinking about the handguards as well but don't see them lasting that long there

Do you have a pic of your setup?
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Old 01-25-2011, 02:48 PM   #848
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LEDs on my GS Adventure

Installed a set of these LEDs on my GS Adventure today. Very happy with the results.


They are the 24w LEDs with the wireless dimmer.



DSCN0635_DSCN0634


DSCN0637_DSCN0639


DSCN0643


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Old 01-25-2011, 03:52 PM   #849
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:05 PM   #850
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Installed a set of these LEDs on my GS Adventure today. Very happy with the results.
They are the 24w LEDs with the wireless dimmer.






Thanks John
Nice install, where did you put the control box?

Is the pulsing of the lights just in the video?
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #851
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LED dimmer

John, Put the dimmer under the seat. I've got a centech fuse box under there so that's where I got power. The pulsing on the video is something with the camera. With the lights on their brightest setting it's hard looking at them straight on so it might be the camera telling me "stop doin' this will you".
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #852
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Are these available when ever or a limited supply ? I'd like to have a set but its gonna be a while.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:57 PM   #853
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I installed a set of the 24w version last night on my RT. Holy cow these things are bright! :) ......I am going to order another set for my GS. I LOVE THESE LIGHTS!!!!
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:02 PM   #854
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liquorpig

here's how I mounted mine. I figured i rarely wheelie over backwards so they should be safe here.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #855
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here's a side shot. the switch is for the heated grips, not the lights
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