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Old 09-03-2010, 08:44 AM   #121
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I think part of the reasoning, at least for me, is to "be seen", a safety thing.

I just ordered floods, and will tip em down a bit.

The new dimmer-switcher feature will be cool.

I think we should have a contest-post where we post pics of dual sport bikes with these lights on them, running UNDER WATER.... stream/river crossings...

Someone else go first.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:30 AM   #122
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Hmm might have to buy another set for the klr.....
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:12 PM   #123
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I did not take any this morning, but since I had to go out to the bike a little while ago I snapped some pictures. This just shows one of the lights, but it's pretty obvious where I'll put the other, once I do some wiring updates.





Thanks for posting that. I'll put up pics once I install.

Btw, what kind of forks are you running?
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:16 PM   #124
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Thanks for posting that. I'll put up pics once I install.

Btw, what kind of forks are you running?
Those come from a donor Yamaha YZ(125/250/426/450/whatevertheheckelseusedthem). There's a thread over in Thumpers about this rather easy swap to which many of us have contributed.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:44 PM   #125
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My friend and I are going with the separate Dimmer switch option. This will be wired in series with the lights.
So an On/Off switch to control the whole thing, thus keeping the previously set brightness level and the 6Amp dimmer switch from eBay to enable 0%-100% brightness level adjustment for the lights.
I was dreaming of using two dimmers ( something like this http://www.amazon.com/Universal-2-Ch...=1SNOCYT3DY62Y ). One dimmer for low beam and the other dimmer for high beam ... so I would not have change the brightness between low and high beam.

I have not found anything waterproof that I can insert these dimmers into ... any suggestions??
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:59 AM   #126
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You could use a Heat Troller. That is nothing more than a PWM device, and will handle far more current than these lights require. There is a model they sell intended for heated grips which is wire-in only, doesn't have the plugs for heated clothing. I sometimes see them for $50. Those are quite waterproof, based on my 10 years of "field testing".
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:25 AM   #127
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Those come from a donor Yamaha YZ(125/250/426/450/whatevertheheckelseusedthem). There's a thread over in Thumpers about this rather easy swap to which many of us have contributed.
Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:13 AM   #128
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You could use a Heat Troller. That is nothing more than a PWM device, and will handle far more current than these lights require. There is a model they sell intended for heated grips which is wire-in only, doesn't have the plugs for heated clothing. I sometimes see them for $50. Those are quite waterproof, based on my 10 years of "field testing".
They might run too slow to work well with lights. The controller for my Warm-n-Safe gear switches on and off less than once per second, though the other brands might run faster. For LEDs you want it switching thousands (or at least hundreds) of times per second.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:33 PM   #129
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Here's a pic of the lights attached to my KLR.

They're mounted to the fairing wings and after 25 miles of bumpy gravel washboard roads they stayed put.

Flood on left, spot on right.

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Old 09-07-2010, 12:22 AM   #130
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Here's a pic of the lights attached to my KLR.

They're mounted to the fairing wings and after 25 miles of bumpy gravel washboard roads they stayed put.

Flood on left, spot on right.

If you've had a chance to use them at night, which gives more useful coverage, the flood or the spot?
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:05 PM   #131
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I'm still fine tuning the aiming, but I think the flood provides the most useful light. In the pic, the flood is on the bikes left side, spot on right.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:15 PM   #132
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I sanjoh AWOL? I left him a PM on Thursday regarding a light purchase, but have not heard back, nor seen him post here since that time.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:56 PM   #133
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It was a long weekend.. summer's coming to an end for some.. time to ride maybe
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:22 PM   #134
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I sanjoh AWOL? I left him a PM on Thursday regarding a light purchase, but have not heard back, nor seen him post here since that time.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:06 PM   #135
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I would like to buy a pair of Flood beam with 3 mode dimming for my DR650. Can someone please suggest which mounting option I should get- flat or 7/8s bar mount?

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