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Old 08-27-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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Ebay LED Lights

So I bought a pair of these...
30W 12V 3000LM CREE T6 LED Driving Fog Light Lamp Rally Ranger 4x4 Dirt ATV | eBay

and one of these....
Slim 3 Keys Single Color LED Controller Dimmer 5 dynamic modes 6-level speed UK | eBay

and two of these
LMA Relay Standard On/Off 5 Pin 12V 30 Amp | eBay ( actually I used proper KTM sealed ones, but you get the idea)

and robbed bits from one of these....
YAMAHA YZF1000 YZF 1000 THUNDERACE RIGHT RH SWITCHGEAR SWITCH CONTROL | eBay

Then mounted them like this



then wired them up so the light switch has three positions:
1. All lights off
2. Standard lights and LEDs bright on main beam only
3. Standard lights and LEDs dull on dip, bright on main beam
and they work rather well :)

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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And they work damm well too.. nearly blinded me this am! i will wear a welding mask if you are following me at night to reduce the mirror glare

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Old 09-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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Hey Peanuts,
Love that setup, been watching this thread so many times that I finally added it to my favourites Good job with that switch
I think I want to mount my lights like yours, how are they attached?
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for liking the thread :)

The mounts are simple straight lengths of 1" x 1" x 1/8" steel angle. Mounted vertical.

Uses the horn mount holes and identical holes on the other side of the front frame.

I went for a ride last night with someone who has the KTM hardparts lights. My lights are much brighter.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:40 AM   #5
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I still don't get the lights, I was a bit scared by the amount of light they put so was watching other options but with a dimmer I can go as overkill as I want
I like the switch mod but 1) I'm a nerd when it comes to electrics and 2) it's illegal here, so I'll just copy the light's mount. straight steel angle sounds like an easy and solid solution.
Thanks mate.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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Love the simplicity of the light and build. Quick question I am quite new to electronics so please bear with me but how did you wire it up?
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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The lights draw about 5A for the pair.
The controller has 4 wires.

+12v Red wire )
0v Black wire ) on one end of the controller

+ LED )
- LED ) on other end of controller

The +ve wires are both red and are actually connected to the same point inside, connect one to a fused +12v supply on the bike, I fused it at 7.5A. Connect the other red to the +ve of the LEDs.

Connect the 0v black wire to a good earth.

I then used 2 relays, one that gets pulled in by the dip beam, another one that gets pulled in by the main beam. The relays are used to switch the -ve of the LEDs.
The contacts of the main bean relay simply connect the -ve of the LEDs direct to earth.
The contacts of the dip relay connects the -ve of the LEDs to the -ve of the controller.

Simple
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #8
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Peanuts, any clearance issues when bottoming out the forks ? (I do that a lot )
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #9
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The inside of the lamps is wider than the outside of the fender :)
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #10
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The inside of the lamps is wider than the outside of the fender :)
Thanks. I hope that was my last question
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:14 PM   #11
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hi, any info on altering the switch wiring.
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:44 PM   #12
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I bought 6 pairs of these about 18 months ago. have a sigle unit mounted inside my 500 EXC light, 1 on my young blokes TT125(which I put lights on) a couple on my quad and 2 on my 1190R.
I have one of those dimmers that I didn't use on some strip leds so will see if I can get it to work. I thought you had to cycle the dimmer each time you turned it on but if it stays at the setting then ill get it done like yours.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:01 AM   #13
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hi, any info on altering the switch wiring.
Take the headlight off. The switch plugs into the panel behind the headlight, under the revcounter. There are 2 yellow and one yellow/white wires, one is the feed to the switch, one is sidelights, one is headlight. They are all joined together hidden inside the sheath to the switch. Pull them out the sheath and cut them apart so you can figure out which wire is which, then solder the parts from the donor switch onto these wires.
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