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Old 02-26-2005, 07:00 PM   #61
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Looks great creeper! that is a nice safe spot for a aux. One thought, is that light protruding thru the faring hole? If not you could mount a lil bit of lexan on the inside (or cut it to fit the hole ) and you have a nice rock guard.

i would recommend it - with all these jealous bastages around they will likely be roostin' ya next chance they get!

Thanks Meat, I kinda like how it's turning out myself.

Only the top protrudes a bit... maybe 3/8".

Actually there is an issue with glare back when the lamp is behind the fairing. Right now I have a closed cell foam doughnut around the light to reduce the light being reflected off the inside of the fairing at the bottom of the lamp.

I may move the light forward, all the way thru the fairing, or make a plastic tube to "extend" the light housing to the fairing.
Already thought about putting it under glass, but whatever I use, polycarbonate... what ever, it would have to be optically "clear". Don't want to overthink it... beyond what I already have that is.

The basics are done but it is still kind of a work in progress.

Dark and foggy out now, time to go look at the beam.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:04 PM   #62
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Chris,

When we were hashing it out I think the consensus seemed to be that it would portrude slightly through the hole in the fairing to reduce any glare as well as prevent any funky wind movement (?)
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:05 PM   #63
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:09 PM   #64
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The basics are done but it is still kind of a work in progress.
Anything is possible... even "Frenchin' it in" Dagmonster.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:11 PM   #65
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:13 PM   #66
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Anything is possible... even "Frenchin' it in" Dagmonster.
either that or look like something from Logans Run or Robo Cop gone amok.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:45 PM   #67
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Ok, this is the last show-N-tell for the night. For the present, the HID is aimed to the same point as the stock high beam.

Low.

High

HID


On to the next thing...
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:54 PM   #68
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So, give the proles a final HID rating. The lighting is now 10 - 20 - 30 - 40% better? Was it worth the cash? Are you happy with your hole? Would you recommend your hole to others? Tell all, oh Master of the Carbon Arc....
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:30 PM   #69
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So, give the proles a final HID rating. The lighting is now 10 - 20 - 30 - 40% better? Was it worth the cash? Are you happy with your hole? Would you recommend your hole to others? Tell all, oh Master of the Carbon Arc....
To be honest, I'll reserve final judgment until I've had a better opportunity to experience it under varying conditions, and play around with aiming.

Night CC... gona' go watch "Collateral".
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To be honest, I'll reserve final judgment until I've had a better opportunity to experience it under varying conditions, and play around with aiming.

Night CC... gona' go watch "Collateral".
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:13 PM   #71
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looks like you get a fair bit o light offa the thing. i see the potential for two of those biznatch's on loaded 640.
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:33 PM   #72
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looks like you get a fair bit o light offa the thing. i see the potential for two of those biznatch's on loaded 640.
It will be interesting to see how you get them lined up nice and perty Colin... Mine (yours may not) has the tach hump on the right... Alignment (if desired) may be a biatch, eh?
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:16 PM   #73
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It will be interesting to see how you get them lined up nice and perty Colin... Mine (yours may not) has the tach hump on the right... Alignment (if desired) may be a biatch, eh?
i'm gonna mount outboard like the touratech ones i posted a couple pages ago.

if these hid ones don't work out i'll prolly get a set of these hella lamps. i think they'll look cool beside the stockers.

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Old 02-27-2005, 06:26 AM   #74
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i'm gonna mount outboard like the touratech ones i posted a couple pages ago.

if these hid ones don't work out i'll prolly get a set of these hella lamps. i think they'll look cool beside the stockers.

Aren't these two Hellas gonna draw 55 watts each, as opposed to the Trail Tech HIDs at 13 each. 110 watts vs. 26....ouch
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:31 AM   #75
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i see the potential for two of those biznatch's on loaded 640.
speakin aboot yerself in the third person...



ps - if you are going to get some Hellas, why not just replace the stock lamps with hellas? you will be spending enough money to come close right?

also, what about the stink that hellas and other car systems are not set up for bikes, something aboot the electrical schmegma...
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