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Old 11-29-2011, 11:47 AM   #16
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So....ahem...is this Migster`s covert way of displaying a recent acquisition,perchance ??
No - that's a previous Merlin I owned. But my new one may look similar...................
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:41 AM   #17
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and this is how merlin sidecars do it - that light is a ford ka headlight. There is a bright sidelight and a main beam only as the light is only adjustable to a small degree.
Sorry the picture is so big - i haven't a clue how to re-size them!
wow!!!!!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:19 AM   #18
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Got them on special from Supercheap Auto for $129 220mm diameter 65w globes. They are a stop gap measure until I can afford the new Hella LED driving lights that have just come available here in OZ.

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Old 12-02-2011, 08:25 AM   #19
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:59 PM   #20
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:16 PM   #21
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Yesterday. Foggy and cold and rainy day from Austin to Big Bend. All stock, 96 R1100GS, Ural tub, 260,000 miles still going strong... and yes, I did also have my heated gear on and a heated blanket for Spirit.
Have two more on the crash bar facing rear for the... tailgaters!!! They learn very quickly...



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Old 12-14-2011, 03:39 PM   #22
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love that setup
1. great picture
2. glad to hear about the "TAILGATER PUNISHMENT"
3. how many total watts are you lights? could you really run ALL THOSE LIGHTS and the HEATED GEAR, TOO?
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:02 PM   #23
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love that setup
1. great picture
2. glad to hear about the "TAILGATER PUNISHMENT"
3. how many total watts are you lights? could you really run ALL THOSE LIGHTS and the HEATED GEAR, TOO?
With all the lights and heated gear I am still under 700W. I will run all 7 off road at night. Odyssey Battery has been good to me always. I am on my 4th one recently I think...
Here is the rear... (nice when getting into the campsite also to get my bearings while late at night / Love night riding!)



Be well... Ara and Spirit

*** looking for that Hippo Hands thread BTW if you know the link! Life saver they are... same with the Buddy Grips...
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:01 AM   #24
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:38 AM   #25
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PIAA 510's with the PIAA ATV mounts....under $300 for the whole setup if you shop around.. The harness is split and long enough to separate the lights and use different positions on the bumper....like one in front and one on the side by the step. I have the same lights on my GS.
Are those something you can run on the road with traffic, or is it a situation like when you would use your high beams?
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:59 AM   #26
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They're not turned on in this pic, but these $19.00 per pair 65w halogen trailer lights from the discount auto store have worked well. And, I found out I can even get replacement lens for $3 on-line.

With the wire, switch, and relay, I think I spent $35.00, and I think they suit the rig pretty well!
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #27
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With all the lights and heated gear I am still under 700W. I will run all 7 off road at night. Odyssey Battery has been good to me always. I am on my 4th one recently I think...
Here is the rear... (nice when getting into the campsite also to get my bearings while late at night / Love night riding!)



Be well... Ara and Spirit

*** looking for that Hippo Hands thread BTW if you know the link! Life saver they are... same with the Buddy Grips...
i appreciate your reply and the info
do you have some voltage monitor to "watch" you charging system while underway?
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #28
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Our lights.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #29
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YEP...
those KRISTAS are amazing
they look terrific on your rig
thanks for the picture
now, one day you'll have to change to HIDs for the low and high beam to keep everything around a 5,000 K color temperature
well done
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:06 PM   #30
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i appreciate your reply and the info
do you have some voltage monitor to "watch" you charging system while underway?
No need really... It has worked for the past 260,000 miles, since 96... I do monitor the forever increasing gadgets though!!!...
Cell Phone, I-Pod, SAT Phone, SPOT, 2 GPS, Laptop, Netbook, flashlights, 3 cameras and their batteries... most however is powered by a 27W solar panel, inverter and two Sherpa120, all by GoalZero!!! A bit too much if you ask me... I am so Happy that Spirit does not require batteries!!!
I gave up the Valentine... we just don't go fast enough...

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