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Old 12-15-2011, 05:09 PM   #31
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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
I was just gonna switch the high and low beams to PIAA H7 bulbs and call it quits.
Is that gonna mess up the lighting with the Kristas?
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:12 PM   #32
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I have the aux headlamps on the GSA, Kristas on the GS (solo bike). Thinking the Kristas would be too big on the front end of the Hannigan, but the smaller Glendas would be just about right.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:29 PM   #33
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I gave up the Valentine... we just don't go fast enough...

Be well... Ara and Spirit
Amen to that
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:30 PM   #34
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I was just gonna switch the high and low beams to PIAA H7 bulbs and call it quits.
Is that gonna mess up the lighting with the Kristas?
nah..... it'll be fine
i just like the "look" of HIDs with the kristas better
but, that is purely a preference thing, of course
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #35
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Cool.
I wasn't looking forward to researching light wavelengths and what goes with what.
Appreciate the help.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #36
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Boondox:

I know you added a front bumper to your hack - what did you do about mounting lights to it?

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #37
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i appreciate your reply and the info
do you have some voltage monitor to "watch" you charging system while underway?
Just bumped into your question.
I use also a Garmin GPS 3 [the old old model no one wants] that shows the voltage. That's enough for me.
Stay well... Ara and Spirit
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:58 PM   #38
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Clearwater, if you're looking for a great option for a voltage meter, check out the signal dynamics one. It tells you everything you need to know with the minimum of fuss and space taking up.

http://signaldynamics.com/index.php/...id=44&vmcchk=1

You can see it below the switches in this pic: Very small and versatile. The picture is taken approximately 4 minutes before I plugged the hole with a small rubber duck. I tell everybody the voltmeter is my "Duck Status Light." I recommend doing so on any bike.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:09 PM   #39
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Thought I'd go ahead and stick a picture on mine in here. Nothing fancy....two hellas on sidecar, one fog light between sidecar and bike and two driving lights on front forks. It lights things up pretty good actually.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #40
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Boondox:

I know you added a front bumper to your hack - what did you do about mounting lights to it?

Thanks
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I put a set of Glendas on the bumper. Good for conspicuity but they really aren't designed to throw much light downrange. Adam from RocketMoto (a phenomenal vendor!) worked with me when I ordered Kristas to replace the OEM GSA fogs. He delivered a set with a harness that controlled the intensity of both sets (Kristas on the bike and Glendas on the hack) from a single dimmer, flash to full power on high, and also when I sound the horn.

Couldn't be happier!

Here's a pic so you can see the Glendas.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:47 PM   #41
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I'm a PIAA guy and probably should think about some driving lights on the fork legs, but I have aimed the chair piaas low right and have had no complaint from motorists I've met when leaving them on at night.DB
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:24 AM   #42
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Claude, I friggin love that setup. I know thats your design, but what would it cost to buy a tub like that and all the mounts for R1100GS
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Thought I'd go ahead and stick a picture on mine in here. Nothing fancy....two hellas on sidecar, one fog light between sidecar and bike and two driving lights on front forks. It lights things up pretty good actually.
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #43
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LED flood lights

Nudge bar and road view light photo IMG_1059_zps130529f4.jpg these LED lights are amazing, flood up large area and don't suck much power
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:15 AM   #44
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Great professional pics

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clearwater light KRISTAS:


the controller (the top one for the sidecar/the bottom for the bike)


an "artsy" picture with them ON:


a bit closer... with JACK on board/his doggles OFF for a second:
Great professional pics
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #45
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I went with the Hella lights.Fogs on the sidecar, driving lights on the bike.



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