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Old 02-20-2013, 02:38 PM   #3631
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Interesting. VisionX makes an LED driving light that has something like a 700' range...I'm curious to see how a pair of those would perform in place of the stock headlights.

My current plan is to replace the high-beam housing with a secondary low-beam assembly, then retrofit a bi-xenon projector into both housings. That way I can have two 35 or 55w HID's running simultaneously, and both lights can operate as a high-beam as well. Depending on how the light is thrown, I might opt for a pair of LED lights to give some supplemental light for the lower speed stuff.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #3632
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Not local, he's in Florida. But his product is good at an unmatched price, I'm running the Model 60 with the discontinued 450lumen spot, more light than is needed for most situations, 'cept 80mph desert raids. My skill is nowhere close, so its a moot point! Fact is, I havent use my hi beam for 2 yrs with these lights, so for the last 2 weeks, the hi beams been sitting in the spares box! The 450lumen spot is brighter than the high beam. And I wired the Model 60 (3600lumen) into the hi beam relay, mounted the light in the hi beam location!
oops, I meant ADV local, which is anything but local I guess... his 3600 lumen light is 1/3rd the price of the Baja Designs light with similar output, so yes a very good deal.

I would like an accessory light or two as even the low-high combo mod still leaves the inside of corners too dark for my liking.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:17 PM   #3633
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oops, I meant ADV local, which is anything but local I guess... his 3600 lumen light is 1/3rd the price of the Baja Designs light with similar output, so yes a very good deal.

I would like an accessory light or two as even the low-high combo mod still leaves the inside of corners too dark for my liking.
Not always just the output.

As I see more LED lights, it seems there is a lot of importance on reflectors and other bits.

And lumens seems to be the new Japanese horse power figures or LiPO cold cranking amps
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:33 PM   #3634
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Not always just the output.

As I see more LED lights, it seems there is a lot of importance on reflectors and other bits.

And lumens seems to be the new Japanese horse power figures or LiPO cold cranking amps
Reflector shape is everything. You can have a bulb that puts out a tremendous amount of light, but most of that light is wasted if it isn't focused by a well designed reflector.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #3635
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oops, I meant ADV local, which is anything but local I guess... his 3600 lumen light is 1/3rd the price of the Baja Designs light with similar output, so yes a very good deal.

I would like an accessory light or two as even the low-high combo mod still leaves the inside of corners too dark for my liking.
Pretty crazy the price differentials out there. A friend who rides a GS showed a link for some LED driving lights that he's considering for $600 big ones.
http://clearwaterlights.com/krista_pp.html

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:02 PM   #3636
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What to use to stick carbon tank guards to Adv tank?

Got these w no instruction, don't want F up my tank paint

Double sided sticky tape? Silicone blobs ?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #3637
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Got these w no instruction, don't want F up my tank paint

Double sided sticky tape? Silicone blobs ?
I used double-sided outdoor mounting foam from 3M. Used the same stuff for my flush-mounted indicator lights. tough stuff.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:06 PM   #3638
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #3639
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Where to get it?

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I used double-sided outdoor mounting foam from 3M. Used the same stuff for my flush-mounted indicator lights. tough stuff.

Is there a certain thickness and where to get....Home Depot?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #3640
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making a LC4 ready for RTW riding

just bought a 2003 625 SXC and it will be my new bike for the rest of my RTW, see my signature line for where i've been so far...i am going to start a new thread LC4 adventurization for RTW riding it will be LINKED RIGHT HERE

please click over to that thread and let me know your suggestions, help, tips

i didn't want to get this included in the main LC4 forum as when i'm on the road i can refer back to my thread for answers etc and be able to find them easily

OK lets see how this works
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:38 PM   #3641
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Hello bmwktmbill

spent some time around miles city...broadus..mt.

i'll try the17 front...ordered the grips and the grip heaters from happy-trails
the bpr scotts under mount has Really helped...peg buzz is no prob.....
going to try some 10w leds for night time help....running Cyclops hid on my 450 xcr-w... works great for Baja...jus wanting to try the new
low pwr led's on the 640...
appreciate the help..

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:52 PM   #3642
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Hello bmwktmbill

spent some time around miles city...broadus..mt.

i'll try the17 front...ordered the grips and the grip heaters from happy-trails
the bpr scotts under mount has Really helped...peg buzz is no prob.....
going to try some 10w leds for night time help....running Cyclops hid on my 450 xcr-w... works great for Baja...jus wanting to try the new
low pwr led's on the 640...
appreciate the help..

thx
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:23 AM   #3643
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BigDaddy;
Where did you get the tank guards??

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:00 AM   #3644
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Got these w no instruction, don't want F up my tank paint

Double sided sticky tape? Silicone blobs ?
I used silicone on mine which also allows you to seal around the outer sides to keep dirt and grit out.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:09 AM   #3645
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Silicone is probably your best option, you definitely don't want a bunch of crap getting down in between the guard and the tank.

It's a pretty permanent option though, so keep that in mind. I just peeled mine off to have a fresh wrap of carbon and some shiny clear added to them, and removing the old silicone from the tank took some serious effort. Even after a few hours with a razor and some turpentine, there's still a film that I'm not sure I can remove.
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