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Old 04-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #31
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I would like to get some protection between the switch and the handlebar, but there's no way that is going to happen here.

My desperate attempts of finding a way to relocate it are:
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I'm probably going to use a different switch.

Sorry for not embedding the pics, but I'm doing all if this via mobile phone. I don't have a computer at this point.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:58 AM   #32
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Those look realy big indeed. How is the light output?

The swivel mount looks neat
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #33
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I've temporarily removed the pics. I'll get them back up later in the day.

Edit: They're back up again.

Karbono screwed with this post 04-20-2012 at 12:15 PM
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #34
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Those look realy big indeed. How is the light output?

The swivel mount looks neat

The swivel is nice and sturdy. I haven't tested the lights yet.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #35
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Do you think you can fit some HIDs in the casing?
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:54 PM   #36
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Do you think you can fit some HIDs in the casing?

Sorry mate. It's the third time you mention it and I still haven't answered.
The thing is I have no idea... I'm also not going to open one... I don't want to mess anything up. I can take a measurement if you want....
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #37
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Installed the lights on my baby GS yesterday. Great product, the usual Givi standard. Came with everything: spots, brackets, harness, relay, fuses, switch, screws, and even covers for the screws. H3 lamps. Big, but very light. I aligned the spots to cover the dark area left by the low beam right in front of the bike (kinda like fog lights). I would like a little more dispersion from the spots (they are very focused).

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Found a good place for the relay (under the seat):


The switch (mounted on the handlebar):


Here's the original low beam:


Low beam + lights:


Original high beam:


High beam + lights:


A couple shots from the front:

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:07 AM   #38
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:33 AM   #39
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Nice! Thanks for posting the pictures, looks pretty good.

How is the vibration when riding, do you notice any shake on the lights when riding at night?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:42 AM   #40
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Seems like the baby GS has a thin handlebar....
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:31 AM   #41
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How is the vibration when riding, do you notice any shake on the lights when riding at night?
No vibration at all. The swivel mechanism, besides being very clever, is also very stable after tightening.

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Seems like the baby GS has a thin handlebar....
They are 22mm I think? The switch was a perfect fit.

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Now what is bothering me is the shadow caused by the brake caliper - you can see it in the pics (left of center of the projected light pattern). I'll try to find a way to correct that.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:34 AM   #42
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They are 22mm I think? The switch was a perfect fit.
The handlebars on the F800 are 22 at the ends, but start thickening towards the center next to the mirrors.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:28 AM   #43
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Oh, the famous "tapered handlebars".
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:36 AM   #44
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Well, Givi "support" seems to suck. No response from them so far.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:40 AM   #45
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I think I'm going to pick up a set for my versys using the sw motch high mount light mounts, and retro fit hid in there. Should throw a lot of light then. 55w hid in there should be very bright...
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