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Old 12-15-2012, 06:47 AM   #2926
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on your website, what is the 'heavy duty' mounting option?
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:08 AM   #2927
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on your website, what is the 'heavy duty' mounting option?
It is an upgraded light mount and hardware.

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Old 12-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #2928
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Got it. I just want to make sure I get everything I need..I'm going to move forward with the model 60s. I'm assuming I will need waterproof connectors for each as well. How would you suggest I wire them? completely separate w/ dedicated switch? Am I going to blind oncoming traffic? :-D
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #2929
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I didn't see model 60s in aluminum(silver) - do they only come in black? No big deal, but would prefer silver if you have them.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:41 PM   #2930
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I've had the 60's on my KLR for quite a while------forget HID---forget Halogen--these make daylight out of dark

Rode my new Husqvarna TR650 Terra last night in the dark-------never do that again.
Frickin' deer everywhere.

I just ordered another pair------they are awesome.

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #2931
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While I have read a good portion of this thread, I still need to ask this: In a strictly street application will a pair of 44's with a dimmer set-up to go lower power on low beam still annoy oncoming drivers? I don't plan on aiming the lights too high as I really want more light off to the sides ( on my twisty road commute I have blind apex points right now with stock headlight, staring into a black hole). I don't want to turn the lights off completely when oncoming traffic approaches as I am totally lost then. I know they don't have any sort of "cut-off" so I'm wondering if anybody has feedback on this. I'd like to know how they work with fog too (in a dimmed mode with low beam) as it is always a winter early morning problem here. This will be used on a DRZ400sm, so not stellar lighting to begin with. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:54 AM   #2932
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While I have read a good portion of this thread, I still need to ask this: In a strictly street application will a pair of 44's with a dimmer set-up to go lower power on low beam still annoy oncoming drivers? I don't plan on aiming the lights too high as I really want more light off to the sides ( on my twisty road commute I have blind apex points right now with stock headlight, staring into a black hole). I don't want to turn the lights off completely when oncoming traffic approaches as I am totally lost then. I know they don't have any sort of "cut-off" so I'm wondering if anybody has feedback on this. I'd like to know how they work with fog too (in a dimmed mode with low beam) as it is always a winter early morning problem here. This will be used on a DRZ400sm, so not stellar lighting to begin with. Thanks.
They work just fine that way, I have the 44's on my sidecar rig, go back one page to post 2920 for a pic. The fork mounted lights are dimmed while the light in the hack is on full power. Never had a problem with being flashed by oncoming traffic.
I find in fog I have to dim them down further or turn them off as there is no cutoff like a regular fog light has.
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:22 AM   #2933
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Thanks for the input BigDog..I like your website too.

If you don't mind, how do you have yours set up? Dimmer? Switched independent of factory headlights?
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:35 AM   #2934
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Thanks for the input BigDog..I like your website too.

If you don't mind, how do you have yours set up? Dimmer? Switched independent of factory headlights?
I did it really simple and didn't use the dimmer. Some would say this is not recommended I suppose, but I simply tied into the wire going to the high beam--------right at the headlight bulb plug------and powered the lights from there. It works perfectly and the LED's come on with the regular high beam. Wires are always oversized a bit and I think this is fine.

I'll do the same with the Husky.

The dimmer provides good visibility when on low beam as Sanjoh recommends----but I just didn't go that way.
I"ve ridden with him and seen his setup --------really nice.

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:59 AM   #2935
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Pearls..thanks!
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:53 AM   #2936
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Got it. I just want to make sure I get everything I need..I'm going to move forward with the model 60s. I'm assuming I will need waterproof connectors for each as well. How would you suggest I wire them? completely separate w/ dedicated switch? Am I going to blind oncoming traffic? :-D
The plug n play option will save you a few bucks, included at no cost when you purchase a dimmer and lights.

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I didn't see model 60s in aluminum(silver) - do they only come in black? No big deal, but would prefer silver if you have them.
Black only.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:02 AM   #2937
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I've had the 60's on my KLR for quite a while------forget HID---forget Halogen--these make daylight out of dark

Rode my new Husqvarna TR650 Terra last night in the dark-------never do that again.
Frickin' deer everywhere.

I just ordered another pair------they are awesome.
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While I have read a good portion of this thread, I still need to ask this: In a strictly street application will a pair of 44's with a dimmer set-up to go lower power on low beam still annoy oncoming drivers?
No, I run the lights on several vehicles as a DRL and no issues thus far.

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I don't plan on aiming the lights too high as I really want more light off to the sides ( on my twisty road commute I have blind apex points right now with stock headlight, staring into a black hole). I don't want to turn the lights off completely when oncoming traffic approaches as I am totally lost then. I know they don't have any sort of "cut-off" so I'm wondering if anybody has feedback on this. I'd like to know how they work with fog too (in a dimmed mode with low beam) as it is always a winter early morning problem here. This will be used on a DRZ400sm, so not stellar lighting to begin with. Thanks.
The lights don't perform very well as a "fog" light as the light tends to get reflected. They will however fill in all the gaps and allow you to see through corners.

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I did it really simple and didn't use the dimmer. Some would say this is not recommended I suppose, but I simply tied into the wire going to the high beam--------right at the headlight bulb plug------and powered the lights from there. It works perfectly and the LED's come on with the regular high beam. Wires are always oversized a bit and I think this is fine.

I'll do the same with the Husky.

The dimmer provides good visibility when on low beam as Sanjoh recommends----but I just didn't go that way.
I"ve ridden with him and seen his setup --------really nice.

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #2938
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When is the new spots slated for release? I'm going to need a pair of spots and a pair of floods. But I can wait for the new ones....
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #2939
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When is the new spots slated for release? I'm going to need a pair of spots and a pair of floods. But I can wait for the new ones....
Thanks for the interest. Planning on middle of January.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:52 PM   #2940
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Here's how I mounted the 30 spots on the F800R. This bike won first place in the bike show last year.





I don't have any pics of the bike going down the road, but the 30's can be seen waaaaaaay in the distance and work very well for conspicuity.
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