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Old 12-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #31
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Does a new high beam HID turn on when you hit the high beams? Or does the low beam just move? I've only ever seen the HID bulb move for high beams, because of the lag time for brightness. I'd imagine that the HID bulb moving is the mechanical clunk that you're hearing.
There is one bulb. The clunk is either the bulb moving, or a shield moving.
The point is that the manufacturer is OK with instantly turning on the HID from off, just to flash the high beam.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:27 AM   #32
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27watt 9 led maybe a little too bright but they have 6 led units for less $

The top is driving bottom is flood. Better than most I've tried and I've tried several pricey ones. These run under $60 a pair usually and a Wire Harness off fleabay is under $20 so I would say this is low priced and build quality is excellent.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2pcs-...533819858.html


Stop/Turn/Tail

Made a light bar for the rear using Whelens costs around a hundred on flebay but worth twice that.
Wired it up like you would trailer lights and it works great. Very Back Offish
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #33
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/20w-Trail-li...b5d074&vxp=mtr

These are the ones I put on my bike. Work great an they were $80 or so.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:10 PM   #34
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Those look amazing

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/20w-Trail-li...b5d074&vxp=mtr

These are the ones I put on my bike. Work great an they were $80 or so.
Any pictures of them on your bike?

10 watt Cree at that price is a bargain, so much better than spending 3 to 4 hundred or more.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #35
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27watt 9 led maybe a little too bright but they have 6 led units for less $

The top is driving bottom is flood. Better than most I've tried and I've tried several pricey ones. These run under $60 a pair usually and a Wire Harness off fleabay is under $20 so I would say this is low priced and build quality is excellent.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2pcs-...533819858.html


I have been eyeing those same lights for some time now. Your review may have just tipped the scale. Tks!
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:08 PM   #36
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Yeah they are a good choice IMHO and provide a lot of attention per dollar.

Kind'a like go big so you can go home or at least find your way home
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:28 PM   #37
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Any pictures of them on your bike?

10 watt Cree at that price is a bargain, so much better than spending 3 to 4 hundred or more.
Yes I will get some up tonight.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #38
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2012 Triple Black lights
Setup I have on my 2012 R1200GS Triple Black driving /flood lights . I programmed 1 Autoswitch for the LED driving lights to operate on the 1 long pulse. I programmed another Autoswitch to operate the LED flood lights with the 2 quick pulse method. I used Bosch relays to control the lights. Both are wired into a "Fuzeblock". to trigger the Autoswitch I am using the the Turn signal cancel button with the leds indicators located beside the switch. The top LED indicates status of top lights, Bottom indicator bottom lights. They can be controlled totally independant of each other. I used a "Posi-lock" to tap into the blue w/white tracer wire located at the ignition in the right handlebar bundle.



Upper lights on (hard to see in pic)top indicator green. Lower lights off red

Both lights on.

Flood lights on

Driving lights on.


All lights on including HID low beam
10watt LED lights on top with driving light lens inserted.
27 watt lower flood lights
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:10 PM   #39
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Yeah they are a good choice IMHO and provide a lot of attention per dollar.

Kind'a like go big so you can go home or at least find your way home

How good are the floods for distance, or the spots for spread? I kind of want both, but am more towards the spot. I don't want 4 lights though.

Thanks,

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:48 AM   #40
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I'll see what I can come up with

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How good are the floods for distance, or the spots for spread? I kind of want both, but am more towards the spot. I don't want 4 lights though.

Thanks,

Jim
Good questions. I sent a message to our friends in China to see if they have an answer and I will try to come up with something here. Any suggestions how I can simply demonstrate the results? I was thinking of finding a large warehouse building type on flat ground and use that. I'll measure the spread and distance of each.

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #41
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How good are the floods for distance, or the spots for spread? I kind of want both, but am more towards the spot. I don't want 4 lights though.

Thanks,

Jim



I have a pair of the ebay lights, one flood-one spot on my Wee strom. 63 bucks if I remember correctly
I got them primarily for daytime conspicuity (I love big words). They are individually switched on one power source with a 5 amp fuse-they draw less than 2 amps each.
The floods suck at distance and the spots suck at spread. That is to be expected.
The floods do well at spread and the spots are decent on distance. That is to be expected.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:08 PM   #42
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I have a pair of the ebay lights, one flood-one spot on my Wee strom. 63 bucks if I remember correctly
I got them primarily for daytime conspicuity (I love big words). They are individually switched on one power source with a 5 amp fuse-they draw less than 2 amps each.
The floods suck at distance and the spots suck at spread. That is to be expected.
The floods do well at spread and the spots are decent on distance. That is to be expected.
I might try that, I just dislike asymetrical looks. Might not be noticable on a bike so long as you run both at the same time.

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:29 PM   #43
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I bought a pair of these...
30W 12V 3000LM CREE T6 LED Driving Fog Light Lamp Rally Ranger 4x4 Dirt ATV | eBay
and one of these....
Slim 3 Keys Single Color LED Controller Dimmer 5 dynamic modes 6-level speed UK | eBay
and two of these
LMA Relay Standard On/Off 5 Pin 12V 30 Amp | eBay ( actually I used proper KTM sealed ones, but you get the idea)
and robbed bits from one of these....
YAMAHA YZF1000 YZF 1000 THUNDERACE RIGHT RH SWITCHGEAR SWITCH CONTROL | eBay
Then mounted them like this


then wired them up so the light switch has three positions:
1. All lights off
2. Standard lights and LEDs bright on main beam only
3. Standard lights and LEDs dull on dip, bright on main beam
and they work rather well :)
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #44
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That's a pretty neat looking setup. Well done.
Care to share what it cost you?
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #45
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My last GS has a set of Hella FF50's for driving lights, and a set of Motolights for conspicuity. The FF50 lightsd were great, but no longer available. The motolights were very expensive, and nearly useless.

On my new to me GS I want to go with LEDs. I have installed a few different sets on friend's bikes, and have been impressed. BUT, I want to keep the price reasonable, and want driving lights that put out!

So, what have you used, pros and cons?

Jim

I really like the Baja Designs SII LED Combo Lights I have on my Husaberg and am VERY happy with their huge output, compact design and very low power consumption. They seem to have a perfect compromise of wide angle and long throw illumination, proving very useful for night time riding and getting cagers attention on the road too.


There's a Baja Designs thread with holiday discount happening right now in the ADV Vendors forum.





Here's some comparison photos shot on full manual with my camera to control the exposure, what you see is what it is, an HID headlamp on the Husaberg, and a stock headlight on a CRF250L to give you an idea how bright these little lights are.




CRF250L Low Beam






CFR250L high beam









Husaberg with 55w aftermarket HID headlight only.










Both Baja Designs SII LED Combo Lights only






HID and Baja Design lights


































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