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Old 02-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #3106
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Thanks guys.

I was so hung up on which model to get and then I noticed that most of the lights have the same housing. Why settle for flood or spot when I can have both

Sanjon, I missed you at the NE Rally, will you be at any events in the next month or two?
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:14 PM   #3107
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:17 PM   #3108
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:43 AM   #3109
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Sweet install on the 62s!

What do you think of the new lights?
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #3110
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Any night time pics of the lights with the yellow lens protection?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:34 AM   #3111
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Wireless dimmer?

Ok, so I'm one of those folks who places an order and THEN starts reading the rest of the thread and looking at other stuff on the ADVMonster website....

I just placed an order for two M61's and a Wireless dimmer. Then I started looking for info on the dimmer. How come nobody seems to use them? Everybody is showing off their rotary dimmer switch. I would have thought a solid state, fully encased dimmer would be more durable then an exposed mechanical switch. Plus it's cheaper (not that either system is unreasonably priced) Did I make the wrong decision for my dualsport?

While I'm at it, what does the wireless dimmer get me? Are the dimmer levels pre-set or infinitely adjustable? There looks like an on-off switch on the fob; is that so? Or do I have to hook into a keyed hot wire (or separate switch)?

And how about those lens protectors; do they fit the new lights?

And since I'm here, any pics or suggestions for mounts on a new gen KLR? The huge amount of unsupported plastic on the bike covers or obstructs most good hard points. The Twisted Throttle windshield mount is super fugly (although I understand why, see previous sentence). I have Givi crash bars, but I, uh... crash a bit and would like the lights to survive. The fork reflector points also seem very exposed. So far, Two Headlight Ernie's upper fork brackets seem the best option, but I'm open to other suggestions . Especially cheap KLR ones...

Thanks for a reasonably priced and apparently high quality product John. I look forward to receiving them.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #3112
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Ok, so I'm one of those folks who places an order and THEN starts reading the rest of the thread and looking at other stuff on the ADVMonster website....

I just placed an order for two M61's and a Wireless dimmer. Then I started looking for info on the dimmer. How come nobody seems to use them? Everybody is showing off their rotary dimmer switch. I would have thought a solid state, fully encased dimmer would be more durable then an exposed mechanical switch. Plus it's cheaper (not that either system is unreasonably priced) Did I make the wrong decision for my dualsport?

While I'm at it, what does the wireless dimmer get me? Are the dimmer levels pre-set or infinitely adjustable? There looks like an on-off switch on the fob; is that so? Or do I have to hook into a keyed hot wire (or separate switch)?

And how about those lens protectors; do they fit the new lights?

And since I'm here, any pics or suggestions for mounts on a new gen KLR? The huge amount of unsupported plastic on the bike covers or obstructs most good hard points. The Twisted Throttle windshield mount is super fugly (although I understand why, see previous sentence). I have Givi crash bars, but I, uh... crash a bit and would like the lights to survive. The fork reflector points also seem very exposed. So far, Two Headlight Ernie's upper fork brackets seem the best option, but I'm open to other suggestions . Especially cheap KLR ones...

Thanks for a reasonably priced and apparently high quality product John. I look forward to receiving them.
Landro,
Can't help with your mounts, but I'll comment on the dimmer as I have both. I'll qualify my comments as both my installs are on street bikes.
The wireless dimmer is a much larger unit that has to be mounted and wired. The key fob is neat, offers infinite levels of light and does have an on/off switch. If you wire the unit to battery power you will have to remember to turn the lights off.
The rotary dimmer is just much smaller and easier to mount, and provides the same function regarding light levels. It also won't need a battery at some point in the future.
Both units go to full power with the high beam.
I have discovered that once I found a dimmed level that I was happy with, I don't adjust the dimmer anymore. The key fob lives in the depths of my tankbag. The rotary dimmer is mounted with sticky velcro on the frame steering neck, just in front of my tank, accessible but out of the way.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:23 PM   #3113
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Hi John yes the lights are just piercing daylight! The modular system is brilliant! All in one relay for so much light was unheard of till your lights came out and for half the price range. Can’t beat that! Thanks John!
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:44 AM   #3114
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Can't help with your mounts, but I'll comment on the dimmer as I have both.
Thanks, that does help. Now.... Anyone with a great NG KLR mount idea?
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:53 AM   #3115
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Any interest in a LED light with a clipped beam that is traffic friendly?
YES! Particularly if it will run on A/C power :>

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Old 02-11-2013, 12:26 PM   #3116
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will you be at any events in the next month or two?
Planning on the Georgia Mountain Rally. Awesome rally last year, I even got to ride!
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #3117
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How come nobody seems to use them?
Lots of folks use the wireless controller. I know I do, mainly because I prefer not to have any additional switches or hardware on the handlebars.

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While I'm at it, what does the wireless dimmer get me? Are the dimmer levels pre-set or infinitely adjustable? There looks like an on-off switch on the fob; is that so? Or do I have to hook into a keyed hot wire (or separate switch)?
Bob summed this up nicely, let me know if you have any further questions.

I recommend switched power for the controller, it has a memory and will come on at the last setting.

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And how about those lens protectors; do they fit the new lights?
Nope, working on it

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And since I'm here, any pics or suggestions for mounts on a new gen KLR? The huge amount of unsupported plastic on the bike covers or obstructs most good hard points. The Twisted Throttle windshield mount is super fugly (although I understand why, see previous sentence). I have Givi crash bars, but I, uh... crash a bit and would like the lights to survive. The fork reflector points also seem very exposed. So far, Two Headlight Ernie's upper fork brackets seem the best option, but I'm open to other suggestions . Especially cheap KLR ones...
Send me an email sandjoh@gmail.com

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Thanks for a reasonably priced and apparently high quality product John. I look forward to receiving them.
Thanks, let me know what you think of the lights.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #3118
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Hi John yes the lights are just piercing daylight! The modular system is brilliant! All in one relay for so much light was unheard of till your lights came out and for half the price range. Can’t beat that! Thanks John!
Much appreciated, your install looks great.

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Thanks, that does help. Now.... Anyone with a great NG KLR mount idea?
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I've been huntin this dog, almost there, I really don't want to use a battery but...
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #3119
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Just wanted to chime in. I had two model 30's on my KLR, they worked flawless and bright as sh*^ for a year + till I sold it. Cages for sure noticed me a LOT MORE. They were bright enough that I put a switch in for the main headlight so I could turn it off, use the LED's, and run other equipment.

I just ordered the model 30 & 60 combo for my Versys.

From what I've found searching around these give you substantially more light compared to the other products out there that are put in a fancy box with about $10 worth of wiring stuff and charge you $100-$200 more.
Thanks!

I've been saying for the last couple of years, I'd almost trade these lights for a helmet, they provide a huge increase in visibility to others on the road.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #3120
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Dirt Ninja survives another nap. Hope you heal up JD.


Left side light took a good hit, still working.
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