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Old 06-21-2013, 08:04 AM   #3436
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Unfortunately my seasoning makes me older rather than wiser, but i have installed a bunch of driving lights, and coaxing electrons to go where they dont want to has paid my bills over the last 30 years. I dont know anything specific about beemers but if you want to pm me any questions i can try to help you out. The bmw forum might be an even better resource than me or this vendor's one.

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I bow to your Seasoning.
I will peruse and attempt to rectify.

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Oh, wait, did I mention that when I look at wiring diagrams, my brains leak out my ears? They're in Swedish, right?
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:03 PM   #3437
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I want to order a replacement headlight style "drop-in" LED light for my '13 KTM 350EXC, but I only see it for the older KTM's on your web site. I thought you had the same for the newer bikes? Please let me know so I can get it on order.

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Old 07-08-2013, 02:51 PM   #3438
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I want to order a replacement headlight style "drop-in" LED light for my '13 KTM 350EXC, but I only see it for the older KTM's on your web site. I thought you had the same for the newer bikes? Please let me know so I can get it on order.

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Nice to talk with you earlier. We are redesigning the headlight replacement for later model KTMs, expected to be available mid August.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:26 AM   #3439
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After riding through the back roads of New Hampshire at night, and expecting to do a little more night riding this season, I decided to upgrade the lighting on my Vstrom. Just ordered two model 44's, the dimmer switch, a couple of crash bar mounts, and a couple of waterproof connectors. Can't wait to get 'em all wired up.

You should stock and sell relays on your website as well... save me a trip to the parts store!
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #3440
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Relays?

I've installed 2sets of model 60s 1 set of 40s on three separate bikes...I didn't use a relay on any. Do you need a relay? Mine work great without...15 k on the GS...even more on the KLR and nearly 6k on the Husquvarna TR..it has the rotary dimmer the GS has the key fob.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #3441
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I've installed 2sets of model 60s 1 set of 40s on three separate bikes...I didn't use a relay on any. Do you need a relay? Mine work great without...15 k on the GS...even more on the KLR and nearly 6k on the Husquvarna TR..it has the rotary dimmer the GS has the key fob.
Need? Probably not. Especially not with the draw from LEDs. I've just gotten into dinking around with electrical stuff lately, and I've got room under the seat on the big Vee for things like relays. Plus it's a trendy thing on ADV these days, having relays...
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #3442
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Use a relay if your amp draw will exceed the rating for the switch you are using. 1 or 2 LED lights, even model 60's, would be fine without one on their own separate circuit. But, if you have them wired to come on with a halogen or HID high beam for example, then you will probably want one. Even the cheapest bar mount switches will handle 5-7 amps.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:32 AM   #3443
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After riding through the back roads of New Hampshire at night, and expecting to do a little more night riding this season, I decided to upgrade the lighting on my Vstrom. Just ordered two model 44's, the dimmer switch, a couple of crash bar mounts, and a couple of waterproof connectors. Can't wait to get 'em all wired up.

You should stock and sell relays on your website as well... save me a trip to the parts store!
Then the KLR guys would complain they are 30 cents higher than at AutoZone
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:46 AM   #3444
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After riding through the back roads of New Hampshire at night, and expecting to do a little more night riding this season, I decided to upgrade the lighting on my Vstrom. Just ordered two model 44's, the dimmer switch, a couple of crash bar mounts, and a couple of waterproof connectors. Can't wait to get 'em all wired up.

You should stock and sell relays on your website as well... save me a trip to the parts store!
Thanks for your business!

I am just finishing installing lights on my new to me Vstrom. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:32 AM   #3445
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Thanks for your business!

I am just finishing installing lights on my new to me Vstrom. Let me know if you have any questions.
Yeah...where'd you mount 'em? I'm trying to find a place to put 'em that won't cause any damage when my Vstrom takes naps. I ordered the crash bar mounts... I don't think there's enough room to mount them inside the crash bars, but I'm thinking if I hang them off the front of the bars maybe they'll be protected and also not damage the fairing?
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:38 AM   #3446
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Yeah...where'd you mount 'em? I'm trying to find a place to put 'em that won't cause any damage when my Vstrom takes naps. I ordered the crash bar mounts... I don't think there's enough room to mount them inside the crash bars, but I'm thinking if I hang them off the front of the bars maybe they'll be protected and also not damage the fairing?
Mounted em on the front fender bolt. Routed wire up the brake line.

Other mounting options: Reflector bracket on lower fork, twisted throttle light mount under the fairing



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Old 07-10-2013, 06:37 AM   #3447
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I love the 60's as headlights on the DR with the Dual Sport Fairing. Thinking of the 44's for the FJR as aux lights. Have to figure where to mount them, and the switch.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:57 AM   #3448
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Make a plate that sandwiches between the mirror and fairing. Gets them nice and high and able to really throw the light down the road.




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Old 07-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #3449
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I love the 60's as headlights on the DR with the Dual Sport Fairing. Thinking of the 44's for the FJR as aux lights. Have to figure where to mount them, and the switch.
Some customer pics FJR1300






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Old 07-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #3450
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Mounted em on the front fender bolt. Routed wire up the brake line.

Other mounting options: Reflector bracket on lower fork, twisted throttle light mount under the fairing


I like the location of the fender bolt, but I worry that's a spot that'll hit the ground when my Vee gets sleepy. The Twisted Throttle bracket is probably the most protected, but I don't like that the lights are so close to the headlights.

My lights got delivered this morning according to the tracking (woohoo - wicked fast service!) so I'll play around with the crash bar mounting and see if I can come up with something tonight.
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