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Old 08-03-2013, 05:35 PM   #1936
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I would just make my own wiring harness. Pretty simple system. You can make a better one than you could buy I would think. My XRR came with an aftermarket dual sport wiring system and it was basically junk.

Mine too.

I tore it out and did my own. Not a single electrical issue yet.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:21 PM   #1937
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ya i thought about just doing the wiring myself, the $300 would go a long way in other places.
What is everyone's Thoughts about running a 8" light on the street. I ride to work in the early morning and i would love to have lots of light, just don't want to blind everyone else!
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #1938
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ya i thought about just doing the wiring myself, the $300 would go a long way in other places.
What is everyone's Thoughts about running a 8" light on the street. I ride to work in the early morning and i would love to have lots of light, just don't want to blind everyone else!
The Baja Designs dual-sport headlight works great, way better than the stock light. The stock stator has enough power to run it, but barely. I plan to get a Baja Designs stator at some point.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #1939
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i have the baja designs light right now, i just find the hi beam leaves a big dead spot right in the middle of the road, also i would like to find something that is ridged mounted so the light can be aimed. My current light bounce's all over the place, (even on the highway).
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #1940
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ya i thought about just doing the wiring myself, the $300 would go a long way in other places.
What is everyone's Thoughts about running a 8" light on the street. I ride to work in the early morning and i would love to have lots of light, just don't want to blind everyone else!

I run the Trailtech on the road without issues. In Mexico and Guat they hated it, but I think that's because it's brighter than 99% of the lights on the road. In the US and Canada I don't think I've been flashed yet.

You can adjust how far it points down. The biggest issue is it's not easy to go from pointing down to up. With that being said a "pointed down" that's not glaring too much is pretty good for normal road riding. Then I flip it up on the highway or offroad and it's awesome.

My friends have the Squadron LED light. Mine puts theirs to shame not only in distances, but beam pattern. I'm running the halogen model with a 35W HID bulb. Surprisingly good optics and beam pattern for the switched light.

I have no doubt there is some glare, but IMO, it helps with the "I didn't see you".

I'm also in favour of loud pipe saves lives. That's an argument for another time =)
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #1941
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I run the Trailtech on the road without issues. In the US and Canada I don't think I've been flashed yet.

You can adjust how far it points down. The biggest issue is it's not easy to go from pointing down to up. With that being said a "pointed down" that's not glaring too much is pretty good for normal road riding. Then I flip it up on the highway or offroad and it's awesome.
I agree. I have even swapped the bulb to a 55w and still the same results. I added the TT LED for a high beam but don't have it wired yet, but it should allow me to not have to move it so much.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:47 PM   #1942
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I agree. I have even swapped the bulb to a 55w and still the same results. I added the TT LED for a high beam but don't have it wired yet, but it should allow me to not have to move it so much.

My buddy just got the Trailtech HID light.. The one with three lights.

I'm tempted to steal that one from him =)

Funny thing is it's rated at 21000 LUX, where the one I have in HID is 27000LUX. Wonder if that is with a 55w or 35w HID.

http://trailtech.net/extreme_race_light_kits.html

Power draw is 42 W so it would be a 35W HID. Quality 55's are pretty rare and expensive. (Philips).
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #1943
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Fairing to suit the Acerbis tank

Fairings for these are hard to come by so I recently bit the bullet and made one. It is from a KTM fairing but sculpted to follow the contours of the acerbis tank only. It uses the KTM headlight because they are plentiful and has provision for a single spotlight.



This picture is from when I was sculpting. The final product is commercial quality. I have the mould and will make them in lots of 6 if there is enough interest and sell for $200 plus postage. You would have to sort your own bracketry. I hadn't planned to sell them but I see plenty of people enquiring. I would of course set up in the vendors section if it went that way.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #1944
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Kaijb, is that the CRF450 front gaurd on there?
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #1945
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Kaijb, is that the CRF450 front gaurd on there?
Yes. I have the same one on mine.

Only issue the rear touches rad guards and frame. Some cutting and spacers stops that.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #1946
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Fairings for these are hard to come by so I recently bit the bullet and made one. It is from a KTM fairing but sculpted to follow the contours of the acerbis tank only. It uses the KTM headlight because they are plentiful and has provision for a

This picture is from when I was sculpting. The final product is commercial quality. I have the mould and will make them in lots of 6 if there is enough interest and sell for $200 plus postage. You would have to sort your own bracketry. I hadn't planned to sell them but I see plenty of people enquiring. I would of course set up in the vendors section if it went that way.
I'm super interested if you can post some more pictures of the finished product from some different angles and providing shipping from Australia isn't prohibitive to the U.S. This looks really nice.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:53 PM   #1947
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Yes it is a crf front guard and yes it requires trimming at the rear and some spacers.

Some more pics here for profile taken while shaping and I wil post some finished product images for quality.

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Old 08-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #1948
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You would have to sort your own bracketry. I hadn't planned to sell them but I see plenty of people enquiring. I would of course set up in the vendors section if it went that way.
I am interested. (Provided it is not too outrageous to ship from AU to USA) Can you show off some pictures of your bracketry?

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Old 08-08-2013, 09:04 AM   #1949
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Not to be a debbie downer, but wouldn't that headlight (already known to be lousy at best) be pointed directly down at the ground?

When you look at the angle a normal one is, and this one, you'll see its WAY far forward pointing.

Yes, the KTM headlight is plentiful, but also not desired. Most compare it with candles...
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #1950
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Postage, Bracketry and Candles

Initial estimates are that I could post a fairing for around $70. I will box one up on the weekend and run a costing exercise properly but that would make it around $270 delivered.

Mounting remains a work in progress and I am about to get jiggy with a TIG next week. I welded a mounting plate to the front of the steering stem for convenience. I see all manner of amazing configurations in the Adventure Fairing Bracket thread within the Racing section of this website but for me a solid welded bracket offered the best solution.

From there I have experimented with how it should work. I want at least 6 mounting points with two coming from the tank. Any conversion I have ridden with that only mounts to the tank fails. Recently I rode with a group of guys with such a system and they all ripped them off before the fell off. This is mostly due to a lack of central mounting point and my head stem mount is solid. The bracket and mount will be your exercise in engineering and happiness.

A for the light, it was the basis for the fairing I had so I was not about to change it. It was for me anyway and I am happy. I can get a HID upgrade that will work on the XR's power options so that is fine with me. The spot light ups the candle exponentially on high beam.

Tonight I will take some shots of the final versions to upload.
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