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Old 03-31-2008, 04:45 PM   #106
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Like the idea of juntion/fuse box installed = less cluter.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:56 PM   #107
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The OEM lights are wired from the battery via the ignition. The battery will have no problem powering the lights, but more to the point, can the alternator keep up with charging the battery. This is likely to be an issue of usage. Although these new H7 bulbs draw 65w, the existing setup will hardly notice the difference. However, if you're riding on High beam as well for extended periods, along with heated grips and vest, then there may be an issue. We are doing tests on this now.

In any event, it's better to leave the existing wiring alone (it has a dubious reputation at best !) and run good quality 12 guage separately for any significant increase on demand.
Why not run either/or? Low or high? This would avoid problems with the extra draw on the system. Also, allow you to use the stock wiring to trigger relays.

I'd sugget folks looking at a stator upgrade think long and hard about it. Seen lots of negatives regarding the electrosport version, right here....
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:32 PM   #108
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Why not run either/or? Low or high? This would avoid problems with the extra draw on the system. Also, allow you to use the stock wiring to trigger relays.

I'd sugget folks looking at a stator upgrade think long and hard about it. Seen lots of negatives regarding the electrosport version, right here....
Mmm, that's not a bad idea to run either/ or .

We'll try that, but I have a feeling that with the low 'off', it could be a bit dark directly in front of you and to the sides. The low is a projector type that gives a very sharp cutoff line, with loads of light below and darkness above. The high seems to fill in that darkness above. We'll see - thanks

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Old 03-31-2008, 06:56 PM   #109
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I plan on a stator up grade, after this riding season. I just ran out of time and money this winter.
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Old 03-31-2008, 07:21 PM   #110
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Eek Love it all Ian!

I like it all. Any option over the stock set up is awesome. The twin headlight version is definitely going on my KLR. Awesome job. Can't wait!
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:02 PM   #111
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Your fairing looks awsome! I just might have to sell the 950 parts.

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Old 03-31-2008, 08:49 PM   #112
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Your fairing looks awsome! I just might have to sell the 950 parts.

A friend of mine is looking for some used 950 tanks, so if you do decide to sell them, you've got a buyer ! I think this fairing looks better on my 610 than on the KLR. Just a few mods and it'll go straight on. I'll post up some 'mock up' pictures on the TE610 thread as soon as we get a white one out of the new molds.

Thanks for the comments !!

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Old 04-01-2008, 04:45 PM   #113
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Ian- when you get a chance, can you show a pic of the dual headlights mounted from the underside/backside of the fairing? You're using the same mounting holes as the stocker, I assume.

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Old 04-01-2008, 05:33 PM   #114
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I'd like to see more pics, too. Including from the riding position, large sidelong shot, etc.. :)

MORE PORN!!! Please? :)
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:05 PM   #115
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Ian- when you get a chance, can you show a pic of the dual headlights mounted from the underside/backside of the fairing? You're using the same mounting holes as the stocker, I assume.

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No, fitting to the stock frame doesn't work out. The lights mount inside the fairing. They attach via 3 threaded rod adjusters (each with a thumbscrew) that allows you to adjust each light in all directions. It's a bit difficult to explain, so I'll take some pics when I get the chance.

To create the room inside the fairing, the existing light is removed from it's 2 pivot points on the frame. It's very tight !
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:09 PM   #116
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I'd like to see more pics, too. Including from the riding position, large sidelong shot, etc.. :)

MORE PORN!!! Please? :)
The view from the riding position is identical on all three versions of the fairing. You can see the view ( including the two dash's) earlier in this thread
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:20 AM   #117
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Awesome Job!

Great job IanB. Looks like I'm going to have to start listing some vintage mountain bike stuff on ebay.

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Old 04-03-2008, 07:41 AM   #118
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On the dual HELLA's, it wouldn't be too hard to make them selectable between either or a low always on--one switch or jumper in the wiring harness. If you include a fuseblock (like the Hella 4 or 6-position one) and a ground block, you have a real complete rally-prepped package.

That price is looking pretty good, I was about to spend about half that just on aux lights.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:03 AM   #119
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I'll be doing full reviews on both of the 2 headlight fairings- shooting for a late June publishing date.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:29 AM   #120
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OK, as promised, here are pics of the one we're testing. This is the 'model' (which is made of fibreglass, plywood, metal and filler !!) and will now be used to make the split molds in order to produce them. There are still some minor 'tweeks' to do, but largely this is it.
That looks MUCH better!
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