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Old 06-14-2010, 03:53 PM   #76
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Great job mazman.. Both the dash and cover look A1
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Old 06-14-2010, 09:21 PM   #77
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I just ordered a Honda Hornet 599 (CB600F) headlight to test out. It's a 7" round headlight w/ two separate reflectors for High and Low built in. I'm hoping that it fits the adapter ring. It is reputed to have an awsome light output stock, so it should have a wicked light output w/ an HID upgrade, specially since you can run both low and high at the same time.

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Old 06-15-2010, 02:28 AM   #78
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Thanks for the compliments guys :)

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+1 compliments on the dash - tidy.

Did you fab up the base plate or is that commercial?
The base plate, wich i called the dash is my own work.
Made out of 3mm alloy, painted flat black, used a few stickers and bolted down with some nice stainless allen head bolts.

You can buy the base plate that comes with the HID version of this light, but mine isnt HID and i didnt want the pre drilled holes that come with it, i wanted mine done differently, so had to make it myself.
As you can also see, i wanted the sides covered a bit as well :)
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:59 PM   #79
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Best reflector for racing.

I'm looking for a race light setup for Black Rive Stages. My first priority is the best reflector for racing, however a Hi/Lo that could be used on the street would be nice.

My question is how much better is the TT reflector for racing if it is better. I've seen the photos Boatman posted and I can't tell the difference. Can someone who has seen both in person comment. Boatman, can you give me your opinion?

If the TT reflector is better, then I'll start with that and add the H4 setup later.

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Old 06-25-2010, 08:55 PM   #80
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I'm looking for a race light setup for Black Rive Stages. My first priority is the best reflector for racing, however a Hi/Lo that could be used on the street would be nice.

My question is how much better is the TT reflector for racing if it is better. I've seen the photos Boatman posted and I can't tell the difference. Can someone who has seen both in person comment. Boatman, can you give me your opinion?

If the TT reflector is better, then I'll start with that and add the H4 setup later.

Thanks,
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Hi Kurt,

The reflector that TT provides withe the 8" racelight is a Hella 4000 Euro-beam. What I have found is that it gives a farther throw but not as much spread as the Hella 7" conversion. Two guys ran the conversion last year and had no complaints. I'm paranoid so I ran the 4000 and 2 SCMR16 HIDs (one fog and one pencil). All were wired independently.

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Old 07-07-2010, 12:14 PM   #81
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Thanks for the compliments guys :)


The base plate, wich i called the dash is my own work.
Made out of 3mm alloy, painted flat black, used a few stickers and bolted down with some nice stainless allen head bolts.

You can buy the base plate that comes with the HID version of this light, but mine isnt HID and i didnt want the pre drilled holes that come with it, i wanted mine done differently, so had to make it myself.
As you can also see, i wanted the sides covered a bit as well :)
I see you and I had similar ideas. I love the little side panals on your "DASH". I used the stock HID mounting plate for my KLR



As you can see I went ahead and added the HI beam indicator....



Boatman.. not trying to hijack your thread here... I will be getting one of your conversions soon. I like the idea of haveing the HI/LO option. I will also be intrested in seeing what you come up with as far as a lens protector. That worries me a little. I can't belive that TT doesn't already make one like BD does.....

Looks like you got a great product.... it should do well...

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Old 07-07-2010, 07:11 PM   #82
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I see you and I had similar ideas. I love the little side panals on your "DASH". I used the stock HID mounting plate for my KLR



As you can see I went ahead and added the HI beam indicator....



Boatman.. not trying to hijack your thread here... I will be getting one of your conversions soon. I like the idea of haveing the HI/LO option. I will also be intrested in seeing what you come up with as far as a lens protector. That worries me a little. I can't belive that TT doesn't already make one like BD does.....

Looks like you got a great product.... it should do well...

WP

No problem. It looks good on the KLR,,, I've never seen it before.


I pulled out the protector stuff today and started to touch up the plug. I'll give the process another try in the next few days and see if I can sort out the problems. I know there are quite few people chomping at the bit for these.
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:36 PM   #83
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I've gotten a few emails about these asking if I am still making them.


YES..... In stock and ready to ship.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:20 PM   #84
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Stll great

I've had this mod for months now and it rocks. No issues, lots of light, legal for road use and sold as a rock. Thanks again for making this thing!

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:17 AM   #85
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Me too!! Mods to my modded mod include orange ring and 'custom' hide the rats nest aluminum (seen here prior to coat of black.)



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I've had this mod for months now and it rocks. No issues, lots of light, legal for road use and sold as a rock. Thanks again for making this thing!

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Old 09-23-2010, 09:37 AM   #86
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Any more details on the hide the rats nest shield?
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:35 PM   #87
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Any more details on the hid the rats nest shield?
Never liked the rats nest but shield was first seen in post from Mazaman808. He taught me everything I know.

Below pics of with finished paint are his basic how to's that I used to build my version.

Prototyped with cardboard. Took an afternoon, didn't cost much (had to order aluminum)

Very happy with no more wires hanging out everywhere -if I had a pic mounted would post but it's nicely tight.




And the thread of 'how to.'

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Finally got to it last weekend.

My version a bit different as I'd purchased the top plate from TT when I ordered light.

Design was two separate pieces running on the inside of cage.

No one is going to hire me as a fabricator at this point but I appreciate the education and have some more ideas to work through.

2 of these:



Before painting:



Thanks again for showing me how.

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Hi,
Thanks for the compliments.

I made the dash myself, i try to do a lot of things myself, i have done plenty fab work before, being a motor mechanic i do plenty of custom made stuff for my car as well, so this was nothing special, just a weekends work.

its alluminium of 3mm thickness.
First cut with jigsaw tool and then the edges were done with a die grinder with a sand wheel(imagine sand paper material on a die grinder ).

Bends were simpley put in a vice with wood material being used as a protector(to not scratch the alloy from the vice), and another piece of straight wood(hardwood) used to put in the direct line were the bend is meant to be, then you get a hammer and again a piece of wood that you hit, and the wood hits the alloy so to not damage it.
It starts bending slowly and you do it bit by bit until you get the correct angle.

Here's an example of something im bending for my car project, but it will give you an idea.
You can see the straight edge strip which will give me the perfect line(marked with a black pen) and the wood behind the piece which will be getting hit to bend the top part of that alloy.
Hope this gives you some idea of where to start :)


Finished product gets sanded again and prepered for primer and painting.
Of course, drill the holes before the final sanding/painting :)

cheers.
Mazman808
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I want one.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=73

Did you build this yourself or did you have a fabricator do it to your design?

If fabricator I'd like to call and see if he'd repeat (you taking royalties for design)

If your hands, what tools were used? Brake for bends? What about for cuts - they look clean.

Thanks......SG
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:52 PM   #88
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Perfect!


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Old 09-24-2010, 03:00 PM   #89
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Me too!! Mods to my modded mod include orange ring and 'custom' hide the rats nest aluminum (seen here prior to coat of black.)

Great job!! We should soon have a plastic shield for the back of the TT light frame..
Thanks to all..
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:06 PM   #90
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We should soon have a plastic shield for the back of the TT light frame..
Thanks to all..
Cool!

Does this shield cover the bulb like the Baja Designs one or does it close off the whole back area kind of like the design above?


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