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Old 08-31-2011, 03:36 PM   #1531
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I have not searched the entire 100 pages for this so I thought I would post up if no one else had... Sorry if it is 205.

I got my new lights and then struggled to find a place to mount. Solution was to use the front turn signal mounts and relocate turn signals.





I got some small led turn signals and mounted them in my hand guards, above

The brackets for the turn signal are made exactly for these lights, with the wire going through the same hole used for turn signals. It was cool how suzuki designed these brackets for these lights knowing we would want to change them out like this in the future.



The led turn signals are little lastic lights with plastic nuts. Simple to replace if I break them. The big bonus was they use much less blinker fluid.



Now time to go out for a night ride in the woods
which lights did you go with? spots, floods, or a combination?

also, did they come with the handle bar mount?
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:04 PM   #1532
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Did you bend them (s/s mounts) at all to get the angle you needed?

Or do you think it was the vibrations that did it?
I did not bend the mounts to get my lights aligned. The two times I had failures, (4 Brackets in total) they were mounted as you see on the bike. They both failed after extended rough back road riding( 20 Hours nonstop). And I found out after the last set I had a bad front engine mount, So the vibration at that point was bordering on severe. On the second set I was checking the lights every 300 miles for cracks. I think once the crack starts, it just snaps off. Just add me running my bike very aggressively over rough surfaces to the mix.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:20 PM   #1533
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Stock low beam:



Stock High Beam (underexposed somewhat by point n shoot camera-it's not quite THIS bad...) :




Plus model 24 flood and model 30 spots:




THAT'LL do!

Beam patterns.

Note: Shot with point n shoot, brightness is not relative image to image. Distance: ~80 feet.

Stock High beam only:



Stock High Beam plus Model 30 spot:




Stock High beam, model 24 flood, and model 30 spot combined:



The right way to do this would be to go out with a manual camera on a tripod and use consistent settings image-to-image, but I had the point n shoot and a wall....

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Old 08-31-2011, 05:25 PM   #1534
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You got the only ones! your bike has so many on it there`s not enough left for mine. Last day of August and still no brackets for me. Next weeks trip is looking grim for getting the lights back on
Well the truth is I got 2 of the early prototype new style mounts made . The main reason is I could do severe duty testing on them in a short amount of time.
I rode them hard for over 7000 miles in the last 3 weeks, I did a Lower Lakes 1000 to shake the bike down and then I did the Beast in the East rally
where I put over 5000 miles on them in 5 days plus commuting 1400 miles to the rally start and finish.

If you are putting these your Buell, Consider them well tested.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:17 PM   #1535
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Nice diagram.

You have 2 options:
1) Hook them directly to the battery and put a switch in the middle. No relay required - however, you can leave them on and kill your battery.

2) Wire them like the above diagram. Make sure that the wire that says "IGN or battery power" is connected to something that only comes on when the bike is on (like the headlight or tail light wire).

The relay just acts like a remote switch. It won't send power to the lights unless it is getting power from the headlight wire (or whatever you use). You can't kill your battery, as the lights will turn off when you shut the bike off.
I used the positive wire going to the horn coming from the fuse box near the seat allowing me to hide the relay under my seat and not have yards of wire coming and going; also it is not as critical if something went screwy.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:08 PM   #1536
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I have not searched the entire 100 pages for this so I thought I would post up if no one else had... Sorry if it is 205.

I got my new lights and then struggled to find a place to mount. Solution was to use the front turn signal mounts and relocate turn signals.



Very nice but you should have got a pair of these - awesome lights and blinkers

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Old 08-31-2011, 08:37 PM   #1537
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Very nice but you should have got a pair of these - awesome lights and blinkers

Those look pretty slick - but do the light wash out the blinkers?
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:04 AM   #1538
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Those look pretty slick - but do the light wash out the blinkers?
ADVmonster lights and wash out are never in the same sentence. The blinkers are bright!! The whole neighborhood will know where you are going.
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:33 AM   #1539
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Well the truth is I got 2 of the early prototype new style mounts made . The main reason is I could do severe duty testing on them in a short amount of time.
I rode them hard for over 7000 miles in the last 3 weeks, I did a Lower Lakes 1000 to shake the bike down and then I did the Beast in the East rally
where I put over 5000 miles on them in 5 days plus commuting 1400 miles to the rally start and finish.

If you are putting these your Buell, Consider them well tested.
Wow, that is some test run! It doesn't get much better than that.

How's your body doing...
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Old 09-01-2011, 04:55 AM   #1540
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Same design twice the thickness of stainless steel. Pricing is still TBD but should be $10-20 per pc.

Standard mount at top, heavy duty mount below


Standard mount on left, heavy duty mount on right
Sanjoh - these in yet?? (waiting impatiently! :) Got an order that I want to complete - hoping to get them on for a rally in three weeks and I have to do a bit of night riding in hopper country

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:50 AM   #1541
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which lights did you go with? spots, floods, or a combination?

also, did they come with the handle bar mount?
I went with the 2 flood 25w. I could not decide on one flood and one spot or just 2 floods. I went with 2 floods, just looking for more light as there are a lot of turns in the woods and I thought the spot would always be in the wrong spot, so more light might work better. I know these are putting out a lot of light.

They did not come with the handle bar mount. If they did I would have probably not figured out how to use the turn signal brackets .

I thought about the light with the turn signals only after, deciding to use the turn signal brackets otherwise I probably would have...
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #1542
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Wow, that is some test run! It doesn't get much better than that.

How's your body doing...
Just Fine, Thank You.

I am planing a 7K week for next year ..... Butt Lite ....

One reason I can do this is how good I can see at night, And these LED lamps make my nights a pleasure !
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:52 AM   #1543
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Thanks to that great diagram posted a couple pages ago, I was able to install these on my KLR.











I am not happy with the rats nest of wire leading to the relay, but its out of the way so I will have to live with it for awhile. I went with two spots.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:43 AM   #1544
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I am not happy with the rats nest of wire leading to the relay, but its out of the way so I will have to live with it for awhile. I went with two spots.
I'm glad you didn't use lamp wire, good job on your rats nest
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:36 PM   #1545
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I'm glad you didn't use lamp wire, good job on your rats nest
I was thinking speaker wire because I had some laying around the house, and this is a KLR....it doesn't get all caught up in anything when I turn the handlebars, but that has only been in the garage. Will have to see how the wiring holds up on the road.
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