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Old 10-15-2011, 09:08 AM   #1636
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One of my lenses is having the same problem. Any permanent fix?
Check the orings on the screws, bezel and housing.

1) Remove the heat sink and slide the light out of the mount for access to the screws. Remove one screw at a time otherwise the internal components can come loose. Each screw should have an oring under the head. Tighten the screw until the oring is seated plus a bit, don't overtigten or you will destroy the oring.

2)Use a strap wrench on the bezel, pliers will damage it and are not recommended. In lieu of a strap wrench, use a zip tie, rotating the free end with pliers. A small amount of petroleum jelly will help keep the o rings pliable. You should not be able to remove the bezel with hand pressure.

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Old 10-16-2011, 03:29 PM   #1637
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So the 3 way dim able lights have been discontinued?
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:57 PM   #1638
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So the 3 way dim able lights have been discontinued?
Yes, the dimming function is now external to the light. We have a nice waterproof remote control dimmer with a high beam function that goes to full output when you turn your high beams on.


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Old 10-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #1639
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Question Dimmer

Got an Eastern Beaver light harness before I decided on a dimmer,now I would have to cut the harness wires coming from the relay. I have it wired for a led rocker switch so wouldnt it be a pain to have both a switch and dimmer? Someone on the fjrforum said you have a dimmer without the headlight control that is cheaper do you still have those? Alot of questions but I need to know. lol
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:10 PM   #1640
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Got an Eastern Beaver light harness before I decided on a dimmer,now I would have to cut the harness wires coming from the relay. I have it wired for a led rocker switch so wouldnt it be a pain to have both a switch and dimmer?
A lot more wiring with both. The dimmer includes an on/off function, an additional switch is not needed, plus you don't need to run any wiring up to the handlebars.

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Someone on the fjrforum said you have a dimmer without the headlight control that is cheaper do you still have those? Alot of questions but I need to know. lol
Out of stock at the moment. expecting more units next month.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:15 PM   #1641
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Thanks for the quick reply may wait on one .
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:39 AM   #1642
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xpel protectors

any particular tricks or recommendations on installing the xpel protectors?

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Old 10-17-2011, 09:09 PM   #1643
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any particular tricks or recommendations on installing the xpel protectors?
Start by cleaning the lens.

Make sure the lens is dry.

Peel off the backing on the xpel. Try not to touch the side that had the backing on it.

Starting at the edge, lay the xpel on the lens, using a credit card as a squeegee to ensure no air is trapped under the xpel.

The xpel should fit inside the bezel.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:46 PM   #1644
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This crowd is brutal,I use set on one of my friends bike build and they work great.
We got no issues with the lights,price or service.

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Old 10-19-2011, 10:25 PM   #1645
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There are multiple ways to set up these light but the diagram below illustrates one of the safest ways to do so.
So if I get the dimmer from John do I use the -&+ wires to my switch and run them to the dimmer inputs then just connect the lights to the outputs on the dimmer? I have a Eastern Beaver harness with relay and fuse hooked to a on/off switch.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:10 AM   #1646
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So if I get the dimmer from John do I use the -&+ wires to my switch and run them to the dimmer inputs then just connect the lights to the outputs on the dimmer? I have a Eastern Beaver harness with relay and fuse hooked to a on/off switch.
Yep. Be sure to connect the lights ground to the dimmers output ground, not your frame or Eastern Beaver harness' ground.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:38 AM   #1647
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Eh?

Thanks the harness ground is hooked to the battery,so just to be clear I will hook only the lights positive and ground wires to the dimmers outputs. One more thing popped in my head last night what if I run a jumper from the switch wires to the dimmer inputs so I can have a push button switch and a dimmer control. And I wont have an unuseable switch on my dash panel. Oh yeah what about the 4 unused light hook ups from the harness I just tape them and tuck out of the way right?
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:52 PM   #1648
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Hey FJRJO,

Just to be clear you are using a harness that already has a relay built in?

If so you will run the positive output from the harness to the positive input on the dimmer.

The negative output on the harness will go to the negative (ground) input on the dimmer unit.

Be sure that the LED light's positive and negative leads go to the corresponding outputs on the dimmer.

You DO NOT want to use a common ground here or you will have problems.

Here is a wiring diagram for a High Beam Bypass Dimmer install.

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Old 10-20-2011, 01:55 PM   #1649
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Yes I have the Eastern Beaver duel driving lights harness with relay and fused power lead hooked to the battery positive. Also have a on/off switch wired from the harness leads so that is my question do I use the switch + and - leads built into the harness to hook into the dimmer inputs? This would be easy to either unplug the switch wires and connect them to the dimmer ,or add jumper wires from the switch leads to the dimmer and leave the switch hooked up to.Also have a wire hooked to the left marker light for switched power. I know this seems hard to explain but I am trying to be as clear as possible.And the diagram helps but still want to be sure ,that the switch wires will be the right ones for the dimmer inputs.Allso the left over harness light wires from the relay can be taped off and tucked out of the way I hope??

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Old 10-20-2011, 02:32 PM   #1650
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Question E/B Harness

Here is the harness I have,now after looking at it again maybe you would use the Aux. lights leads to hook into the dimmer inputs for positive power instead of the switch wires ? Hope this clears up what I am asking.Or am I confusing everyone as bad as I am ? Seems the Aux. lights leads would provide power so I could leave the switch hooked to the manual switch leads.
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