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Old 10-20-2011, 08:06 PM   #1651
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Ok got it figured out. With the E/B harness you use the Aux lights leads and wire+ then - together and use them for the inputs on the dimmer.So excited that I ordered the Remote Dimmer tonight. Thanks everyone look forward to snapping some photos of the finished product, cut some zinc coated tubing for spacers to replace the nuts on the mount tightens up much better.Got to love this place and all the no how great minds all in one place.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:20 AM   #1652
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:37 AM   #1653
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Hey FJRJO,

Here is a wiring diagram for a High Beam Bypass Dimmer install.
Where can I order the High Beam Bypass Dimmer?

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:45 AM   #1654
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:49 AM   #1655
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Hey Oaklandstrom,

You can order directly form our web store at www.advmonster.com

Here's a direct link to the HBB Dimmer

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Old 10-21-2011, 08:55 AM   #1656
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What he said. Sorry about that be sure to use the code INMATE to get you 10% discount on the checkout page.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:34 AM   #1657
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:41 AM   #1658
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You can order directly form our web store at www.advmonster.com

Here's a direct link to the HBB Dimmer

I thought that might be it, but the picture doesn't match the schematic.
Where's the violet wire?

Honestly, I don't like the idea of a wireless dimmer. Can I set it to 50% and have it hit 100% when the high beams are on - then throw away the fob?
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:44 AM   #1659
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I thought that might be it, but the picture doesn't match the schematic.
Where's the violet wire?

Honestly, I don't like the idea of a wireless dimmer. Can I set it to 50% and have it hit 100% when the high beams are on - then throw away the fob?
Yes i've done that, no problems at all Only issue is the size of the dimmer difficult to find a place for it in my BMW 800gs :-)
For normal riding the lights are +- 40 % of the full power
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:15 AM   #1660
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So gents the consensus is to run these at say 40 to 50% pwr most times then full pwr for high-beam situations yes?

as i will only run mine on high-beam as there wired in my headlight switch would this be ok for longevity ?

also you think if i make some sort of tube to fill between the brackets to remove the internal nuts is a better idea also ?

i have removed my rubber washers as directed , and i have them mounted on the side's of my fairing , i placed large washers inside the fairings to act as a plate for more support
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:23 AM   #1661
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So gents the consensus is to run these at say 40 to 50% pwr most times then full pwr for high-beam situations yes?

as i will only run mine on high-beam as there wired in my headlight switch would this be ok for longevity ?
In the day, I want to be seen.
At night, I want to see.

I'll run them at 50% or so during the day so other people notice me more.
When my high beams are on, I want to light up the road. However, these are too bright to run at 100% all the time - if they are adjusted correctly.

LEDs have overheating problems, and big wattage dies like this tend to get hot. By pulsing them on/off quickly, the heat should stay down - which should lead to longer life. I'm saying this in general, and this isn't a comment about the longevity of this particular light.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #1662
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I run mine on low, all the time, day & night. I switch to high when i'm alone on a road at night and I never use the middle setting.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:39 AM   #1663
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I run mine on low, all the time, day & night. I switch to high when i'm alone on a road at night and I never use the middle setting.

I run mine on low in the day as a DRL, At night I use these on low in traffic and I toggle them as traffic dictates. But most of the time they are on low or high.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:22 PM   #1664
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I'm adding the simple push button switch for on/off, as well as the dimmer module with high beam control. Would the switch go before (Battery side) or after (light side) the dimmer?
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:28 AM   #1665
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Both will work, but it makes more sense to put the switch before the dimmer. Are you connecting directly to the battery? If so, you will have to remember to always turn them off when you park the bike, otherwise you'll get a flat battery. Best to connect to switched power (that is on only when the ignition is on) - e.g. using an accessory relay.

BTW, the dimmer's control fob has an on/off button, besides the brightness control buttons. You might want to just use that, without an additional switch. I'm not sure how it inter-operates with the high beam function - gotta test it all on the bench, before you wire it up.
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