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Old 02-18-2012, 03:00 PM   #2056
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:11 PM   #2057
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I finally got to ride with my new light (model 30) tonite. What a huge difference from the stock headlight! I feel like it is safe to ride at night now over 35 mph. I will probably get a 44 when I get some money together and then it will be ideal. But for now I'm happy!
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #2058
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Thanks Sanjoh. Mounting behind the crash bar seems the best way to get the light close to the bar. The mounting plate still isn't parallel to the ground but since I can pan and tilt the light I guess that doesn't matter.
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:14 AM   #2059
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Thanks Sanjoh. Mounting behind the crash bar seems the best way to get the light close to the bar. The mounting plate still isn't parallel to the ground but since I can pan and tilt the light I guess that doesn't matter.
I like to use the light mount in this direction, keeps the weight of the light over the mount. The way you have the foot, it may not tighten up as you are trying to compress solid stainless steel. If you rotate like the pic below, you are putting the force on the pivot, which locks it in place.

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Old 02-19-2012, 04:37 PM   #2060
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Mounted the lights on the bike and sidecar. Sidecar light is not on the dimmer at this time, I'll see how it works out and add it later if necessary. With the fork mounted lights I now have turns illuminated as I steer around them.

Made these brackets for the fork mounts:


Sidecar light at full power, fork lights dimmed:


Led's at full power. The tiny dot in the center of the lane is a street sign 1/2 mile away:
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #2061
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Bob, your pics are not showing up, you can email them to me if you are having trouble. sandjoh@gmail.com
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #2062
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Bob, your pics are not showing up, you can email them to me if you are having trouble. sandjoh@gmail.com
I have them posted at sidecars.com and linked to that site. I can see them here on my work computer. I"ll email tham to you tomorrow from home, thanks.
I'm really pleased with the way they are working for me.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #2063
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LED Light Mount on Triumph Tiger 800 XC

Here is the mounting of the 44 LED lights on my new Tiger XC. I used the SW Motech mounts. I like the looks vs the Triumph Auxillary lights at slightly less overall cost. I have the remote dimmer and still need to dial it in at night to see how much light they put out and not blind oncoming traffic. Its below freezing at night so Im not motivated to do it just yet. Thanks to Sanjoh for the help in connecting etc. I also used the heavy duty brackets. They are substantially stronger than the stock ones with better bolts so don't skimp on these.


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Old 02-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #2064
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Not a bad idea Tallguy-09. I will leave them for now until I get them adjusted and them maybe break out the rattlecan. Show us some pics of your mounting.

I am very happy with the D300. No need to change as more megapixels does not make a better photo unless you are blowing up the prints to very large sizes. I bought a compact Nikon Coolpix 8200 for trips where I don't want to lug all the gear around.

I think these lights will work very well.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:31 AM   #2065
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Nice install.

Are the SW Motech mounts stainless or powder coated steel?

How do you think the lights will fair in a drop?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:57 AM   #2066
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Not a bad idea Tallguy-09. I will leave them for now until I get them adjusted and them maybe break out the rattlecan. Show us some pics of your mounting.
I am very happy with the D300. No need to change as more megapixels does not make a better photo unless you are blowing up the prints to very large sizes. I bought a compact Nikon Coolpix 8200 for trips where I don't want to lug all the gear around.
I think these lights will work very well.
I painted the brackets with some kind of graphite rust primer, seems to stick well on the stainless steel brackets.
Mine are mounted hanging (also SW-Motech mount) to gain some distance between the "sun" and the turn signals.


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Old 02-20-2012, 08:56 AM   #2067
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I like to use the light mount in this direction, keeps the weight of the light over the mount. The way you have the foot, it may not tighten up as you are trying to compress solid stainless steel. If you rotate like the pic below, you are putting the force on the pivot, which locks it in place.

I mounted mine the opposite way, with the hope that they will pivot backwards in a crash instead of hitting the solid metal "stop"
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #2068
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I mounted mine the opposite way, with the hope that they will pivot backwards in a crash instead of hitting the solid metal "stop"
Do you mean like this?
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:31 PM   #2069
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I have them posted at sidecars.com and linked to that site. I can see them here on my work computer. I"ll email tham to you tomorrow from home, thanks.
I'm really pleased with the way they are working for me.
Glad to hear they are working out. Looks like a tremendous amount of light.

Bob's pics and notation.
Made these brackets for the fork mounts:


Sidecar light at full power, fork lights dimmed:


Led's at full power. The tiny dot in the center of the lane is a street sign 1/2 mile away:
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #2070
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Do you mean like this?
Exactly like that!
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