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Old 09-12-2013, 09:26 AM   #3526
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Decided on the M62 lights to replace the model 30's. Looks like it will be a decent upgrade for the spots. As usual, put more order in and it was shipped within an hour.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:38 AM   #3527
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Decided on the M62 lights to replace the model 30's. Looks like it will be a decent upgrade for the spots. As usual, put more order in and it was shipped within an hour.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:35 AM   #3528
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Yes, on low-beam they'll go from full brightness to nothing, depending on how the knob is turned. They've worked perfectly until this weekend.

I haven't had a chance to test the wire I've got spliced into high-beam circuit, which in turn is connected to the purple wire on the dimmer. I'm a little puzzled as to why they'd go out completely once the high-beam circuit was activated.
Great to hear you sorted the issue.

On many dirt oriented bikes, the low beam circuit turns off when the high beam is activated. A diode between the high and low beam positive wires will make for constant power to the lights.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #3529
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Great to hear you sorted the issue.

On many dirt oriented bikes, the low beam circuit turns off when the high beam is activated. A diode between the high and low beam positive wires will make for constant power to the lights.
I'm gonna need to add a diode to keep the 44 lit when the hi-beam 60 is on as my low-beam dimmer doesn't have the bypass.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:20 PM   #3530
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I'm gonna need to add a diode to keep the 44 lit when the hi-beam 60 is on as my low-beam dimmer doesn't have the bypass.
Take a look at the power connector/harness for the dimmer, I think we included it in your setup.
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:03 AM   #3531
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Just bought the model 60s

Thanks all for the feedback I have been able to benefit from. Just bought 3 x 60s (one spare) with brackets and dimmers etc.

I hope to have them fitted to my GSA for a ride from Montevideo to Iguassu falls on the border with Argentina. I'll let you know how it works out.

One question, with this setup would a set of spots be a significant improvement for distance. If so what are the options for spots.

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:53 AM   #3532
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question, with this setup would a set of spots be a significant improvement for distance. If so what are the options for spots.
I run a set of Model 60's and a set of M62 spots. The spots make a huge difference for long distance light.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:14 PM   #3533
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Thanks all for the feedback I have been able to benefit from. Just bought 3 x 60s (one spare) with brackets and dimmers etc.

I hope to have them fitted to my GSA for a ride from Montevideo to Iguassu falls on the border with Argentina. I'll let you know how it works out.

One question, with this setup would a set of spots be a significant improvement for distance. If so what are the options for spots.

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Old 09-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #3534
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62s and 60s

Thanks for the feedback Justin, which bike are they on and do you have any photos I could have a look at.

I might buy the spots and replace my std GSA aux lights with the 62s.

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I run a set of Model 60's and a set of M62 spots. The spots make a huge difference for long distance light.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #3535
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I want to mount a 60 to my helmet.
Got any helmet mount brackets available ?

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Old 09-17-2013, 12:02 PM   #3536
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I was originally interested in the 24W dimmable floods, but kept reading through the few thousand posts here and now suspect they are unavailable. I do a lot of street riding so I want something I can run into oncoming traffic on the low beam and then light up the night on high beam. WOuld 44s and a dimmer be the solution?
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:29 PM   #3537
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Thanks for the feedback Justin, which bike are they on and do you have any photos I could have a look at.

I might buy the spots and replace my std GSA aux lights with the 62s.

cheers dave
Dave - I have them mounted on my FJR, crappy picture below. Yeah, the M62 spots are big and ugly, but that's due to the fact you need a bigger reflector to get a true spot beam from the larger cree chips. I previously ran a set of the model 30's and upgraded to these. I like the M62's better - not only do they have longer range, they throw bright light out farther; less glare in close, more bright light thrown downrange.

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Old 09-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #3538
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Thanks Justin,

I ordered the 62s yesterday, I might replace the original aux lights on the GSA with them. As you say a bit ugly but no relevance at all for me. I don't like the aerodynamics but also know that the impact will negligible.

I'll end up with 2 x 60s plus 2 x 62s mounted, just under 11,000 lumens ( sounds significant ??) so I hope it'll do the trick.

Have you been able to set the dip position with the 60s such that they are still useful but don't blind oncoming vehicles.

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Old 09-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #3539
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I want to mount a 60 to my helmet.
Got any helmet mount brackets available ?

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You will light up the whole forest with that light. On the other hand, dirt riding at night is a lot of fun.
Are you going to use it for street or dirt? Will it be your only source of light? You will see better if you also use a headlight.
Sanjoh has a bicycle light that may work better and will mount to your helmet.
http://stores.advmonster.com/-strse-...met/Detail.bok
Keep in mind that too much light causes high contrast between the lit up area and the shadow areas (they appear black) especially when riding in the dirt. You can blind yourself with the light that is reflected back.
You can also do a google search for other bicycle lights that have more power. I have tried a few and this is the one I am currently using. It produces more of a flood pattern rather than a spot.
http://www.lightmalls.com/solarstorm...-18650-battery.
I tape the helmet light on my helmet with clear plastic tape. I tape the battery on the helmet too. The whole setup weighs less than a pound.
I am using a model 60 LED light with a dimmer for my main headlight.

I use my helmet light for street riding too. It lights up the road better than the headlight because the mounting point is much higher. I find that it's safer riding because you can light up any area of the roadway independent of where the headlight is pointing.
When a car approaches I just point the light towards the ground. Instant dimmer.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #3540
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Have you been able to set the dip position with the 60s such that they are still useful but don't blind oncoming vehicles.
Both sets of lights are at a level height, not dipped. I use the remote dimmer for both sets. With the low beams they run at 20% or so, then full power with the highbeam switch. The model 60's face straight forward. The spots I have aimed in just a hair, so they cross a few hundred yards out from the bike. Well, the right one is aimed in just hair, and the left one two hairs :). When the spots cross, it's a little off to the right.
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