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Old 07-08-2011, 03:59 AM   #1426
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Hi Sanjoh,
When the beefier brackets become available will they come in black? It would look better with the black finished lights.

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Old 07-08-2011, 06:17 AM   #1427
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Hi Sanjoh,
When the beefier brackets become available will they come in black? It would look better with the black finished lights.

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Finish will be the same stainless steel.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:43 AM   #1428
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I've had both 24w lights fail with a few thousand miles on them. I assumed they had failed due to vibration. The original diagnosis from Sanjoh was possible RF interference from using with a converted HID headlight. When the 2nd light failed it was suggested the power from the HID was bleeding through and caused a voltage spike.

Both lights were replaced quickly by John. I've since put a few thousand miles on the new set without issue (still have HID as well) . He did say they do not warranty them when used in conjunction with HID lights, but I was unaware of the issue when I purchased them.
Sounds just like my situation, I purchased the 24 watt flood three way...and they failed as posted, three times...the last time John did, at my request convert to the brightest setting...but that failed as well...
I am running HID as well and got the same answer about RF and these lights... I wish he had put a disclaimer on the thread to warn us about using HID and his lights... I also have the 30 watt beam lights...they have worked thus far...but if John reasoning hold true they will fail as well...
I have chosen not to return them for the fourth or fifth time....my postage each time is adding up as well... but to John's credit, he has fixed them each time... therefore I will just move on to something else....BTW, I have a set of Motolights I may install on this bike....Motolights now has a LED kit to convert the Halogen to LED... wonder if the RF will be a issue there as well???

While I am not a electrical engineer by any means, I do wonder why my GPS, SPOT tracker, EZPASS, Cell phone, my device to find the best coffee in any town (radar detector some call it) all electronic seem not to be affected by my HID conversion on my headlights...am I missing something here with the RF thing?

Shame, these lights are GREAT while they work...I have four friends that I ride with on occasion, just so happen mine failed first...but now all four have had the same issue...all mounted on BMW bikes, some direct, some off the canbus...some not running HID lights..no RF thing there...
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:28 PM   #1429
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Hi Sanjoh,
When the beefier brackets become available will they come in black? It would look better with the black finished lights.

Thanks

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Old 07-09-2011, 04:50 AM   #1430
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Will this stuff stick to stainless steel?
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:20 AM   #1431
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heavy duty mounts

Not likely to have the brackets by then as the tooling is still being finished as of today.



Could have showed off the lights to some serious off road folks at this event might have been good for a few sales, oh well http://www.cycleconservationclub.org...M_reg_form.pdf
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:57 PM   #1432
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I got the 10w versions way back when...and just mounted them 2 weeks ago prior to a 4,000 mile / 11 day trip to Canada...the lights worked GREAT in terms of visibility (the other 4 bikers with me loved that they could see me) and worked well in illuminating at night when needed...

the stock mounts held up well, so no worries there...

Only issue: they have some water moisture inside the lense...what gives?? How can I fix that?!
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:31 PM   #1433
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I got the 10w versions way back when...and just mounted them 2 weeks ago prior to a 4,000 mile / 11 day trip to Canada...the lights worked GREAT in terms of visibility (the other 4 bikers with me loved that they could see me) and worked well in illuminating at night when needed...

the stock mounts held up well, so no worries there...

Only issue: they have some water moisture inside the lense...what gives?? How can I fix that?!

I used a strap wrench to remove the lens and let the inside dry out. Then on re-assembly I used liquid plumbers tape I picked up at my local Auto-parts store. Since doing that I have had no problems and I have been caught in rain several times lately.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #1434
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I used a strap wrench to remove the lens and let the inside dry out. Then on re-assembly I used liquid plumbers tape I picked up at my local Auto-parts store. Since doing that I have had no problems and I have been caught in rain several times lately.
Sweet! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:23 PM   #1435
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Constructural differences

From beyond comes the newb......or nOOb. Whichever applies best here, had to join to ask this.....

At any rate, I recently acquired a set of the silver floods from another vendor out on the web without the multiple power level function built in. Didn't know about this thread until after my purchase unfortunately but wish I had though. Nothing bad has happened...yet, but certainly would have liked the functionality without adding circuitry to get it. Nonetheless, I like a challenge. I did notice something looking between the models from the photos here and several photos the vendor has sent me of the internals when researching. Not sure if this has been covered yet either because I didn't see it reading through the sea of posts or it's a new thing; the baseplate the led boards are mounted on seem to be a bare aluminum plate on the silver model whereas on the black, the plate has some kind of coating on it be it anodized or powder coated to match the casing. Depending on the thickness of that coating and what it's made of I'd gander a guess it would affect thermal conductivity to the plate. By how much I have no idea. Just wondering if anyone happens to know offhand what the ratio of black to silver model failure rates might be?

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Old 07-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #1436
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DiscoDino - how does the tape hold up with the heat the light is putting out?

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Old 07-13-2011, 12:18 PM   #1437
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DiscoDino - how does the tape hold up with the heat the light is putting out?

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What tape?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:49 PM   #1438
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What tape?

I think he might be referring the LIQUID plumbers tape. The liquid is spread about half way around the threads on the body and then screw the lens cap in place, as far as I can tell most of the heat is directed away from lens and isnt a problem. I also made sure to use A High Temp product just in case.

While this fix has taken care of the most sever problems, there is still a very slight amount of moisture inside the lens after the light has been on for a while (20+ min). This could be from me not getting the housing entirely dry before reassembly though. In Florida during the summer with perpetual 70+% humidity getting anything totally dry is difficult. Although if I had been willing to completely unwire the assembly I could have brought the lights inside and dropped them in a box of rice. However, I commute daily and this really was not practical for me.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:10 AM   #1439
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Will any of these work with a KTM 530 EXC.R?

Im in to some night race and need some serious ligthing.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:01 PM   #1440
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Will any of these work with a KTM 530 EXC.R?

Im in to some night race and need some serious ligthing.
I have posts earlier in this thread... but short answer yes. If you get one, get the 44.
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