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Old 10-06-2012, 11:37 AM   #2941
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From the humidity standpoint there is a big difference between putting 55 watts of heat inside the enclosure, to putting about 7 to 10 of the led watts inside and the rest in the heat sinks outside.

I will state that a relay and $12.00 halogen capsule is inexpensive and does a fine job of lighting the road. This difficult to impossible to repair module hopefully will be as reliable as an anvil. I also stand a good chance of changing said Halogen capsule on the road, and it is small enough to carry a spare. I suspect this is not the case for this module.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #2942
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So we have 2 different DRL's. One nice U-shaped and the other large module below the high beam. Both aren't considered lo-beams, right?
Not positive, but that's probably how the us regulations will play out. The US always seems to be behind the times on vehicle illumination. Almost all the german vehicles I've owned have had a different type of headlight than it's european counterpart.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #2943
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I can't imagine what this bike will cost to maintain and fix when it's ten years old. The freaking headlight has it's own cooling fan!

I wonder if the water pump has it's own water pump? I'm guessing a broken headlight is north of $2k.


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Wow looks like the LED headlight assembly needs an electric motor and fan to cool it....... engineering if so.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:55 AM   #2944
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LED Headlights

So they get rid of the humidity (fogging) and introduce dust if the air from the fan is not filtered (don't see a filter). I hope it is easy to disassemble so it can be cleaned.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #2945
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So they get rid of the humidity (fogging) and introduce dust if the air from the fan is not filtered (don't see a filter). I hope it is easy to disassemble so it can be cleaned.
Maybe best to forget about factory LED, add a cheap LED park light and aftermarket lo-beam HID, hardly ever use hi-beams anyways...
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #2946
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So we have 2 different DRL's. One nice U-shaped and the other large module below the high beam. Both aren't considered lo-beams, right?
No, if you order the LED headlights, you get the horshoe LED daytime running light. If you get the standard halogen headlights there is an optional LED daytime running light that you can get which is below the high beam and is not horseshoe shaped. Neither of the daytime running lights replace the low beam.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:16 PM   #2947
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The USA will get cruise, but may not get LED Headlight due to retarded US regulations
I have been trying to find this regulation, but couldn't. Do you have a source for this. No LED for US market is killing me. I want to know what such stupid regulation is.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:34 PM   #2948
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Doesn't the Ducati Diavel also come with full LED Lo-beams in the US?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:21 PM   #2949
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Doesn't the Ducati Diavel also come with full LED Lo-beams in the US?
I know the paningale does as do numerous high end cars.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #2950
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Great new video!!

Sorry if this has been linked to before. At 27min long this is quite lengthy, but really good!!

This is a stunning looking bike. I love it!! The new design and functionality is a winner in every respect (in my opinion), and even though I don't ride yet, videos like this are very inspiring so that one day I too can become a genuine riding inmate here like the rest of you.

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Old 10-06-2012, 04:52 PM   #2951
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Not to worry. No electrics will be needed for the heated gear I am busy working on right now in the Geerage. You will simply plug in several quick disconnects into the water cooling system and warm water will be circulated thru a miles worth of plastic tubing inside the gear. And for your passenger, so you don't have to leave her at home, she will simply plug her outfit into yours. You guys will be like additional little radiators. Heck, in colder climates, you might be able to get rid of the radiator and those stupid looking little shroud things all together. Weight savings, better aerodynamics and warmth all in one. Stay tuned.
That might just scare the begeezus out of the younger generation, two older people, both flush with heat riding off into the sunset with great big grins on our faces... You know what I'm talking about.

Grandkids need naught to look...

You know after reading this I just might dump the idea of a heated seat and simply work this angle.

YEP - sold
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #2952
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If I spend that much money I want LED all around. I'll wait.
Can you image how much a complete front headlight LED replacement module would cost?
For real.
I just had to replace the headlight on my GSA (don't ask ) and it was $500. What's this new LED gonna cost, $2k or something?!

It better be BULLETPROOF.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #2953
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Amazing how they wash the GS (@~min 16:00) I like it clean so I should use more foam.


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Sorry if this has been linked to before. At 27min long this is quite lengthy, but really good!!

This is a stunning looking bike. I love it!! The new design and functionality is a winner in every respect (in my opinion), and even though I don't ride yet, videos like this are very inspiring so that one day I too can become a genuine riding inmate here like the rest of you.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:15 PM   #2954
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That doesn't follow the pattern.

AIR head
OIL head
HEX head
CAM head
WET head

See, it needs three letters and two sylables!

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H2O head = HO head
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #2955
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H2O head = HO head
You need another letter. How about HHO head?
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