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Old 05-13-2013, 11:14 AM   #316
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Thanks Andy

The issue with the GS is that it does not drop the low beam when the high is activated, most bikes do. Our dimmer powers up threw the low beam.
How did you wire in the lights to use the stock switches and our dimmer?
I used a relay off of my high beam circuit. I pulled power for the dimmer from the NC (normally closed) contact on the relay. So when the bike is on the dimmer is powered but when I switch on my high beams the NC contact opens and the lights run at full power.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #317
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Those guys at Dirt bike supply are really nice. They have been a Cyclops dealer for the last few years.
They can order in any Cyclops product you like.

F800 you say?


Great. I'll just order through them. Support my boys.

I used to work for Bill years ago, and Tony and I are old roomies.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #318
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I used a relay off of my high beam circuit. I pulled power for the dimmer from the NC (normally closed) contact on the relay. So when the bike is on the dimmer is powered but when I switch on my high beams the NC contact opens and the lights run at full power.
Great Job!!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:15 PM   #319
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Great. I'll just order through them. Support my boys.

I used to work for Bill years ago, and Tony and I are old roomies.

Thank You

We like to support our dealers. Both of those guys are a class act.


We would also like to welcome Max Motorsports and Scotts Motorcycle Repair as recent additions in the Alabama area.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #320
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Super!

Just ordered a set for my motorcycle. Can't wait to get my hands on them. Super service from Darryl!!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:50 AM   #321
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Just ordered a set for my motorcycle. Can't wait to get my hands on them. Super service from Darryl!!!
Thank You Sir Enjoy your trip!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #322
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i flicked thru the thread but didnt see it... do you have any shots of the beam in a wide open non illuminated place like a park or something with a reference point x feet from the light and can give the shutter speed F stop specs ?
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:38 AM   #323
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i flicked thru the thread but didnt see it... do you have any shots of the beam in a wide open non illuminated place like a park or something with a reference point x feet from the light and can give the shutter speed F stop specs ?
There are plenty of long distance shots like you describe in the middle of this thread. Have a bit of a closer look and you will find them without too much trouble.

My lights are almost here, landed in the depot in Australia tonight, so should be delivered tomorrow hopefully (by scantily clad women and in a golden USPS shipping box for the postage charges between the US and Australia )
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:29 AM   #324
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Very impressed with the light packages and comments. I own the new Triumph Explorer XC and am now trying to visualize a how to using the current Triumph set up. Wish there were some that have mounted these to post up. Want to retain the existing lights where they are but add to as the current package is really only good enough for running lights. Riding last weekend and saw a bambi on the side of the road and that scared me. Anyway, I'm thinking.

Added: I am most interested in the Duals.

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #325
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Very impressed with the light packages and comments. I own the new Triumph Explorer XC and am now trying to visualize a how to using the current Triumph set up. Wish there were some that have mounted these to post up. Want to retain the existing lights where they are but add to as the current package is really only good enough for running lights. Riding last weekend and saw a bambi on the side of the road and that scared me. Anyway, I'm thinking.

Added: I am most interested in the Duals.
I was looking at the new Explorer at a recent show. It looked to me that they would mount very well to the crash bars with the round tube mounts.
Im not entirely sure if all Explorers come factory with the bars?
The duals are big lights,to say they are impressive is an understatement.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #326
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Yes on the TEX XC the crash bars (lower) come standard. Option for the plain Explorers. I have pretty much ruled out the lower bars on mine for fear of a rock etc getting thrown into a light. Another option would be to buy some upper bars from aftermarket but I am trying to avoid this at the present and I just don't want upper bars for the sake of mounting a light. Still thinking.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:16 PM   #327
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Yes on the TEX XC the crash bars (lower) come standard. Option for the plain Explorers. I have pretty much ruled out the lower bars on mine for fear of a rock etc getting thrown into a light. Another option would be to buy some upper bars from aftermarket but I am trying to avoid this at the present and I just don't want upper bars for the sake of mounting a light. Still thinking.
I can understand that.
It would take a hell of a rock to take one of these lights out.
Click on the bottom link in my sig. I ran a set of aux lights during that race. Those survived a 60 mph endo and countless miles of off road gravel racing with flat track guys running knobbies.We like to have fun
Not to say something cant happen, but these are tough.

On thing I don't like about low mounted lights on crash bars, is that they get covered with mud if your doing much off roading.

What I do like about lower mounted lights, is that it gives you the "safety Triangle" Nearly everyone comments on how well they can see me coming.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #328
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An Update

I mounted the two 10Deg spots on the front of my Vstrom.

I used the bike mostly for commuting and that involved 40+ miles of lane splitting on one of the most congested freeways in LA.

I have been running tests where I do part of the drive with the lights on and the other part off. Over different sections of the free and for the last several weeks.

In all cases the effect has been the same.

Cars see and get out of the way when I am driving with these lights on.

PERIOD

They are wired into my high been circut so I can only run them when the high beams are on.

So I have tested with the following.

Low only - no results
High Only - better visibility but still no real change
High w/LED's - part like the red sea

Bottom line they increase my visibility and thus the safety factor for my commute.

The also almost overwhelm the high beams on the bike at night, which for a Strom is saying something. No pics but as some point I might be able to get some up.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #329
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Those guys at Dirt bike supply are really nice. They have been a Cyclops dealer for the last few years.
They can order in any Cyclops product you like.

F800 you say?

Hey, that looks familiar

Working on a plate for the long range duals. Stay tuned for more!!
Here's a clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBmzw5QWV90. Once I have the LRs installed on the new bracket I will do another vid as comparison.. I wish I had them on now, rain is falling, almost dark out. One thing for sure, I will have them mounted come the first week of June when I hit the COBDR!!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #330
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A surprise Saturday delivery today brought me this:



I undressed it slowly, savouring every second



The delights to be found inside... delighted



But I had to proceed with caution:



As others have said the lights are weighty, but I'm a fan of the chunky models so the fact that they are about half the size of a small magazine did not phase me.





The sturdiness of the brackets is comforting


My girlfriends kitten seemed to enjoy the smell of America emanating out of the packing box



Installation pictures soon :)
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