F800GS - show us your lights

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by kktos, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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  2. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    I have a pair of Duallys (amber) hanging off crash bars via technmount. These are fairly large aux lights compared to VisionX and they've stayed put on road / gravel. I've not put them through whoops.

    I went a different route for mounting VisionX to to handle bars. Sandwich a bit of trimmed rounded edged angle aluminum.

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  3. jffm

    jffm n00b

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  4. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    Here are my Denali D1's from Twisted Throttle.
    I covered the wires that come out from the battery with some automotive tubing. The tubing has a high temp rating.

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  5. Romano

    Romano RR

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    Here are mine they are CROSS COUNTRY PIAA HID 30 EACH LAMP

    They works really good in combination with my other set

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  6. Romano

    Romano RR

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  7. BillyGS

    BillyGS Adventurer

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    That looks nice. I like that. Good job!:clap
  8. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    I'm one of those guys who could buy a $400 watch or $200 pair of sunglasses and destroy them the next day (sadly have done both those things more than once). So I don't place much stock in money paid for adventure gear because adventuring, by its very nature, means that there is a good chance you are going to destroy or severely damage your equipment at your first available convenience.

    Choice in equipment is made via a question of equity. Is what I'm buying worth what I'm going to get out of it? Will it perform to the standards that are needed? Am I paying for a 'name' or am I paying for a product that will meet (and hopefully exceed) my expectations?

    With using equipment up to (and beyond) its usable life as a goal I much prefer to put form and function before price (both cheap and expensive...there is no substitute for a superior product), which is why I have no problem beating the crap out of a 14K motorcycle (and I do beat the crap out of it) and which is why I'm so proud of my $16.00 (yes sixteen dollar) lights. A lot of people try to make a buck off unsuspecting "adventurers" who think that cost equals quality. Cost DOES NOT equal quality...it equals cost and cost alone. Quality is a completely separate metric from cost and should never be confused with it. Cost is what we pay. Quality is what we get.

    I paid $16, I got so much more than I ever expected in quality.

    These are the best lights I've ever had on a bike...low wide beam that catches deer and other critters in the 0 to 4 foot spot beam across about 160 degrees in arc. I can see a deer from about a quarter mile away and can dodge a possum crossing my dirt path at night doing 80+ mph with these lights.

    The low beam is too low to cause most cage drivers annoyance and I can keep them on at all times. When riding in a pack I've been told that the lighting has helped the pack leader know where everyone was when they looked in the mirror and that they prefer to have me behind them,.

    $16 dollars in lighting for safety is a priceless investment (coming from someone who hit a deer and totaled a bike/himself @ 60 mph on a motorcycle in 2005 in the middle of the night)...and they hold up in jumps, bumps, bangs, crashes, and other circumstances that result in the typically smiling face with a mouth full of dirt.

    Seriously the best night riding lights I've ever seen short of professional racing setups (my test samples includes HID, PIAA, Hella, and Denali).

    55W Halogens. No significant drain on the battery. No issues with over-heating. Independently fused and monitored via a watt meter. Lighted handlebar switch. Installed in about 20 minutes including wire crimping time. Negligible weight. These lights kick ass in the - thick as shit end up with saplings around your mx boots trail blazing off road ride, and the peg scraping no street-light urban hill ride. Nothing negative that I can think of to comment on.

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  9. dendrophobe

    dendrophobe Motorbike Junky

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    Any pics of the lights themselves, and where you mounted them?
  10. Singletrack_mind

    Singletrack_mind Cave Man

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    I finally got around to getting a Smugmug account, so here are two pictures of the Rigid LEDs mounted on my bike. The mounting plate is something I make and sell through Black Dog, (http://www.blackdogadvbikes.com/bla...ucts/light-plate-for-bmw-f800gs/294-1414.html), it was designed for the full stock bodywork, but when I decided to remove the beak I found it worked very well to hold the front end together and tidy up the headlight area.

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  11. lawe

    lawe lawe

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    These are mine DRL's that just arrived in the mail :clap Waterproof and robust. Built on an aluminium profile filled with glue (or something else) from behind to protect the electrics.

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    Mounted them like this (glued from the inside)

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    And turned them on...

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    Available here: http://www.xenonkungen.com/en/art/daylights-mini-4w.php
  12. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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  13. RobertAmsterdam

    RobertAmsterdam www.twbastards.com

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  14. mischief

    mischief misadventurer

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    I got these today, pretty good service since I only ordered them monday afternoon. I have hdb folding mirrors so I mounted them on the stock mirror perches with muffler clamps then used the lite mounts for the switches. I think it worked out pretty well

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    Now I'll have to start obsessing about something else
    Christi
  15. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    thats where I will mount my LED's. Mount pic?
  16. barbatus

    barbatus Adventurer

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  17. FT-WA-MD-GS

    FT-WA-MD-GS n00b

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    I added Denali D-1 LED lites to my F800 by attaching them to the brake calipers with a customized 1/4" piece of aluminum billet. Had to get extended bolts from my dealer (Morton's). It took some effort, but I like the results. I wanted them for safety/conspicuity, but we'll see how they do the first time I drop it...

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    Here's a close-up of the bracket & bolts...

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    That's my story, and I'm stickin to it...:lol3
    Ciao,
    Phil in Ft Washington
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  18. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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  19. Lokey

    Lokey redneck

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    I don't know who makes these lights, but they are bright as hell. I do believe that it has kept a few car drivers from pulling out in front of me (they start to go, then stop).

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    I made the mount from some scrap stainless steel that I had laying around.
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  20. garabato25

    garabato25 Adventurer

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    Here are the rigids mounted up on my F800gs using the Desert Snake mount...

    Cheers

    Alex

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