F800GS - show us your lights

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

  1. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Ya those LED's are very bright. They're made and marketed in China and several entrepeneurs in NA buy them and resell them under their own name. Regardless, they are indeed bright!
  2. RobertAmsterdam

    RobertAmsterdam www.twbastards.com

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    doe you have a pic of the whole bike you can show us??
  3. garabato25

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  4. RobertAmsterdam

    RobertAmsterdam www.twbastards.com

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    Nice! :freaky

    no front pic? LOL
  5. albany23

    albany23 Aficionado

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    Yes, i did had the same lights, but on a Suzuki VStrom 1000. Bracket was a breeze to install, really well protected, and also the whole light is encased in a bulletproof alu case. As far as the light goes, in pitch black it was helpful, but plese remeber that the VStrom has the best OEM lights out there: 2x55W, just like a car. On low beam, that is.
    The SW lights are nice and strurdy, they took quite a beating, both off-road and specially in tarmac parking areas. No dead bulbs in 20,000 kms! Full waterproof, i rode over 700 kms in heavy rain at night with no issues. Only downside was that i had them wired in such a way that they drained the battery frewuently. A set of jump cables was always at hand.
    Mihai
  6. albany23

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    Nice spot! I was thinking about the same thing! I have the same bars.
    Can you send some more pics with the lights off? Thanks,
    Mihai
  7. albany23

    albany23 Aficionado

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    Hi!

    Best paint job for the F800GS!!! Is this the Trophy version?
  8. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    Why do you guys prefer mounting your lights level with your existing headlights? I'm going to fender mount mine so that they move when I turn and create a light triangle.

    Just curious!

    :)
  9. paddlinfool

    paddlinfool 3rd midlife crisis

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    The micro flooters are indeed mounted by the headlights on the F800 GS because thats the bracket they come with, as do many other types. There is a mount for highway bars, but my experience has been a lot more damage closer to the ground... Having said that, the bike essentially moves in the direction you turn :rofl and by aiming your lights for a wide pattern, you don't notice any lack of illumination. I have ridden both ways with lights, and really prefer the static lighting pattern. Oh another note, if anyone buys these Wunderlich flooters, I highly recommend them, but watch out if you also have the Wunderlich lexan headlight guard installed...It interferes with the flooter brackets, and a little judicious cutting of the bracket is required to allow the guard bracket to seat in. (I found it doesn't weaken the flooter bracket all that much) Been all over local logging roads with em and no signs of weakness. I definately have less cagers pulling out of parking lots in front of me now !!! Woohoo !!:wings
  10. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    I decided to use Denali D1s mostly because I have them on the FZ6's fender and I am happy with them, and they were cheaper than other brands. I'll stick with fender mounting.
  11. RobertAmsterdam

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    My passive lights :evil

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    :lol3
  12. garabato25

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    Cheers
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  13. garabato25

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    Yes, Trophy version
  14. albany23

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    My TT aux fog/fog kit: great performance, easy installation, very good positioning. [​IMG]
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    Baby, we were born to run. "
  15. Kainic

    Kainic Almost there

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    Nice looking bike. Are those happy trail boxes? What size?
  16. garabato25

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    Thanks....the boxes arw custom made 6" and 8" by Desert Snake Offroad. They're awesome, just did a 1600 mile trip to BOA Rally in Hiawasse with 40% offroad and a few falls, couple of trees and not a problem

    Cheers

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  17. Singletrack_mind

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    As already stated,mounting up high reduces potential for damage when dropping the bike, but there's another reason I place mine there: The closer to the ground the lights are, the more they are going to exaggerate the irregularities in the surface ahead of you. This can tend to make big black shadows behind every bump, so it get's hard to tell what you are really dealing with. With the lights at headlight level you still get a sense of the topography of the surface you are about to ride, but with fewer "OMG, is that a bottomless pit??" moments.
  18. albany23

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    Very good point, noted. I'm glad i went for the TT kit. I could hae chosen TrailTech, but risers say they're not fully waterproof. The TT ones were tried and tested by a friend of mine from Romania to Mongolia and back. Crash testing them in the tundra brought very good results. It's true, they are 2x55watts, compared to the TrailTech LED's, but the buke can handle that.


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    Baby, we were born to run. "
  19. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    Dually Flood lights on a home-made mounting plate. Made the switch housing too.

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  20. rockinrog

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    Nice work Jax ----don't forget to plug them in.