F800GS - show us your lights

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

  1. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    These look interesting. 900 lumens is about half the light of the scmr16 (each one is a little sun attached to your bike.) I found them for $120 each on amazon but didn't do any comparison shopping.

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    Were did you purchase yours - happy with price/service?

    Mounting brackets come with package or sepparate?

    "Too bright for day time runners" - I have been using the TT's as day time runners - love the extra 'presence' it gives me. Too bright for use at night though (in traffic) as it cooks everyone in its path.
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  2. frtzl

    frtzl Mors longa, vita brevis

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  3. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Nice write up - thanks. My scmr16's should have made it to TTyesterday - will see what they have to say. One more chance will be my route then to these if failure again.
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  4. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    I also installed a pair of the Vision X LEDs on my 800. I mounted them onto my Holan Crash bars. Great lights, well built, very bright.

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  5. DiabloBlanco

    DiabloBlanco Intl' Hops Inspector

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    Could you show me a closer shot of your setup? I have the 650 twin with the Holans and once I get home next month from this trip I WILL be mounting accessory lights... should've done it beforehand...
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  6. mhutch2

    mhutch2 Adventurer

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    First I gotta ask - is this forum a great resource for knowledge, or what? I liked the set up that FRTZL used so did some searching for the VisionX Euro LEDs. I found a direct reseller that will give killer pricing on them an all VisionX products. Contact Matt at macneillindustries.com and let him know you heard about his company on ADVrider. Don't know if it will help to mention my handle but you can. Soon as I get my set up complete I'll post pics. Good luck.
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  7. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    FF50 left (in pic) vs VisionX right

    For this shot I was seated and the engine was off.

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    FF50 left (in pic) vs VisionX right

    For this shot I was standing and the engine was on.

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    I've run those Hella FF50s for 5 years an over 100,000 miles, but the casings continue to crack and it's hard to find replacements. I replaced the left one 2 weeks ago and within 30 miles it had cracked again. I think the vibes from this particular engine are in compatible (I've cracked 400% more on this bike than the previous 2).

    The VisionX are LED and in a nice metal casing. Very impressive. 900 Lumens is not great for lighting up a road, but it is good for conspicuousity, which is what I'm using them for....and bonus- .75 amps.

    They may work for lighting the road as well, but I haven't ridden them yet. I'm working for aiming the lights for that fine balance between "hey cager, see me" and "die you-evil-armored-4-wheeled-cellphone-toter".
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  8. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    If they really had this setting I'd buy them in a heartbeat. :lol3
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  9. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    My lights arrived at TT on Monday 8/17.

    Gave them a week then called on 8/24 to check status. 'Still being processed - probably get to 'em this afternoon.'

    Called the rep at TT again yesterday - 'haven't had a chance to open them up and take a look - been slammed.'

    'When do you need them back?'

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  10. TexasMule

    TexasMule Float away ya fairy...

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    MuleWife is still waiting to hear from Trail Tech about her lights.

    Not one word as to the status. :nono

    Anyone here heard back, and better yet, received their lights? :deal
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  11. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    Has anyone tried these

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    They mount on the side bolts that hold the main light
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  12. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    I called TT last Friday and was told that my lights were headed back to me this week. Never had a call initiated by TT.

    Will update when I have them in hand.
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  13. Harry Swan

    Harry Swan One more time

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    Using the same bracket shown with PIAA's HID's above ...
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    I may not see as well as I would with their HID's but at least I'll be seen:

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    Looks good ...

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  14. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    What are they called, where did you get them and how much $$?

    Looks like good solution. Do they shake / vibrate a lot ?
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  15. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    That is the perfet mount... looks azing and is exactly what I need.
    Where did you get the mounts?
    Do they seem sturdy enough?

    BTW, the lights on your bike look awesome :freaky
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  16. Harry Swan

    Harry Swan One more time

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    I bought mine from another dealer but I found them online at Sierra BWM: brackets alone $50; PIAA X1100 and brackets, $320

    http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/piaa-f800gsf650gs2-light-brackets-p-1987.html

    http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/piaa-f800gsf650gs2-1100x-platinum-series-light-p-1991.html

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    In reply ... The X1100's are rock solid as are PIAA mounts for the GS, no shake. As to the lights, I moved these lights from my 1150 after 7 years of use. Beaware these lights are good for being seen. That's what I've been using them for. If you're looking for some high output focused light for night time speed ... go HID. Oh yeah, the mounts alow the lights to be fully adjustable.
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  17. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    Jackpot!!! :clap

    I found the mounts for the PIAA 1100X @ Twisted Throttle for $19.95
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    I even found the ones for the HID lihts also for $19.95
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    The PIAA 1100X cost $270. I'm thinking of getting these mounts for the TrailTech HID lights
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  18. everywherevirtually

    everywherevirtually In Omnibus Caritas

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    $12 waterproof and flexible LED lights from ebay. Hooked up to a Centech AP1 fuse box.

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    I attached them with velcro and wrapped them around the side of the handguard to give me some visibility from cars emerging from side roads. People stop even when they could go because I believe they are thing "WTF is that" I have HID's as well so I look like something from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind :evil

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  19. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    Did you get auxiliary HIDs or just converted your High/Low beams?
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  20. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    More details please on the specifics of the lights/vendor! Just what I've been looking for but ebay is full of these things so it would be nice to hear which vendor you went with and how you like them. Also, direct connection to centech or is there a regulator you had to hide somewhere?
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