KLR only pics!!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by damasovi, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Nothing. The Rigid lamps are about 12w each and there are 2 10w lamps down on the forks for a total of 44 watts. I've removed the factory brake lamp (25w for running 30w for brake I believe) and the factory license plate bulb (25w) in favor of a 3w LED brake lamp (with 1w running lamp- built in brake lamp flasher). I've saved 50 watts and re-consumed 44 watts for a grand total of 6 watts savings. Then all of the lights in the dash are LED, ontop of LED turn signals. Having all 5 of the lamps on (65w high beam, plus the 44w of LED lamps) doesn't do much to the system at all, runs perfectly fine. I'm basically back up to the stock current consumption. The only light on my bike that is not LED is the headlamp, that is the factory halogen.

    I do have plans to upgrade to the ADVMonster Dual Sport Fairing with a Model 44 LED for low beam (running at about 1/2 power for around 11 watts, kicks up to 22 watts on full) and a Model 60 LED for high beam (28 watts) That will be right about 50 watts with both on full, even more power savings with all of the light. My ultimate goal is to have The model 44 and Model 60 LED's from ADVMonster as the headlights, the Rigid Dually lamps for long range spot lights, and ADVMonster F11 Fog Lamps on the forks since they have a wide elliptical beam versus the crappy spot beam my eBay specials have.

    If my calculations are correct (they usually are), I will have somewhere in the range of 10,900 lumens at my disposal- the Factory headlamp with a relay upgrade only makes around 900 lumens on high beam. We are talking ~12x MORE light with all of the LED lamps in place in favor of the factory headlamp, all the while consuming nearly THE SAME amount of current the bike does with all of the factory lights in place. But of course there is a cost factor involved:

    -Dual Sport Fairing: $170
    -Fork Mounting kit: $30
    -Model 44 LED: $70
    -Model 60 LED: $90
    -Rotary LED dimmer with High Beam Bypass: $60
    -F11 Fog LED (pair): $110
    -Rigid Dually Spot (pair): $200
    (alternatively, you can used the ADVMonster M15 spots for $75 (pair)- slightly less light output, better value)
    Plus misc materials and supplies (wiring, fuse cradles, connectors, etc.): ~$60

    You're talking ~$700 in lighting. To me, it's worth the cost because I'm buying from someone who supports their products, and I'm buying a product that will last. LED's will last you in the range of 50,000 hours whereas a Halogen will only last you 1-2000 hours, and an HID in the range of 5000 hours. Some simple math says the LED's will last you almost 6 years of straight, day and night use. But nobody said you have to buy it all at once, I certainly won't, I tend to piece things together little by little until I have a whole cake :ear

    And now that I'm done rambling, onto something else.... :lol3
  2. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    What kind of ammo cans are those? Hard plastic?
  3. Valvesarefortoilets

    Valvesarefortoilets Adventurer

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    Took the big girl for a sandy ride in the pines :D did good apart from the fact that the kickstand would sink in 
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  4. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    Dunno bro, ask the owner of the pic----->PHOTOJOURNALISM


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  5. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    Tell me where to get that bracket on your front fender please?
  6. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    Who makes those tank guards? I like them:freaky
  7. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    Cool tent! What brand and model pls
  8. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    what is that whip antenna for? 2 way?
  9. GMOH

    GMOH Been here awhile

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    pretty sure i can make out the sw motech sticker on them? not sure.
  10. parallaxbill

    parallaxbill Mid-Carolina ADVR

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    Here is my 13, taking a dirt nap.
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  11. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    Wow! Lot's of inspiration in this thread. I picked up my '93 last September as a post divorce gift (reward?) to myself 3 days after it was final. Love this thing and my FJR has been basically collecting dust since!

    The day I brought it home, yes I know my yard looked like crap.

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    2 weeks later ready, and gone, for a multiple day camping trip with a few other KLR's.

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  12. Woodenveins

    Woodenveins Adventure Rider

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    Good looking bike, smithe.
  13. XICAQUE

    XICAQUE Q' pedo?

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    Your eyes are better than mine son :D:D
  14. Skought

    Skought Shadetree Mechanic

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    The cut out has worked fine, the plastic is fairly stiff anyway, I have had the packer full and another dry bag strapped on top with no issues.
  15. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    Is that bedliner material or rhino lining? Or a crinkle black paint job? Either way, that looks great!
  16. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    Just brought mine home today. 22 miles on it so far, and it's already gotten wet and a little muddy from the ride home.

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  17. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Like the colors. Have fun with it!!
  18. GMOH

    GMOH Been here awhile

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    haven't seen those graphics before, looks really good. nice tail bag too, i have the OEM monstrosity unfortunately.
  19. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    Thanks!

    The graphics are a '14 thing...I think you either get a green bike with the previous year's graphics, or if you get the matte grey/black, you get different graphics and a price tag that's $100-ish higher. Or something like that.

    I forget what the tail bag is...it was around the house and I grabbed it before picking the bike up. Roomy and easy to attach though.
  20. GMOH

    GMOH Been here awhile

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    yours must be one of the new ones with upgraded suspension and seat? they aren't even available in australia. OK, now i'm really jealous!