LED Auxiliary Lights

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by sanjoh, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Daboo

    Daboo Adventurer

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    Gosh that's a great looking bike! :)

    More light output would be great, but I'm not sure how usable it would be. Even mounted as high as these are, there's a limit to how far down the road you can point them without potentially blinding someone as you go around a corner. If that car you blind as you go around a corner just happens to be your local LEO, you might get a performance award for how well your lights work. ;)

    While the Model 30 puts out less lumens than the other two lights, it puts them in a focused pattern where they can be used all the time. I use them a lot in the winter months in Seattle on my daily commute. The rain and wet pavement just soak up all available light on the freeway. The Model 30 helps and can be used all the time.

    IMHO only, I don't need the light along the side of the road as much. If I have an opportunity to use something like the Model 44 or 60, I'd just use the high beams on the bike which light up the road very well.

    Chris
  2. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    A satisfied customer from Ontario

    "Thanks for the wonderful service, I will recommend you to all my friends and family once they see the output/quality of your light! I am so excited to try it out!"

    Thanks for your business:clap
  3. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Another happy adventurer

    "Thank you for your help with my questions on installing the 44s and the
    great service in getting them to me. I wanted to send you a few photos.
    The lights work really great and I am very happy with them! I used a
    BestRest light bar which allows you to use of the OEM Fog lights as you see
    - moves them closer together - and your lights on the vertical mount."

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  4. SMURPH

    SMURPH Jackass

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    I've ordered and installed about 5 sets of these lights - not all on one bike... though I HAVE thought about it!:D

    My recent purchase was a barely broken in FJR1300 and riding with the lights on my Strom is amazing, I knew I had to have them on the FJR. Unfortunately there isn't much option for 'where' to install them. I may look at mounting another set under the mirrors. For now they're on the fender bolt. I have some 3M film in the garage and will cover the lenses with it soon before they get broken.

    Thanks again for a great product and the easiest install ever. We re-ran all the wiring on my friends Strom yesterday. He has the Denali D1's and there is so much wiring that isn't needed. I just ran to an Eastern Beaver PC-8 and used one of his simple push button switches on the fairing. Perfect.

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    Thanks again Sanjoh! I've been running them since you came out with the 30's and happy to say I haven't experienced any issues. People driving towards me may not have experienced such joy :evil.

    smurph
  5. Hotcorner

    Hotcorner Member FDIC

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    Driver board crapped out on mine in less than 1,000 miles.
  6. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for the praise. Nice looking install.


    We offer a 1 year warranty on our lights, please contact me sandjoh@gmail.com.
  7. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    I'm still running the weak ones on my 01 ST1100, mostly as day time running lights. I have them spread pretty wide to help illuminate the (deer populated) shoulders when running back roads at night. Occasionally get a "flash" from an oncoming car even in the daytime. Tells me they work. :D

    I'm careful to turn-em off at dusk when traveling main roads in traffic. They reflect really hard in other folks rear views, don't wanna blind anyone.

    The 44 I bought nearly a year ago is still setting in the box. Gotta do something with it one of these days.
  8. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Get them mounted on the other STs George! Are you mounting them under the mirror or on the forks.

    You should just take them with you and install them on the road one of your cross-country trips.:lol3

    The 44s will get you noticed way more.

    Safe travels.
  9. FlyingPig

    FlyingPig Adventurer

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    Turn it into a brake light! Or sell it to me and I'll do that for my bike :evil
  10. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    Hi John. Do you have any old mounts you could part with? With the issues I had with the original LED lights I bought, they spent most of their lives on the garage shelf and are out of warranty I suppose. I need another mount as I wanted to try these on my street bike. I emailed your service guy, but hadn't heard back.

    Thanks,
    Rick
  11. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Hi Rick,

    Please contact me via email sandjoh@gmail.com or 954 993 5581.
  12. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    email on the way. Thanks!
  13. Mhunt7575

    Mhunt7575 n00b

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    Hello everyone.
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    I have been a lurker on this thread for sometime now and thought that a few pictures may be in order. First off, I have been riding for 40+ years. Most of my riding time was on single track on some of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Idaho</st1:place></st1:State>'s best trails. My first serious dirt bike was a Suzuki DR 500, and then to a XC-500 2 stroke Husqvarna, then XR650. But I got too old and most definitely way too Fat to ride the dirt. So, my roots are with you guys.
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    But, now I am exclusively a street. I have been working on a lighting project for my Favorite bike of all time, it is my Triumph Rocket 3 (2300 cc), the big one, not that girls touring model. Anyway, I ride over 10,000 miles a year. Most of this is done on 2 lane paved roads throughout southern <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Idaho</st1:place></st1:State>. I know the smaller back roads very well, and avoid the freeway whenever possible
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    Most of my rides are about 6 hours long. If you know <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Idaho</st1:place></st1:State>, then you can understand this statement. On the 6 hour ride at least 4 of those hours I have no traffic either ahead of me or coming the other way nor do I see houses. So, when I set out to do lights, I wanted them bright. Deer are always a year round issue on these back roads. Our deer here tend to be on the large size (120lbs to 250lbs) and if you hit one with a bike, it is pretty much Dirt Nap Time. Few survive this event.
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    OK. Long story short, I purchase 3 of the 44 lights in silver. 2 are on the front fork and have the yellow lens covers. To tame the light down, I used 2 yellow covers on one light, seems to make a difference, They work excellent in fog and do light up the road. I am very pleased with the performance and the service I received, both in purchase and 1 repair from Sanjoh. No issues, only praise.
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    So, the pictures that I am adding are my latest incarnation of my lights. I pretty much limited myself to 9 amps or 100 watts when on full power. I have also added 10 yellow photon blaster up front from Skene and use the 170-inteligent controller and the 160 controller, both with the Alert function. I also have added some nice driving LED fro Ridged Industries (2800 lumens each. 1-10 degree and 1 split 18/10degree rows,, good for 400 yards) long range things. All are on switches and I can mix and match as needed.
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    Anyway, here are my pictures and I really like the product.
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    First with Stock low beam and 10% on 44's on fork.
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    Night Picture.......


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  14. StellerJay

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    holy shit mate! that's classic. you look like some sort of ghost rider. man, if somene says that didn't see you coming, they should be taken out back and shot. lol
  15. StellerJay

    StellerJay n00b

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    ...spoke to Sanjoh several times on the phone before reading all the posts/information in this thread. I was referred to his site (advmonster.com) from a KLR650.net thread that i started. Man, i could have saved Sanjoh a whole lot of trouble if i would have known about this thread before i contacted him. it pretty much answers all my questions...and then some!

    at any rate, Sanjoh was very patient with me on the phone. As i am new to rigging up lights on motorcycles, and all the nuances of mc electrical systems. He carefully considered and then answered all of my questions. After reading some additional stuff here, I am certain that i made a good choice by going with the 10w/3 LED model with a dimmer switch. It should provide the daytime running light i want for visibility, and hopefully not blind people at night with its tighter beam. I opted for the dimmer so i can have them on full blast at night when i switch to hi beam. Deer are an issue here in NC as well, and i travel down some long dark roads.

    can't wait to get them! gonna try the fork mounting them on the reflector bracket of my KLR.

    thanks Sanjoh.

    PS....i'm riding to Memphis the weekend of May 5/6 to catch some of the Beale St music fest, by way of Savannah, GA. Leaving May 4 if anyone is keen on riding along or meeting up along the way! bealestmusicfestival.com
  16. islano

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  17. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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  18. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Welcome aboard. Are you speaking to aliens in this pic:D That is an amazing array of lighting, I'm glad you limited yourself to 100 watts:deal
  19. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    First Place in its class - could it have been the lights?

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  20. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Congrats