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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by sanjoh, Aug 5, 2010.
Another satisfied customer (and his dog)
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here's a few day shots of the lights .....i really put em to a test ....crashed and they took a big hit ....no problems ..wipe the gravel off and good to go .. i was stunned ..i cracked my fairing scratched the crap out of every thing but the lights held up ...few rock gouges and such but working perfect
lots of other riders commented on how bright they were
my 30s just arrived with a dimmer switch so i can run them dimmed with the low beam at night, full blast on hi beam of course. i was wondering, before i begin wiring, if i need to even bother with the dimmer switch?? Are even the 30's bright enough at night that they would be aggravating/blinding on coming drivers if not dimmed (when on low beam)??
also, anyone no where i can get some lense covers that will fit on these housings? maybe some colored ones like they sell on trailtech??
It will depend on how you aim them. While they focus the beam fairly well, they are bright at full power. I suggest you mount them, temporarily hook them up direct, aim them and see how they work for you. Once you have them aimed where you want them walk out in front of your bike a bit and see if they are to brigh tfor oncoming traffic. Or go for a ride and see if you get flashed.
I put the 30's with a dimmer on my aprilia scooter and have them aimed a bit into oncoming traffic for conspicuity, so I use the dimmer on low beam. They are plenty noticeable even when dimmed.
This is about 30-40% power.
Which light / how did you mount it? thinking on putting some on my KTM 640 Enduro.
If you do most of your driving in the city on 4 lane + I would say they don't need to be dimmed. I have a pair of 30s on my airhead, mounted on the lower forks, they are aimed about 15' in front of the bike. on/off switch. I can not run them at night without getting flashed. And the poor FF in front of me does not want to be there:huh
With respect to lens "covers" we offer the xpel lens protection but it is a permanent install. Clear, yellow and blue, here is the clear.
I would recommend installing the dimmer, 3000 lumens is 3000 lumens, plug one in to your battery and try it out.
Do these lights need to be hooked up via a relay or can I use the high beam lead?
I currently have a hid conversion light in the bike, so the high beam lead isn't actually powering anything.
Just wanted to say "Thanks" to Sanjoh and ADVMonster. I run a pair of fork-mounted Denali D1s full-time on my '08 Bandit, and fork-mounted and wired a single Model 30 (via a relay) to my high beam as a supplement. My daily DC commute starts long before sunrise, and I needed a long-throw light for the various roads I take on my 60-mile one-way commute. The Model 30 works perfectly, and gives me the right amount of light I need exactly where I need it.
For the amount of light it throws, it's a great product at a reasonable price. Thanks, Fellas! - Ed H.
Thanks Bo, great information and that is exactly how i want to use them, so yeah, i'll probably go ahead and hook up the dimmer, seeing that i already have it.
I installed two of the 600s on my XR650R and love them. I have two clearwaters on my GS for conspicuity while lane splitting. I wanted to add a bit more light on the GS without adding to the sides of the bike, to avoid damage when falling over. I saw how Wunderlich attached their Micro-Flooter Zyclop light above the front fender and I made my own bracket out of aluminum, attached to the Wunderlich steering stops.
Light switch added on the right.
I installed two of the 600s on my XR650R and love them. I have two clearwaters on my GS for promiscuity while lane splitting. I wanted to add a bit more light on the GS without adding to the sides of the bike, to avoid damage when falling over. I saw how Wunderlich attached their Micro-Flooter Zyclop light above the front fender and I made my own bracket out of aluminum, attached to the Wunderlich steering stops.
Light switch added on the right.
How's that working for you?! :eek1
I think I meant to say conspicuous. Pain meds after surgery taking effect. :)
Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone could give me some input if 2 Model 30's can provide enough light by themselves for night riding? I have a track r6 which doesn't have headlights due to the track fairings. I was thinking of mounting 1 or 2 of these under the nose to make it street legal and ride-able at night. That would also allow easy removal for track days.
Any advice would be great.
Ps. All my wiring harnesses are intact still and can be used
looking for some help with replacement o-rings for these lights,anyone have part/item numbers or size that i need.I saw that my outside ones are starting to crack and i don't think i've seen a size listed in this thread yet,thanks
any pics lit up??
I don't think street legal is going to happen in the event you're questioned by a LEO, but two of the 30's COULD be what you need to the occasional street ride.
No relay is required due to the low amp draw.
Thanks for the feedback. Are you saying the single Model 30 has more throw than a pair of Denalis?
The lights are not DOT legal. That being said, a single model 30 is adequate for riding at night. I would recommend dimming the light for use in traffic.
Another consideration of the mounting position you suggest. You need to make sure you have adequate clearance when the front fender is all the way up ie forks bottomed out, otherwise the light could be trapped between fender and fairing. Perhaps you can mount them on the mirrors with connectors as the mirrors would be removed for track days as well.