LED Auxiliary Lights

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

  1. SiBC

    SiBC Adventurer

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    I am really looking forward to seeing more pictures and reading more info. Really interested in some comments on the effective range of the three new lights. Also, are the new lights compatible with the crash bar mounts, and are there any lens protection for the new light in the works.

    I have read the whole thread and waited patiently for the new sets of lights. I am in need of a set of aux lights to help out my poor stock light throughout the range (low-high), and can't decide what's the best setup. Maybe a combo of one Model 60 and one Model 64? Maximum light output is what I want, as far as possible down the road, but also right infront of me.
  2. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    You'll get more light from the 60's on high beam. With a dimmer you can get the same amount of light for low beam usage from either light and not offend oncoming drivers, just have to dim the 60's a bit more. I went with this setup with 44's for my new-to-me bike because I like the way it works on my sidecar rig. The dimmed floods light the side of the road in a manner similar to the fog lights on my Camry. Iv'e not been flashed by an oncoming driver in 5000 miles.
    High beam lights everything!
    As for service, I ordered at O-dark thirty on thursday morning and had them in my mailbox saturday, thanks John.
  3. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    You can wire them however you want. Think about how you want to use them and post here or wire them up accordingly. The dimmer works on the lights,so your closest example given would be the dining room lights.

    I'm running 3 lights, 2 30's and a 60. Not all at the same time though. My Dr650 is still running the stock stator and only puts out 200w. Running 120w of aftermarket lights sucks the batt down a bit. I used the 30s for corners and the 60 for an additional headlight. I mounted the 60 on a plate that hooked up on the fork mounts and on the lower bolt for the headlight cover. It sits just below the headlight now,does a great job too. The 30s are right by the reflectors. I just added a hole to the metal tabs and they did ok. I'd like to upgrade those or maybe move them while I have the front end off for a revalve/spring job.
  4. 20Fingers

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    Need to know what mounting hardware for my 2012 F650GS Special Edition....Want to run them from my turn signal mounts...any suggestions for installing a pair of Model 60's???:clap
  5. an13

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    What is the weight of these M61, M62 and M64 lights? They look quite sturdy but are they heavy?
  6. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Quick question about your model 60. I would like it to kick on with the high beam. Should i wire in a 12v relay, or can I tap into the bike's high beam wire directly? I suspect tap right in since the draw is so low, but just curious?

    I went back a few pages in this thread and couldn't fin an answer.

    Thanks!
  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It depends on the bike! If you have a bus system on it, then you need a relay.

    Jim :brow
  8. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I'd only use those LED's with the dimmer controllers (built in relay/electronics), so much nicer to be able to adjust/set the brightness and then use the built-in hi-beam override, usually you don't need that much light output anyways.
  9. michigan400

    michigan400 Been here awhile

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    The new M61's are riughly the same size as the previous gen lights (M30, M44 and M60). Weight feels close and the new M61's have the mount a little more in the middle. Just got them so no beam pics or anything yet. I'll start mounting them tonight. Lookin good so far! Can't wait to get them hooked up and see how they do!

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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    This is true!:deal

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  11. michigan400

    michigan400 Been here awhile

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    Messed around a little last night and mounted them to the bike so I could see where would be best. Hooked up just 1 to power so I could see them in action. To my eye and the quick pics I took with my cell phone so I could compare,, the M61 looks to have about the same size and brightness of the model 30 beam with just a touch less spill light. Bigger reflector looks to make up difference in raw lumens ( 1500 for model 30 and 900 for model 61). Of course I'm just going by what I saw on the door of my garage and I have not done an outside test to check out total distance.

    They mount up good and solid and I like the way they look. Here they are mounted to handguards, hanging down.

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    Mounted to guards but on top. I attached a model 44 below one of them just for fun and to see what it would look like. A little to clunky for my tastes but I bet the light output would be awesome with a set up like that on each side.

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  12. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    I just posted this over in the Cylops thread, FYI.

  13. paulvandenbogaard

    paulvandenbogaard Adventurer

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    Hi Sanjoh,

    I just read that clash. I would definitely be interested in being this third party. However even if the other party(s) agree, that would mean shipping to Europe. Taxes are 21% excluding import duties... I do have a good camera to make a very comparative range of pictures though. And of course a good interest in this stuff since planning for additional lightning for my KTM 990SMT that I hope to get in march. And finally the nights are still long in this northern part of Europe.

    Thanks,
    Paul

    You might even consider to also put the M61..64 in this comparative arena.
  14. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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    I might be... like the previous - if both can agree. I'll try and get at least three people involved for the comparison. PM me if your interested...
  15. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    Ι Have two model 60 and two model 40 on my 640 Adv ...

    Comparison? :huh

    Anytime baby :deal :evil

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  16. Russentreiber

    Russentreiber Free-Biker

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    Just to let you know that I received the lights yesterday :D
    Will post pics when installed :1drink
    Hooked them up temporarly and... WOW !!! :clap
    More as soon as I can install... prepping for Elefantentreffen.. so much stuff to do... so little time...

    Great stuff Sandjoh...
  17. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Great to hear you are happy with the lights. Some pics of the Elefantentreffen Rally would be great, sounds like fun!
  18. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Good looking install, you are spot on with the difference between the M61 spot and the M30 spot. Here's an outside comparo of the 2.

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  19. WRThumper

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    Now, can we see the M62?

    Thanks!

    Never mind, I found it on your web site!
  20. michigan400

    michigan400 Been here awhile

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    Shhhhhhh,,,,, made some new fork mounts at work today from 3/4" black UHMW plastic to mount up the M61's.

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    Got 'em hooked up to.

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    Should be able to test them out sometime in late March.:cry Damn snow!