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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by sanjoh, Aug 5, 2010.
I used a Model 60 HERE
Here is my KTM headlight modified for a Model 60 Light. It has a low beam with the dimmer control. This was a test prototype to see if it would work and how durable it would be. I used the stock mounting points and headlight aiming mount. It has survived 6 months of riding, racing and crashes.
The pictures are worth a thousand words....
Ground off mounting lugs and enlarged center hole.
Light mount made from Delrin plastic. Snug fit on headlight ring to keep it in position and keep out water and dust. An alternative would be to use a flat aluminum or plastic plate as in post# 3385.
Mount details. It's over built for what it has to hold.
Very well thought out and looks great.
I like how the oem lens assembly provides protection for the LED, and aims/mounts it at the correct angle.
I'd be interested in what Sanjoh thinks about the lack of airflow to the Led and any possible overheating problems in the long term.
I do note however that you've been using it for 6 months like that.
Thanks for the post/pics, explains the install very well
Excellent work guys! These are great setups! I love that they keep the stock look (and wattage pull) while putting out way more light. Thank you especially for the fabrication pictures they are a huge help!
I ordered Model 30 when they were on sale with the heavy duty brackets. You were out of stock on the brackets and shipped the lights with regular brackets. Have you got the brackets back in stock... I tried to email you twice, PM you once ...gee even tried to call the number on your website... No replies on any front !!!
Please let me know what is the ETA for the heavy duty brackets... whey would they be in mail??
Has anyone posted a schematic for the Rotary LED Dimmer with High Beam Bypass? Or at least a picture of the whole kit. The website pictures don't show all the wires.
Is this a full wiring harness with a relay? I already have my lights hooked up with a standard wiring harness (tap into 12V power which hits a relay to draw power back from the battery.)
Does this dimmer somehow splice into my existing wiring harness? Or does it replace it?
Also, why does the description say "replaceable battery"? I am hoping that is a typo. Would would a wired switch need a battery?
A guys gotta ride!
HD brackets should be in the mail late this week or early next. We will send an email when they ship.
Couldn't agree more ... We are on accelerated riding schedule here in chi-town... Thanks for the reply...
Would mounting the 60 LED flood inside an OEM lens, as per the pics, focus the light into a narrower area ?
Here's the pic on the product page All wires shown (with exception of whats in the box).
It is not a "full wiring harness with a relay". It is a LED light controller with connectors.
It will splice into your existing harness. The only additional connection is to the positive high beam wire.
Got it. Thanks!!
I recently received the LED 60, rotary dimmer with HB overide, and plugnplay wiring harness from Sanjoh to fit my 2013 KTM 500 XCW.
The Lexan sheet mounting panel I had to cut myself
I didnt like it.
Actually, I like the output, but one LED mounted in the mask as the sole light for dualsport use has a coupla problems, imo
1. Its a widebeam flood, so when dimmed down enough for oncoming traffic, its just omitting a pale light over a large area, not great to see with.
2. Mounted in the headlight mask, the oem mudguard casts a 2 meter shadow directly in front, effectively a blind spot. That wouldn't be great for offroad, imagine rocky creek crossing at night.
I do note the vendor sells a dualsport fairing with two LED 60's. I guess the higher up LED would cast its light at sufficient angle to minimize any shadows from the mudguard
However, I didn't want the fairing setup.
I've now relocated the LED to under the handlebar, using the handguard mount for now. Looks reasonably out of the way there for offroad use.
The LED is angled slightly towards the center, which is also away from oncoming traffic, but it would still blind them on full power....
Positioning it higher and off to the side (compared to in the mask) eliminates the blind spot directly in front. The shadow from the mudguard is now a lot shorter and off to the side, so no issue.
For the OEM light I have either a 45W halogen bulb or the OEM 30w incandescent bulb
I need to play with the wiring a bit to get the following.
In low beam, I want the OEM light with 45w halogen + the option of LED light dimmed.
In high beam just the LED light at full power.
Sounds like you need to turn up the output. After several thousand miles, I find the low beam output more than adequate. The wider beam helps see off to the edges of the road.
This is a problem with the oem mask, any light in that mask will have the same issue. If you are looking that close to the bike, you need to pick up the speed
The upper level light comes on with the high beam.
Turn the dimmer knob
Connect the high beam wire from the dimmer to a switched 12v power source to activate full power. Turn the high beam off with OE switch.
I bought a set of 24 watt spots for my BMW RT about a year ago but didn't get around to mounting them. I've since traded it for a 2013 BMW GTL. My question is, does anyone have advice on mounting options on the new bike? I'd like to mount them on the front forks or fender bolts. Any suggestions for mounting bracket and wiring diagram would be most appreciated.
Do you have crashbars on it?
If yes, this might be a mounting option
Yes, I do. They have Illium hwy pegs on them. What bar mounts are used in that pic and how about the wiring? I was wondering if what it was supplied with is enough. BTW, the pic appears to have the oem (BMW) bars...
I think those are the BMW bars. In addition to the supplied mounts you will need an additional foot (clamps to the stock location). I can include those at no cost, just let me know when you order.
Wiring - does your bike have led headlights?
Sanjoh, is there a ADVmonster showroom in the flat lands of FL ?
On the highway the headlight alone will be powerfull enough but in the dirt you also need a helmet light so you can see around the corners. Sanjoh has a good one on his website.