LED Auxiliary Lights

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

  1. Squelch

    Squelch Everyday People

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    I ordered yesterday and received the lights today, from FL to MO, wow! :clap

    I stupidly forgot to order the crash bar brackets though, (should have asked first) so I have to wait for them to arrive to actually install the lights. And I have to figure out where/how to install the switch. Once all that is done, I plan on heading out in the middle of nowhere one night to see how it all looks. But there's plenty of middle of nowhere around here... :lol3
  2. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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  3. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    It's been a while since I stopped in here. I finally got the electrical sorted out and these installed permanently. Even made a snazzy custom bracket for the 60. Surprisingly, the DR650 stock stator keeps up with all 3 at an idle. Even with an upgraded 80/100 high beam.

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  4. JustinP

    JustinP Long timer

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    Got my lights on Friday and got the installed on the weekend. Ordered a pair of model 60's and a pair of model 30's.

    Installed on my FJR that will be used for iron butt and rally riding. Here's the install in progress.

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    Both lights are wired into the remote control unit from ADVmonster. On the FJR the stock lights don't come on until the engine is started, so I used another relay to power up the lights when the headlights come on. Then hooked up the highbeam trigger to the highbeam and horn :).

    Here's the aux lights at about 20%. Of course, a direct shot makes everything seem so much brighter.

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    I've since done a few night rides and have them adjusted to my liking now. The model 30 spots on the bottom are aimed in so they cross about 100 meters in front of the bike. The model 60's are aimed out just a tiny bit to illuminate the sides of the roads more and incinerate forest rats. The Model 60's are intense. The model 30's, while only 1500 lumens, do a great job with the spot pattern and fill that gap straight ahead between the model 60's.

    On my Hayabusa, I have a set of the quad cree 3k+ lumen LEDS from 24x7diy, and I have to say the ADVmonster lights are enough brighter that they are worth the extra $30 for a set. Also, shipping time from ADVmonster was way faster.

    Once I add a switch to the system to power down the AUX lights completely I will post up some comparison shots. So far, I am very pleased with this setup.

    P.S. Sanjoh - I sent an email about some extra brackets. Let me know if you got it.
  5. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    I found in my Dr a set unused plugs that power on with the key. Same deal as most here as far as setup. Used those wire to switch the relay, then wire right off the batt for led power.
  6. JustinP

    JustinP Long timer

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    So, after my install above, I did something stupid the next day and dropped the bike on the side. Lands right on the light brackets of course. The lights did OK, the ADVmonster brackets got all bent up.

    I email Sanjoh and ask if they can send just two brackets to replace the ones I have and how much it will cost. Next morning, he emails me back and asks how many I need. I reply and confirm I needed two. Next thing I know, I get a notification from their shipping system that they have sent a package to me :)

    So, just wanted to say thank you publicly and let folks know about this instance of great customer service. Thanks again!
  7. Dethrok

    Dethrok Adventurer

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    So I installed my ADVMonster lights this past week. I mounted them on the headlight bucket bolts on my Scrambler and am quite happy with it.

    Install was 2 30s hooked to a dimmer switch. I especially love the "full bright" on High Beam option.

    So far so good - nice and bright. I can now ride my bike at night and not be scared to death of hitting something 3 meters in front of me.

    Here are a few pictures...
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  8. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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  9. Stewcast

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    Ohh, Boy, Here I go into the deep end with some questionable creatures....

    Need a bit of help....wiring is not my strength! Here's where I'm at-

    1988 R100RT
    MM10 aux lights
    Skene Controller

    Switch Power....for both....Tried off the headlight white wire (which has an Eastern Beaver Relay on it) -it works the lights and all, but I can't get the high beam to activate the MM10's. It's working on low beam and Jerry Skene suggested pulling power off the parking light, but the bulb is burnt and I can't get it to work that way when I tried tapping it....my voltmeter isn't for 12V systems.....garrhhhhh....stupid. Stupid! STUPID!!!!

    Where else would you recommend? Should I separate the two switch power wires?

    Could I be any more vague? Is there a doctor in the house? Moderator?!!
    Calgon!??
  10. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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  11. Stewcast

    Stewcast Adventurer

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    RoundOz
    I bow to your Seasoning.
    I will peruse and attempt to rectify.

    Many thanks!

    Oh, wait, did I mention that when I look at wiring diagrams, my brains leak out my ears? They're in Swedish, right?
  12. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Unfortunately my seasoning makes me older rather than wiser, but i have installed a bunch of driving lights, and coaxing electrons to go where they dont want to has paid my bills over the last 30 years. I dont know anything specific about beemers but if you want to pm me any questions i can try to help you out. The bmw forum might be an even better resource than me or this vendor's one.

  13. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    I want to order a replacement headlight style "drop-in" LED light for my '13 KTM 350EXC, but I only see it for the older KTM's on your web site. I thought you had the same for the newer bikes? Please let me know so I can get it on order.

    Thanks
  14. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Nice to talk with you earlier. We are redesigning the headlight replacement for later model KTMs, expected to be available mid August.
  15. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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    After riding through the back roads of New Hampshire at night, and expecting to do a little more night riding this season, I decided to upgrade the lighting on my Vstrom. Just ordered two model 44's, the dimmer switch, a couple of crash bar mounts, and a couple of waterproof connectors. Can't wait to get 'em all wired up.

    You should stock and sell relays on your website as well... save me a trip to the parts store!
  16. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    I've installed 2sets of model 60s 1 set of 40s on three separate bikes...I didn't use a relay on any. Do you need a relay? Mine work great without...15 k on the GS...even more on the KLR and nearly 6k on the Husquvarna TR..it has the rotary dimmer the GS has the key fob.
  17. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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    Need? Probably not. Especially not with the draw from LEDs. I've just gotten into dinking around with electrical stuff lately, and I've got room under the seat on the big Vee for things like relays. Plus it's a trendy thing on ADV these days, having relays...
  18. michigan400

    michigan400 Been here awhile

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    Use a relay if your amp draw will exceed the rating for the switch you are using. 1 or 2 LED lights, even model 60's, would be fine without one on their own separate circuit. But, if you have them wired to come on with a halogen or HID high beam for example, then you will probably want one. Even the cheapest bar mount switches will handle 5-7 amps.
  19. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Then the KLR guys would complain they are 30 cents higher than at AutoZone :rofl
  20. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Thanks for your business!

    I am just finishing installing lights on my new to me Vstrom. Let me know if you have any questions.