1. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    I went with a smaller LED, they put out about 900 Lumens each and are a single 10watt Cree LED.

    Cost is bout 200 ea but they are mil spec and very solid while only being about 2" in diameter.

    Got the flood option and will be putting an HID in the low beam for the Euro headlight to finish out the lighting. I wanted something that would not be attached to crash bars or such and sat up high in a static position unlike the ones that mount to the forks.

    Just personal preference.

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    Low/High/LED all on

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    Just the LED's

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  2. biggus

    biggus Been here awhile

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    When I mounted up the lights I was being anal about position in the bracket so placed them center not thinking that they would ever come close to rubbing the fender. I later found that out on the 950s first real off road trip through the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia, the Smugglers Trail to be more exact, the hardest in Cambodia.

    I will adjust them out wider to avoid rubbing in the future.

    Thanks,
    Jim
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  3. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    So I finally had a free night and got around to finishing up the install on the lights and took the bike around the block. Very very happy with what I can see (and now I can see a lot!).

    Here's a few pics looking down the lane on the side of my house.

    Regular USA spec low beam.
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    Regular USA spec high beam.
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    High Beam with the Rigid D2's :eek1
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    And they look good too.
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  4. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Hey mknight.

    Thanks for posting the pictures.

    I noticed that your D2's are mounted "low" from the mounting brackets.
    If you rotate the mounting brackets 180 degrees (not the triple tree mount) you can mount the lights "higher" to the bracket.

    You should be able to get the top of the lights within 3/4" of the top of the bracket.

    Just thought you might want to know. :thumb

    Q~
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  5. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Nice catch. I didn't even realize that. I'll adjust them up. I did notice that the "rigid industries" engraved name is upside down this way as well.
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  6. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    That's the face plate.
    It can be rotated 180 degrees so the lettering is right side up.
    Take out the face screws (they are not metric) and you can flip the face plate.

    They are great lights aren't they?
    I get flashed by oncoming vehicles in the daytime. :lol3

    Q~
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  7. mknight

    mknight Been here awhile

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    Call me stupid, but I checked and I don't see how this can be flipped 180 degrees and still fit under the light housing and fairing.

    If I flip the mounting bracked so it is on top of the Black Dog Triple clamp mount, there is not room for the lights to fit. Perhaps you have yours mounted on an SE and there is more room?

    I also looked at the picture on the Black Dog website and they show theirs mounted the same as mine.

    http://www.blackdogcw.com/black-dog...nt-for-the-ktm-950-990-adv-2010/275-2079.html
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  8. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    If you rotate the D2 mounting brackets, so the curved part faces forward, you can mount the lights closer to the light bar.

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    Does that help?

    Q~
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  9. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Installed a <a href="http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-35W-55W-Single-HiLo-Motorcycle-HID-Kit">DDM Tuning</a> H7/H3 HID conversion in my new Euro Headlight...

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  10. Cowtowner

    Cowtowner Been here awhile

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    Another question on wiring - can I wire the switch for the PIAA harness into a switched ACC lead that also has the KTM heated grips plugged into it?

    I'm thinking the switch itself can't be consuming much power at all. I want to run the switch wire to switched power and can't figure out where else to pick up switched power other than the ACC lead.
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  11. KTMforget

    KTMforget Been here awhile

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    That should work fine. The ignition trigger wire on the PIAA just activates the relay and draws next to nothing for juice.

    Hope that helps
    Kurt
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  12. 2upAussie990

    2upAussie990 Been here awhile

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    I haven't got them yet but ordered them last week, but we have severe flooding over here and highways are cut, but have 2 x 12v HID torches coming with a mounting bracket, they are 2000 lumens each, and very compact, actually they are hunting torches and mount onto a rifle scope with a 12v lead and power socket on the end. I'll mount them on my crash bars or i'll make a bracket and fit them near my blinkers, then fit connectors so I can take them off easily. got too many Kangaroos around here to dodge and with winter coming on it is dark before I get home.
    hope to receive them tomorrow.:freaky
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  13. Cowtowner

    Cowtowner Been here awhile

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    Thanks Kurt. I have the harness from another bike but need to update my lights - I'll be getting a hold of you guys on that. John E.
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  14. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    Inspired by all these fancy LEDs I resolved to do something similar to my bike, although I also resolved to do it in the way I normally fettle my 950 - ON THE CHEAP :D

    I know a guy who sells "Magicshine" mountain bike lights. He had some defective units, and gave them to me for free (this model ). I took them apart and discovered that the current regulator in the lamps had fried itself, but the LEDs were still fully operational. I got a cheap current regulator from ebay ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230697910875 ).

    So, I stripped out the circuit board from the lamps, and wired direct to the LEDs. I setup my new regulator to a constant 2.4 amps, and housed it in a little plastic box. (The figure of 2.4 amps I found by measuring the current usage of a non-broken lamp I had).

    A couple of U bolts and some sort of brackets I found in my "box o' junk" provided mounts for the lamps. The regulator in its box is cable tied to the frame on the right. Supply to the reg is direct from the main beam circuit, I didn't both with a relay as it only takes approx 1.5 amps, and I've got a 35 watt HID in the main beam - giving a total of approx 4.5 amps, roughly what the original halogen lamp would draw.

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    The results are pleasing but not earth shattering. The LED lamps have a nice beam pattern - a sort of soft focus spot - so they provide good infill to make up for the not-so-good beam pattern of the OEM headlight. Here's a photo of dipped beam, and full beam + LEDs. Sadly I didn't think to take a comparison of full beam without the LEDs. Both my dip and full beam are 35 watt HIDs, by the way.

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    All in all, not bad for an outlay of approx 10 quid :D
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  15. nbarney

    nbarney n00b

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    Sorry for the grave dig, but this thread has great info and I have a question! I have the d2's on order with the piaa harness as above... what wire is going to be wired to the acc2 spade? and what is the loose white wire by the switch?
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  16. phycospecialties

    phycospecialties Adventurer

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    The loose white wire is what you will hook to acc.
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  17. JJLalas

    JJLalas Adventurer

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    I took all day to install these suckers but I'm really pleased with the result:

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    I order Rigid Industries Dually Flood to ZenOverland. I also ordered BDCW triple tree mount. I got the high fender one by mistake, but Gabriel took care of it with a great deal of professionalism. I bought a 20A relay at the hardware store and that's all I needed to spend the whole day off family duties :evil

    I chose the Flood because when night finds me I'm usually in a twisty roads, and I thought the spot one was not going to give me that situational awareness.

    First thing I did was reverse the lights faceplate , so the name would be upright :D

    Next I decided the electrical layout. I wanted the light to only work when the bike is running, so fiddle a bit until I was satisfied with the wiring.

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    This is what it looks like on paper:

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    This way the ACC2 is powering only the switch that came with the Duallys, and the battery will power the lights though a 20A relay only when the bike is running and only if the red switch is activated.

    I though about dumping the switch that came with the lights, and purchasing one of those that mount nicely on the handlebar. I found out the one Rigid Industries includes is actually IP65 so dust and waterproof enough for the use I plan to do.

    The decision was whether to place the switch somewhere on the dashboard or on the side fairing.

    I went for the side fairing, but instead of placing it on top, I decided it would stand out less if I placed it on the inside, remaining equally handy.

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    I did have to bend slightly the back ends of the switch.

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    I had to work a little on the ACC2 connection. It seems crowded with 3 wires getting juice out of it, but they are the Oxford heating grips (less than 5amp), a dual USB port (2amp if used both at the same time) and the little switch for the Aux lights. I rarely use them all at once, and even then I'm well below its limitations. Each one of them has its own fuse, varying from 3 to 5 amps.

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    This is the switch when activated.

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    Only thing left is adjust the lights and try them out.
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  18. JJLalas

    JJLalas Adventurer

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    holly crap these lights are awesome :eek1

    I tried them last night on an empty coastal road south of Barcelona and it is plain scary to turn them off now. The stock light is now barely noticeable. I might go HID for that one to improve things a notch.
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  19. USPSATrevor

    USPSATrevor Adventurer

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    If you hook the white wire to your high beam power, you will be able to toggle the LEDs with your stock high beam switch.

    I just installed mine that way earlier tonight. I'm loving it.
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  20. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    I was wondering when someone would go this way, rather than having to flick the high/low rocker + another switch at every oncoming vehicle.
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