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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Off Road Ryder, Nov 5, 2012.
Thank You Sir Enjoy your trip!
i flicked thru the thread but didnt see it... do you have any shots of the beam in a wide open non illuminated place like a park or something with a reference point x feet from the light and can give the shutter speed F stop specs ?
There are plenty of long distance shots like you describe in the middle of this thread. Have a bit of a closer look and you will find them without too much trouble.
My lights are almost here, landed in the depot in Australia tonight, so should be delivered tomorrow hopefully (by scantily clad women and in a golden USPS shipping box for the postage charges between the US and Australia )
Very impressed with the light packages and comments. I own the new Triumph Explorer XC and am now trying to visualize a how to using the current Triumph set up. Wish there were some that have mounted these to post up. Want to retain the existing lights where they are but add to as the current package is really only good enough for running lights. Riding last weekend and saw a bambi on the side of the road and that scared me. Anyway, I'm thinking.
Added: I am most interested in the Duals.
I was looking at the new Explorer at a recent show. It looked to me that they would mount very well to the crash bars with the round tube mounts.
Im not entirely sure if all Explorers come factory with the bars?
The duals are big lights,to say they are impressive is an understatement.
Yes on the TEX XC the crash bars (lower) come standard. Option for the plain Explorers. I have pretty much ruled out the lower bars on mine for fear of a rock etc getting thrown into a light. Another option would be to buy some upper bars from aftermarket but I am trying to avoid this at the present and I just don't want upper bars for the sake of mounting a light. Still thinking.
I can understand that.
It would take a hell of a rock to take one of these lights out.
Click on the bottom link in my sig. I ran a set of aux lights during that race. Those survived a 60 mph endo:eek1 and countless miles of off road gravel racing with flat track guys running knobbies.We like to have fun
Not to say something cant happen, but these are tough.
On thing I don't like about low mounted lights on crash bars, is that they get covered with mud if your doing much off roading.
What I do like about lower mounted lights, is that it gives you the "safety Triangle" Nearly everyone comments on how well they can see me coming.
I mounted the two 10Deg spots on the front of my Vstrom.
I used the bike mostly for commuting and that involved 40+ miles of lane splitting on one of the most congested freeways in LA.
I have been running tests where I do part of the drive with the lights on and the other part off. Over different sections of the free and for the last several weeks.
In all cases the effect has been the same.
Cars see and get out of the way when I am driving with these lights on.
They are wired into my high been circut so I can only run them when the high beams are on.
So I have tested with the following.
Low only - no results
High Only - better visibility but still no real change
High w/LED's - part like the red sea
Bottom line they increase my visibility and thus the safety factor for my commute.
The also almost overwhelm the high beams on the bike at night, which for a Strom is saying something. No pics but as some point I might be able to get some up.
Hey, that looks familiar
Working on a plate for the long range duals. Stay tuned for more!!
Here's a clip www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBmzw5QWV90. Once I have the LRs installed on the new bracket I will do another vid as comparison.. I wish I had them on now, rain is falling, almost dark out. One thing for sure, I will have them mounted come the first week of June when I hit the COBDR!!!
A surprise Saturday delivery today brought me this:
I undressed it slowly, savouring every second
The delights to be found inside... delighted
But I had to proceed with caution:
As others have said the lights are weighty, but I'm a fan of the chunky models so the fact that they are about half the size of a small magazine did not phase me.
The sturdiness of the brackets is comforting
My girlfriends kitten seemed to enjoy the smell of America emanating out of the packing box
Installation pictures soon :)
Ok, quick installation question. How do I tell which one is the 20 degree light and which one is the 10? The reflectors look the same to me and when I test fired them a minute ago against my fence the beams look the same size (although it was pretty close).
Here are a bunch of photos and some videos
Low and high beam video against a wall
Almost hit a possum, and some riding video on high and low
I installed them here.
Low beam, no LED
Low with LED
High no LED
High with LED
Wall shot, Low beam and LED. Both LED beams look the same to me, I'm wondering if I ended up with 2 of the same and not the 20-10 combo.
Thanks for posting the photos.
The 20 degree beam has the faceting in the reflector, the 10 degree is smooth. Those do appear to be two 20's.
I attempted to pull up your order but dont have anything under Docdog?
Pm me. I also sent you a PM.
It looks like we may have made a shipping error. We will take care of it and I really apologize for any mix up.
You wont be able to accidentally mess with the button on the dimmer, it is bonded. But we put that note on there just so riders wont be tempted to push things they should not.
No worries, it was a good excuse to get out of the house and on the bike :) As I was riding around and taking photos I wondered to myself "Why didn't I become a product tester, this is the sort of job I would actually enjoy doing each day"
Thanks, I've replied to your PM.
Will get you taken care of.
doc dogg, what kind of clamp is that and where did you get it from? I've be interested to pick that up as my custom bracket keeps rattling loose after a long ride and thus forcing me having to readjust my aim alot.
The clamp is the one that cyclops sells on their site https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/?page=categories&id=113
It is a good quality clamp with a lot of adjustability. I usually put a strip of rubber inner tube under my clamps to stop them moving with excessive vibration, but these ones tightened up real snug so I didn't bother.
I ordered a set last night! I have been putting off ordering these for months and now I'm like a kid waiting for his birthday.
I called the order in and was very pleased with the professionalism, too many companies forget that part of the business.
I was the same waiting for mine to arrive, it was worth it though :)
QFT! All to often companies are happy to do just enough to get your money. They give vague answers to your questions and when you do buy and find their product isn't exactly what you thought they will hide behind "buyer beware" type BS.
I'm sure it is apparent from the detail in this thread and the number of happy customers that Cyclops isn't like that. I have been nothing but impressed with both the product and the service I received. The lights are solid and well built, the brackets and mounts were solid, even the wiring and plugs were top quality (this is where you would expect a lesser brand to skimp).
Even just the simple "thanks for buying off us" or "thanks for posting photos" makes you feel like they value you as a customer.
I could rant on and on about professional customer service It just gets on my nerve when companies treat you like they are doing you a favour by extracting as much money from you as possible whilst delivering as little as they can in return...grr
Thanks guys. I hope to convey that we are different.
Customer service, quality products and word of mouth has built our business, we are far from the biggest,and work hard to satisfy each and every customer. We are not perfect, but know what to do if we make a mistake.
Although we have to sell, I am no real salesman, just an enthusiast trying to make a living with my life long passion, riding Motorcycles.
Its you riders that keep us in business and I am very much appreciative of that.