Show us your hack lights

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by Boondox, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Similar to Greg's post about GS lights, but specifically what have you done to increase the conspicuity of your hack or to throw more light downrange?

    Since this photo was taken I've added Krista light to the GS and while I really like them, I worry that the single halogen lamp built into the front of the hack might burn out and make the hack and its precious passenger less visible in some situations.

    I'm thinking of adding a front bumper to the hack while Claude has it, and that would be a great oppty to add lighting as well.

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  2. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    clearwater light KRISTAS:
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    the controller (the top one for the sidecar/the bottom for the bike)
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    an "artsy" picture with them ON:
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    a bit closer... with JACK on board/his doggles OFF for a second:
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  3. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    please have claude mount that bar... you need more light coming from the sidecar
    SEEING and BEING SEEN are the most important things... not that you didn't know that
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  4. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Thanks, Greg.

    As you know, the sidecar is in the process of being moved over to my new GSA and I still have the GS up here in Vermont with me. The GSA has OEM foglights and I'm seriously thinking of transferring the Kristas to the sidecar.

    I just have to be careful with the position. Too high and they'd block the Hannigan light...and reflect light from the sidecar bulb up into my peripheral vision.

    I DO like the Kristas a lot!
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  5. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    Having BIG lights on the car, like Greg does, gives oncoming traffic a much better perspective of how wide you really are.
    Especially with the width of the M72DX.
    Total width is nearly 80".

    The Clearwater Lights are more than a "get noticed" light.
    They throw light everywhere for good driving.

    It shouldn't be hard for Claude to rig up a light bar at the correct height to accommodate the lights.
    Give him a call.
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  6. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    Just the stock headlamp and sidecar sidelamp on both my Urals.

    I only use my lights at night and can see where I`m going just fine with the stock ones.
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  7. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    A $10 vintage spotlight.

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  8. miggins11

    miggins11 Been here awhile

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    This is how the Charnwood Royale looks. The lights are built into the side of the sidecar - the top one is dip, the lower main beam. The ugly sod eating a packet of cripsp is me!

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  9. NitroMax

    NitroMax Been here awhile

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    A foglight ( wide, low beam ) I had lying around in the shed:

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  10. sspect

    sspect Been here awhile

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    PIAA 510's with the PIAA ATV mounts....under $300 for the whole setup if you shop around.. The harness is split and long enough to separate the lights and use different positions on the bumper....like one in front and one on the side by the step. I have the same lights on my GS.
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  11. crampfan

    crampfan Banned

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    KC daylighter 130watt driving light $45
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  12. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    130 watts?
    wow
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  13. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    This is something I plan to do this winter to my rig.After I fix my electical problem On the sidecar.Lost brake &blinkers on the right side.But seeing what is being used helps me decide what to use.I'm all stock right now,I need more light to the right...This thread I'll be watching....Good Thread
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  14. miggins11

    miggins11 Been here awhile

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    And this is how Merlin sidecars do it - that light is a Ford Ka headlight. There is a bright sidelight and a main beam only as the light is only adjustable to a small degree.
    Sorry the picture is so big - I haven't a clue how to re-size them!

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  15. Tarka

    Tarka Doesn't wave back.

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    So....ahem...is this Migster`s covert way of displaying a recent acquisition,perchance ?? :evil :evil
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  16. miggins11

    miggins11 Been here awhile

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    No - that's a previous Merlin I owned. But my new one may look similar...................:evil
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  17. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    wow!!!!!!
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  18. Brendan J

    Brendan J ONE HACK AT A TIME

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    Got them on special from Supercheap Auto for $129 220mm diameter 65w globes. They are a stop gap measure until I can afford the new Hella LED driving lights that have just come available here in OZ.

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  19. Ivan Rider

    Ivan Rider Been here awhile

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  20. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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