Tiger 800/800XC tail/brake light upgrade

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by pilot3, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Rapier

    Rapier n00b

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    I received the light today. I have not installed it as of yet (too nice not to be riding).

    The light looks like a piece of German engineering from a plant with top notch quality control!
    Thank you very much for a quality product.
  2. econwatch

    econwatch Been here awhile

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    Received today in great shape. Packed securely in a box with packing popcorn and bubble wrap.

    Very solidly built and sealed with shrink tubing and clear seal liquid around wiring and rubber grommet. Length 4" x Height 7/8" x Depth 1-1/8". There are two tapped holes in the rear of the unit that appear to lead to sealed chambers. Lens and screws are sealed with rubber stripping.

    Great product, looking forward to install and use.
  3. ttime4four

    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    Pilot3

    It was nice meeting you today and talking bikes. I think it's amazing that you sourced the connectors and putting it all together in a top notch plug-n-play assembly.

    Took me about an hour to do the install tonight and I took my time with taking off the top box, using a rat file on the cable pass-through and cleaning up everything.

    The white plastic clip that you mentioned and others had trouble with -- wasn't even inserted in the hole. Clip was taped on the harness and swinging free. Once installed, I didn't bother with the clip and just stuffed all the wiring in the far back section.

    Thanks for the ideas on the other stuff and keep up the good work. I'm waiting on a plug-n-play headlight flasher. :D
  4. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    Cheers and thanks ttime. Great to meet you too. Enjoy the knobbies.

    p3
  5. vintagebob

    vintagebob Been here awhile

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    Nice kit, good instructions and it works great! Thanks for doing this.

    [​IMG]
  6. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, just wondering for those installed.
    I'm awaiting my unit to arrive and going over the installation process.

    Over on the instruction pics on page 3, slide #4 and #8 show a hole.
    Do I need a dremel to cut away at parts of the plastic?

    I don't have a dremel, so would a drill bit work?

    Haven't taken off the light to have a look at what I'm dealing with yet.

    Thanks in advance.
    Dave
  7. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    Dave,

    I used a dremel tool but there were a few guys who just used a small file. It's not a hole you're making but a small notch. When you see the wire, it should make sense.

    Anyone else with some other ideas they used?

    p3
  8. ttime4four

    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    I've got a Dremel (actually an air powered tool similar to a Dremel) -- but I chose to use a small file as to have a little more fine control.

    A rotary tool with a rasp bit would work, but it can get away from you. I've made previous attempts at shaping plastic and, if you are not careful, the bit can bite and jump on you.

    You are trying to make a notch about a 1/4-3/8" wide and a little over 1/8" deep to accomodate the lead going to the light. The lead coming out of the center of the light housing and your notch will be in the center of the top of the light opening.
  9. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Ok thanks for the info guys.
    So, I just need to make a groove to make way for the cable pass or sit when unit in place.

    I have a file, so when I take brake light off, I'll see what needs to be done.
    Looking forward to this. ;)

    Cheers,
    Dave
  10. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Kudos and thanks to P3.:clap

    I just installed my tail light and it was easy peasy!
    The great install instructions helped along the way.

    Great kit. Light is bright, easy plug and play.
    Filing the arch for wire to sit snug was easy, but I don't think I filed enough and had a gap which I then ran a bead of silicone due to my OCD.

    I also dropped the light mount screw into the bottom well. PITA to retrieve, so be careful.

    Very impressed and stoked to have it installed.

    Cheers,
    Dave
  11. elifino

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    If there is a current Group Buy going I would be interested.
  12. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    Hey everyone,

    Life settling down a bit so I am ready to start another batch. Between the thread and PM's, here is who I have interest from:

    grawrimo
    bikergirl4ever
    Powerranger
    OregonTIger
    kylerichards
    RedST
    elifino
    Grover6

    I'll PM everyone and will plan on closing this on the 20th so I can order parts then. Anyone else interested can PM too.

    p3
  13. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    Ok, for the next order I've confirmed:

    OregonTiger
    Grover6
    Poweranger

    These inmates I've still not heard from other than indicating they want a light:

    grawrimo
    kylerichards
    RedST
    elifino

    Check PMs please.

    p3

    Just updated. Thanks PowerRanger!
  14. Poweranger

    Poweranger Been here awhile

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    Thanks for making these!
  15. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    OK the order went in. Confirmed buyers are:

    Poweranger
    OregonTiger
    Grover6

    It usually takes 2 weeks for me to get all the parts, get them assembled and shipped back out. I'll keep it updated.

    p3
  16. Grover6

    Grover6 Been here awhile

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    Thanks pilot3!
  17. Meteos

    Meteos Adventurer

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    I just found this thread last night. Is it too late for me to place an order?
    Thank you!
  18. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    I'll PM you tomorrow.
  19. Vzuke

    Vzuke Been here awhile

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    I'm working on a project bike for the wife. I turned a Honda CRF250L into a Supermoto.

    I ordered a nice fender eliminator kit from Yoshimura but the LED tail light did not do it for me. Yes, it looks great at night even on an over cast day but in bright sun light it doesn't have enough fire power.

    [​IMG]

    I was going to try and put a RADIANTZ cluster inside the tail light like I did with my Suzuki DRZ Edge2 light but I couldn't find any that would fit inside. The other problem with the Yoshi light is the lens is glued on. So taking it apart without destroying it could be a problem.

    What I was wondering is if you have a selection of housings to choose from? If not that's cool, I will just get the same one you made for the Triumph.

    My plan is to order a Radiantz black license plate frame that has LED across the top for tag illumination then mount one of your lights in place of the Yoshi light.

    Next I'll have to try and find some good LED turn signals. The ones I purchased had the same problem as the tail light, need more POWER!

    Thanks in advance.
    -Dana
  20. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    OK the first half of the order included the following paid buyers:

    Poweranger
    OregonTiger
    Grover6

    I was told lead time on the light heads was 2-2.5 weeks, so I hope to have these shipping out on Monday 6/10.


    I PM'd the following inmates with their requested info:

    cr9101
    meteos (PAID)
    Vzuke

    If everyone is paid, I will get this half ordered on 5/28 and hope to be shipping that group on Monday 6/17.

    p3