The Beauty & Intensity of Night Riding

Discussion in 'Trials' started by motobene, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    My wife is French speaking Swiss. She grew up with these books, some of which we have here in Oklahoma. Humor is something both universal and language/culture-specific. I found German culture to be quite different in humor. Fart jokes, for example don't go over very well in Germany, because farts are to be summarily ignored instead of chuckled over.

    Unless that has changed....
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  2. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    First shipment went off several days ago to RYP. I think the minority of this order remains to sell. Most are filling their needs first (they have an annual night trial coming up).

    It's your opportunity to score one for yourself, then there will be some lag time to build more as I have another order to fill first.

    The kit is now universal, one light for all applications, and as such, more went into the kit that previous. The universal wiring loom kit is now part of the one kit. I've now got 7 pages of instructions and info in color. That's not from the light being difficult to install, but rather to educate for a quicker and more reliable install (and so I get fewer how to? calls).

    Included are some bits to make swapping out between your daylight number plate and light super fast.

    Here's the first box being filled up with light kits:

    TBL-SQ27 Kit Ten in a Box.JPG
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  3. geewizard

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    I've looked on RYP web pages and don't find your light kit anywhere. ??
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  4. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Not on the RYP web site yet because they are just getting the lights in to take photos of and set retail.

    You can still call Monday and claim one. The few not called for I think will get sucked up fast, then it'll be back order for about a week until I get another order fulfilled, which will be after the second run.

    Continuing working on tools and assembly aids to reduce time to machine and build. Not exactly profitable yet, but I'm trying to be careful not to be too expensive or even the not-so-cheap bastards will buy :-)
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    Should I wait for Version 2 with the disco ball effect?
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    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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  7. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Better if the disco ball is hanging in the section when your competition is riding the section.
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    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    FYI some technical issues were encountered (that did not show up in testing on my two bikes) with the RYP order, so I've pulled back to pre-production mode.

    LED reliability related to variances wave forms produced by individual carbureted bikes is the issue. So RYP personnel will be doing their night trial this weekend with the kits powered by battery, not the bike's light/fan power. I will be doing the same at our Oklahoma night trial this same weekend.

    The design was specifically made with the ability for drop-in power modification option for powering by the bikes. Now I have to speed up development of that.

    The kit is very effective, simple, and awesome run on battery, so it's not like the whole thing is not a bust. A re-write of the instructions could cover the situation, lights can be available, and the smoothing option in future would just expand power choices.

    I can run the bike light and a helmet light a whole trials event off one 5Ah 18V battery. A helmet light alone just doesn't provide the quality of light I want, so the on-bike solution fits a market need, even if powered by battery for now.
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