Author Topic: LED Driving light  (Read 42937 times)

Offline Armyguns

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
  • Country: 00
LED Driving light
« on: May 13, 2011, 06:15:53 am »
Just installed these last night:

http://24x7diy.com/product_info.php/cPath/23/products_id/34

I got them as part of a group buy through one of the other bike forums.  By the time I was done last night I didn't get any road time with them, but they absolutely LIT UP my 400 foot driveway. 

They are mounted on my MC Enterprises "handicap' front bars, controlled off of a thumb operated toggle switch mounted under the left grip.

I'm headed to Hagerstown, MD (from NJ) in about an hour from now to take the Total Control Clinic tonight/tomorrow.  I'll be playing with the lights to gauge cagers reactions. 
2010 C14 ABS

Offline SVonhof

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 599
  • Country: us
  • 2009 C14
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2011, 07:24:01 am »
I wonder how these compare to the Clearwater lights? They are way cheaper, that's for sure. The mounting bracket doesn't look all that strong, can you comment on your thoughts on that? Or is the bracket different than what is shown in that link?
Scott
ZX-6D --> CBR600F3 --> TL1000R --> Concours 14
Mods: Two Bro's Titanium Slip-on, Shad SH46 trunk, PCA luggage rack, AeroFlow windscreen, Corbin saddles, Helibar risers, StreetFX LED brake flashers, "divintymotor" (Ebay) LED tail light, ProjektD sidestand Bigfoot and Helmet locks, Vario Passenger pegs

Offline jalthar

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 45
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 08:54:56 am »
Hi
Can you share pictures and price ?

Offline SVonhof

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 599
  • Country: us
  • 2009 C14
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 09:20:12 am »
Funny, I posted here and shortly after, I got an e-mail from a guy running an ebay store selling those same LED lights....
Scott
ZX-6D --> CBR600F3 --> TL1000R --> Concours 14
Mods: Two Bro's Titanium Slip-on, Shad SH46 trunk, PCA luggage rack, AeroFlow windscreen, Corbin saddles, Helibar risers, StreetFX LED brake flashers, "divintymotor" (Ebay) LED tail light, ProjektD sidestand Bigfoot and Helmet locks, Vario Passenger pegs

Offline jalthar

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 45
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 09:34:14 am »
do you have ebay store link so that we can check thr lights feedback by other users

Offline SVonhof

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 599
  • Country: us
  • 2009 C14
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 10:21:15 am »
do you have ebay store link so that we can check thr lights feedback by other users


Here is the link for the ones we would be interested in:
http://stores.ebay.com/24x7-DIY/Bike-Light-/_i.html?_fsub=1549833010&_sid=996616520&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
Scott
ZX-6D --> CBR600F3 --> TL1000R --> Concours 14
Mods: Two Bro's Titanium Slip-on, Shad SH46 trunk, PCA luggage rack, AeroFlow windscreen, Corbin saddles, Helibar risers, StreetFX LED brake flashers, "divintymotor" (Ebay) LED tail light, ProjektD sidestand Bigfoot and Helmet locks, Vario Passenger pegs

Offline Armyguns

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
  • Country: 00
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 11:56:25 am »
Just finished a 170 mile highway run with the lights on the whole way.  For those cages that were going to move over, they did it sooner than experience shows when not running with the lights on.  The cages that didn't move...well, I don't think anything short of flashing red and blue would get them to move. 

The brackets are a bit wimpy, but these are not heavy lights.  The way I have them mounted- pictures to follow when I get back from this trip- seems to have worked fine.  The lights have not moved left-right or up-down. 

These are VERY WHITE lights.  I didn't realize how white they were last night.  Today, when I pulled up behind one of those 'mirrored' tractor-trailers I could clearly see the beam as compared to the stock headlight.  These made the stock headlights look very yellow. 

The price through the group buy was $145.  For that money, I'm sorry I didn't grab a second pair. 
2010 C14 ABS

Offline SVonhof

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 599
  • Country: us
  • 2009 C14
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 02:07:02 pm »
Pics of your mounting location?

I still think that if they want to sell to the motorcycle community, they might want to make some brackets that are a little beefier. I understand what you are saying about them not being heavy, but it doesn't take much to design and manufacture some heavier gauge brackets.
Scott
ZX-6D --> CBR600F3 --> TL1000R --> Concours 14
Mods: Two Bro's Titanium Slip-on, Shad SH46 trunk, PCA luggage rack, AeroFlow windscreen, Corbin saddles, Helibar risers, StreetFX LED brake flashers, "divintymotor" (Ebay) LED tail light, ProjektD sidestand Bigfoot and Helmet locks, Vario Passenger pegs

Offline maxtog

  • Elite Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8427
  • Country: us
  • 2011 Silver
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 04:08:45 pm »
Just installed these last night:

http://24x7diy.com/product_info.php/cPath/23/products_id/34


They look interesting, but I am automatically skeptical when I see the term "HID" misused like they did.  But yes, even the good LED's are still more "blue".  And I, too, would love to see pictures.
Shoodaben (was Guhl) Mountain Runner ECU flash, Canyon Cages front/rear, Helibars risers, Phil's wedges, Grip Puppies, Sargent World seat-low & heated & pod, Muzzy lowering links, Soupy's stand, Nautilus air horn, Admore lightbar, Ronnie's highway pegs, front running lights, all LED, helmet locks, RAM Xgrip, Sena SMH10, Throttle Tamer, MRA X-Creen, BearingUp Shifter, PR4-GT, Scorpion EXO-T1200,etc

Offline maxtog

  • Elite Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8427
  • Country: us
  • 2011 Silver
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 04:11:07 pm »
Just finished a 170 mile highway run with the lights on the whole way. 

You were blinding all oncoming traffic?
Shoodaben (was Guhl) Mountain Runner ECU flash, Canyon Cages front/rear, Helibars risers, Phil's wedges, Grip Puppies, Sargent World seat-low & heated & pod, Muzzy lowering links, Soupy's stand, Nautilus air horn, Admore lightbar, Ronnie's highway pegs, front running lights, all LED, helmet locks, RAM Xgrip, Sena SMH10, Throttle Tamer, MRA X-Creen, BearingUp Shifter, PR4-GT, Scorpion EXO-T1200,etc

ang

  • Guest
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 08:20:47 pm »
Has the group buy finished?

Offline Armyguns

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
  • Country: 00
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 08:28:10 pm »
You were blinding all oncoming traffic?

This run was all multi-lane divided highway so on-coming traffic wasn't a problem, plus it was daylight.  I can say that having the lights on sure made same direction traffic ahead of me NOTICE me sooner and move out of the way sooner.  It will be a couple of days before I am riding where on-coming traffic reaction can be evaluated.   I know running them at night with on-coming traffic isn't going to be possible.  Too bright. 
2010 C14 ABS

Offline Armyguns

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
  • Country: 00
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2011, 08:29:31 pm »
Has the group buy finished?

Unfortunately, yes. But if someone wants to set up another thru this forum I could probably get the info from the guy who did it on the other one. 
2010 C14 ABS

Offline Armyguns

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 150
  • Country: 00
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 08:31:57 pm »
They look interesting, but I am automatically skeptical when I see the term "HID" misused like they did.  But yes, even the good LED's are still more "blue".  And I, too, would love to see pictures.

I will be taking pics when I get home- probably not until Sunday.  I'm out of town taking the ARC class.  Only three of us in the class so student-instructor ratio is 3-1!  Can't ask for better than that. 
2010 C14 ABS

Offline jalthar

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 45
Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2011, 08:50:08 pm »