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Offline m919

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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2011, 07:01:13 am »
Can you show some pics of the lights on your bike? I have been wanting to install some myself but it needs to look good. thanks
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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2011, 05:18:34 pm »
these are same Lights http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.186376344743991.46861.120081598040133&l=204bcd3b5c

I found on Facebook


Those appear to be the same as what I just installed.   The ARC instructor I was with last night qnd today, Tracy Martin, has a set of the Clearwater lights on his bike so we compared side by side.  The four bulb 1800 lumin lights I have are way brighter.  Clearwater has a big advantage now that I see the two side by side, but the difference is their wiring, not with the light output.   Clearwater's supplied wiring harness include a dimming pot and relay.  The way Tracy has his wired is that the LEDs come on with the headlight, but he adjusts the intensity down with the pot so they can be on all the time, day and night.  When he switches his high beam on, the LEDs automatically go to full bright.  Turning the high beam off, reduces the LEDs back to the less than full bright setting.  This is a big advantage, but I don't think it is worth another $300 bucks.

Hoping I could perhaps buy the pot for brightness adjustment from Clearwater I checked out their site.  First if doesn't appear they sell just the pot.  Even if they did, the wiring diagrams they have up shows each of their LED's have three wires, where mine have just two.  Apparently their third wire is what makes the dimming action work with the relay. 

For the money, I'm satisfied with what I have, but I can't say I wouldn't really like to have the flexibility of the Clearwater setup.

BTW- despite a lot of the ARC class being conducted in the rain, we had a BLAST.  Only three bikes, so we got lots of practice.   
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Offline jalthar

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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2011, 08:47:34 pm »
I am planning to buy it.
any body interested in group buy ?
please PM me

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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2011, 06:51:13 pm »
I would be outside taking night pics of the lights right now if it wasn't pouring down rain.  I took these earlier today between downpours. 
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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2011, 06:59:45 pm »
I have these hooked up to a switched lead from my aux fuze block.  I installed a simple on-off toggle switch in a Radio Shack 'hobby box' and used heavy duty hook and loop strips (velcro) to fasten the box under the left handgrip.  I can easily flick the switch with the thumb of my left hand.  Forward is OFF (push off). 

I still want to experiment with tying into the high beam circuit with a relay so they come on with the highbeams.  I think I found an on-line source for a "pot" to be able to turn down the brightness.  As I sort it all out, I'll post additional info if anyone wants it.
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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2011, 08:27:50 pm »
wow cool :)

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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2011, 01:12:24 pm »
Hello all
Group buy is setup with seller. any body interested please let me know
Normal Price is $165USD and Group buy Price is $145USD

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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2011, 06:42:55 pm »
FINALLY, it has stopped raining long enough to get the bike positioned outside to take some pictures.  All of these were taken with the bike on the centerstand at 50 feet distance from the shed. 
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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2011, 06:43:59 pm »
Two more....
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Offline jalthar

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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2011, 12:09:38 am »
Great Job

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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2011, 05:36:42 am »
Well done!
FYI, second generation Denali lights are available from The Twisted Throttle, and they are round, finally!
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6158/790/
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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2011, 02:44:14 am »
Awesome, I am pulling out the charge card as i type ;D
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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2011, 05:56:56 am »
Looks like the same lights.  I absolutely love mine.  I have not changed the wiring to incorporate the dimmer and relay yet since I really haven't been home long enough to do it.  For daylight driving these really get the attention of oncoming and crossing drivers.  Between them and the standard Hi-beam the night goes away, but it is a PITA to have to turn both the LEDs and Hi beams on-and-off separately. 
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Re: LED Driving light
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2011, 10:51:05 am »
jalthar,

You should ask the person you setup the group buy with what is different between the ones they are selling for $145 and these :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2x-1800Lm-LED-HID-Driving-Lights-Bike-ATV-12V-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3a66a5a63cQQitemZ250830235196QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

... Other than these are only $142 with free shipping for a pair.  Maybe you can get them to lower their price a little more.
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