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 Post subject: Re: Aux. LED lighting for PC
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:54 pm 
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Trust me, they are almost as cool as a shark with freekin lazer beams on it's head.


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 Post subject: Re: Aux. LED lighting for PC
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:17 pm 
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Finally tried the LED headlight bulb at night.
Not too bad - better than stock but still pales in comparison to my aux lighting.

Lense looks clear now - kinda had a yellow/dirty look with old bulb. I did not attempt
to clean it inside like I said I was gonna do.

LED bulb is a little spotty....That is the light has hot spots and isn't real even on the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Aux. LED lighting for PC
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:08 pm 
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What did the bulb cost ? Did it just replace the stock bulb with no other modifications ?


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 Post subject: Re: Aux. LED lighting for PC
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:10 pm 
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My headlight modulator says it is not compatible with LED or HID lights.

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 Post subject: Re: Aux. LED lighting for PC
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:21 pm 
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Well, I got my lights on, took a ride with them, and took them off, all before I got a pic. Sorry. I can attest that mounting to the fork at the reflector location is NOT advisable. During braking, the forks compress (naturally) and the fairing contacts the light housing, introducing unwanted steering inputs.

Rusty, AFA your lights not staying aimed, I suspect that you aren't bumping them with your foot. I found air pressure at 70 mph caused the lights to move. I torqued the bolts, Loctited them, even epoxied them to the forks, all to no avail. Within minutes of starting out, they were deflected inward, and the left one was pointed down, and the right one was pointed up (direction of rotation of bolts backing out.) The pressure was so strong that the brackets actually bent.

So, who has found a successful mounting location for driving lights on the PC?

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 Post subject: Re: Aux. LED lighting for PC
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 9:27 am 
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Its so hard to stop - get off the bike and set up a picture - I wanna RIDE!
I passed a sign Tuesday that said "Potato Road" and did not not stop for a pic.
Well..... Guess I'll just have to go back!

It will be a pain but I'm gonna add a second bracket to my lights - 2 mounting points all tightened
down with loctite should do the job! I really like the location - but aiming is critical.
And aimimg with 2 mounting points is gonna be a nightmare.
My 81 SilverwWng had a big knob inside the fairing to aim the headlight. That was nice.

I still wanna install a second pair under the mirrors but cant work up the nerve.
Would that be tacky? I have an image to maintain you know.......

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