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mirageags

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2014, 11:22:14 pm »
I'll have a camelback but prefer no dangling wires. And least amount of weight, more weight bothers my shoulder. I now wear a very expensive padded fall harness at work for this very reason. Ill fab something up on the bike. It has a steel frame so i can weld to it easily.
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2014, 06:31:35 am »
should fit in the airbox

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2014, 03:10:55 pm »
Cant you just power it with a rechargable battery pack?   That would be lighter, and probably have more juice than a shitty heavy motorcycle batter.
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2014, 03:15:50 pm »
I wonder how an Rc car batter would work
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2014, 03:26:46 pm »
It has to be under 50 bucks, and power it for 2 1/2-3 hours. Im not too worried about weight on a bike that weighs 210 pounds
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2014, 06:45:34 pm »
cordless drill batteries might work.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2014, 09:03:42 pm »
Just solder a positive and negative onto the tabs? Many of them have more than one tab, and are now 18-20 volt, not 12
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2014, 09:19:21 pm »
Most of the LED lights are good for like 7-50Vdc.  RC car batteries work well.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2014, 07:18:39 am »
Just solder a positive and negative onto the tabs? Many of them have more than one tab, and are now 18-20 volt, not 12

I would use spade conectors, and just plug the wires onto the batteries.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2014, 08:08:07 am »
http://www.bikeradar.com/us/gear/article/buyers-guide-to-mountain-bike-lights-186/

Similar use case to ours, only they don't have somewhere to store a big ass motorcycle battery :)

Amp-hour - A measurement of battery capacity. The bigger the capacity, the longer your lights will run. You need to divide this value by the amperage the light operates at in order to get the theoretical run time.
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2014, 10:28:10 pm »
http://www.fluxient.us/3xU2.html

I saw this in the sandblast rally thread.  This light is 200 lumens less than my 8"HID and looks like it throws a nice wide and far beam if the pictures are accurate.  Anyone want to try one and let me know how nice it is?? :)

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2015, 05:47:22 pm »
I just got a complete setup from baja designs.  I was just researching lights and ended up finding the model i was looking at for 20% off in a scratch and dent sale.  The sales guy talked me into a complete plug and go kit including battery, regulator/rectifier, harness and switch, and DC conversion hardware.  I was surprised at how reasonable the kit was.  It was $110ish for the kit.  I would recommend  that for any KTM two stroke owners.  I think it would be hard to source the parts separately for less than that.  Baja designs gives a 10% thumper talk discount too.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2015, 07:12:47 pm »
Nice. Does this mean you are racing?
All i need left is the cyclops 3600 lumen led. I have the crf x housing mounted solid, fit perfectly. Custom designed a battery box and was able to fit s 5 amp hour battery in the airbox, without touching the filter. It was definitely a trick and i can still get the filter in and out, but thats a trick too. Made a switch for high/low on the handlebar. I should be able to run 3+ hours on low.
Have something for helmet light also that worked out real well. Just not sure on the battery range on that yet
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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2015, 09:59:40 am »
word, team riding with andrew.

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Re: lighting for night riding the 24 hr
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2015, 11:03:41 pm »
Sigh
So I finally tried out the task helmet light that jimmy loaned me. Man that thing is bright for a little light. Unfortunately, that light  completely washes out my big ass head light. Yay.
Pic of oem light


Task light  with oem


My big ass light


Headlight and helmet light
 
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