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|27-Aug-2017 02:18 PM (804)|
|Clay||My Clearwater lights where spectacular while riding through Joshua Tree National Park at 2 in the morning..?|
|27-Aug-2017 12:35 PM (732)|
|heartdoc||+1 on the Clearwater Ericas. Excellent daytime runners at 20% intensity and full output at night turns night in to day.|
|25-Aug-2017 06:35 AM (483)|
|ExHarley Rider||I have Ericas mounted under the beak and Darlas mounted low on the forks. The fork mounts give me some light on low speed turns in dark parking lots.|
|25-Aug-2017 06:13 AM (467)|
I decided to go with a hybrid. One Erica and one Krysta.
|25-Aug-2017 06:08 AM (463)|
Son of a gun!! This is great work Homer.
Originally Posted by Homer J View Post
|25-Aug-2017 05:55 AM (455)|
|GrayBeard||They are pretty spendy but you won't find better lights than the Clearwaters. They come in several sizes and outputs and the larger ones like the Ericas or Sevinas will turn night time into day. They are adjustable too so that you can run them at an output that isn't objectionable to oncoming traffic and kick them into brighter levels when your high beam comes on, or adjustment on the fly with the controller they sell.|
|25-Aug-2017 05:50 AM (452)|
|justwant2ride||it only took one night ride to learn that the stock lights are pretty much worthless and then there are the drivers pulling out in front of me from side streets, I solved all that with Clearwater darlas. put the yellow covers on in the daytime (these suckers re bright). at night it lights up the road about 1/4 mile or better and I'm personally not going to try to outrun those lights!|
|24-Aug-2017 05:39 PM (944)|
Originally Posted by Pterodactyl View Post
I didn't intend to do this myself - there's a beemer dealership closeby, and they're pretty awesome folks.
It's wasn't speed as much as the constant worry about not seeing enough ahead. But I frequent two-lane rural highways with some wild life.. a few times when it finished raining, I couldn't see anything at all due to the reflection off the wet ground from my regular lights. The fog lights didn't help either. I have 20-20 vision - so that wasn't an issue either!
|24-Aug-2017 05:35 PM (941)|
|Homer J||Here are some more pics of the mounts and lights.|
|24-Aug-2017 05:34 PM (940)|
R1200GSA LED upgrade
Here is how I fixed my crappy light problem;
Installed some 30w Cree aux lights on the GSA.
I got 2 x spots and 2 x floods off ebay for $65. I am normally not a fan of cheaper stuff but most people who have bought these have been happy with them. I found the quality to be really good.
To prevent the canbus from getting upset I Installed a fuse block under the seat where the tool bag goes using a relay from the battery triggered off the wire from the diagnostic port. This way it only comes on when the ignition is on and as it is directly run from the battery Canbus is non the wiser.
I installed a relay for the spots and a relay for the floods and each set has their own switch. I put them up on the bit of black trim that is attached to the very end of the beak under the cover of the windscreen so at least if I ever remove them I can just add a black 1/2" bung to fill the hole. Not real convenient to get to but most of the time they will be on with the high beam.
My electrical engineer son reckons he can configure the fog lights to come on with the low beam as well but dim so they can be used as daytime running lights then I could remove the factory ones.
Really happy with the finished product. Super clean white bright light.
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