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« on: April 08, 2021, 05:19:49 AM »

The GLW and I have been riding through the local mountain and valley roads during these beautiful Autumn days and nights. Last night we missed a large species of deer and tonight a large male kangaroo. The deer around here are from escaped large meat yielding breeds, so a pretty heavy feral species and their numbers are out of control. The roos are plentiful as always.
I was thinking about LED driving/spot lights for my M750 scrambler.
Kits you'd recommend, tips? Any advice is appreciated. A bar type won't fit jsonder the headlight I guess I need two spot lights.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 08:16:23 AM »

Two lights on a bar - endurance race style  waytogo Over, in front of or instead of the standard light.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 10:52:47 AM »

Denali makes fantastic accessory lighting.  Expensive, but great quality.

https://denalielectronics.com/

They can also be purchased from Twisted Throttle and Revzilla.

I had the small lights (DM) aimed to match the the low beam cut off and they both added fill and range.  They come with both driving and fog lenses.

Just looked at the sight.  $102 American, not bad.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 11:57:56 AM »

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Just looked at the sight.  $102 American, not bad.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 01:18:00 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2021, 02:36:01 PM »

Thanks fellas.
I found a local firm similar to Denali with these 10 Watt spotties.
 https://www.stedi.com.au/mcx-10-motorcyle-led-light-driving-beam.html

I guess one flood and one beam wired into the hi beam? Or would you use a seperate switch? Flood on the road side?

The company provides a plug n play pigtail that connects to the hi beam wire via H4 plug.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2021, 04:50:25 PM »

I had a fog on the right to illuminate the shoulder (spot critters) and the driving on the right.  Independent switch, key on.  Aimed to the low beam cut off so I could run them all the time.  My main goal was to create a triangle of light for visibility to others.  Improved lighting was an unplanned plus.  Mine were before the DataDim Technology or I would have aimed them higher. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 07:36:22 AM »

The GLW and I have been riding through the local mountain and valley roads during these beautiful Autumn days and nights. Last night we missed a large species of deer and tonight a large male kangaroo. The deer around here are from escaped large meat yielding breeds, so a pretty heavy feral species and their numbers are out of control. The roos are plentiful as always.
I was thinking about LED driving/spot lights for my M750 scrambler.
Kits you'd recommend, tips? Any advice is appreciated. A bar type won't fit jsonder the headlight I guess I need two spot lights.

Hi,

I went through some years ago (around 2014-2015?), and posted here, but most photos are gone thanks to photobucket.

I ended up with Cyclops' product.



Cyclops Long Range Optimus

https://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/-Long-Range-Optimus-LED-Auxiliary-light-Round_p_10.html



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DSC00136



I have 10 degree spot on the left, 20 degree driving on the right, pointed slightly toward right.

I run them on kene design’s programable dimmer, and there’s no ON / OFF switch. When the ignition is on, LED lights come on, and stay on all the time. Of course, you don’t have to do this kind of set up. You can just install them with simple ON / OFF switch. But I can guarantee you that you would be a lot happier with dimmer set up.



I installed three position toggle switch on the left side of handle bar (on clutch reservoir stay), so that I can change the brightness easily while riding.
The link for programable dimmer.
http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/IQ_175.shtml

My advise?

#1 You don't have to spend big $$$ for big brand. If you find a local company and you like the products, that would work just fine.

#2 Skene's intelligent dimmer is worth every penny. It's a whole lot better than having on / off switch.

#3 spot on the left / driving on the right set up
(For you, it would be opposite)
You don't have to have "flood", and the true flood pattern may not be available, And not that useful.
Slightly wider, normal driving light works just fine.



One, big reason I picked up Cyclops is that they have proper cut-off beam.
Without cut-off, or without dimmer, you'd blind yourself with those reflective road signs.
(Not to mention, that's be so annoying to oncoming drivers / riders.)

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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 01:32:42 PM »

Thanks guys for all your advice.  Smiley

The local company sells excellent products like those stateside and I will be doing just that, long range spot on the right and flood/driving light on the left as we drive on the "English" side of the road.
Our local laws require that the spot lights are wired into the high beam, so I will use a pigtail kit that uses the H4 plug to trigger a relay. At least that's one less switch to wire up.

I'm looking at these
https://www.stedi.com.au/mcx-10-motorcyle-led-light-driving-beam.html
https://www.stedi.com.au/piggy-back-adapters-h1-h3-h4-hb3-h7-h8-h9-h11.html
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 05:57:19 PM »

Sounds like a plan, including "buy local"
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 05:55:42 AM »

Sounds like a plan, including "buy local"

 waytogo

2 x 10W spot lights
1 x H4 pigtail
1 x dual outlet relay
Wiring, lugs and connectors to suit.
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