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03-26-2019 05:59 PM
RestoRider2017 That sounds good. All I know is they work just fine and the road ahead is lit up brighter and wider than with
just the headlight. So it is definately an improvement over nothing at all. For $20 I cannot go wrong.
03-25-2019 11:52 AM
richlandrick Unless they are Euro style lens beams, in my experience the beams of all the LEDs I have tested have been spherical and not sensitive to orientation. So for all practical purposes two flood or spot or pencil beams would provide the same shape illumination whether stacked or turned sideways. Euron beams are orientation sensitive.
03-24-2019 09:05 PM
pwkorte I used bicycle reflector mounts that clamped to the 7\8" crash bar worked well
03-24-2019 04:56 PM
RestoRider2017 I do know the lights I purchased from Yitamotor on Ebay had the same lights in spot beam or wide beam.
One set came with the harness and the others did not. I got the ones with the harness which are spot beams.
They are 16 Watts each with 6 LED bulbs per light. I adjusted mine so the beams sit about a foot lower than
my headlight on low beam. This is from a 20 foot distance back from a vertical wall.
The width is right around 4 feet apart at the same distance back.

This aluminates the road well at night and so far no flashing of the high beams from oncoming drivers so I think
I'm not blinding anyone at approach. For $20 total even though they are cheap I think they are just fine
and save my money for other items of noteworthy cause. I'll post back later with any issues that may come up.
But all the other lights I've purchased from this vendor are good to go . www.yitamotor.com
03-24-2019 03:18 PM
ScottKY Ok, my cheap LEDs are installed. I still need to aim them, but I’m thinking they’re going to serve the intended purpose.

I ended up mounting them vertically on the crash bars. Yes, they’re definitely vulnerable if the bike tips over, but I can live with that.

After all was said and done, I did not wire them to a handlebar switch. The switch I bought was quite cheap, and most certainly wasn’t waterproof. So i didn’t want to leave it exposed to the elements. I used the switch, but left it in the compartment under the seat. So I can disable the lights should I ever need to, but they’ll be wired to come on with the ignition.

Now we’ll see how these cheap-o lights hold up.

(No idea why my pic is sideways, and I don’t know how to fix it...sorry)
03-24-2019 11:46 AM
jeeves
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jeeves -- That's a neat little switch! Adding it to my list for when I need one. Safe to assume it's not a momentary switch, and when pressed it toggles indefinitely between
Yes, it's a on-off switch.
Works fine, and I can reach it with my thumb.

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03-24-2019 11:26 AM
thirdofthree I don't have any specific experience with handlebar-mounted switches, but am pretty sure AdventureTech sells one, or the Amazon link from JAD I imagine has plenty of options. Maybe others will chime in with specific recommendations.

jeeves -- That's a neat little switch! Adding it to my list for when I need one. Safe to assume it's not a momentary switch, and when pressed it toggles on or off until switched again?

SECoda -- Am I correct in seeing that your larger aux lights are Denali?

Resto -- Like you, I went cheapo...for my conspicuity lights. But for my 2nd set, I want a pair of driving lights with tight beam and long throw to run with my high beams. Trying to find a suitable set of cheapos might require buying many pairs, and even then might work out only if I get lucky. I'm still trying to figure out if there are any cheap options that have a suitably tight beam with long throw.

hoggdoc -- The biggest differences in the more expensive aux lights:
  • Known beam pattern. Typically, communicated truthfully and accurately. The tighter the pattern, the higher the price, generally speaking. (The cheapos are typically hit or miss, and from what I've seen the tighter the advertised beam, the (much) higher the miss rate.)
  • Customer Service.

For conspicuity, the beam pattern isn't of particular concern and just about any will work just fine. Different animal if one wants to use the lights to SEE something. Still trying to figure out my best value for tight beam, long throw LED lights.
03-24-2019 10:58 AM
RestoRider2017 Why can't we be friends - why can't we be friends - why can't we be friends - Wars greatest hits 1978
03-23-2019 11:44 PM
JustAnotherDude
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Can you provide links or names please? I would love to patronize my fellow forum members. Thanks in advance.
Your question, evidently not.

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-- there are plenty of options for handlebar-mounted switches on from Stromtrooper vendors or Amazon.)
His statement, directly. Good luck in your search.
03-23-2019 11:12 PM
BigSky
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Simple amazon search pulls up this. LOTS of different options depending on what type you like.
I appreciate your effort and attempt to help JAD; but, that is absolutely no help for what he stated and what I asked for. If you look back (or the re-quotes below) you will see my question wasn't for any random business that provides parts/service for V-stroms or motorcycles. It was in response to his statement that: "there are plenty of options for handlebar-mounted switches on from Stromtrooper vendors or Amazon". If we have Stromtroopers who are vendors or sell on Amazon, I would like the links. That would be helpful. I would like to support forum members, such as Adventuretech, when I can.

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there are plenty of options for handlebar-mounted switches on from Stromtrooper vendors or Amazon.
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Can you provide links or names please? I would love to patronize my fellow forum members. Thanks in advance.
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