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post #1 of 16 Old 03-12-2010, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Light cutoff switch

Ok.Here's what I'm thinking.To bypass the human factor.The Wee I brought as modularly headlights.Eliminate the modularly headlight and use the system to Do this.What if I took the sensor circuit to energize the 30 amp relay to cutoff one Hi beam during the day and back ON at night.The reason is I need all the Watts I can get......Tia Bob

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High beams aren't on during the day unless you turn them on or use a headlight modulator to flash one of them.

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post #4 of 16 Old 03-12-2010, 10:11 PM
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+1 on Eastern Beaver, just got my relay kit today, this guy makes awsome stuff! VERY high quality, much better than factory, and got it less than a week!! He's in Japan, "Far Eastern Beaver" would be a better name, but he's the best I've ever seen, maybe Toyota can will sub him out some work! Cheers--BB

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post #5 of 16 Old 03-12-2010, 10:17 PM
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+2 on Eastern Beaver stuff. I installed a hi/lo headlight cutoff switch to save some watts when I use my electric jacket liner and grip heaters.
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post #6 of 16 Old 07-22-2010, 04:19 PM
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which switch did u use? figured Id get the off/low/hi for further lighting options down the road? this seems like a pretty simple switch that I cud do myself tho... what makes it so great? just the mount switch combo?
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-22-2010, 06:26 PM
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Using a light sensor to control a headlight will result in flickering at dawn/dusk or when riding in and out of deep shadow. Better to just use a switch.

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post #8 of 16 Old 07-23-2010, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by The Golden Monkey View Post
Using a light sensor to control a headlight will result in flickering at dawn/dusk or when riding in and out of deep shadow. Better to just use a switch.
I would think there is a built in delay to eliminate flickering if it's built specifically for automotive use.
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post #9 of 16 Old 11-20-2011, 08:10 PM
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be careful with eastern beaver. I just ordered the cutoff kit and at check out it came to $711.00 It appears there is a $20 min. instead of letting you know or charging 20 bucks. my shipping and handling was like 675.00.
2 When I emailed them I was told about the min. order and once I got over 20 dollars the shipping rates would be more in line. If someone processed without paying attention you would get a big suprise..
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post #10 of 16 Old 11-21-2011, 05:12 AM
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I have been trying to understand our electrical system in hopes of figuring out how to make it more reliable/powerful. My current thinking is.

Electrical System on our bike in particular is a balancing act.

It grew organically and only works reliably when all the elements are in balance. The load "headlights" etc. are part of this balance.

If you drastically lower the load the R/R will have to dissipate a lot of extra power now.

Equally if you increase the load a great deal the stator will work harder and run hotter.

So be careful, if you KNOW you are replacing the headlight load with another fine. Example 1 headlight off and full heated gear on
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