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post #1 of 30 Old 06-13-2009, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up visibility lights (from Keith Falkner's camp light thread)

well got my optronics ls-108's mounted/wired up, hooked them into the heated grip socket, had a buddy tweak the aiming while i stood about 30 ft away, here's the day time pics and vid from it, when it gets dark i'll do another set

rode for a short bit behind my buddy and he said it was pretty noticeable


these pics are all from around 15ft infront of the bike


standing height approx 6' from ground



approx 3.5-4' off the ground (around level with headlights)



just a touch above the ground



and finally a vid from standing down to ground level, and back up



i'll take another set at pretty much the same specs after dark

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I like the way those look.

I'd love to seem them flash as turn signals, though.
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Now your Strom really looks like a transformer!!!!! Anything to help with head-on visibility works for me.

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I like the way those look.

I'd love to seem them flash as turn signals, though.
yeah that was one of the functions keith was going for
but that was more wiring than i cared to get to messing around with

i'm eventually going to put some bright, forward firing, led's in the signals one of these days so that'll square that part away

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i'm eventually going to put some bright, forward firing, led's in the signals one of these days so that'll square that part away
You can change the sockets to 1157 types and have running lights in the turn signal housings. Extra LEDs add to the effect.


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ok, here's the nighttime pics

here's just the leds (covered up the headlights with fleece vest) at side of my house from about 15 feet away)



standing height (6' or so)



the majority of these next pics were on a tripod setup about headlevel for me in my passat so average cager eye level? at increasing distances away







the lights even throw a lil light onto the dash, in real life its not quite as much as shows in the pic due to the slightly lengthy exposure but theres definitely light


and finally, vid from various distances/angles


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Cool light show. Also adds to the width of the bike for cagers to notice. Well done.

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haven't had a chance to ride with anyone in a cage yet to get impressions, had a couple cops at an intersection double take at me while they were directing traffic

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rode with a buddy again teh other day and he said even with the low setting sun behind me (he was riding lead) he could still see the lights and they were very noticeable

and apparently when i pulled into the driveway his wife thought it looked really cool

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I really like these lights on the hand guards, great idea and helps show the bike true width in both night and day.... So I'm just looking around for prices of some similar lights. How have you got these wired up and are they switched? Are they wired directly into the headlights or into the fuse box?
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