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post #1 of 5 Old 08-24-2010, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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fork mounted amber lights



^brought these home form work tonight, set of two from where i work (NAPA).

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4.5" diameter, they're big!

the light cluster is sealed in a round disk that screws to the cast metal housing. i'm probably going to remove it from the housing (for weight) and fabricate a mount to attach to either my fender nut or reflector nut.

these are running/turn signal lights, i'm either going to

1-hard wire the turn signal circuit to be always on, as in always bright

2- have running lights, with a bush button or rocker switch to flash or control the bright amber lights

3- have running lights, with working turn signals on the forks to flash in sync with fairing signal

it may be a few days before the install, but i'll track my progress in this thread once it comes to be. any idea's and feedback welcome. i like the metal housing they come in, but it's heavy and has a threaded base which i find difficult to mount.
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3- have running lights, with working turn signals on the forks to flash in sync with fairing signal
See this thread for ideas on getting them to function as full-brightness running lights and turn signals: https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=54136

If you put them on the forks, you're right to try to reduce their weight -- not only because unsprung weight is undesirable, but also because they get rattled around a lot there and the heavier they are, the harder they will be on whatever mount you come up with.

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See this thread for ideas on getting them to function as full-brightness running lights and turn signals: https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=54136

If you put them on the forks, you're right to try to reduce their weight -- not only because unsprung weight is undesirable, but also because they get rattled around a lot there and the heavier they are, the harder they will be on whatever mount you come up with.
holy smokes that thread got out of hand quick. i've had bad experiences with electronic projects of that nature. although i do know people that are capable...
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See this thread for ideas on getting them to function as full-brightness running lights and turn signals: https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=54136

If you put them on the forks, you're right to try to reduce their weight -- not only because unsprung weight is undesirable, but also because they get rattled around a lot there and the heavier they are, the harder they will be on whatever mount you come up with.

also, you're fork light setup was a strong motivator for my upcoming project. i read it at work, and immediately started digging through our lighting catalog. im tired of people trying to kill me.
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also, you're fork light setup was a strong motivator for my upcoming project. i read it at work, and immediately started digging through our lighting catalog. im tired of people trying to kill me.
Glad to hear it! I try to give as good as I get around here, but I'm only one guy, so I'm happy if I can help anyone at all.

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