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Let there be light - Spot lights that is...

Discussion in 'Stelvio Chat & Tech' started by Trophy900, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Trophy900

    Trophy900 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Hi All,
    I wanted to add some auxiliary lighting to better light the way out here in the country. Last year I had a deer strike while traveling in Vermont on my C14 (totaled it) and since have been a little more proactive. In that thought I have added some extra candle power to the 'ol Stelvio. I went with high power LED for durability and low power consumption.
    Anyway, I've attached a couple of photos and a drawing of the mounting I made.
    Jeff
     

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  2. BravoBravo

    BravoBravo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Nice job! The lights look great!

    Bruce
     
  3. Series4

    Series4 Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Nice what breed are they and where'd you get 'em?
     
  4. Bisonheed

    Bisonheed Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Very tidy install, they look very compact.
     
  5. Trophy900

    Trophy900 Tuned and Synch'ed

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  6. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    FYI, Lumalink makes real quality aux light brackets too.
     
  7. BravoBravo

    BravoBravo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Jeff, thank you for posting the schematic of your light bracket. My dealer's brother-in-law has a machine shop and was able to fabricate a bracket for me using your dimensions. I re-located my Piaa 1100X lights from where I had them on the engine guards. I was not happy with the previous location of my lights, as they were very vulnerable to damage in the event of a tipover. This is much better.
    Cheers,
    Bruce
     

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  8. coastriderwest

    coastriderwest Just got it firing!

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    kmartin Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    The write up says they don't project light but function as daytime running lights.
     
  10. rturo

    rturo Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I noticed the same thing .. found this on Ebay.. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 8549wt_914 .. seems there is quite a good light output but perhaps without much anti-dazzle cut-off due to the lens/reflector design so of limited use on road

    Art
     
  11. Trophy900

    Trophy900 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I really like the new LED technology, but you really have to be careful. On that web site you'll notice that these lights are only putting out 290 lumens. The ones that you see in my photos are 1500 lumens. As a comparison 55W halogen lights are 850 and HID are 3500. The thing I really like about the new LED lights are they use very little power. The ones I have only use .85 amps - the 55W halogen lights a mentioned a minute ago use 4.6! Back to being careful - I started out with a set of auto parts store specials and I couldn't even tell when I turned them on!

    Bruce - glad you were able to make use of the mount drawing!

    Jeff
     
  12. BravoBravo

    BravoBravo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Jeff, I am really happy to have my Piaa lights located where they are on the new mount, safely tucked up out of harm's way. Like so many brilliant ideas, :idea: yours was simplicity itself. The mount looks good, was inexpensive to make, and is very functional and effective. Well done, sir!

    Thanks again,

    Bruce
     
  13. 20boronia

    20boronia Just got it firing!

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    I have look for some time to fit spot's to the front of my stelvio
    Jeff' s design is beautifully simple and get the fittings out of
    harms way .
    Intergrated into the bike compared to addons on the crash bars.

    WELL
    Is there anyone else like me ?
    I asked Jeff if I could reproduce his SPOT LIGHT MOUNT
    This is not a bussines for me and I do not wish to profit from it
    I am going to have ten made in lazer cut Stainless steel 316 marine qualitity
    because ss is stiffer and stronger than Aluminium I have ordered 3mm thick
    it wieghts 600gram(20oz) similar to the Aluminium
    If anyone is interested
    THE actual cost of each peace is $31 usd
    once the item is made I'll measure up the length of the mounting scews , to
    see if the existing ones will work or need new and get these too . to make a complete kit

    john

    $31 usd
    $22 euro
    $30 au
    20 UKpounds
     
  14. tomsp

    tomsp Tuned and Synch'ed

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    me. I'm in for one :D
     
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    kmartin Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I'll take one also.

    Keith
     
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    Lannis Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I'm in too! I'd like to mount some lights that way.

    Lannis
     
  17. BravoBravo

    BravoBravo Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    You will all be very happy with the lights mounted in this location. Here is how they look. This pic was taken on a ride during the recent Western NY Moto Guzzi Rally. My buddy Hoovy is behind me on his Norge, which itself has very good lighting, but pales in comparison to the current lighting array on my Stelvio.

    Cheers,

    Bruce
     

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    Bisonheed Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Looking good, very impressive.
     
  19. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I'd be interested in the mount as well. I'd like to hang a big honkin' pair of PIAA's up there to augment the lighting from the factory Hella aux. lights that came on the bike.
     
  20. kebdvm

    kebdvm Just got it firing!

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    I'm a taker for one. Please advise.
     

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