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Old August 14th, 2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Fork mounted driving lights?

Anyone using any?

I found a set that is 46mm and includes a switch out of Australia, but I'm not sure what the fork size actually is because it has two pieces and I don't have calipers to measure it. Preferably it's mounted on the lower part.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/182025929104

According to eBay it fits, but I don't trust their system.

What size are the forks in mm?
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Old August 14th, 2016, 10:43 PM   #2
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Why don't you get in touch with kuksul here and see if he's gonna have a spare set going? You ain't gonna get better lights than his man.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:06 AM   #3
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You ain't gonna get better lights than his man.
Well, it depends on whether your intent is for fashion or not.

I depend on taking being conspicuous to oncoming traffic to the maximum. To also add significantly to seeing the road ahead at night. For maximum real lumens there is no LED driving light maker better than Clearwater.

Clearwater took the dimensions of my mount and have made more for a Hyperstrada kit.





I think they look fine too. All metal, no plastic.

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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:11 AM   #4
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Clearwater Darla Review

https://youtu.be/QU84OBL-skQ

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Old August 15th, 2016, 08:26 AM   #5
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so i can buy a hyperstrada set of those clearwater darla? thats exactly what i want. i have been waiting for the person on here that makes the lights, but I am impatient when it comes to wasting my money on accessories.

I just received a set of new rage cycles radiator mounted lights which I had them configure as running lights rather than blinkers. But I want actual lights out front because this headlight is unbelievably useless unless the highs are on, which makes all the people in town go crazy. never been flashed so much
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Old August 15th, 2016, 08:27 AM   #6
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oh man, "coming soon" is TOO SLOW! :P
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Old August 15th, 2016, 09:11 AM   #7
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https://clearwaterlights.com/collect...oducts/darla-1

Available right now. Call to see if the mounting bracket is there. If not they can easily make one. Or, the fork mounts might be an option you would prefer.

I think I have a thread somewhere on my install. It was super simple, with a delay on the trigger wire for starting the bike. Then, I have it so the lights are always on. You can add the dimmer, but I don't that. Bike on, lights on.

I also switched the headlight bulb to a very bright LED. Huge difference.

My point is that I want every vehicle ahead of me to know that I'm on the road. Even those texting. The Clearwater Darla LED lights do the trick.

I have friends with the bigger Clearwater lights. Lights so bright they melt anything in front of you. It's just that I don't want that much light. The Darla LEDs are small, mount multiple ways, super reliable, and effective.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 09:25 AM   #8
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Delay from ebay:





Bolts I mounted the LED mount to:



Mount design:

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My light kit is so very delayed, I know I let a lot of people down. The sad thing is I have all the parts needed - I am just trying to find time to make one last aluminum piece.

Dare I say they are better than the clearwaters though. I use 3 types of lenses to get the best beam distribution, a more neutral LED tint rather than that blue tint that creates glare and strains the eyes, and more seamless integration on the hyper. No extra switches or relays needed. No dimmer or things to fiddle with, just low and high that are controlled with the stock handlebar switch. They blend with the style of our bikes far better, but also pump out ~7000 lumens, so they are no slouch.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 11:32 AM   #10
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but also pump out ~7000 lumens, so they are no slouch.
7,000 total for all LEDs?

Well, there are lumens and then there are lumens. I'd enjoy seeing how you deal with the heat generated, as well as how you protect the circuitry when there is too much heat produced.

I have over 60,000 miles of use with the Daral LED lights I have. Day, night, monsoon rain, etc... Combined, my friends and I have over 1,000,000 miles of Clearwater LED experience. 100% positive.







70% Brightness

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