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RSL October 1st, 2016 06:45 AM

Bright LED Lights - Adding Clearwater LED Lights
 
Clearwater LED now has the Hyperstrada/Hypermotard/Multi Strada mounts ready for shipment.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Clearwate...arwater-X3.jpg

This allows for the mounting of the smaller Darla LED lights in a protected area.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Clearwate...t-Location.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Clearwate...SC02887-X3.jpg

By having additional LED lights mounted high, the projection is farther making for better night vision. Yet, by mounting these lights below the elevation of the headlight, they remain legal.

The amber and clear silicone lens covers are a nice addition. The amber color penetrates fog, rain & snow.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...MG_0767-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...MG_0762-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...1123656-X3.jpg

https://clearwaterlights.com/collect...oducts/darla-1

It would be easy to go crazy and add the much bigger, and brighter, Krista spot light, Erica driving light or Sevina deer melting light to these mounts. Solid and stable light location.

astrocortex October 3rd, 2016 01:03 PM

Did your kit come with a switch? The Darla mentions 24w on high.

If you had bad night vision would you go with the darla? I get pretty blind at night.

RSL October 3rd, 2016 02:03 PM

It's not a night riding light outside urban areas. While the light fills in where the headlight is weak very well, on pitch black backroads this isn't enough to see deer in the distance.

I wired mine to be on 100% all the time, with a 20 second delayed start.

The kit comes with a relay, bright/horn 100% wire, and brightness controller (10% to 85%).

More mounting information to come later.

For high speed and distance spot lighting, I like the Krista.

kuksul08 October 3rd, 2016 03:00 PM

I'm curious - how and why did you do a 20 second delay on the start? Is that to let you turn the bike on or something?

RSL October 3rd, 2016 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kuksul08 (Post 22860)
I'm curious - how and why did you do a 20 second delay on the start? Is that to let you turn the bike on or something?

Yes, to let me start the bike and let the electronics become happy first.

That way, it can't be said that I interfered with the Ducati start-up.

This eBay delay was added inline with the relay trigger wire. I used the yellow tail light power wire at the back of the seat.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Var...e-Delay-X3.jpg

Sealed up it looks like this:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Var...ay-Done-X2.jpg

Positive to the yellow trigger wire, ground to frame ground on the bike, or was it battery? Either way a ground is needed.

I pick my bike back up Thursday and will have a look this weekend.

RSL October 4th, 2016 05:55 AM

Another lesson I have learned over the years is to use SAE connectors with wiring. This allows easy changes and removal.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Var...1030096-X2.jpg

Make sure the wire you use and SAE connectors are rated for the amps you are conveying.

astrocortex October 4th, 2016 02:34 PM

that delay is pretty clever!

RSL October 7th, 2016 02:23 PM

Wiring details:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Hyperstra...-Wiring-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Hyperstra...igger-2-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Hyperstra...igger-1-X3.jpg

RSL October 8th, 2016 10:36 AM

https://photos.smugmug.com/Clearwate...r-Mount-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Clearwate...r-Mount-X3.jpg

I had to get short bolts for the mount because the rubber isolating fender mount has minimum thread depth.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Clearwate...a-Mount-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Clearwate...a-Mount-X3.jpg

Mounting the light bar and lights takes maybe an hour, if you go slow, check everything over and use thread lock.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Clearwate...a-Front-X3.jpg

The wiring takes as much time as you want, depending on how detailed you want to be. Some like to bundle and tie every wire.

appliance821 October 8th, 2016 11:31 AM

Thank you for taking the time to show this so clearly - much appreciated.


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