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Old 10-21-2011, 12:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Nice lights!! Whats the wattage and who makes them??

http://www.jcwhitney.com/platinum-burners-55-watt-clear-lens-driving-light-kit/p2023274.jcwx#

Got them at Walmart for $18.99 or so.

They look good, come with wiring harness with bullet connectors and lighted toggle switch.

They are built fairly inexpensively and likely require a setting screw to keep the front from falling off and maybe some silicone to keep out the water, but for $18 you can't lose.

Plan to look into installation tonight.

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Old 10-21-2011, 12:47 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I'll reserve judgment until I plug them in. They're not bad looking, and only reveal their faults on close inspection. We shall see.

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Old 10-22-2011, 02:17 AM   #24 (permalink)
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OK, mounted up one light just for fitment as I'm not even sure how to wire it up yet, but I think the fairing bolt mount is going to do the trick. Here's a couple photos...











What do you think? I'll have to run the wire up under the front fairing, likely try to find some blue flexible conduit...

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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So a year later, I never permanently mounted those lights, but see it as a winter project.

Anyone ever come up with a better solution?

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:20 AM   #26 (permalink)
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So a year later, I never permanently mounted those lights, but see it as a winter project.

Anyone ever come up with a better solution?

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No. I'm still waiting for you to do it first, then explain with full instructions and photos what you would do different.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:09 PM   #27 (permalink)
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This guy did a nice job...


This guy did a nice job....Hmmmm....

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Yeah but now his Sprint looks horrible!
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #28 (permalink)
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It's the old 12 months later thread update trick eh?


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Old 11-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #29 (permalink)
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12 month later update thread trick, combined with the 'too lazy to complete install of potential solution thread and wants to make sure someone else doesn't have a better idea" thread trick.



This is the only complaint I have re: the Sprint 1050.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:41 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I was thinking, instead of having "always on" accessory lights, that incorporating a tilt switch could be useful. ie, lean right and right hand light goes on, while the left, which is pointing up stays off. I did some google-fu and found a few different type of switches, such as mercury switches and ball bearing activated. Fluid filled ones look very interesting.

I guess it would not be too hard to set up a switch in such a way that at a certain tilt or inclination the switch activates. Thoughts?

http://beta.globalspec.com/learnmore.../tilt_switches has good info.
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