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    Something Im working on.



    To power these!!
    Last edited by mrtwidster1; 12-16-2014 at 01:33 PM.

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    Very interesting.

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    When I am through it will advance to a "black belt". Hahaha

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    very innovative
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    Yup i sucked the head. taste like dirt.

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    Very cool! So those lights only work when your riding?

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    No, I will have a battery. Of course the batteries will only charge when i am in motion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrtwidster1 View Post
    When I am through it will advance to a "black belt". Hahaha
    haha nice!

    More pics / description Grandmaster!

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    Most will know what is driving this modification but, this is on my "hybrid" build and it is a "desert theme" so I wanted the larger lights, but also use my CR ignition. Did not want to modify and risk reliability or performance of the CR and since I have not found a better idea, thought I would give this a try. Confident it will work, looks kind a "FUNKY" but hey, It is a hybrid bike so we will see. Hahahahaha

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    It is a Kubota grass hopper alternator. Puts out about 20 amps max at 14 volts. (Ebay 59.00). Fabricated an adjustable mounting bracket. Bolts to the swing arm.It will put out an average of 160- 190 watts. Main lights are 100 w total HID will add some LED also. This lighting is mainly for show even though they will be functional. Not planning on spotlighting deer n running em down. HAHAHAHa


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    I was gonna mention trying LED's. Those will pull way more AMPs.
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    The bracket is stainless, I will make stainless spacers when I get the all the alignment true. I will fab a stainless guard with some sort of sealing device to protect the armature and stator from the elements. Just tinkering.

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    The HID ballast will charge when they come on and the battery should handle that in rush current load, then i believe the running amperage should be around 5 amps each if my research is correct. We will see, like I said, Tinkering
    Last edited by mrtwidster1; 12-15-2014 at 02:09 PM. Reason: grammar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupp250 View Post
    I was gonna mention trying LED's. Those will pull way more AMPs.
    Please explain? I may have missed something in my research.

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    Here is just a quick article on it. Not being a jerk. Just trying to help ya out. I think this project is pretty bad ass. I just picked up a small led fron and rear led red light an just going to run a LI-PO RC battery. It wont be for long rides. Just to get to the hill and back on my duner really.

    http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/10...-led-lighting/
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    I do not think you are being a jerk at all. I know that LED lighting consumes allot less power and is more efficient. The formulas for electricity calculation are uniform so doing the math is simple. I believe the start up in rush current is the deciding factor on how much total current supply I need. I will size my battery accordingly.
    I will not be spotlighting anything so most likely the light will only be run when I am riding and most likely as not both will not be on at the same time, that is why one is a spot and one is a flood. Its how the desert riders set theirs up i believe, and that is the theme of my build.
    Thanks for your input!
    Last edited by mrtwidster1; 12-15-2014 at 01:30 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    Just a quote from the article you referenced
    The Future Of Leds
    Light emitting diodes may well be the real future of multi-purpose and off-road lighting. For applications where the light is made "to be seen" (tail lights, brake lights, etc.) they offer excellent visibility in signal colors. But, in applications where they are used to "see" they can't yet match the sheer illumination power of HID lights.
    From: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/10...#ixzz3LzNTjOWA
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    That article is from 2010. I have LED's on my truck, my buddy has them on his Rzr, I have ridden other atv's with them. They work just as well as HID's now.

    True, when they first came out the housing didn't project the light as well. Now they do.
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    You are absolutely correct!
    They have made great advances in LED tech. I wanted to use a one bulb design in each light that I could afford and give me the light housing dimensions i was looking for. These HID's meet what I'm trying to accomplish. Like i said before I am trying to get a certain look with my build. But I want everything to be functional. Does not have to be efficient or even practical.
    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupp250 View Post
    That article is from 2010. I have LED's on my truck,....
    Are they just one LED per light or multiple?
    Appreciate it!

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    I have these in the stock fog location on a F250. I'll take some pics tonight for you. They are in a spot configuration. I got a cheaper(Chinese) knockoff for the ATV in a fog pattern.

    http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lighting-...&t_pn=RIG20221

    On a side note. do you have a lathe or easy access to one?
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