TW200 Forum banner

1 - 20 of 27 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,092 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
First off the 98 tw has a 35watt piaa super plasma gtx bulb which is brighter than the stock 35w. The 07 has a bikemaster 6000k hid 35w + 2 advmonster model 44's led flood light.

This pic is the 98 low beam



07 low beam



98 high beam



07 high beam



07 high beam+leds at 100%

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,092 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Next place is on my road. Its a very dark heavy wooded straight road.



07 low beam



98 high beam " shiny dot is our mail box"



07 high beam



07 high beam + led 100%



All pics taken from the wifes iphone 4s. Not bad for phone pics!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,345 Posts
Can we see the bike and how you mounted the lights?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,092 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
I dont use them in traffic. Im sure you would blind them. I have them setup to come on with the high beams. I can dim them with the dimmer for traffic use but i just got them installed and havent tried them yet with traffic and i probably wont. We live close to a state highway with a good size median and the floods will shine all the way across the highway into the ditch on both sides. Im waiting for some clown to flash me or just come at me with his brights on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,092 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
I will shoot for some better pics of how they are mounted this weekend. Pics dont do any of these lights justice. You can barely see the hid in the pics and it is bright in person.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
342 Posts
Those LED's are very impressive. How does traffic react to their glare?


I have the same lights (mounted lower at the fork refelctor site and not aimed as far out to the sides) and run them the on road quite a bit about 3/4 with no flashes or complaints so far. When you get out in front of the bike, it really does not have as much "glare" as it would seem. Have passed several Leos as well. One macomb county sheriff stopped and asked about my lights in reference to his Harley. Just my personal observation, but many of the cars/trucks rolling around with the purple colored headlights produce way more glare and are more problematic than these whiter, brighter, leds. My origianl intent was to use them as daytime visibility lights and for off-raod. I have been pleasantly surprised to be able to use them on road as well. ADV monster sells a spot lamp that might be better suited for on-road use.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
908 Posts
That is awesome!!

Probably too much power draw for my 1989 TW200 huh?


With all the night time stuff my friends and I do on bikes, I'd like to find a way to run brighter lights on the old TW electrical system.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,092 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
You could do one of the model 60's by itself on a toggle and do the switch mod to yours so the stock light could be turned off while using the led.. 30 watts of your own personnel sun. Even one the 44's is brighter than the hid on my 07. Im sure one model 60 would be amazing and draw 5 watts less than the stock bulb. I think the 44's are 2000 lumens each and the model 60 is 3600 lumens each.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
342 Posts
You could do one of the model 60's by itself on a toggle and do the switch mod to yours so the stock light could be turned off while using the led.. 30 watts of your own personnel sun. Even one the 44's is brighter than the hid on my 07. Im sure one model 60 would be amazing and draw 5 watts less than the stock bulb. I think the 44's are 2000 lumens each and the model 60 is 3600 lumens each.


Agree completely with above. One model 60 will turn night into day and save a few watts. If you are out at night off-road, you will love it--enough light for you and your friends!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,092 Posts
Discussion Starter #13






I almost mounted them the way dusty did that was about the easiest option and you can adjust your light positions easier plus the bracket is already there. I went out at about 5:30am and rode 70ish miles and they work very well in the dark plus there is no traffic that early on a saturday morning around here so i just kept them on.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
10,664 Posts
Seriously, I would use a double throw (ON-OFF-ON) on the low beam circuit, switch between low beam and the LEDs. This would switch the high beam off when the LEDs are on, and a flick of the switch means instant highway legal, just in case.



For a totally independent circuit, pull the auxilary circuit directly from the battery--the OEM harness does not have sufficient capacity for any additional current draw. If you want the LEDs to go on and off with the key,. use a relay to power the headlight circuit, and branch the LED circuit off the headlight power feed after the relay.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,092 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
Palm state put up the link to my install. The leds are on their own fused harness straight from the battery with a toggle switch in line before the dimmer box-high beam bypass. There is a toggle on the low beam side of the hid also. I took off the instrument cluster and ran the wire for the high beam bypass"relay" to the wire that went to the high beam indicator. So i believe that when i switch on the high beams the power from the indicator bulb wire flips the relay and lets the leds get power from their own harness?? If im not using the high beam bypass which is rarely then the dimmer box has a controller that lets me dim/brighten the leds or turn them off completely or i can kill all power to them from the toggle switch. So i can use low beams with or without leds and the high beams with or without leds or just run the leds by themselves. I have a seperate line straight from the battery for the 12v outlet up by the toggles and i have used a cig plug voltmeter while riding and idling and the lowest voltage ive seen is 13.9 while idling for 10 min. 99% of the time its 14.3-14.5. If im missing something let me know. Im by no means an electrical guru..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,516 Posts
[quote name='dustyg' date='11 May 2012 - 04:03 PM' timestamp='1336770216' post='45372']

Can we see the bike and how you mounted the lights?





Dustyg...............any issues with the mirrors I'm seeing in the picture?......I presume one can actually see what is behind them with those mirrors.I've seen them before but can't remember who makes them?. TIA
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
631 Posts
The mirrors on Dustyg's bike look like the doubletake mirrors. I have a set on my Husaberg and love them!



Here's a link: doubletake



Those LED lights are pretty amazing! I need to get a set..... damn, I'm goin broke modding my darn Tdub...
 
1 - 20 of 27 Posts
Top