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Offline gordybrock

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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2020, 10:01:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by Flyingbanana [+]
Have you got a link to the lights  :493:

Here's an earlier post about the non-flashing single phase spotlights...good news is they're still available from AliExpress but not ebay anymore.  :152:

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,27443.msg298836.html#msg298836

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32389953248.html
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2020, 02:07:36 PM »
Cheers for the advice, bracket ordered, delivered and fitted, much better than my DIY ones
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2020, 03:15:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by gordybrock [+]
Here's an earlier post about the non-flashing single phase spotlights...good news is they're still available from AliExpress but not ebay anymore.  :152:

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,27443.msg298836.html#msg298836

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32389953248.html

cheers, ive stuck them in my favourites, ill order them if these start going onto flash mode at random
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2020, 04:21:46 PM »
I changed mine to these single phase ones in the finish they do look pretty good and have a really bright light (uk supplier as well). But as I said earlier I like the look of the others - they're not far off looking the same as the factory ones at 300 quid!!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2Pcs-10W-Universal-Motorcycle-Motorbike-Bike-LED-Fog-Spot-Lights-Headlight-Lamp-/132745574562?hash=item1ee840b8a2
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 12:06:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by gordybrock [+]
Here's an earlier post about the non-flashing single phase spotlights...good news is they're still available from AliExpress but not ebay anymore.  :152:

https://www.tiger800.co.uk/index.php/topic,27443.msg298836.html#msg298836

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32389953248.html

Thanks for the links.  I have just ordered these to fit on my Heed crashbars.  Hate the switch but there's some nice metal switches on ebay for about six quid that I think I will order.  Hopefully either the switch will sit above the heated seat bracket or I will fab something to carry both switches. :)
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2020, 02:50:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by MrFinch [+]
Thanks for the links.  I have just ordered these to fit on my Heed crashbars.  Hate the switch but there's some nice metal switches on ebay for about six quid that I think I will order.  Hopefully either the switch will sit above the heated seat bracket or I will fab something to carry both switches. :)
Here's a link to the switch I have, aluminium, waterproof, been on the bike 3 years no probs.  :002:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152240968220
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2020, 11:42:11 AM »
Look Ok, I'm thinking of mounting mine off the lower engine bars, I was going to use the Heed bars, but they clash with my Stebel Magnum horn under the beak.

Btw, yes it is illegal to use flashing lights (other than turn indicators) on a motorised vehicle in the UK, cyclists can as they're not motorised.
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2020, 12:21:15 PM »
The biggest problem I've found with numerous pairs of these cheap Chinese fog lights is the poor beam pattern, build & electrical quality. I've never seen them provide what's claimed, e.g. not remotely waterproof and running at only 5W when rated at 10W. Electrically they emit all manner of noise which, as the bike electronics get ever more complex could lead to potentially more interference....but they are ridiculously cheap.

I have found some very good copies of the BMW fog lights for around £40 which are far better quality than most of the cheapos. For example, these (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223541470700) produce an excellent beam pattern, are solidly built, properly waterproof and can even be dimmed with a simple controller. I have a design for my Tiger 1200 that, by monitoring the bike's CAN bus will run these at reduced brightness for DRL use but if/when the Triumph fog lights or main beam are activated will drive them at full brightness.



  
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 12:53:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by T800XC [+]
The biggest problem I've found with numerous pairs of these cheap Chinese fog lights is the poor beam pattern, build & electrical quality. I've never seen them provide what's claimed, e.g. not remotely waterproof and running at only 5W when rated at 10W. Electrically they emit all manner of noise which, as the bike electronics get ever more complex could lead to potentially more interference....but they are ridiculously cheap.

I have found some very good copies of the BMW fog lights for around £40 which are far better quality than most of the cheapos. For example, these (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223541470700) produce an excellent beam pattern, are solidly built, properly waterproof and can even be dimmed with a simple controller. I have a design for my Tiger 1200 that, by monitoring the bike's CAN bus will run these at reduced brightness for DRL use but if/when the Triumph fog lights or main beam are activated will drive them at full brightness.

True story  :038:

I went for these with a wiring harness and SW Motech Mounts, following advice from a friend from the Versys forum, who recently retired from Scottish Power  :016:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013LH07OW/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
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Re: £14 Chinese spot lights fitted, they look pretty good.
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 12:56:22 PM »
I saw those a while back and they looked really well made.  :028:
  
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