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01-08-2007 01:46 PM
hyperbuzzin Best of luck to ya on the move Hizzo.

Are ya planning on painting the fender to match the bike, or painting the entire bike?
01-07-2007 10:59 PM
Hizzo3 ok, well moving out of me and my g/f's place, so this is on hold for now. plan to have a working model up by end of febuary so that i can modify the fender for mounts and get it painted by march
01-04-2007 11:02 AM
Hizzo3
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Originally Posted by stevebtx12 View Post
You might check out some of the 3rd party tail light / turn signal units all in one unit to get some ideas, I saw some really impressive looking LED ones searching around (wish I had kept the URL), but they're really damn proud of these things.
Yeah, i looked at those designs but didnt like it. I've seen them on a bunch of buzz bombers around here (i am a mile from the sonic that they hang out at, didnt know you can fit so many bikes in a parking lot....seriously 100+ bikes) and here is my take on them. If you are with in 20 feet, you can tell which side is blinking, any further since the turn signal is so close to the tail light, it just becomes a yellow and red blinky. really cant tell what direction things are going. Nice clean look, but functionality is seriously lacking.


edit, you gave me an idea though, i will be able to fit both additonal running lights and turn signals on the same light...that should look cool :P
01-03-2007 05:40 PM
stevebtx12 You might check out some of the 3rd party tail light / turn signal units all in one unit to get some ideas, I saw some really impressive looking LED ones searching around (wish I had kept the URL), but they're really damn proud of these things.
01-03-2007 03:16 PM
Hizzo3
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Originally Posted by hyperbuzzin View Post
I've seen a few bikes with the mirrors that have the turnsignals built into them. Didn't look too bad, and it gets them up away from the headlight, to make them kinda more noticable.
Probably wouldn't be too tough to make a set.
humm.... i like. i wonder if i can get the glass out on a set of vn800's and drill in some leds....
01-03-2007 04:30 AM
hyperbuzzin
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humm... now what to do with the front...
I've seen a few bikes with the mirrors that have the turnsignals built into them. Didn't look too bad, and it gets them up away from the headlight, to make them kinda more noticable.
Probably wouldn't be too tough to make a set.
01-02-2007 06:10 PM
Hizzo3
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My only thought is on the turnsignals. Seems like they might be a little on the small side, unless they're gonna be quite bright.
Otherwise, looks like that'll give the back of the bike a really clean look.
Yeah i am really trying to get the sleek clean look with the fenders. even though the bike will have givi bags on it once i make the bracket, they bracket will be easily removable for the sunday ride, and 5-10 mins to get back to my commuter bike :P

Yeah i am not 100% on the turnsignals. i was lookin at having a round type light pipe, with about 1/3 showing (from the side of the bike to about 15 degs off center, far side) and using 2 luxeon led's amber (about 40 lumens each) per pipe. i may just scratch that idea though and just get some superfluxes though that are showing up in alot of led tail lights now, and just use the amber color. That i guess will be my major test sublect.

humm... now what to do with the front...
01-02-2007 01:25 PM
hyperbuzzin Certainly will be different.
My only thought is on the turnsignals. Seems like they might be a little on the small side, unless they're gonna be quite bright.
Otherwise, looks like that'll give the back of the bike a really clean look.
01-01-2007 09:58 PM
Hizzo3 bump? any input?
12-29-2006 12:10 AM
Hizzo3 ok here we go, they are uploaded. pardon my lack of artistic skill.


Running mode


Foul weather mode


Brake mode


Turn signal active



here is some estmated energy consumption.
run
1.2 watts with 44 lumens output
foul weather mode
2.7 watts with 100 lumens output
brake
9.5 watts with 251 lumens output

9.5 watts and still brighter then stock!! that is a savings of almost a full 40 watts over the stock tail light. mix that with the already roughly 70 to spare and you can throw in 2 55 watt driving lights. you can do it safely if you swap out the front turn signals too, as they would only burn total of 3 watts vs the 16 stock
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