IMHO....one can't have too many lights

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IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:11 am

In keeping with my Oregon outback mods on the Gear Up, I stuck the Hellas on the headlight.....waiting on a relay w/wiring harness to get them lit up....should do a good job lighting up those dark desert nights.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby rebelrider » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:25 am

Agreed. :D
Those bumper lights look pretty sharp!

Here's a couple I've added so far:
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Also planning to upgrade the brake lights, and add aux lights by the headlight in the near future.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby rivers » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:55 pm

54v, get'em aimed and you'll like'm. They throw a lot of light. Got a couple 500's on the tub bumper.For the price you can't beat'em. :thumbsup:
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Postby Wildhorse Cafe » Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:38 pm

It's like trebling up on Viagra, sure it works, but you're going to faint. :lol:
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Postby 54vintage » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:50 pm

rivers wrote:54v, get'em aimed and you'll like'm. They throw a lot of light. Got a couple 500's on the tub bumper.For the price you can't beat'em. :thumbsup:


Got my relay today, so now just a bit of wiring to do and it's flame on. I'll be hooking them to the headlight switch so when I hit the brights.....all heck will break loose :wink:
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Postby rebelrider » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:54 pm

Those saddle bags on the nose are a neat idea too, by the way. :)
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:20 am

rebelrider wrote:Those saddle bags on the nose are a neat idea too, by the way. :)


Thanks.....they came off my daughters sport bike.....I was just toying around with them, but I think I will use them for long hauls when extra space is needed.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby ichbinbier » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:15 am

I agree you can never have too many lights

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Postby 54vintage » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:22 pm

ichbinbier wrote:I agree you can never have too many lights

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You got that right!! And a GoPro too!! Any video shot from it's location that you could post.....interesting perspective.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby Lmo » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:46 pm

Those saddle bags on the nose are a neat idea too, by the way. :)



Thanks.....they came off my daughters sport bike.....I


They look voluminous*!! Got a brand name / model / style to share with us??

I am curious though, how much current is all of this taxing the alternator for? Have you measured it?

* had to look it up :wink:
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby rivers » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:33 pm

Lmo wrote:I am curious though, how much current is all of this taxing the alternator for? Have you measured it?

On a 50A denso the alt is barely breathing. I've run Hella's on a couple Denso equipped Urals, wired correctly the alt can easily handle aux lights and heated gear. Heck it's a bigger alt than a lot of fluff intensive cars have. I prefer running high current draw aux items via a dedicated stand alone circuit. If you're tapping into the stock Ural system I'd worry more about the orig wiring than the alt.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby Lmo » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:29 pm

On a 50A denso the alt is barely breathing.


Is "50A" on the alternator ID plate?
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:32 pm

Lmo wrote:
Those saddle bags on the nose are a neat idea too, by the way. :)



Thanks.....they came off my daughters sport bike.....I


They look voluminous*!! Got a brand name / model / style to share with us??

I am curious though, how much current is all of this taxing the alternator for? Have you measured it?

* had to look it up :wink:


They are Cortech soft bags.....I think Tour Master is the manufacturer. There is no other markings on the bags, but volume wise, they're about 1530 cu in.....just a shade under a cubic foot each.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby 54vintage » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:37 pm

rivers wrote:
Lmo wrote:I am curious though, how much current is all of this taxing the alternator for? Have you measured it?

On a 50A denso the alt is barely breathing. I've run Hella's on a couple Denso equipped Urals, wired correctly the alt can easily handle aux lights and heated gear. Heck it's a bigger alt than a lot of fluff intensive cars have. I prefer running high current draw aux items via a dedicated stand alone circuit. If you're tapping into the stock Ural system I'd worry more about the orig wiring than the alt.


We're on the same page Joe....all of my add ons are on stand alone circuits.
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Re: IMHO....one can't have too many lights

Postby ichbinbier » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:59 am

54vintage wrote:You got that right!! And a GoPro too!! Any video shot from it's location that you could post.....interesting perspective.


Yes I do. I'm not happy with that placement as I miss a lot of the side scenery.
I can see above a barrier wall but the Gopro in that position can't. I going to move it higher, about head height, and see how that looks.

And as not to hijack your thread I've posted the video here http://www.sovietsteeds.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42872
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