How Many Lights are Enough?

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How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:33 pm

Thinking of adding a police style spotlight.
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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Tomcatfixer » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:38 pm

A spotlight? On a Ural? Revolutionary idea! :P
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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:25 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:38 pm
A spotlight? On a Ural? Revolutionary idea! :P
You know, I mean a proper spotlight with a fully articulated handle and a real spot light not that 6" flood you normally see on a Ural. :P
It's either that or a AWG-9, with a scope for my hack monkey. :pot:
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2013 Black Retro, Chernaya Krasota, formally known as, my name is nobody.

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca
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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by chaos2 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:33 pm

How many's enuf? Guess it depends on how many you need. :lol:
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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by sKiZo » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:10 pm

Don't forget about what's following you, eh ...

Here's a short video I made showing off my rear end ...
(work safe) ;-}

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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by RC20 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:35 pm

Well at some point you just need the Recoiless to keep em off your butt though the MG point back might convey the message.

Ural IMZ in the Virtual Watering hole has a Anti Tank Missile pointing back that would work.

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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:40 pm

sKiZo wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:10 pm
Don't forget about what's following you, eh ...

Here's a short video I made showing off my rear end ...
(work safe) ;-}
Very cool, I would like your list of parts you used to make your conversion to LED.
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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by sKiZo » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:37 pm

LIGHTING UP sKiZo's REAR END
(Might be work safe)

TRUNK BRAKE LIGHTS
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YH ... UTF8&psc=1

SIDE MARKER LIGHTS (Red and Amber)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DJ ... UTF8&psc=1

BACKUP LIGHT
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJ ... UTF8&psc=1

TOMBSTONE LIGHTS W/TURN SIGNALS
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/340059 ... rn-signals

The tombstones are incandescent. Only change was to use red 1157 bulbs - the lenses have a clear section on top for a license plate light, but I removed the brackets. I just used some chrome boobs to fill the holes.

Oh. And a BackOff flasher for the trunk brake lights. Those really grab attention.
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/340-09 ... rake-light
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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:53 pm

sKiZo wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:37 pm
LIGHTING UP sKiZo's REAR END
(Might be work safe)

TRUNK BRAKE LIGHTS
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YH ... UTF8&psc=1

SIDE MARKER LIGHTS (Red and Amber)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DJ ... UTF8&psc=1

BACKUP LIGHT
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJ ... UTF8&psc=1

TOMBSTONE LIGHTS W/TURN SIGNALS
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/340059 ... rn-signals

The tombstones are incandescent. Only change was to use red 1157 bulbs - the lenses have a clear section on top for a license plate light, but I removed the brackets. I just used some chrome boobs to fill the holes.

Oh. And a BackOff flasher for the trunk brake lights. Those really grab attention.
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/340-09 ... rake-light
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2013 Black Retro, Chernaya Krasota, formally known as, my name is nobody.

When you set out on your journey to Ithaca
pray the road is long , full of adventure, full of knowledge
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches
Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage

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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Pterodactyl » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:26 pm

Clearwater Darlas are attention getters......

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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Lmo » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:09 pm

1 - Bosch 7" 80-100W H4, 2 - Hella 5-3/4" 55W H3

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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by windmill » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:15 am

Pterodactyl wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:26 pm
Clearwater Darlas are attention getters......

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I'm impressed by those Clearwater lights as they seem to be traffic appropriate, but they're surprisingly expensive.
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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Pterodactyl » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:39 am

windmill wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:15 am
Pterodactyl wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:26 pm
Clearwater Darlas are attention getters......

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I'm impressed by those Clearwater lights as they seem to be traffic appropriate, but they're surprisingly expensive.
They are expensive for sure. This is the third bike this particular pair has been mounted on. Not sure I will replace them with another set of Clearwaters when they die. There are other brands that offer good return on investment. I have Ridged lights on our other bikes.
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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by CamaroEric » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:54 pm

In Florida, 5 illuminating, forward-facing lights (on at a time) was the legal limit on the road.

However, I would say there is no limit as long as they are functional, some exceptions apply!

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Re: How Many Lights are Enough?

Post by Lofty » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:34 pm

windmill wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:15 am
I'm impressed by those Clearwater lights as they seem to be traffic appropriate, but they're surprisingly expensive.
Clearwater Darla customer here, too. They're worth the investment, Barry.

There are significant parallels between the Darlas vs. a fair bit of the ChiCom crap sold on Amazon (as I discovered), and your own experience with LED headlight choices, prior to settling on your Hella & Auxbeam solution. I followed your advice there, and installed the Hella/Auxbeam combo on my Gear Up.

And since you're already in for several grand on your M70, why not keep going? :D
https://www.clearwaterlights.com/products/darla

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