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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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LED Light Bar

Would something like these run on our bikes without battery drain?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 11:58 AM
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Isnt that for like 4 wheelers and off road use?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 12:42 PM
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Steelo has to avoid kangeroos and other strange animals down under.
Everything has a current draw, this one shows 4.9 amps @ 13.6 volts.
That is about one 55 watt halogen bulb.
About the same as Honda or Cobra lightbars with two 25 watt halogen bulbs.

If you can select spot and/or wide would be very nice.
A spot at 6 ° is tight.
If the spot did not have much scatter it could be used as a headlight.
Depending on rules and regs in AU on the roads.

4 Flood + 16 Spot + 4 Flood reflector distribution forms a remarkable beam that pushes the wide beam out at 50° and spot beam at 5.8° all the way to staggering 1 lux @ 409m

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 05:34 PM
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If we had roos an other exotic animals here, I'd try an mount at least 2 of those! Best wishes..
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 07:06 PM
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As another option, look at the "Quake" brand, and specifically the 'Rogue' series. I bought a pr. of their twin light units and mounted halfway on my engine guards with Kuryakyn adjustable P clamps. The lights themselves are (each) 2- 10W Cree 15* . Plenty bright, without blinding oncoming, as I have them aimed at about 50-100' in front of the bike. Wired with an in line fuse, and off my fuse block mod, via a Kury handlebar push on/ off switch. I've ridden for hours with them on, and no problems with the battery or starter.

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its a universal mount so may need some slight mods to fit the VTX. Obviously not a VTX in the pic .. but it be nice and bright

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-25-2018, 09:18 PM
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i have a 14" LED lightbar under my headlight ,as i live semi rural in Brisbane with a lot of roos around and the joys of being an afternoon shift worker. i have it wired to hi beam with a 6500kl LED headlight .Been running this for 5 years without an issue

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