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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #60 on: October 29, 2007, 11:28:34 am »
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #61 on: October 29, 2007, 12:02:43 pm »
Hey, LS, I think you should get a set of 1200GS lights - that would look soooooo cool 8). Imagine the astonishment of a fellow BM rider, seeing the familiar GS lights come up in he's mirrors, only to be overtaken by a guy in a pimp suit on DR!  :cyclops_ani:
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #62 on: October 29, 2007, 12:08:15 pm »
Moer hom Lakkie!! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2007, 04:35:09 pm »
Jaloesie is 'n lelike ding, Growweblaar wil eintlik ook 'n DR ry!! hie hie hie !!!
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #64 on: October 30, 2007, 03:01:37 pm »
So I spend a few hours yesterday and today riding around, looking for motorcycle lights.
I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for

I checked out secondhand spares ...nada
The Buell headlight with grill is R1,980.00 ...fogeddaboudit
Two new chopper lights are R900.00 ...nope
Most other perfectly sized lights are not mountable ...made to fit in a fairing

so I discovered 4x4 spotlights
they come in various sizes!
some are quite cool
but their bulbs are all two-phase on/off types.

How hard can it be to replace the bulbs with three phase dim/bright/off lights? Sorely not hard at all
I have now moved my search to 4x4 accessory shops

I wonder if their shallow dish design will be able to cast light far enough? Will have to do some research
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2007, 03:21:57 pm »
LS what about these...

Dont think they have a nice housing so you will need to make a shell to fit them into but they are dirt cheap - the way I like it  ;D

 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2007, 03:27:59 pm »
If I am not mistaken, those are sealed units, meaning I have to replace the whole light if the filament goes - would prefer bulbs
I also don't have the faintest idea on how to make a shell for it

it's a good price but too many potential problems bobnob, thanks though
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2007, 03:32:03 pm »
How hard can it be to replace the bulbs with three phase dim/bright/off lights? Sorely not hard at all

Sound like a TopGear challenge - 'How difficult can it be ?'
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I am speaking from no experience here, but let me just wonder about something:

Isn't the design of the reflective 'bowl' at the back and the lens in front also done with one or two filaments in mind ?
If that isn't a problem it should not be difficult at all to get the '3prong' two filament lights in there.

The other option you might want to think about (but only as a 'use it don't use it' option) is to mount two lights, but wire it so that only one is on on dim and both switch on when bright is on.
Angle the 'dim only' one low enough and the 'added bright' one to shine far enough ahead.

My FJ didn't have an original fairing and it had two 12 centimeter lights in it. It was set up that way and worked quite well.

If you want both to be able to dim AND bright then that's obviously a different story.


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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2007, 03:33:47 pm »
If I am not mistaken, those are sealed units, meaning I have to replace the whole light if the filament goes - would prefer bulbs
I also don't have the faintest idea on how to make a shell for it

it's a good price but too many potential problems bobnob, thanks though

mkay valid point

but a bulb for dakar is like R60 so at R20 you can buy lifetimes worth of replacements  ;D
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2007, 03:36:31 pm »
If you want both to be able to dim AND bright then that's obviously a different story.

I want both to shine all the time (both dim/bright)
It really gets on my nerves when some ballie walks up to me and helpfully points out that the one light isn't working
happened a lot when I had a TL
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2007, 03:43:59 pm »
If you want both to be able to dim AND bright then that's obviously a different story.

I want both to shine all the time (both dim/bright)
It really gets on my nerves when some ballie walks up to me and helpfully points out that the one light isn't working
happened a lot when I had a TL

damn you must have been the slowest guy on a TL if they could walk up to you to tell you that!
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2007, 03:47:43 pm »
lame
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2007, 03:52:25 pm »
got a chuckle out of me...
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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2007, 03:52:26 pm »
lame

now you went and hurt my feelings  :frown:
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2007, 03:54:30 pm »

so I discovered 4x4 spotlights
they come in various sizes!
some are quite cool

most of these spots are for additional lighting and do not have proper focus points like normal lights, you may have difficulty getting the setup right for low/high beam
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2007, 03:59:35 pm »
most of these spots are for additional lighting and do not have proper focus points like normal lights, you may have difficulty getting the setup right for low/high beam

That's what I was worried about

What I could do is buy a set of spotlights, remove the spots from their housings and replace them with similarly sized sealed units bobnob mentioned ...mmm...
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2007, 04:22:33 pm »
Here is your answer for a nice display. They go for around R850 to R900.

I have used them before on the quad bikes, and I see they make a unit specifically for the DR650.





Where find this???
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #77 on: October 30, 2007, 04:28:30 pm »
lots and lots of places sell them newguy

try Quadcore off Durbanville Ave
or the bke shops in Waterkant street in town

hunt around for the best price - The best price I saw for the Vapor was R980.00
 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #78 on: October 30, 2007, 04:30:56 pm »
Here is your answer for a nice display. They go for around R850 to R900.

I have used them before on the quad bikes, and I see they make a unit specifically for the DR650.





Where find this???

Find this at a store, you must.

 

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Re: Suzuki DR650SE - the bottomless thread
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2007, 04:55:30 pm »
Upgrade the DR's wiring harness and add a 'modern' more powerful globe.

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