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Offline Davew

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Spot light relocation
« on: December 07, 2014, 11:50:05 pm »
Here's a thought for you: I've seen couple of pictures lately of okes who appear to have relocated their spots to on top of the upper crash bar mounting extension (next to the beak)

Anyone done this or thought about it? Seems to me std location is a bit low and prone to picking up stones...

Was pretty common to remount the spots on the previous gen GSA from below to on top of the mounting bar.
 

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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 08:39:27 am »
There will always be people who JUST have to change things. I could never understand the need moving the spots to above the chrasbars. Apparently when you fall over alot it helps?
 

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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 03:25:05 pm »
i raised the spots on my previous two GSA's and it improved the light on the road.  so i have thought about it, i am surprised it is not a standard add on.   seen the photos but not a good close up yet.
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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 04:07:40 pm »
i raised the spots on my previous two GSA's and it improved the light on the road.  so i have thought about it, i am surprised it is not a standard add on.   seen the photos but not a good close up yet.

I am not sure how the same lumens power in a higher position can give improved light
 

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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 04:26:48 pm »
BennNevis
I doubt the change in position will affect distance from road will reduce intensity.
But I do think the pattern of light disperse for normal lighting will improve. Conversely, raising them will reduce effectiveness as a fog light (which should be low and flat beams)
However, I use mine for improved visibility of me (day or night) and some improved dispersion of light on the road for night riding.

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The mod is quite straight forward from what I can see - a set of clamps to mount to the bar and reroute the wires

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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2014, 04:49:21 pm »
LED spotlights will vastly improve seeing and being seen. I have had quite a few riders replacing stock BMW spots with 1000 or 3600 Lumen spots.
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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2014, 07:57:18 pm »
LED spotlights will vastly improve seeing and being seen. I have had quite a few riders replacing stock BMW spots with 1000 or 3600 Lumen spots.

I thought the stock spots on the newer bikes are LED? As for brightness etc, I'm plenty happy with mine. Sure, if I were to replace them for any reason, I'd be hard pressed to justify the OEM prices.

My question was whether many okes had done a relocation of them on the WC bikes, seeing as it was popular to do so on the previous generation
 

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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2014, 09:43:34 am »
Not sure about the spots on the LC GSA's (are they LED?, maybe someone can clarify), but OEM spots are really dims, not brights. LED spots have to be switched off for oncoming traffic at night, but really lights up the road when needed.
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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2014, 01:21:07 pm »
Not sure about the spots on the LC GSA's (are they LED?, maybe someone can clarify), but OEM spots are really dims, not brights. LED spots have to be switched off for oncoming traffic at night, but really lights up the road when needed.

OEM=LED
 

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Re: Spot light relocation
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2014, 11:26:39 am »
LC OEM = LED bright very leke to ride with
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