New Rear Array . . . Finally!

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  1. 1olbull

    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    With my brother, Dan's help we got the Kong back together this evening.
    The new lights are BRIGHT!
    Readings at 1 meter -
    Running lights = 2,100 lux.
    Brake lights = 2,400 lux.
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    barbagrisMad Scientist

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    Hmmm - Not much difference twixt Running and Brake then!.

    How visible are the indicators in "Running" mode? - Sometimes it helps to be able to see the woods through the trees.
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    Oh yeah, I installed a new front fender and seat as well . . .
    Spent two hard elbow grease hours cleaning the darn rear wheel! :thumbsdown:
    PITA, but it shines like sun in a mirror!
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    Chris,
    The running to brake tis a very noticeable difference.
    The signals are amber and trust me, all three from the new billet LEDs are blinding when directly in your eyes.
    I reckon that over 2,000 lux in a red light is pretty darn good.
    It shall be interesting to see how many complaints from riders tt my rear I will get.

    Note:
    As comparison, my Olight Javelot R20 little torch is rated at 900 lumen.
    At 1 meter it reads 2,100 lux and it is bright and painful if looked at directly.
     
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    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    Very nice result!
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    I watched your vid.
    That sucker makes it hard to pass cars, eh?
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    Old N' GrumpyLiving Legend

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    Hey Steve...if memory serves me you run Hyperlites, but what LED's are you using in the tail light and turn signals?
     
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    Steve told me how dim the rear lights are on my Touring and suggested I get brighter ones because at a distance they are barely visible. This is fine with me though. As long as cars behind me can see me when within collision distance I'm good. What Steve doesn't realize is that I want them a bit dim so I can ditch the cops when being chased. The other thing Steve doesn't understand is that with the new tune Claviger installed, my Touring now moves at the speed of light so when he thinks he's seeing my tail lights, I'm already gone. :cool:

    Your Roadster looks most boss Steve. Can't wait to see it. I won't be riding my Rocket again until I get the alarm removed after it left me stranded last Friday.
     
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    WyldCFHDrop a gear and disappear

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    @1olbull What brand & model lux meter do you use?

    You should bring it to RAA East to measure some of the Chinese haymaker knockoffs
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    I now run a new set of Hyper-Lites that are 16 LEDs each side, not 8. They are run & brake lights only.
    The new & brighter LED I put in the OEM tail is:

    Hope this helps . . .
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