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Re: LED's
« Reply #15 on: 09.10. 2011 14:24 »
I just stuck a small 12v battery in the toolbox, and ran a self contained system to do brakes, tail light and indicators. as it draws such a small amount of power, i just charge it up on a charger once in a while. can send pix if you are interested. needs a bit of wiring, and a couple of switches... but with shrink tape and the like these days, the job can be pretty discreet.

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Re: LED's
« Reply #16 on: 09.10. 2011 14:44 »
Hi Gavin if you would be so kind, I'd like a pic of that set up and dimensions of the battery and supplier for a completely different reason
All the best - Bill
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Re: LED's
« Reply #17 on: 12.10. 2011 05:46 »
G'day all,

Have ordered one of Goffy's LED lightboards for the tail lamp, hopefully this will push a bit more juice through the headlamp.  Have also got a 6v LED globe for the speedo and a 12v +earth Tail light for the Super Meteor.  Will re post once they're all set up.

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Re: LED's
« Reply #18 on: 12.10. 2011 14:24 »
Hi Bill here's a pix or 2 of the 12v battery. I just tucked it away in the tool box, alongside an oil filter Orabanda installed for me.

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Re: LED's
« Reply #19 on: 17.10. 2011 08:43 »
I've taken things a little step further today too.  Am still waiting on the LED light board for the tail lamp and a 6v instrument bulb.  I had a 5w instrument bulb, 21w tail lamp bulb and a 35w headlamp bulb.  That makes 61watts!  The LED's should help I hope.  I have bought a 7 inch halogen (h4 bulb type) semi sealed lens/reflector which should distribute the light alot better than the old glass and reflector does.  Coming with it from across the pond I have managed to find a 35/35w h4 type bulb to go with it.

I shall report on the results as soon as I have all the bits installed.

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Re: LED's
« Reply #20 on: 17.10. 2011 09:34 »
  I had a 5w instrument bulb, 21w tail lamp bulb and a 35w headlamp bulb.  That makes 61watts! 

No brake lamp?

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Re: LED's
« Reply #21 on: 17.10. 2011 11:41 »
That included the brake lamp!!
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Re: LED's
« Reply #22 on: 18.10. 2011 00:34 »
Your brakelight isn't on all the time so that doesn't count.So now you have 20 spare watts!

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Re: LED's
« Reply #23 on: 18.10. 2011 06:32 »
I just fitted the Paul GOFF LED light board and a 6v instrument LED.  Am going to ride to work in the morning (will be dark) and see what the difference up front is.  Now just waiting on the H4 halogen so I can fit my new front lens.

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Re: LED's
« Reply #24 on: 18.10. 2011 09:25 »
That included the brake lamp!!

As Wilko says, subtract 21W, then add 5W for the tail lamp and you don't have a problem, until you fit Boyer ignition.

I doubt that the bulb in your speedo is as big as 5W.

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Re: LED's
« Reply #25 on: 18.10. 2011 11:43 »
Sill running mine on +earth 6v. I've got the Goffy LED light board in the back, and LED pilot light up front with one of his Halogen main bulbs. The pilot stays on with the headlight btw. I'm still running a std bulb in the speedo as I like the soft light it gives.

I'd have to say that my headlight is quite effective. I used the cheapest wiring harness I could find on fleabay and then remade the connections with bullets. Thicker wiring for the headlight with it's own earth strap.

Given that I'm passing the juice through a pattern copy of the main switch on the headlight, and a two bob matchbox hi/lo on the left bar the only other improvement would be to cut in some 6v relays I reckon.
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Re: LED's
« Reply #26 on: 20.10. 2011 08:17 »
Well I am running a full set of LED's now and they work brilliantly.  I still don't get a great spread of light from the headlamp but I suspect this is because it is very old and the reflector is faded a bit as well as the glass becoming a little frosty.  Can anyone recommend the best reflector/glass setup to use?

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Re: LED's
« Reply #27 on: 20.10. 2011 09:48 »
The halogen bulb with BPF base gives a good light  but rather peculiar beam, more a ring of light than a beam, it always draws a comment from my MOT guy, I think the bulb ends up either to far into or away from the reflector, if that makes sense
All the best - Bill
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Re: LED's
« Reply #28 on: 20.10. 2011 16:29 »
As I think I brought up somewhere here before I'm using a NOS Wipac unit. Both dipped and high beams are great, they're just too far apart. I either have dipped showing up the front mudguard or high beam bringing in flights from nearby Stansted.
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Re: LED's
« Reply #29 on: 20.10. 2011 21:11 »
That's rather interesting.  I'm looking for something in between!  I have picket up a modern reflector in 7 inch made for halogen h4 bulbs and have a 35/35w bulb to suit on the way, if that doesn't work well enough, I have my eye on a sealed beam which is a 45/35w.

Cheers,
Dave.
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