Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Enlightening Farkle

Righto, so Saturday's ride had another purpose and the reason why I went so late and came back in the dark was because I had to try out my latest farkle...

I have a farkling disease...
Yes, some led's imported at great expensive from the land of Trump.  And of course getting lights meant that I also needed a mount for the lights and a mount for the switch...

So anyway, the stuff all turned up once I'd paid the taxman and a couple of Friday's ago I tore into the install.  I was initially a bit daunted, not wanting to stuff it up but in the end it was a piece of cake.

First up was the mount.  This fairly basic but it does mean I have this spare piece of plastic with no use anymore.


The mount dangles down below the main headlight and provides a nice sturdy home for the lights.



Next up was the scary part, wiring things up.  But with the help of the interweb it was a piece of cake.  It was easy to hook the harness to the battery but then I had to locate the high-beam wire and tap it - that's where the web came in handy and the job was soon done.


I then quickly tested everything and was rewarded with plenty of working light in the shed.  The last job was to tidy up the wiring, mount the switch and tighten up the lights on the mounts after setting up the angle of them.

Switch allows me to run the lights once high-beam is activated but to also run just the high-beam


Disappointingly, it was still light outside when I finished so I geared up and rode over to the old's place to zap them through the lounge window and await proper darkness.  When it finally got dark I mounted up and went off for a proper test.

Each of the lights has 2 led spots in them and 2 that act as floodlights giving a wider beam of light.  The floods in particular really impressed me.

So, just out of town I stopped and got ready to film their effectiveness.  Unfortunately, my GoPro session decided to have one of its moments and just wouldn't play ball.  So, all I got to show for my ride in the dark was some very crappy photos that don't really show a lot...

Dip only

High beam

Everything going!

Blurriness!
On Saturday's ride I swapped GoPro's and finally got some semi-decent video of the lights in action.  I still reckon that the video doesn't do them justice...


Now to put them to some use...

10 comments:

  1. Your right Andrew the video doesn't do them justice but guys - and I don't have shares in Denali-if you want frikken awesome aux lights I suggest you invest.I have had a pair on my ST13000 for a while now and am a convert.

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  2. So. With this farkling desease... Does it mean you're farkled?

    Where'd you buy the lights from?

    They look like they'd do the job on my Bandit.

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    1. I don't think you're ever farkled...

      They came from Twisted Throttle.

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  3. OK, just based on the pics...it does seem much brighter!

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  4. Those are some pretty serious lights. Twisted throttle is a good place for accessories. I don't think Trump minds you buying goods from here at all, just wouldn't want anyone trying to import from over there.

    Would you like to adopt us so we can move from the land of Trump? :-) Great now I am probably on the no-fly list. Love your country, fear your government.

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    1. Just let him know that he owes me...not sure if we're on the banned list yet...

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  5. So now that these farkles re on how exactly are they going to help you pass those crossplane R1's?

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    1. Travelling at the speed of light...

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