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Old 3rd January 2019, 02:36 PM
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Anyone got any experience fitting and also recommendations for particular spot lights? Looking for bright easy to fit ones for a Deauville thats currently running in stealth mode, so that other clowns sharing the road may see her a bit easier!
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Old 3rd January 2019, 03:15 PM
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Pick up some construction floodlights from your local builders providers and strap a gennie to the back, you will never be not seen again!
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Old 3rd January 2019, 03:44 PM
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I put two 30w spots on my bandit. I wired them into the dipped headlight. Makes a big difference. That way they switch off when the starter is in use.
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Old 3rd January 2019, 04:09 PM
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Get Led spots
very low current required
It is an 'ugly' light and will be seen
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Old 3rd January 2019, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by madpat
Get Led spots
very low current required
It is an 'ugly' light and will be seen
You hope!!!!....
Tell it to the guy that got me in early December. 'I'm really sorry I didn't see your headlight and the LED spots either side of the headlight'.
It was dark but as usual with a SMIDSY he was searching for a bigger target and in a hurry so just pulled out in front at the last second. Luckily I wasn't travelling too fast due shite weather and conditions etc
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Old 3rd January 2019, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by gap35
You hope!!!!....
Tell it to the guy that got me in early December. 'I'm really sorry I didn't see your headlight and the LED spots either side of the headlight'.
It was dark but as usual with a SMIDSY he was searching for a bigger target and in a hurry so just pulled out in front at the last second. Luckily I wasn't travelling too fast due shite weather and conditions etc
You say lucky... I disagree... I say prepared... experienced..
Riding correct for the conditions,idiots in cages included.
Now.. back to the topic at hand,of which I am no help
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Old 3rd January 2019, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by maxjam
Anyone got any experience fitting and also recommendations for particular spot lights? Looking for bright easy to fit ones for a Deauville thats currently running in stealth mode, so that other clowns sharing the road may see her a bit easier!
Have a pair of these fitted to my bike and they are excellent:

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikeext...rbike/18726699
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Old 4th January 2019, 10:23 AM
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Thanks all,
is it easy to get replacement bulbs for these spotlights?
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Old 4th January 2019, 11:55 PM
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Thanks all,
is it easy to get replacement bulbs for these spotlights?
Not sure, have mine in two years and havenít needed to replace a bulb yet
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Old 5th January 2019, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gap35
You hope!!!!....
Tell it to the guy that got me in early December. 'I'm really sorry I didn't see your headlight and the LED spots either side of the headlight'.
It was dark but as usual with a SMIDSY he was searching for a bigger target and in a hurry so just pulled out in front at the last second. Luckily I wasn't travelling too fast due shite weather and conditions etc
When I was going though france this summer there was this motorway maintenance van with a big fucken arrow, lights, reflective, etc.. And signs saying somethibg along the lines of 87 collisions with maint vehicles last year. Trust no one.
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Old 7th January 2019, 10:46 PM
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Apparently illegal

Was a safety seminar by ex cop and first responder.

They went through this topic.
They didn't exactly say not to fit extra lights but said it in every other way.


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Old 8th January 2019, 01:30 PM
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@ squag1

Reformed inmate eh..... soon to be current....
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Old 13th January 2019, 10:32 PM
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@ squag1

Reformed inmate eh..... soon to be current....
But did you watch it......
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Old 13th January 2019, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by squag1
Apparently illegal

Was a safety seminar by ex cop and first responder.

They went through this topic.
They didn't exactly say not to fit extra lights but said it in every other way.

Not illegal AFAIK but if you fit additional spots on a cage they will more than likely cause a fail for beam alignment during NCT. The solution when fitting additional spots to a cage is to have them on a separate switch fed from the dipped beam circuit. Turn up for the test with that circuit switched off and your grand

There's no NCT for bikes (yet!) so no one qualified or with the legal powers to prevent you fitting them. The gardai are not qualified to do any mechanical or electrical inspection nor do they have the legal power to do so.
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Old 14th January 2019, 09:28 AM
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Look for "Creed" LED lights on ebay or amazon, there's plenty of cheap options with all different sizes and shapes to best match your bike.

I'll highly advise hooking up the lights with a relay and fuse so you create a separated circuit. Handy enough to do and loads of youtube videos out there on how to do it.
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Old 16th January 2019, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: Spot lights

Originally Posted by Jonjo
Have a pair of these fitted to my bike and they are excellent:

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikeext...rbike/18726699
Just wondering where you got the harness for them ? Think of getting a pair myself
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Old 16th January 2019, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by efanton
The gardai are not qualified to do any mechanical or electrical inspection nor do they have the legal power to do so.
But they do have the power to seize your bike and impound it until it can be inspected by an "expert" and then they'll decide how to proceed.
In other words,say goodbye to your bike for 2 years or more.
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Old 16th January 2019, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonjo
Have a pair of these fitted to my bike and they are excellent:

https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikeext...rbike/18726699
Fuck me that's some markup. €60 for 2... They're $5 a piece from China.

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Old 16th January 2019, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Vjmc.Cork
But they do have the power to seize your bike and impound it until it can be inspected by an "expert" and then they'll decide how to proceed.
In other words,say goodbye to your bike for 2 years or more.
Seriously?

they have done this?
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Old 16th January 2019, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by efanton
Seriously?

they have done this?
Yes and yes
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