Hey all. Been thinking of converting my single headlight to a dual set up. Have seen many people with the dominator headlight setup which looks similar to what im after. However after a bit of searching around I found whats called projector headlight. It seems a fair amount of cars these days are going around with it also a few bikes. Great illumination and a fairly small unit. can probably modify a dual setup thing. Ontop of that angel eyes can be fitted onto them if thats your preference. The only drawback i can see is having them exposed to the elements. Having a fairly hot bulb means having a hot lens. A bit of rain would probably crack the lens. As most of these units are mounted inside the car headlight assy' to protect them. Any ideas?
Got a set of driving/fog lights projector style today in the mail from ebay. only cost (aud) $35. so i figured if they stuff up not too much lost. they only have a 55watt bulb in them so maybe upgrading wiring and bulb to a higher rating would be better. Opening them up there is a piece of metal to limit the light illuminated in height. not much use as without it they still have a fairly direct line of sight for illumination. But for now only removed one piece of metal in one of the bulbs (which will become the high beam). So within a few hours i have the bike dismantled in the front section. Already fitting them but now have another dilema. Styling. Originally was looking for a side by side option. Then started playing around with one on top of the other. Finally finishing up with a triple option. 2 side by side and one in the middle raised. (raised one will be high beam) attached are some pics badly photoshopped. opinions anyone?
ah yes as most would notice the intruments are off to be replaced with a mini all in one system either of these would be good. Thinking of relocating the key. Setting up an alarm so the key wouldn't be needed to start it. just need to disable the alarm. Although would have to make sure the alarm is always on when you leave the bike. else anyone could ride off with it. be one hard lesson to learn from.
a how to post from asf for a gixxer. only problem for the hornet is the HISS. need the key for an imobiliser. getting frustrated not riding so may give this one a skip for now. plus like the sense of security the steering lock has. even though if someone really wanted any bike there's nothing really stopping them. heard stories about people lifting bikes to steal them.
yeah its true. you can have an alarm which does the latching feature of the remote latching device. So disarming the alarm does the job of turning the key. Plus a momentary button on the remote FOB can be used for a remote start function of the bike. If anyone is thinking of doing this make sure your stand safety switch works or leave the bike in neutral. Would look quite foolish if you're showing off to everyone by saying "hey check out my remote start".. pushing the button and everyone watching as the bike starts and pushes itself off the stand. As for the security thing. Most security devices on any item/house etc will deter a novice thief, But one who is determined will always find a way around things. Did have a thought a while back of installing a pair of electrodes in my car seat on a timer. Which would pass a high voltage into the back of a thief if they didn't disable the alarm within a set time. Again you wouldn't want to forget you had it there by accident. I guess the same could be done to a bike. Different meaning to Hot pants.
after what seemed like ages, i've finally made a bracket. stainless is a bugger to work with. Plus work seemed to get in the way whenever i had the chance to work on it. Don't know if i should paint it or just leave it. Laziness will dictate to leave it. Now the only thing to do is to pass some wires for the higher rating bulbs, hide the wiring and figure out which indicators to get. mount them etc. Think about the remote key thing, one thing about moving the ignition switch. there are two allen key bolts holding the ignition switch block onto the bike. As a security measure they've made them tamper proof by what seems like cuts into where the allen key sits so when applying any force (to undo) to the bolt it slips. I was lucky to remove one easily enough but the second one is in there fairly tight. Even Screw grab (valve grinding paste) doesn't seem to help at all. May have to drill it and use a srew extractor. Also spent 30 bucks on led replacement lights for the standard instruments. Seeing as im running out of money, cant afford the new instruments.
I like the side by side look myself .....would be sweet if they were hid projectors though of course i dont know how you would start to aim something like that without it having the shield inside to keep from blinding on coming traffic as well
To each his own I just want to have fun and enjoy life.