I have finished my mod of the light bar mod. Basically this cost me $75. +
time. First, I would like to thank every whom has helped with recommendations for lights, circuits, relays and power equations as I went through this mod and hook up,
. Hats off to you all.
I did end up going with the Grote, a set part number 64101
on a recommendation(of the chrome) and am very pleased with the size, the shallow profile, and their ability to change out the bulb to higher wattage or to LEDs (49.99 free shipping)
. I have many pics, listed below, to check out. Although mine is not as clean as others would prefer on their bikes, I like the industrial/mechanical look to it and can always go back and change the lights to look more conventional. With the lights being lower, yet still a good distance off the road in height, this creates a wider triangle to be seen during the day and also spreads the light in a longer/wider path along the ground looking forward for night driving. I took it out last night and the lights are working just as I thought they would. Considering the time and
thought put towards this, it turned out well despite of me working on it.
The diagramed pic descriptions/parts are in the works, if interested.
close up and diagramed pic 1
, close up and diagramed pic 2
, My first rear end light mod, thinking of doing a re-mod here.
home made o ring gaskets for grote lights. cut larger oring and leave a small gap when fitting to the back plate of light case.
place a heat shrink tube,1", on ring, melt/warm, just catching on fire, , the two ends together of the o ring, with a lighter, and press together ,on flat surface, then push shrink tube evenly over theseem and shrink it. Keep in mind the shape it needs to be in as it cools to form the gasket.
Blacked out the red with a permanent maker, paint will not be pliable enough for a good seal.
and place on the lip of the bottom light case, place top on and screw it down. Sealed tight and water proof.