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Old 07-02-2014, 10:51 PM   #121 (permalink)
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I'm no expert in terms of LED's, but Cubs have direct lighting (AC) and I know that many LED's will not work properly on 12v AC lighting circuits, so check before you buy.
I have seen some LED bulbs that are quoted to work properly with any 12-volt circuit. An uncle of mine even bought some, initially intending to use them in an old Simca 8 he had.

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Old 07-03-2014, 12:13 AM   #122 (permalink)
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Well it is possible to bypass the AC light output and draw the lighting circuit from the battery , all charge goingto the battery then a regulator to run the lights DC and thus LEDs are possible. It will probably run $300 with a bit of change .

It sounds a lot but decent lights are one of my primary requirements these day . After years of riding trail bikes with smudgey yellow lights I've become addicted to clear bright white !!
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decent lights are one of my primary requirements these day
So, the best bet seems to be the LED setup. You can still integrate them easily into that fairing, and eventually getting some at the stock headlamp position if you'd like at least one of the beams to be directional in order to increase the visibility while cornering.
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Yes, but LEDs generate a lot of heat so some cooling openings would be required in a fairing .
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Well it is possible to bypass the AC light output and draw the lighting circuit from the battery , all charge goingto the battery then a regulator to run the lights DC and thus LEDs are possible. It will probably run $300 with a bit of change .
I'm aleady running dc lighting, you can do it a lot cheaper than that. You will find guides on the c90 board.
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Thanks Pete, I'll drop by .
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Yes, but LEDs generate a lot of heat so some cooling openings would be required in a fairing .
Put them outside of the fairing, just like those custom tail lights used by the ricers.
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Not good aero but certainly a better place to mount them, 30 minutes without cooling and they overheat and die.
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I'm aleady running dc lighting, you can do it a lot cheaper than that. You will find guides on the c90 board.
This thread is pretty good ! Login • C90Club.co.uk

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Hi everyone, I thought I might give a quick update.
I fitted a temporary perspex roof to the Cub Dreamliner



First impessions are good, it's much faster and more economical with the roof fitted due to the improved aerodynamics, a more permanent and ergonomic fixing is planned. As well as improved performance, it will keep me warmer and drier this winter.
I'll post the results when proper testing has been done.

I attended a weekend gathering of fellow UK FF'ers in September, a photo of a few of the bikes parked in the grounds of Raglan castle.



For my next trick I'll be turning this collection of parts :-









Into one of these :-




Based on the Honda 250/400 Superdream, originally conceived and built by John Bruce around 20 years ago.


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