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Offline mrtwidster1

Something Im working on.
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2014, 12:33:21 PM »
Just a quote from the article you referenced
The Future Of Leds
Light emitting diodes may well be the real future of multi-purpose and off-road lighting. For applications where the light is made "to be seen" (tail lights, brake lights, etc.) they offer excellent visibility in signal colors. But, in applications where they are used to "see" they can't yet match the sheer illumination power of HID lights.
From: http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/1007or-exploring-halogen-hid-led-lighting/#ixzz3LzNTjOWA
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Offline Rupp250

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2014, 12:38:53 PM »
That article is from 2010. I have LED's on my truck, my buddy has them on his Rzr, I have ridden other atv's with them. They work just as well as HID's now.

True, when they first came out the housing didn't project the light as well. Now they do.
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TRAIL -86  250R ported stock cylinder
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Offline mrtwidster1

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2014, 12:48:07 PM »
You are absolutely correct!
They have made great advances in LED tech. I wanted to use a one bulb design in each light that I could afford and give me the light housing dimensions i was looking for. These HID's meet what I'm trying to accomplish. Like i said before I am trying to get a certain look with my build. But I want everything to be functional. Does not have to be efficient or even practical.
Thanks again!

Offline mrtwidster1

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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2014, 12:50:21 PM »
Quote from: Rupp250;47660
That article is from 2010. I have LED's on my truck,....
Are they just one LED per light or multiple?
Appreciate it!

Offline Rupp250

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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2014, 12:59:29 PM »
I have these in the stock fog location on a F250. I'll take some pics tonight for you. They are in a spot configuration. I got a cheaper(Chinese) knockoff for the ATV in a fog pattern.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lighting-Lighting-Accessories/Dually-Series-Spot-LED-Light-Set-of-Two.aspx?t_c=14&t_s=448&t_pt=4242&t_pn=RIG20221

On a side note. do you have a lathe or easy access to one?
DRAG- Puma in a Ziggy Chassis
TRAIL -86  250R ported stock cylinder
DUNER -86 250R  Flinstone

Offline mrtwidster1

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« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2014, 01:06:18 PM »
Thanks! Yes I have access to a lathe. That is how i modified the pulley on the axle nut.

Offline Rupp250

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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2014, 09:41:05 PM »
Here are some pics for reference. The fence is probably 500ft away. The one is with the brights on and the other is with the LEDs.
DRAG- Puma in a Ziggy Chassis
TRAIL -86  250R ported stock cylinder
DUNER -86 250R  Flinstone

Offline Rupp250

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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2014, 09:42:14 PM »
Leds
DRAG- Puma in a Ziggy Chassis
TRAIL -86  250R ported stock cylinder
DUNER -86 250R  Flinstone

Offline mrtwidster1

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« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2014, 12:16:00 PM »
I researched many lights. Led has come a long way no doubt. Thanks for the Pics as well as the input. It is appreciated.

Offline mrtwidster1

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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2014, 12:32:16 PM »
One note here also. If I could have found a comparable alternator that had smaller dimensions. I would have used it. Of course the the ac voltage will be run through a regulator rectifier and converted to dc.
Also, no more than I will be using the lights I could have used just a battery but I just wanted to try something different.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2014, 12:36:39 PM by mrtwidster1 »

Offline MANIAK

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« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2014, 11:46:49 PM »
I like your design. Another thought that I had but haven't tinkered enough yet to get around to it was to mount the alternator to the swing arm but in line with the chain. I was thinking of using a toothed sprocket for the alternator pulley and a spring to apply tension. Basically using the chain as the belt.

I have a friend with a crf 450 hybrid. He had the stator re-wrapped and it can now support 250 watt's. I think he used Ricky Stator.

On my R I run a Ricky Stator high output and I prefer it over the CR ignition. (Mainly because I ride a lot at night.) The performance gain just wasn't a fair trade-off.

Offline mrtwidster1

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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2014, 07:46:08 AM »
Originally I was going to run it off of the chain. Once I started studying out the mechanics and seeing that i would have to apply tension to allow for the pivot arch of the swing arm, I decided to go this route because I was concerned that the chain method would be high maintenance. At my age, I don't need anything "HIGH MAINTENANCE".

Offline mrtwidster1

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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2014, 06:11:04 PM »

Offline ytman

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« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2014, 10:26:16 AM »
This is cool. Are you worried about the tension from the belt "adjusting" the axle nut while it's turning?

Offline mrtwidster1

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« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2014, 06:58:25 PM »
The OEM lock nut is locked against the pulley and the pulley is recessed over the primary nut housing. The pulley acts as a spacer so there is no loss of locking force of to the lock nut. I do have a concern about the pulley being aluminium but it is aircraft grade.  If i need to I will make the primary nut a squeeze type lock. Just experimenting now. Being left hand threaded may help keep it tight.
I appreciate your input.