New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by WoodlandHills » Jan 17 2017 4:58pm

I plan on starting with them in series and running off a 52v battery, but eventually I hope to try them at 72v. Either way I'll be taking power from a CA3.

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by doctorbrody » Jan 17 2017 7:24pm

PRW, you're probably going to want a DC-DC buck converter - then you can run whatever lights you want.

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by PRW » Jan 22 2017 11:48pm

ok, to run on 92v... I wired up 3 lights in series. Provides way too much light to run into traffic - will be for off road and where no one is around only. Top two are spot lights, bottom is beam. When facing it when it is on, it just looks like one massive light.
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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by litespeed » Jan 23 2017 12:15am

Can't you just point them down some more? If they are spots then that should do the trick.

Looks like you won't run out of light anytime soon.

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by PRW » Jan 23 2017 1:11am

the top two (spots) I can point down more. Still busy with adjustment, The bottom (beam) is more difficult, the base hits the forks which limits the angle to drop. I would need to dremel the fins off to get it lower!

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by doctorbrody » Jan 23 2017 8:00am

That looks seriously Mad Max - nice work!

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by PRW » Jan 24 2017 12:55am

todays idea: I decided that the 3 lights on the front, with the inability to lower the angle of the lowest light, was too extreme. I also prefer the lights as twin, higher up.

So, I used plasti dip (apparently it can handle heat up to 200 deg F) to coat one of the lights orange. This will go on the rear - provides a very noticeable, but not annoying, light. The bottom 2 pictures are facing straight onto the light.

I think that's the end of experimenting..
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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by PRW » Jan 28 2017 10:29pm

Lights are back on the bike - the rear light works very well. Bright, but not annoying.
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about 10 feet back

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close up

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about 20 feet back

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back to 2 lights on front - much better

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lights straight ahead

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by CobraJet » Feb 02 2017 11:21pm

Why couldn't you use a voltage regulator to set the lighting voltage wherever you would like? You could tap of the main power and run a lower voltage on each light. Something like this:

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by PRW » Feb 02 2017 11:50pm

CobraJet wrote:Why couldn't you use a voltage regulator to set the lighting voltage wherever you would like? You could tap of the main power and run a lower voltage on each light. Something like this:

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That has a maximum input voltage of 60v - my battery is +- 90v?

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by tinasdude » Feb 03 2017 11:48am

WoodlandHills wrote:Third and final try at light mounting, this time with decent brackets:
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What brackets are you using there. I have the same bars, and that would be a great lighting solution. Thanks

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by WoodlandHills » Feb 03 2017 12:00pm

tinasdude wrote:
WoodlandHills wrote:Third and final try at light mounting, this time with decent brackets:
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What brackets are you using there. I have the same bars, and that would be a great lighting solution. Thanks
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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by boytitan » Feb 03 2017 12:46pm

Where are you guys getting the mounting brackets from ?

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by PRW » Feb 03 2017 1:56pm

boytitan wrote:Where are you guys getting the mounting brackets from ?
from here.... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWOIMIN/re ... BybPSAXCH6

as an aside, the mounting bracket that comes with the light fits perfectly across the rear of the saddle - where I used one of the lights for the rear.

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by boytitan » Feb 04 2017 1:12am

Rather get the lights their own power source.

Where can I get a d.c. cable to attach them to this 12 volt battery pack. The pack in my link is my second option I am on ebay bidding for a 20ah pack.

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Also are you guys using them for street use ?

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by Sillyhead » Feb 05 2017 11:52am

do you recommend a rigid fatbike for commuting on street? I have no snow, sand..

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by tinasdude » Feb 07 2017 12:49pm

Rigid fatback for the street is great if you like fatties. They are making mid fat bikes that night be a better choice. If road only, no snow and no sand, there are a lot of better choices. I just happen to like fat bikes anywhere.

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by WoodlandHills » Feb 07 2017 12:54pm

It depends upon what sort of tires you use:
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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by litespeed » Feb 07 2017 6:40pm

I would love to get a fatty but the price of tires sucks the fun out of it. Specially street riding that where's them down super fast.

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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by Dogboy1200 » Feb 07 2017 11:30pm

WoodlandHills wrote:It depends upon what sort of tires you use:
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Is that the Luna Lander Fork on there?
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Re: New lighting setup for BBSHD Fat

Post by WoodlandHills » Feb 08 2017 2:23pm

No, it is an RST Renegade. It's a decent fork, but not as supple as a Bluto. If I had a do-over I would have been better spending the extra money to upgrade to the Bluto. This bikes twin has a $95 Chinese carbon fork that is nearly as smooth! Given the stiction in the RST, I cannot imagine what the Luna fork feels like at that price point....

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