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I recenly augmented my Chineese 257cc scooter with an aux LED light and was happy with the results. I was looking for low power draw, quality, and easy of mounting. I believe I have found all three.
The lights were sourced from a USA vendor, Super Bright LED, and I have delt with them faborably before. Quick and honest.

Since this is a Burgman site, I decided to pass along my experiences with two days of riding using the new LED on my 2011 400.
Some specs.
Lights rated at 750 lumin.
Power draw .8 A 9V-60V DC
They come with a nice pig tail two wire harnes, with a quick disconnect, and all mounting hardware.

I was looking for more curb illumination, and enhanced fill in for my low beam riding. The beam is rated at 20 degree pattern, and that seems accurate.

Light colur output is good maybe a little high, but not like some kid poser or those BMW lights. The box said 6500K but I think they are closer to 6000k. I looked on the CREE web site and that seems more true to the light I am seeing. Sorry, I have no means to measure the wave length.

I came up with a easy method to power the light using the plug to the small 194 "like" bulb above the main beams. I didn't want to penetrage the OEM wiring, and found sacrificing the light output of one of these bulbs a good trade off. The plug also accepts standard spade male connectors, a big plus for super easy installation, no wire cutting and secure fit.

I soldered the mail spade plugs onto the pig tail of the LED. With the 194 "like" buld probably being rated at 5W, I didn't think the LED would pose a problem for the existing wiring. I decided against a switch since the electrical amperage is so low, cant see why I would ride without the light.

I fashioned a mount from aluminum flat bar stock drilling a mount hole in the fron for the light and three 1/8 inch holes in a : - type pattern for some pop rivets I would used to secure it to the lower chin of the Burgs front fairing.

I found the mount a little springy due to the plastic in the fairing, so I wedged a wine bottle cork between the mount and the bike housing to dampen the spring motion. Seemed to work for now, since I am limiting my garage time until the weather warms a little.

Well Here are some pics below.
 

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First a pic of the existing 194 "like" bulb I disabled for power.
 

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Looks kinda odd & strange to me with just 1 lamp mounted in the center!
 

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While trying to determine a mounting point, I thought about putting it in the fariring, (cutting out the S emblem and mounting it in the recess) I decided against that and went for the tried and true lip mount. For its size it is truly amazing how much light it puts out. Once the weather turns I will get some night pictures, it is snowing here in the Midwest today. Boo hissss.

I am a function over form kinda guy and like the central mounting. It is very noticable from most frontal angles, and the light makes the stock low beams appear dull by comparision.
 

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At $40 each, I would buy 2. Then get some aluminum bar stock and cut 2 pieces long enough to hang them off my front reflectors top bolt, buy 2 new longer bolts and then drill the bar stock so the bolt will pass thru. EASY.

These are not real REAL bright but you will see spots for a time if you look into them directly. At 10 watts and 750 Lumins ya get a good amount of light for $40.

Anyone want a set all made up so its just plug and play send me $180. :twisted: Joking of course. I could make a set for COSTincluding a fuse and relay. I'd send them with a wiring picture on what wires to "Posi-Tap" into.

Best deal, buy them and drop by the house on a weekend and in about 2 hours you'd be done. Free labor.
 

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Here are some garage pics using my Lumix DMC-FX60 in program mode.

Night shots on the road will be more representitive of the enhancment, but considering the easy of installation, I am happy with the initial results.

Have a great week BUSA, and stay safe.
 

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The reflector idea has some potential, I will look into that. My current setup up is completely removable without a noticable blemish. However I think mounted up higher on the more substantial portion of the front end might be better.

Bueno.
 

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you did a great job with mounting them, when you ready to Purchase one more you can put them in side to side, Sequence now you did not have to unplug the 194, you could have just Tapped them, But good job,
I plan on working on my Headlights , the reflective background is starting to fade, So when out and Ordered some Chrome Wrap Sheets to repair the faded Chrome inside the headlights, Since mines is older 2007' But yours is newer, you should not have to worry about it, I Suppose the LEDS cause this Fading do to there Potential Radiation Pattern Spectrum.. Building a Hazy White Background on the Surface of the Chrome.
Reducing Luminosity some.

I don't understand why Suzuki still don't add more lighting ,At night this is a Hazard So you will have to get your Running lights on your Turn signals Working, There a must.


Elliott,
 

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Dave_J said:
I have bought a few items from them in the past too.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo ... ight/1362/
These seem very similar to the Twisted Throttle Denali DI LEDs. Both have same wattage and are submersible. Higher amps on the Denali's. Different beam patterns. Twisted Throttle does not state a value for lumens, but does say they can project 290" feet. The superbrightleds are a fraction of the cost of those from Twisted Throttle. Twisted Throttle comes with a full wiring kit and switch. That's convenient but doesn't make up for the price differential. Would be really interesting to do a side-by-side comparison.
 

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HowHH said:
Dave_J said:
I have bought a few items from them in the past too.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo ... ight/1362/
These seem very similar to the Twisted Throttle Denali DI LEDs. Both have same wattage and are submersible. Higher amps on the Denali's. Different beam patterns. Twisted Throttle does not state a value for lumens, but does say they can project 290" feet. The superbrightleds are a fraction of the cost of those from Twisted Throttle. Twisted Throttle comes with a full wiring kit and switch. That's convenient but doesn't make up for the price differential. Would be really interesting to do a side-by-side comparison.
I have the Denali LED's from Twisted Throttle and love em........ I like the fact that I can change the beam pattern just by swapping lenses..... :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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With the advances in LED technology we all should benefit in a few more years, as OEMs put them on everything.

I can removed the lens on mine then remove the reflector and create a 120 degree flood. Not suitable for this application, but would make a great field worklight if needed.
 

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With the advances in LED technology we all should benefit in a few more years, as OEMs put them on everything.

I can removed the lens on mine then remove the reflector and create a 120 degree flood. Not suitable for this application, but would make a great field worklight if needed.
I agree with you 100%........
 

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Since you're a function over form kinda guy I can understand why you did what you did but to my eye that additional light looks awkward as hell stuck on that beautifully curved nose of our Burgy.
The color of the light is way off from that of the headlights and that white box (at least it's white on a white Burgy) destroys the lines of the bike. Of course this is just my opinion and I don't have any intention of insulting anyone with my comments but I couldn't live with myself if I did that to my Burgy. I've been looking for a way to add a light to the existing vent on the front right above the "S" but no luck yet. At least something recessed in there would not stick out like a sore thumb and, if done right, it would still allow air flow into the front. As was mentioned, at the rate that progress is being made on LED technology we'll have more headlight options available within a year or two.

Too bad you had to sacrifice your marker lights in order to power your third eye but from what you say there isn't anything done that can't be undone that leaves a visible mark behind.

Keep thinking and posting because your efforts showed me what that option looks like and that's helpful.
 

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Hi momule,

I just read your post on adding power, sounds good. Did you take any pictures along the way?

Regarding the marker light, I already have something in the works thanks to fellow BUSA riders. Positap, will allow me to tap the existing wiring without any stripping or solder. Seems ready made fot this application, and I can plug in the marker light again.

No problem with your comments here 8) regarding my mounting point. I guess I have been hanging out at Adventure rider too much. They hang crap on their bikes at every conceivable location. :lol:

I have the Garmin 40 and can say that a teather option might be your friend if you don't like the mount shown above. On my tom tom GPS I used twine and it saved it a few times. I may have to glue something to the back with a teather considering the rough texture of my Garmin.

I ride today, it is on its way to 48F here.

Cheers,
 

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Oh one other thought.

When it comes to being spotted by cagers, remember asymitry is your fiend. How often do you notice a car with a head light out?

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Oh one other thought.

When it comes to being spotted by cagers, remember asymitry is your fiend. How often do you notice a car with a head light out?

Cheers,
Seen about 4 of them just the other Day, with one HeadLight :lol: People are to lazy to replace them, or Don't Know how to,
But i can see why you Only have one of those TwoWheelTim, Since there cost is Big, I would have Only Purchased one and would have put it there all so, But got another one Later ,

I seen some Bike lights for Bicycles there are Much more Powerful then these kind of leds, But Only sale Singles, Would like to have a deal on a Pair if i could.

As for Markers i have Car Side markers that was for a Car, which seems to do the job just right, and one thing all so that these Burgs Lack Turn Signals Lights , I Added 2 on each side for those on the rear, plan on doing the front next.

Good Luck, Stay Safe All

TwoWheelTim, Whats the voltage on those 7v or 12v

Elliott,
 

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Mine are running off of 12v DC. The manufacturer states 9 - 60v DC.
 
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