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johnsullivan
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January 8, 2019 - 5:13 pm
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I have been experimenting with cheap Chinese 'bicycle' lights.The ones I have used in bad weather have come through with flying colours.Given that wiring issues are a major  deterrent to using the bike. ,I would say that if you have a good spark and a nice runner the lights issue can be put on the back burner ,while you have a bit of road time.I am going to do the D7 as an led /dry cell system .No MOT ....just self preservation

67 D10. and a D7    2007 Honda Hornet FA. 93 Yamaha TTR 250 Raid, Sinnis SC 125. 78 Honda 90  75 Montesa Cota 247 an electric scooter of Famous make.

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I've used an LED 12v bulb in the headlamp and made up a tail lamp from individual LEDs wired in series, together with a small 12v gel battery, with no problem. The headlight does not illuminate very well, but it is VERY visible to other drivers. Takes a minimum of wiring, too.

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Yes I have no real expectations of going out at night ,its twilight or dreich conditions I wish to be seen in ,but the lad has spotted a lamp which may do duty as a riding lamp..nous verons

67 D10. and a D7    2007 Honda Hornet FA. 93 Yamaha TTR 250 Raid, Sinnis SC 125. 78 Honda 90  75 Montesa Cota 247 an electric scooter of Famous make.

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Hi John, have you done anymore work on your D7 lighting?, I’m looking to do something myself, self preservation rather than mot style lighting, I was thinking of fitting something into a headlight/taillight shell so as not to spoil the looks of the chuck.

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Ebay offers a vast choice .I have the silicon strap type around the bars and the rear shocks The only snag is remembering to switch them off .the integrated switches are the draw back.The advantage is I can swap then to the 90 .The 2.62 round one on ebay will go in a shell .It is no worse as night lamp than a Bantam when tested as torches pointing up the lane. If you do not mind a little experimentation the costs are so low it hardly counts.Worst case is you get a handy torch.The silicon strap type are also on the bobbins of the Hornet giving me 3 point lights and I think it does make a difference.

67 D10. and a D7    2007 Honda Hornet FA. 93 Yamaha TTR 250 Raid, Sinnis SC 125. 78 Honda 90  75 Montesa Cota 247 an electric scooter of Famous make.

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