Postby psychavoc on Sun 15/Jun/08 10:06am

Auscar wrote: No sponsorship so had to pay for the Red Bull. I don't even like the taste of it :hmmm:

35watts of night riding fun

Nice! :thumbsup: What did you use to cut the end off the Red Bull can (where your bulb is sitting?). I couldn't get a clean cut :paranoid:
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Postby Auscar on Sun 15/Jun/08 11:30am

I used a stepped drill bit to make the initial hole http://redcaptools.com/index.php?p=prod ... &parent=87 then i just used a rats tail file to clean it up until it fitted. it took maybe twenty minutes to do.

The bulb is held in with a bit of high temp silicone which is for car engines but does the job well. The cap on the end is a Persil washing liquid cap cut down and siliconed on
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Postby Conners on Wed 18/Jun/08 10:49pm

Hadn't seen Auscar's one when I finished making this tonight - perhaps we should hit them up for sponsorship!

Mine are a little bit different to the standard can approach - carbon fibre ends (which a workmate and I made up about 5 years ago but I didn't use on my first set of lights) which are held apart with three pieces of aluminium flat bar. So the can is just taped on as a cover, basically to try and keep moisture out - and for cosmetics... I should've taken a photo before the cover went on.

So yeah, three of the best things in life all together in a small package. Carbon fibre, Red Bull and night riding!
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Postby Rider-man-Cam on Thu 19/Jun/08 12:47pm

lovin the carbon. got to find something instead of electrical tape tho
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Postby Auscar on Thu 19/Jun/08 5:53pm

The carbon is very cool :)

I kind of have the bug and I'm looking at making an LED set up now.
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Postby tartgrandmother on Thu 19/Jun/08 5:59pm

do you have a plans or designs for those lights?
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Postby Auscar on Thu 19/Jun/08 6:10pm

I just worked with Jeremy B's plans.
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Postby tartgrandmother on Thu 19/Jun/08 6:12pm

ohhhkk
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Postby Rider-man-Cam on Thu 19/Jun/08 7:14pm

tartgrandmother wrote: ohhhkk

hurry up and make sum cus i wanna go for a night ride in the holidays
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Postby Conners on Thu 19/Jun/08 7:19pm

Rider-man-Cam wrote: lovin the carbon. got to find something instead of electrical tape tho

Yip - I was thinking a zip tie would work quite well. Truth be told I actually cut the can slightly too short, and it didn't quite overlap on one end... :blush:
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Postby Conners on Thu 19/Jun/08 9:19pm

So test ride number one is complete. All good, right up until the point when the cable worked its way out the back of the Tamiya connector :crazy:

Managed to loop the loose end of the cable through my helmet to take any weight off ait and jam the cable back into the connector suffuciently to make it to the top of Summit Rd and turn around and head home. Was planning on heading for a Spoon Hill/Jungles/Labyrinth loop but thought better of it.

Anyway, shall reattach (properly this time) and try again soon!
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Postby Auscar on Fri 20/Jun/08 7:38am

I used a little plug from Dick Sm ith that has a clip on it that you have to depress to pull it out.

Only about $2 and ten minutes of soldering.

It's been bomb proof so far.

Happy to post a picture of it if you want.
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Postby t8500 on Wed 25/Jun/08 2:50pm

my mate tims light he just built last night, not much different than what most of you guys have, 35w 24°, only problem is that we can only ride for two hours before they start to dim , other wise all good :)
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Postby psychavoc on Wed 25/Jun/08 3:46pm

Tis very nice and tidy :)
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Postby Datsane on Wed 25/Jun/08 3:49pm

That fuse holder is rather slick.
Try a 20watt IRC of 15deg for you'll get about 3hrs then.
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