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05-01-2012, 07:59 AM

This is how I mounted the front light on my long haul trucker with touring handlebars...notice I reversed the the quick release attachment. This mounting protects the light from a accident much better than a over the optional top mounting. I used a speed sleeve from lupine to attach the battery...just love it. The light is everything Stephen said it was and much more...the selective flash modes are very useful and the beam pattern is generous when you put the hammer down. I will get the tail light when Stephen does build three....can't wait.:)

05-01-2012, 12:15 PM
Hey "BG"
Nice use of the alternate "inverted" mount position! Works great if you don't have any obstruction out front like brake cables. Very "low-profile" looking. I have to use the top mount orientation on my road bike to get above the shifter cables. Thanks for showing your setup! Look forward to providing you a taillight from build 3.

05-15-2012, 05:20 PM
This is my final version of the front light mounting. What a instrument Stephen has birthed!!131132133134135

05-15-2012, 06:33 PM
This is my final version of the front light mounting. What a instrument Stephen has birthed!!

Nicely done BG! Love how you adapted the fixed mount. Can you give any details on the mount? I think there will probably be a few others interested in doing something similar, where quick-release is not needed, although it looks like you also have a tool-less thumb screw on the side there.
Thanks for the pics!

05-15-2012, 09:25 PM
The release mount is made by Lupine (CNC machined with the typical German precision).....I had a block of aluminium that fit the bottom rear of the housing...used a bedding compound from Brownells to attach the base. I drilled a hole and tapped as necessary...used a thumb screw for adjustments...I also used a shimano brake washer between the thumbscrew and aluminum block....worked like a charm. Really most any aluminum bar stock could be used...I really like the adjustments that can be fine tuned to exactly what is needed. Notice the curved arm on the lupine mount...very handy indeed....I adjusted the instrument so as the side markers can be seen sideways to the direction of travel. It is important to level the instrument and with this setup it was not a problem. I never remove the battery to fuel...I just unplug and attach the charger insert....absolutely love it. I never remove the light as I live in an extremely dangerous state (Florida) where accidents are quite frequent. The various flash modes are most useful during daylight runs and provide early warning to the various text heads, impaired, and plain stupid that I have to deal with on my rides. The quick step down of lums has worked wonders for my night rides...I mostly ride full power...it is addictive! Brownell's also has what they call aluma hide paint...just for aluminium...available in black for any and all touchups. Thanks Stephen for the awesome gadget that lights the night...I am very happy!:) The battery holder is called a speed sleeve.

05-15-2012, 10:33 PM
Thanks BG! Great work! I wonder if this would be an attractive enough option for me to work up a 90 deg adapter that would mate with the LUPINE clamp (http://gretnabikes.com/piko_qr_barmount.asp)? Now you've got me thinking...

05-16-2012, 05:45 AM
I would think so....the Lupine clamp is made in two sizes to fit most any handlebar....a clever mind could extend the curved attachment bar (with an adapter sized as needed) to clear any and all cables and such making it more versatile. The Lupine clamp is not very wide so you can easily get the light to the centerline with ease.

04-04-2013, 09:52 AM
Nicely done BG.Great work.Indicates lot of professionalism.I might be able to to do the same work but it demands a lot of efforts and skilled.Anyhow thanks to all here.

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