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Small light, big beam #8022883 10/25/20 12:15 PM
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After a near miss accident with a big sounder on a five mile night ride back from my set up to camp, I decided I needed more light. I was prolly going too fast on the familiar ranch road and boom, there they were out of the brush and a really close call, nearly ran right into the side of me. I went off the road when I dodged them and by the grace of God held on. So I needed more light. I didn't want to give up too much space on front rack, didn't want to block my radiator and wanted something durable if I was going to go to the trouble do this. Went with Blazer, 8". It's actually < 8 so I found an opening and mounted it as shown. Man, the light this thing puts out exceeded my expectation. The beam looks like 40' x 250'. The mount is solid. Drilled through holes in rack slightly smaller than the fastener so there would be zero slop and doubled up with lock nuts. It actually helps retain that last bag of corn I sometimes throw on the front rack.

Another gain on visibility at night was to actually wash my existing lights. I keep my machine reasonably clean, but don't think I had ever actually put some glass cleaner to the lamps. Lesson learned.
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Re: Small light, big beam [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8022989 10/25/20 02:36 PM
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That should do the trick. up


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Re: Small light, big beam [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8023191 10/25/20 06:06 PM
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Re: Small light, big beam [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8023317 10/25/20 08:38 PM
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Nice size too.


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Re: Small light, big beam [Re: dkershen] #8024221 10/26/20 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by dkershen
That should do the trick. up


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Re: Small light, big beam [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8026477 10/27/20 11:59 PM
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Re: Small light, big beam [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8028166 10/28/20 10:59 PM
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I have that very same light, or one that looks like it, and it does put out a beam, for sure. It is mounted on an overhead cross bar on my Commander and it lights up the countryside!!!


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Re: Small light, big beam [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8028919 10/29/20 02:35 PM
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Very clean install, they should all come factory like that IMO


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Re: Small light, big beam [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8028931 10/29/20 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Very clean install, they should all come factory like that IMO

Thanks. The key to this is to get your through holes spotted correctly, and to drill them slightly undersized to remove any slop.


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