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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:24 am 
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hey doogie, nice job!

for myself, i couldn't be bothered trying to make my own mounts, especially given cheap mounts available online! :wink:

the lights are a set of older LEDs torches i had purchased a while ago and had around the house for emergency. not even close to being bright enough for riding use considering what's on the market now.


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as for the bike itself:


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couple of beam shots using the one mounted torch. low beam and high. almost approx 1 car length away from garage door.


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 Post subject: tesco torch's
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:54 pm 
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here's my creations

take 2 x tesco C-cell torches, cut bodys down to make smaller/save weight. then get some mounts off the web + 2 x 700mA driver cards.

mount driver cards inside shortend bodys of torches, wire up some waterproof on/off switches, and drive the whole lot from a 7.2v radio-control car battery pack

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cost all inwas about £50, combined with a tesc AA 3W mounted on helmet this gives excellent amount of light for cost

cheers - UZ


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i dont understand most of what you said ........
but they look trick as feck
do you do orders??

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Have you got a link to where you got the mounts from please mate? :wink:


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wow uncle zaskar, that's one fantastic job!

what did you use to cut the flashlight bodies? did you rethread the body for the end cap? (looks like it)

and yes, i 2nd question of where you got the mounts from!


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 Post subject: Re: tesco torch's
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:24 pm 
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uncle zaskar wrote:
here's my creations

take 2 x tesco C-cell torches, cut bodys down to make smaller/save weight. then get some mounts off the web + 2 x 700mA driver cards.

mount driver cards inside shortend bodys of torches, wire up some waterproof on/off switches, and drive the whole lot from a 7.2v radio-control car battery pack

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cost all inwas about £50, combined with a tesc AA 3W mounted on helmet this gives excellent amount of light for cost

cheers - UZ


that is brilliant .

if you have time can you put a step by step way of doing this , mainly for wring battery etc...


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Yup,
brilliant mate, would you do a step by step please? especially the wiring up :wink:
great value for money and look way-WAY more expensive than the sum of their parts.
take orders man im telling ya :wink:
Mods we need a sticky of the step by step when its up

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:12 am 
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if ppl haven't browsed, you should check out the forum at mtbr.com in the lighting section. they have loads of ppl building their own lights and sharing resources. that's where i found out about the flashlight i purchased and the mounts.


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