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Offline Jeffrey

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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2019, 10:51:26 am »
I test fitted them last night.  They fit my 2015 just fine and I am completely happy with my purchase.  I have privately offered my petty nitpicks to Peter, but they are cosmetic in nature.  Since I have not purchased auxiliary lights yet, no pictures of my install.  And since I am taking a trip to Texas in the next few weeks, and I never violate the 'add stuff to or modify your bike and take off on a 2000 mile trip the next day'.  Let's face it...selling products can be difficult on this forum because we are a tough crowd.  So if I was you, I'd buy a set NOW while you can get them!
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2019, 08:50:56 pm »
Managed to test fit mine tonight.

The perches are mounted, but it is still too cold to be removing plastics to wire up the lights.

On my 2016 model, I had to use longer bolts on the outboard screws: 2.25" (~57mm). Other than that, they bolted right up.

As soon as it is warm enough to fiddle with plastics, I'll get my lights and relay all wired up.

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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2019, 10:48:59 pm »
UPDATE- March 25
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I've just suspended the eBay link once again. One of my customers found the fit on his 2012 C14 to be significantly off level when attached to the mirror base. Obviously, this is not what was promised nor what I wish to deliver. I'm running off a modified set of mounts for him, but am having to just eyeball the needed correction. It will be next week before he can receive and install, so there will be no further sales until he (and I) are satisfied.

Anyone who encounters anything similar can get either a new, revised set (once vetted), or an immediate refund.

Thank you all,

Peter
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2019, 12:07:50 pm »
Peter,
Are you saying that these should be level in two planes - meaning "side to side" as well as "front to back"?
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2019, 11:19:18 pm »
Side to side should be essentially level. I left the front-rear axis alone, as the mirror base had a slight downward slope here which seemed to work well for aiming lights. It would not be a huge trick to eliminate that as well. My testbeds were only 2 bikes, so I rather figured that I'd be making revisions. It's the inexplicable  works-on-one-doesn't-work on-another reports that have me perplexed. But I am firmly devoted to making sure everyone gets a product they are happy with. I'm still hoping for more feedback from purchasers, either here or by PM, before I open this up on eBay again. I need to know what is right or wrong with the design as seen through other's eyes.

The photos here I took today, doing a test mount of my new V2 prototype. Shot #1 shows the angle measured atop the gas cap, with my bike on the centerstand. Less than 3 degrees off level. Shot#2 shows the side-to-side angle of the Kawi mirror base- 25 degrees was the angle I used for my design. Shot#3 is of the prototype with screws (2x45mm & 1x40mm) which gives between 17 to 19 mm of exposed thread, which was more than sufficient to secure with room to spare, at least on my 2008. And last- shot#4 shows the puck in place, showing a side-to-side angle basically identical to the gas cap reference point.

This geometry is the same as on the V1. Changes made were to reduce the side-to-side length by about 5mm to reduce the amount the original extended past the mirror base. I'm working on modeling the curvature that Kawi  put there for some reason, I'm just not there yet.  I also increased the depth of the recess for the mounting bolts by a few mm, in response to a request to allow use of allen cap bolts. And I shrunk the diameter of the locating nubs by .5mm, as I had one purchaser that found the original would not work on his 2014. Only one such report, but it doesn't affect the function of the nubs, which is to simply insure a  repeatable and rotation-proof locating key, and I want these to work for ANY C14.
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2019, 12:58:37 am »
Great customer service, Peter!     :PDT_Armataz_01_37: :sign0098:
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2019, 10:19:58 pm »
And.. we're seemingly open for business once again.

I've now sent out V2 Pod Perches to 3 purchasers. All 3 had issues, DIFFERENT issues (!) mind you, with the V1.  In all cases the replacements went on cleanly and everyone seems satisfied. (I hope I didn't just jinx myself)

I've reposted on eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/113704780635
with marginally better photographs.

I did up the price by $5, sorry. It's either that or somehow convince "She Who Manages The Budget" that our last electrical bill was a deliberate fiscal attack by Eco-extremists. After 35 years with me, she doesn't convince all that easily anymore...

Thanks for all the kind words and support from everyone,

Peter
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2019, 12:59:21 am »
Not a customer, but GREAT service and attention to your customers! Well done!     :PDT_Armataz_01_37:   :sign0098:
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2019, 06:09:36 pm »
NOW...I am curious after reading....kudos to you for the perfection...but curiosity has me wondering if the mirrors on the 2008 you have picture will have the same geometry as my current 13.

EDIT. NVM I am going to order a pair of these and wire everything up now that the weather is better. Pics are really good ....THANKS
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2019, 08:47:05 pm »
Hi

I ordered a set Tuesday night.
I’ll post up some pics after the install.
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Re: Auxiliary Light mounts
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 07:50:53 pm »
Great service and support from Peter on these.

I have a pair of the v1.0 perches that didn't fit too well on my 2016. Mainly the angle was off and there was a gap between the perch and the mirror surface.

Peter sent me the updated version 2.0 perches and they are much improved. There is no appreciable gap between it and the mirror and the angle is level. They will be staying on the bike.  :13:

Attached are pics of a pair of 2" round LED light pods from superbrightleds.com mounted, but not really aimed yet.

Chuck
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