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Engine guards.
on: December 11, 2016, 12:43:08 PM
Hello one and all,

Just wondered if anybody has fitted the Hepco & Becker engine bars to the 2015 CR? I'm then going to fit lights.
I've ordered them from Bykebitz.

All the best fro Christmas.

Richard

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Re: Engine guards.
Reply #1 on: December 11, 2016, 08:50:59 PM
The bars look good. Are they cheaper than OEM?

Which lights are you fitting?

I'm considering this mod to add additional lighting to my Cr but I'm still looking for the best lights to fit.
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Re: Engine guards.
Reply #2 on: December 12, 2016, 04:56:47 PM
Hi Skids,
Lights really cheap from Amazon. Called Proster Motorcycle Headlights @ £23.99.Havn't tried them yet, they look OK though. They have 3 settings, main beam, low beam and strobe, which I think is slightly odd, maybe even illegal. There is a mod on UTube, you remove a tiny resistor from the printed circuit.
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Re: Engine guards.
Reply #3 on: December 12, 2016, 06:26:10 PM
*Originally Posted by Richard42 [+]
Hi Skids,
Lights really cheap from Amazon. Called Proster Motorcycle Headlights @ £23.99.Havn't tried them yet, they look OK though. They have 3 settings, main beam, low beam and strobe, which I think is slightly odd, maybe even illegal. There is a mod on UTube, you remove a tiny resistor from the printed circuit.
Cheers Richard

Thanks Richard. Do you have a timescale to fit? I'd like to get your impression on them before committing to purchase. I'd also like to see how you wire them up.  :031:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Engine guards.
Reply #4 on: December 12, 2016, 06:59:40 PM
I'm actually waiting for replacement engine guards, they sent the wrong ones. Regarding the wiring, I'm thinking of wiring them directly a hot point, rather than via a switch. On my previous bike I kept forgetting to switch them on, which defeats the object.
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Re: Engine guards.
Reply #5 on: December 12, 2016, 08:47:02 PM
*Originally Posted by Richard42 [+]
I'm actually waiting for replacement engine guards, they sent the wrong ones. Regarding the wiring, I'm thinking of wiring them directly a hot point, rather than via a switch. On my previous bike I kept forgetting to switch them on, which defeats the object.
Cheers Richard.

To the existing low/high beam switch on the handlebar?
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Engine guards.
Reply #6 on: December 13, 2016, 11:35:03 AM
No, as I said wire directly to a hot point. So when the ignition is switched on,they come on automatically with the main riding lights. Thats just me though, because my memory is rubbish I used to forget to switch them on. 

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Re: Engine guards.
Reply #7 on: December 13, 2016, 11:39:48 AM
The other thing I meant to tell you was the UTube clip.
Its  'CREE U5 LED M/C Lights'. You might find it useful.

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Reply #8 on: December 13, 2016, 01:52:26 PM
*Originally Posted by Richard42 [+]
No, as I said wire directly to a hot point. So when the ignition is switched on,they come on automatically with the main riding lights. Thats just me though, because my memory is rubbish I used to forget to switch them on. 

Cheers Richard

But as the lights come on with the ignition, wouldn't wiring them to the switch (not on the bars but further down in the loom) achieve the same thing? Then when you select high beam on the bars, you'll get high beam on the aux lamps too.

I admit my knowledge of electrics is poor hence my desire to see how others do it.  :020:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Engine guards.
Reply #9 on: December 13, 2016, 06:00:03 PM
Quick extra question: why the Hepco & Becker bars? They're more expensive than OEM and Honda aren't renowned for poor products so just wondering why.  :031:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

 



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