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    Evilgrin07 Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    Just some pictures, i think these answer most possible questions. Weight was no arguement, the light has to be solid as a brick for heavy wood rampage.

    The Microfire itself was completely left untouched, it can be rebuild to original state within 2 minutes.

    I use a lipoly battery pack with 11,1 V and 10 Ah capacity in the saddle bag, which results in about 200 minutes possible use time.
    The green led in the plug turns from green to yellow at 50% capacity and from yellow to red at under 10% capacity.
    I integrated a small electronic board against deep discharge in the battery as well.

    Some pics at the beginning:











    Yeah, it works!



    A solid mount is necessary!









    Finally:





























    Some beamshots (F4, 2 sec, ISO 200), the tree on the right is 18 meters away, the tree with the reflecting sign ist about 55 meters away.

    Flood:


    Spot:


    I'm very happy with it, its very solid and takes even higher jumps without trouble. That is very important for me since i want to use it on my freeride bike as well.

    For uphill touring and for illuminating the first 5-10 meters in front of me, I use two Fenix L2D Q5 but these are not really necessary when running the Microfire.


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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    That's cheating! You used a CNC mill! (I'm kidding, you lucky dog)

    Very nice work. Did you anodize the bracket yourself or have it done?
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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeA View Post
    That's cheating! You used a CNC mill! (I'm kidding, you lucky dog)

    Very nice work. Did you anodize the bracket yourself or have it done?
    Well, i made the adapter with the switch with my own lathe, but for the bracket i used the cnc machine at my university, that made it a lot easier.

    I anodized it at the campus as well, that kept my house clean!

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    Buttrock Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    very nice documentation!

    Vertical Mills...thats cheap! [j/k lol]
    I'll probably never get to that level of bike lights, I am interested, however [a little off topic, discussion by PM preferred] the assembly of the "helmet mount"

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    Buttrock Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    hats off my friend, thats a awsome looking light. Nice work.

    Nice bike too by the way.
    What we have here is a failure to illuminate.

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    WOW!. That's sweet. Can you give us some details on the switch and connector?

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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    WOW! Very clean work!

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    Popcorn Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    Opp..... How big power light you made? It's very good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytoe View Post
    WOW!. That's sweet. Can you give us some details on the switch and connector?
    i second that, where did you get that switch and cable/connector you used?

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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    damn, that kicks ass.
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    Hi again! Sorry for the waiting and many thanks for the compliments!

    Well, the switch is a waterproof model from Shin Chin Industrial. You can get it in various colors, my local dealer here in Vienna/Austria had this switch in stock.
    http://www.sci.com.tw/PRODUCTS/switc...ofSwitches.htm

    The connector is a is a waterproof industrial sensor connector with screw locking and self assembled cable. I used the M12-E-Series from Hirschmann, you can get straight and angled versions.

    http://products.hirschmann.de//index...,maid=1,view=2

    On the pictures you can see the ELWIKA 4012 PG9 and the appropriate socket. I got all this from my local dealer.
    Last edited by Imothep; 03-26-2008 at 04:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illum_the_nation View Post
    very nice documentation!

    Vertical Mills...thats cheap! [j/k lol]
    I'll probably never get to that level of bike lights, I am interested, however [a little off topic, discussion by PM preferred] the assembly of the "helmet mount"
    The helmet mounts for the Fenix are simply two Lockblocks from TwoFish, cheap and works well.
    https://www.fenix-store.com/index.php?cPath=25_66

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    I'm jealous, very, very jealous.

    'nuff said!!!

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    WOW, that is a great looking mod! Beautiful! I like your choice of switches and connectors - very sleek and functional.

    What's the weight of the unit? Is it too heavy for a helmet mount?
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    Buttrock Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    Dude.....that is outstanding work and ingenuity. I love it!

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    Thank you very much, I did my best!

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    Evilgrin07 Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    Bravo Imothep!

    Very cool indeed.

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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    woot, just found this thread, how could i overlook this.

    Great work especially the bike mount
    proud Fenix T1 aspheric R2 owner

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    WOW!!! This is got to be the best bike light I have ever seen!

    The best part is you can still convert it to regular flashlight after you park your bike.

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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    Imothep, AMAZING work.

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    That is the coolest bike light mod I've ever seen! What's the runtime?

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    Runtime is about 200 minutes.

    Well, I use the light at nightwalks as well, therefore I searched for a solution which makes it possible to get back to the original state.
    It works flawlessly for now.
    Last edited by Imothep; 06-26-2008 at 03:57 AM.

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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    when will you be putting up helios on your cockpit?

    Your work !
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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    how much would you want to build one of those for my K2000R?

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    Until now, absolutely no troubles.

    I had to cut the cable a bit because I got a new Freeride-Bike which is a bit smaller, cool night-pics are in progress.

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    Default Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    What's that gold lever on the right grip? Looks like a damping adjustment for the fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimemrboy318 View Post
    What's that gold lever on the right grip? Looks like a damping adjustment for the fork?

    It's probably the lock-out for the front shock. Sometimes while climbing it's best to have it rigid to avoid the energy sucking bounce when standing.

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    Buttrock Re: Modded Microfire K3500R for heavy bike use

    WOW VERY COOL ..... and VERY COOL ...

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    You mentioned fitting a small electronic board, could you provide any details of it?
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    Last edited by jbassett; 09-24-2008 at 09:07 AM.

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