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Here is the beam shot of the new prototype single MT-G2. The little trees in the far back are around 100 yards.

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The heck with vehicles; I’d be strapping a handle and battery to it and use it on walks!

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dorpmuller wrote:
The heck with vehicles; I’d be strapping a handle and battery to it and use it on walks!

Rich

I think it will fit in A “D” cell mag head. If not I plan on making a screw on head for a mag. I have a 3 cell lipo rc pack that will fit down the tube for a easy mod.

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Hey Bigtoy, nice beam you got there. Using the mtg2 in my Torchlite build, I got a similar useful beam as well. Great job!

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That light bar is amazing! I like the comment about putting a handle on it and carrying it! lol Working on getting a push bar for our new 2012 Ford Escape. It’s got the Sport Appearance Package with black wheels and black grill, as much blackout as Ford could conceive of with a Blood Red paint job. This light bar would be awesome to lead the way, perhaps another in back for those folks that want to tailgate with their high beams on!!! Wink

Nice job, very much look forward to what else you come up with.

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I have a belt mounted Li-polymer battery pack with microphone cable connectors, easy plug and go. It’s got a 12V and 13.1V selectable switch, something like 5500mAh? Not sure, but it should run this bad boy for a while anyway! Wink That random strobe could be awesome in a pinch, yes? Smile

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Here is A quick drawing of what the new single might look like. 2.375” Diameter x 3” long.


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I’m about to put a push bar on a ’12 Escape, wife isn’t keen on the big light bar although I love it. Maybe she’ll be good with a couple singles on/under a black bar….great idea!

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I received the prototype board today, Thanks PilotPTK. I am hoping to have the housing done next week. I am still finalizing the design.

I added a power input on this one for the motorcycle guys. It now has dual power inputs like a regular headlight low/high. One input for low the other for high.

The optic that is pictured is the flood. The spot is clear.

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Final drawing, time to throw some aluminum!


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Just saw this thread and read through the entire thing. Great craftsmanship! Do you offer a warranty on these light bars? How waterproof are they?

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Just saw this thread and read through the entire thing. Great craftsmanship! Do you offer a warranty on these light bars? How waterproof are they?

Lifetime warranty. Lights are fully sealed. I have tested them fully submerged in water for over 24 hous.

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Will the round lights be side mounted or bottom mounted?  I'm trying to think of how I'd mount them on my motorcycle, ideally as a headlight replacement.

 

I'd almost certainly run two of those to fill out the front.  Or just the 6x lightbar if wiring is still simple.

 

Now I have a winter project.  Rehab my bike.

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:

Will the round lights be side mounted or bottom mounted?  I’m trying to think of how I’d mount them on my motorcycle, ideally as a headlight replacement.

 

I’d almost certainly run two of those to fill out the front.  Or just the 6x lightbar if wiring is still simple.

 

Now I have a winter project.  Rehab my bike.

Side mounted like the light bar. I will probably make a u shaped bracket. I have not got that far yet.

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Prototype housing started.

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Finished turning the body tonight. Came out really nice. My butthole was fully puckered and I had my finger hovering the feed hold while machining the grooves. The deep ones are .875” deep x .120” wide.






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Looks good.  Is that the same body you'll be putting the MT-G2 into?

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:

Looks good.  Is that the same body you’ll be putting the MT-G2 into?

I am not doing the MTG2, only a 3 XM-L2. Cost and manufacturing of a MTG2 light was cost prohibitive.

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That thing is looking real good. The hand shot gives a good perspective of size. Thanks.

 

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Finished drilling and tapping the housing. I still need to make a bracket.



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That looks great in raw aluminum.

The low mode should be lower.

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Back from anodize.

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Ryan, do you have prices on these? Looks awesome!

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Ryan, do you have prices on these? Looks awesome!

$190 each.

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Made up a mounting bracket. Production one will be 304SS. This one is aluminum. Thoughts on the bracket?



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Very nice looking bkt. Whats the possibility of it moving around in an arc with the single cap screw either side of the light? Gotta love cable ties. Wink

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
Very nice looking bkt. Whats the possibility of it moving around in an arc with the single cap screw either side of the light? Gotta love cable ties. Wink

I am not picturing what you are trying to explain. Example?

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In a way he might be asking if the mounting holes on the light are at the center of gravity.  If it's not, then vibrations may eventually cause it to point up or down.  At least that's what I wanted to know.

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:

In a way he might be asking if the mounting holes on the light are at the center of gravity.  If it’s not, then vibrations may eventually cause it to point up or down.  At least that’s what I wanted to know.

The holes are Very close to CG, but that is all relative to how you point the light.

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Bigtoy302 wrote:
MRsDNF wrote:
Very nice looking bkt. Whats the possibility of it moving around in an arc with the single cap screw either side of the light? Gotta love cable ties. ;)
I am not picturing what you are trying to explain. Example?

It needs a third bolt in a slotted hole, to lock the adjustment down instead of relying solely on the two pivot bolts.

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