Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Back from a couple of days on the road, and my haul of bike lights arrived – absolute bargain for a fiver!
Had a good look over them, and i think i will be going with this baby for the break light. The only problem being that the internal reflector is smashed.

Split it down – as it was a bike light the front lens is clear

So the huge light i got cheap the other day now becomes cannon fodder to get this one looking good.

I attempted to cut the lens with a piercing saw, but the blade kept jamming up due to the plastic melting.

So in true Dirty bobbers style the good old angle grinder came out to save the day!

Then the grinder used to trim up to the line, and one lens roughed out.

A bit of 600 and then 1200 grit, and the fit test, and I’m a happy boy!

Thinking about sorting the front half of the light out, and leaving the back in its unadulterated state. It’s gonna be the reverse colours of the front light, but it think it should look good.

As for internals, I’ve been toying with the idea of a cluster of superbright LED’s behind the lens – should allow less power draw on the battery, and be nice and bright for when I’m slamming on!

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