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ashes_mtb

Did something really really stupid
For those running Cleanskin Duos on your helmet, where are you putting the battery back? Looks too heavy to run on the helmet and whilst the strap just fits over my bicep, it kind of feels annoying on my arm. Are you checking them in a backpack or something?
 

smasher29er

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For those running Cleanskin Duos on your helmet, where are you putting the battery back? Looks too heavy to run on the helmet and whilst the strap just fits over my bicep, it kind of feels annoying on my arm. Are you checking them in a backpack or something?
I have a old single beam headlight from cleanskin and I put the battery in my backpack, I think the cord is about the same length
 

Isaakk

Likes Dirt
For those running Cleanskin Duos on your helmet, where are you putting the battery back? Looks too heavy to run on the helmet and whilst the strap just fits over my bicep, it kind of feels annoying on my arm. Are you checking them in a backpack or something?
Have the same question. Recently purchased CS Duos for bars & helmet. Bars/frame is easy, helmet i'm not sure on though. Sounds like backpack or hip-pack is the best bet?

Also - any ideas on modifying beam patterns? Finding the Cleanskin Duo on the bars to have a more narrow & centered sweep than i'd like, but not sure if and how it could be changed.
 

ashes_mtb

Did something really really stupid
I ended up putting the battery in the top pocket of my CamelBak. Never noticed it, although comments on here about objects in backpacks causing injury was in the back of my mind.
 

Litenbror

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Has anyone tried these lights?

I've got a solarstorm from eBay on the way for my helmet, but kind of like the look of this for the front.

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Did you ever get this? If you did how did it go I'm having a look at one at the moment.
 

Cardy George

Not guilty
Set up is complete
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And OMFG I'm in love. XSV set to fully wide at half power, Alpha set to spot, on low. Beautiful even spread of light from the bars, the spot from the Alpha sits right at the far end of the XSV light patch for fast straights, and it's the perfect amount of light for where I ride. With both set to full it's too bright for the slow, technical stuff.

FULL POWAH!
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ashes_mtb

Did something really really stupid
Set up is complete
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And OMFG I'm in love. XSV set to fully wide at half power, Alpha set to spot, on low. Beautiful even spread of light from the bars, the spot from the Alpha sits right at the far end of the XSV light patch for fast straights, and it's the perfect amount of light for where I ride. With both set to full it's too bright for the slow, technical stuff.

FULL POWAH!
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Do you have RSI from constantly playing with the wireless switch yet?
 

moorey

serial meme abuser
Set up is complete
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And OMFG I'm in love. XSV set to fully wide at half power, Alpha set to spot, on low. Beautiful even spread of light from the bars, the spot from the Alpha sits right at the far end of the XSV light patch for fast straights, and it's the perfect amount of light for where I ride. With both set to full it's too bright for the slow, technical stuff.

FULL POWAH!
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I need these for the hilux.
 

silentbutdeadly

Eats Squid
Set up is complete
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And OMFG I'm in love. XSV set to fully wide at half power, Alpha set to spot, on low. Beautiful even spread of light from the bars, the spot from the Alpha sits right at the far end of the XSV light patch for fast straights, and it's the perfect amount of light for where I ride. With both set to full it's too bright for the slow, technical stuff.

FULL POWAH!
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14th Street?
 

marks

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Does anyone feed back on how long their battery packs for the cleanskin duos are lasting?
Mine lasted 3 years approx. and tossing up whether to find something different or bite the bullet and purchase a new battery pack / complete new light.
 

rockmoose

Likes Dirt
Does anyone feed back on how long their battery packs for the cleanskin duos are lasting?
Mine lasted 3 years approx. and tossing up whether to find something different or bite the bullet and purchase a new battery pack / complete new light.
Or open it up, see what cells they use, and get in touch with ss600 on ebay. He will sort you out with tested, matched cells.

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komdotkom

Likes Dirt
^ yep. Most lights have generic 18650s which are rubbish and provide low output and poor run times.
Good quality cells make a world of difference, I've been harvesting them out of dead power tool batteries for a while now with reasonable success.
 

ozzybmx

Níl aon tóin tinn mar do thóin tinn féin
Does anyone feed back on how long their battery packs for the cleanskin duos are lasting?
Mine lasted 3 years approx. and tossing up whether to find something different or bite the bullet and purchase a new battery pack / complete new light.
After 2ish years I replaced mine with these batteries as I noticed the runtime getting shorter, 6 cell waterproof units. Though I only paid $12 each for them.


Just bought my boys new 'chi' lights and have 3 of these batteries on the way.

Batteries - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002085171941.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.363a4c4dL1Mdbh

Lights - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001624886392.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.363a4c4dL1Mdbh

Will see how they perform and maybe replace my Cleanskin Duo with one.

They were ordered 5 weeks ago so should here here soon.
 
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