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    Magicshine lens

    Anyone know where I can find a replacement lens for my MS900?? Not sure what happened, but I went to mount it on my helmet yesterday and found the lens was cracked in half

    Anyone know where I can find a replacement?

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    Wow, I answered my own question in less than a minute! LOL

    39.5mm diameter from here (EDIT: 39 OR 38.5mm NOT 39.5!!):

    http://www.esslinger.com/watchcrysta...eralglass.aspx
    Last edited by Bryank930; 06-02-2011 at 08:19 PM.

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    Thanks for posting that, for future reference

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    No problem! I just ordered 4 of the 39.5mm 1.0mm thick mineral glass crystals. I'm going to try frosting one to get less of a hot spot. I'll make a new thread when i try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryank930 View Post
    No problem! I just ordered 4 of the 39.5mm 1.0mm thick mineral glass crystals. I'm going to try frosting one to get less of a hot spot. I'll make a new thread when i try it.
    Hi Bryank930,

    I am sure you have already realized this but...just make very sure that when you texture (frost) the lens that you do it VERY lightly at first and check it out on the trail - not just the wall at home - you need to like it on the trail/road, you can't really go backwards with the texturing process. I ruined many a lens while working with the Strykr Pro prototypes by going too heavy initially, live and learn eh?

    Good luck, and have fun with the testing process, it's one my favorite things in life.

    Shannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaDesignsShannon View Post
    Hi Bryank930,

    I am sure you have already realized this but...just make very sure that when you texture (frost) the lens that you do it VERY lightly at first and check it out on the trail - not just the wall at home - you need to like it on the trail/road, you can't really go backwards with the texturing process. I ruined many a lens while working with the Strykr Pro prototypes by going too heavy initially, live and learn eh?

    Good luck, and have fun with the testing process, it's one my favorite things in life.

    Shannon
    Thanks for the advice Shannon. That's exactly why I ordered 4 lenses. One to keep clear and the others to play with. They're $0.88 each, so it's not really much of a loss if I mess one up.

    Bryan

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    Bryank, give one of these a try if looking for flood options. A number of threads have been posted about it in the past:

    http://www.mtbl.robs-x.com/page15/pa...e24/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromagftw View Post
    Bryank, give one of these a try if looking for flood options. A number of threads have been posted about it in the past:

    http://www.mtbl.robs-x.com/page15/pa...e24/index.html
    I second this. Rob is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromagftw View Post
    Bryank, give one of these a try if looking for flood options. A number of threads have been posted about it in the past:

    http://www.mtbl.robs-x.com/page15/pa...e24/index.html
    ditto, he has several options and they are cheap enough to get a few different ones!
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    nice to see some options.
    and thanks for the mineral glass, just what I was looking for.
    cheers, Rob

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    Not trying to thread jack or anything, but do those lenses from Rob work with the XML magicshine?

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    Has anyone tried the flood lens from ebay (seeker)? I'm thinking a flood light would compliment my headlamp (magicshines) better. How easy is it to swap out the lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmanuel09 View Post
    Has anyone tried the flood lens from ebay (seeker)? I'm thinking a flood light would compliment my headlamp (magicshines) better. How easy is it to swap out the lens?
    Yep I have tried the lens. Very easy to swap out the lens - just unscrew & refit. The only trick is holding the lens in position with your thumb when you tighten it up - because unlike a standard lens you have to keep it correctly oriented.

    I am in 2 minds about the lens - yes it has a better beam pattern, and reduces the glare to oncoming traffic, but it appears to reduce the output. I could do beam shots, but have been a bit lazy.

    I have a set of Rob's lenses on order, so will see how they compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by find_bruce View Post
    I have a set of Rob's lenses on order, so will see how they compare.
    Did you get a chance to do a comparison? I'm considering ordering a set of lenses from Rob as well but wanted to get some user impressions first.

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    Thanks for the reminder.


    MJ-808 SSC P7-C "900" Lumen

    The picnic table in the background is around 80 metres, while the metal post in the foreground is about 25 metres


    MJ 808 P7 "900" + Action LED Wide Angle


    MJ 808 P7 "900" + Rob's Wide Angle


    MJ 808 P7 "900" + Rob's soft flood


    MJ 808 P7 "900" + Rob's Euro Spot

    And a couple of others just while I am here


    UltraFire WF-501B XM-LT6 "510" Lumen which is the torch I use on my helmet.


    XP-C-R2 "90" Lumen which is my tail light for commuting

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    The Action LED wide angle is awesome!

    Thanks for the beam shots!

    Edit: Just bought 2!
    Check out my SportTracks plugins for some training aid software.

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    Yeah thanks for the pics. I think I'm going to grab one of the ACTION wide angle lenses off of eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboyp View Post
    Yeah thanks for the pics. I think I'm going to grab one of the ACTION wide angle lenses off of eBay.
    Ordered on the 17th...received on the 19th.

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    Thanks for the pictures i like the wide, Aslo waiting on a response from him confirming if they will fit the new xml as well.

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    Appreciate the beam shots Bruce.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalNomadRider View Post
    Thanks for the pictures i like the wide, Aslo waiting on a response from him confirming if they will fit the new xml as well.
    They do mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromagftw View Post
    Appreciate the beam shots Bruce.



    They do mate.
    Sweet Thanks man, order on the way.

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    I finally got a few miles in tonight using the Action LED Wide Angle lens on my MS. It's one of the nicer wide patterns I've tried. Now I just need twice the lumens behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I finally got a few miles in tonight using the Action LED Wide Angle lens on my MS. It's one of the nicer wide patterns I've tried. Now I just need twice the lumens behind it.
    IMO, a single light head just doesn't cut it, be the P7 or XML emitter version. You need 2 on the bars minimum (and that excludes whatever you have on the lid).

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