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  • new magicshine with waterproof battery
  • Premier Icon oblique
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    has anyone got one of these?

    I was thinking about getting one of the old ones and found this, looke like they have fixed a load of the problems people had with it and you get a handy battery monitor.

    It dosen't say that the battery container is waterproof but it looks like it has a o-ring to me. What do people think?

    Premier Icon HeatherBash
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    Arriving shortly and can post up a review ( tho I'm sure others will beat me to it)

    FYI it is waterproof / has an IP67 rating (immersible to 1m)and costs only 3 bucks more than the already ludicrously cheap 'old version'

    Whats not to like?

    Premier Icon fogliettaz
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    I ordered one ten days ago, should arrive soon.

    Premier Icon ben
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    Anyone know what the SKU number of the extension lead for the battery is to use this as a helmet light?

    Cheers
    Ben

    Premier Icon HeatherBash
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    32751

    Premier Icon cp
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    ooo, good call. very glad i didn't buy the older version a couple of weeks ago. will prob. get along with a helmet mount.

    wonder how long till a version with a uk plug – couldn't find one after a quick search.

    Premier Icon z1ppy
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    Considering there about 4 version on there…

    UK plug version http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.30864

    BUT as per the above link, neither has the helmet strap in the info unlike:

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.29489

    Reports from user who have bought the unit lately suggest the battery sealing is a lot better anyways.

    Premier Icon cp
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    zippy – that's the previous version, not the new one the OP linked to.

    Premier Icon younggeoff
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    Hmm, wonder if you can get the battery separately

    Premier Icon z1ppy
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    yes CP didn't realise you expected a UK plugged version of that one… no you don't get the fancy battery pack but the std battery pack is now better sealed and that one comes with a UK plug as you asked.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Just get the little UK plug adapter. The charger is 110-240v auto sensing anyway.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2709

    I think I even saw something like it in the local £1 store too.

    Premier Icon lipseal
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    Mines on order and all you need is what ^ he said.

    Premier Icon cp
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    yeah I know.. just an idle thought as to whether there would be a UK-plug specific version.

    Will prob be ordering tonight with cable extensions and helmet mount.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Hmmm, tempted to get one of these for helmet mounting, instead of an Exposure Joystick or Niterider equivalent.

    How heavy is the battery – too heavy for helmet mounting??

    Premier Icon z1ppy
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    around 200g's Stumpy… lots of ppl complained that the P7 torch was heavy on there helmets @ 170g's.

    Premier Icon caledonia
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    I went for the 5 mode version.
    Not for the strobe setting but for the Hi, Mid and Low. (SOS may still come in handy as i've only ever night ridden once)

    Seems to have a UK plug and the better battery.
    I bought the head and helmet straps + extension lead seperatley. They were only 3 usd each so I thought it was still a bargain.

    I didn't see the new LED display battery until my order was placed, but figured It'll not make that much difference ?

    Anyways, mine arrived today and I can't wait to get home and crack into it !

    What dark sunglasses for Cree burned retinas ?

    Premier Icon oscillatewildly
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    what code is it for the helmet mount for that new one as it doesnt come with one?

    Premier Icon scottidog
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    Bit of a thread hijack here…. I've had mine bar mounted which has been fine apart from on bumpy ground when it shakes like crazy and gives a nice strobe effect, it's getting worse now the elasic band is stretching too.

    Asides from wrapping it with a load of tape has anybody come up with an ingenious solution to get it nice and snug on the bars?

    Premier Icon caledonia
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    http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.30864

    Head/Helmet mounts on the linky above.
    Also the extension lead.

    Premier Icon J0N
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    shakes like crazy and gives a nice strobe effect

    I read somewhere that if you remove the serrated teeth of the rubber mount then it becomes a lot more stable. Also, try a bit of double sided tape – did wonders for my two fish mount. Only lasts one wet ride though. 🙂

    Premier Icon r-kid
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    You can mount them to a normal bar clamp, instructions on page 90 (bottom of page) here
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12660192

    extract from above, thanks to moggy82:
    Buy this:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=12871

    Remove the top section and dispose (maybe keep the bolts)

    Unscrew the old mount off the bottom of your magicshine and re-attach as shown

    The grommet was just what i found to be best as it will provide a bit of sealing in the process. You need to pack it as there are only a few threads in the head

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Ooh, spot on, cheers. I was just going to do my patented "2 jubilee clips" mount but that's kind of ugly.

    Premier Icon scottidog
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    Class advice, thanks a million r-kid.

    CRC are all sold out of those bar clamps but I've found them hereif anyone else is interested.

    Mine are on the way!

    Premier Icon kaiser
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    great stuff thanks for the ideas

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