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Old 05-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Juan (what car??) and I went for a hoon last weekend to Tajumulco the highest Volcano in Central America.

Due to navigational challenges we rode back into the night.

It was a VERY black night and on top of that we rode into thick fog.

I have chopped a small vid to show the difference when the light are turned on, Juan is behind me on his 950 Adv so you can see the factory lighting.

When I turn on the LEDS it is hard to see the factory beam, so if you have one minute here it is.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:29 AM   #2
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Wow! Nice throw of light coming out of that baby! I am pondering a BD 8" for underneath the fairing in the front right now... This is convincing me further to have one eventually, lol! I try not to ride at night, but like your ride there I do run late sometimes... Would be nice to know I can light up the night!

Is that a spot or combo? Small 4 LED square or the 6-8" bar LED?

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #3
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Heya Joe

They are two 6 LED lights, just spots I , have to say I am absolutely impressed with them, I too don't like riding at night but we got caught out so was very grateful to have these on board.

These are them

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:19 AM   #4
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If you like the Rigids, you should try the BD Squadrons. Even better light.
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Heya Joe

They are two 6 LED lights, just spots I , have to say I am absolutely impressed with them, I too don't like riding at night but we got caught out so was very grateful to have these on board.

These are them

Those are nice, The 2013 Baja's came with the HID stock set, but I've had really bad luck with HID's in the muck and crap I ride in...



Plus, I'm not so fond of the harsh tone of light they throw. I tried them before and I always felt they somehow messed with my depth perception. How do the LED's perform in that aspect? Color of light I mean? I know they are a hell of a lot more rugged for sure,

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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If you like the Rigids, you should try the BD Squadrons. Even better light.
They are three time the price, are they 3 times as good?

Kiwi - how did you find the cutoff with these? Or not really looking at that part of the beam?
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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Thanks mate, today is a big repairs day replacing the last of the failed shite and adding some more protection and better? products I hope.

The LED lighting I would have to say is fantastic at least for Rigid Industries gear.

In the thick fog I used low beam only without the LEDs as it was too bright from reflection but in the deep dead of the dark they parform outstandingly well.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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They are three time the price, are they 3 times as good?

Kiwi - how did you find the cutoff with these? Or not really looking at that part of the beam?
I can't say about the others either just the Rigid Industries stuff.

Light cutoff is not an issue, the beams that come out from the light is very broad despite appearing to be pencil light.

The lighting from them illuminates side to side immediately in front so riding off road at night they light up the ruts holes and all.
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In the thick fog I used low beam only without the LEDs as it was too bright from reflection but in the deep dead of the dark they parform outstandingly well.
I have the Dually 4 LED version and love 'em. Also have the amber, clip-on filter things, which work a treat. Dramatically overpriced, but make a world of difference in fog or dust.
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In a ktm 690 do i have to change the oem stator to run rigids d2?


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Thinking on a set of d2 in driving lights. Thanks


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Old 02-15-2014, 10:43 AM   #13
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If you like the Rigids, you should try the BD Squadrons. Even better light.
I have both....

Rigid is a far better product imo....better build quality...

great customer service to boot...
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:07 AM   #14
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Rigids are a superb product

However, the vid points out the biggest issue with fitting these...that the lowbeam is so poor in comparison that its almost like turning off your lights altogether. Im on my third attempt at good all-round lighting (a 35 watt HID projector) and while it is a vast improvement over the DOT black hole, it still leaves me wanting more low beam. I keep having flashbacks of when the only reason I saw the deer in time was that his legs walking onto my side of the road broke the beams of the oncoming car headlights. Gonna try a 50watt projector next...
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Its done. Rigids d2 driving lights running nice


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