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Old 07-24-2014, 07:05 AM   #3076
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I refer to the 1190, same as I did with the 990, as BUD (Big Ugly Dirtbike). I let my brother ride it a few months ago and he was very impressed, specially with it's wheelie ability. this morning I got this text, it made me laugh so I thought I would share.

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:20 AM   #3077
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I refer to the 1190, same as I did with the 990, as BUD (Big Ugly Dirtbike). I let my brother ride it a few months ago and he was very impressed, specially with it's wheelie ability. this morning I got this text, it made me laugh so I thought I would share.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:25 AM   #3078
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Hey guys, I just got the 1190R and my headlight sucks. Coming from 990 I was surprised to see such poor lighting on 1190.
Now everyone talks about this overpriced aux lights that cost 4-500$
Im just wondering what's your opinion on this cheap set up.
50caliber racing LED bar, combined spot and flood 55W about 4000lm.
Rigid Industries wiring harness.
100$ for the LED bar
28$ for the harness with fuse and waterproof switch.
Im not sure about fitment in the nose and harness routing.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:31 AM   #3079
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Hey guys, I just got the 1190R and my headlight sucks. Coming from 990 I was surprised to see such poor lighting on 1190.
Now everyone talks about this overpriced aux lights that cost 4-500$
Im just wondering what's your opinion on this cheap set up.
50caliber racing LED bar, combined spot and flood 55W about 4000lm.
Rigid Industries wiring harness.
100$ for the LED bar
28$ for the harness with fuse and waterproof switch.
Im not sure about fitment in the nose and harness routing.
Seems like a cost effective solution. Are you planning to mount it under the nose of the bike?
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:38 AM   #3080
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I am currently in the process of mounting a rigid industries combo 6" light under the snout. For me, I'm utilizing the Givi crash bars that come up and under the headlight area, using Piaa crash bar mounting rings on the givi bar and mounted my light to it. I'm just finishing up my wiring today so once I do, I'll put it back together and post some pictures. I also have two friends who want a similar setup on their bikes but one doesn't have crash bars and the other is using the sw motech bars which do not come up and under the snout. For them, I was thinking of either suggesting the blackdog Cycleworks fork mounting rings or I would fabricate an aluminum plate that mimics the semi-circular plastic piece that the horn is mounted on (have a look under your bike and you'll know what I mean). Then the light bar can get mounted to that to keep the light nice and high-up out of the way of the suspension. As for which lights, Chinese copies, etc - I did some exhaustive searches and decided that for the price I got the rigid industries light (on amazon.com of all places...), I simply couldn't go wrong with it. I ended up paying about $35 more than the cost of this light plus harness and I've got a real warranty - I can tell you that the design and build of the rigid light is amazing.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:42 AM   #3081
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Oh, and you mentioned not being sure about harness routing...I utilized the acc1 wire in the headlight area to trigger my switch and the lights themselves are run by a relay that I wired in near the battery. My power source for the relay is right there at the battery so all I had to run forward to the front of the bike was the relay power output wire to the light and the "control" wire coming out of my front mounted switch - snaked it through the tank area with side fairings and tank cover off - piece of cake with no tank removal as the frame in front of the tank provides the perfect conduit to carry wires to and from the headlight area.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:44 AM   #3082
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Yes, and no I have no Idea how to route cables or mount the light. There's no light bar mounts on the market yet, good solution are the upper crash bars were light bar would fit perfectly
Just the bike seams little to bulky with those upper crash bars, so I'm trying to avoid them for the time being.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:00 AM   #3083
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What a fast response. Im electricity challenged so be patient with my. Im not sure what ACC1 wire is.
Still the nose it self is shaped oval and that would make a rectangular bracket wery hard to install.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:21 AM   #3084
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For those that hate the stock headlight....did you check the aim of it? Mine was pointed way low. I went out on a dirt road at night, and adjusted it to my liking (not per the manual). Its much better.

I also have the KTM aux lights always on, and they throw decent light.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:23 AM   #3085
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For those that hate the stock headlight....did you check the aim of it? Mine was pointed way low. I went out on a dirt road at night, and adjusted it to my liking (not per the manual). Its much better.

I also have the KTM aux lights always on, and they throw decent light.

+1

Mine was aimed low as well
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:01 AM   #3086
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+1

Mine was aimed low as well
+2 & +3

My standard & my brother's R model both came with headlights aimed at the floor. We've since adjusted them, but I think it's safe to say the headlights are complete crap.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:03 AM   #3087
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Some pictures of what I'm doing will help. I will say though that if you want to use an led light bar of some sort and you want to keep it tucked in and up, you're somewhat limited to 6"-8" in width. If you want a bracket solution that would work with a 6" wide light bar and you're not using crash bars that pass right under the nose like my givi bars, check out blackdog and look at the light kit Kurt has developed using a 6" light bar. You may want to reach out to him to see if he will sell you just the brackets and source your own light. As for the acc wires, ktm is kind enough to provide additional electro connections (one set up front and one set at the rear). The one I tapped into is switched power so when the ignition is off, the acc1 wire goes dead. This is ideal for lighting and I used it to trigger a relay since the amperage rating of that acc1 connection is too low to run the light I'm using. The relay itself will require to be wired to the battery itself for power (with a fused circuit), ground (at the battery or the ground post just in front), I out wire from acc1 and a high amperage 12v output to power the lights themselves. I can provide a wiring diagram if you want...

Here's a link to the blackdog solution:

http://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-shop...-r-detail.html
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:51 PM   #3088
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:46 PM   #3089
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Gotta like it NoWhat?...
How well does it work? Or shine? Or like, light up the road???
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:47 PM   #3090
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Sorry... Nowwhat....
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