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Old 12-15-2011, 07:58 PM   #226
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[QUOTE=Romano;17526621]Here are mine they are CROSS COUNTRY PIAA HID 30 EACH LAMP

They works really good in combination with my other set[

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Old 12-17-2011, 12:41 PM   #227
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Originally Posted by edfetz View Post
Here is another mounting spot to consider. Well out of harms way under here, plus it gives you a bigger light pattern to approaching cagers.

That looks nice. I like that. Good job!
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:37 PM   #228
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$16...and the best investment in lighting I've ever made

I'm one of those guys who could buy a $400 watch or $200 pair of sunglasses and destroy them the next day (sadly have done both those things more than once). So I don't place much stock in money paid for adventure gear because adventuring, by its very nature, means that there is a good chance you are going to destroy or severely damage your equipment at your first available convenience.

Choice in equipment is made via a question of equity. Is what I'm buying worth what I'm going to get out of it? Will it perform to the standards that are needed? Am I paying for a 'name' or am I paying for a product that will meet (and hopefully exceed) my expectations?

With using equipment up to (and beyond) its usable life as a goal I much prefer to put form and function before price (both cheap and expensive...there is no substitute for a superior product), which is why I have no problem beating the crap out of a 14K motorcycle (and I do beat the crap out of it) and which is why I'm so proud of my $16.00 (yes sixteen dollar) lights. A lot of people try to make a buck off unsuspecting "adventurers" who think that cost equals quality. Cost DOES NOT equal equals cost and cost alone. Quality is a completely separate metric from cost and should never be confused with it. Cost is what we pay. Quality is what we get.

I paid $16, I got so much more than I ever expected in quality.

These are the best lights I've ever had on a bike...low wide beam that catches deer and other critters in the 0 to 4 foot spot beam across about 160 degrees in arc. I can see a deer from about a quarter mile away and can dodge a possum crossing my dirt path at night doing 80+ mph with these lights.

The low beam is too low to cause most cage drivers annoyance and I can keep them on at all times. When riding in a pack I've been told that the lighting has helped the pack leader know where everyone was when they looked in the mirror and that they prefer to have me behind them,.

$16 dollars in lighting for safety is a priceless investment (coming from someone who hit a deer and totaled a bike/himself @ 60 mph on a motorcycle in 2005 in the middle of the night)...and they hold up in jumps, bumps, bangs, crashes, and other circumstances that result in the typically smiling face with a mouth full of dirt.

Seriously the best night riding lights I've ever seen short of professional racing setups (my test samples includes HID, PIAA, Hella, and Denali).

55W Halogens. No significant drain on the battery. No issues with over-heating. Independently fused and monitored via a watt meter. Lighted handlebar switch. Installed in about 20 minutes including wire crimping time. Negligible weight. These lights kick ass in the - thick as shit end up with saplings around your mx boots trail blazing off road ride, and the peg scraping no street-light urban hill ride. Nothing negative that I can think of to comment on.


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Old 12-19-2011, 11:55 PM   #229
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Any pics of the lights themselves, and where you mounted them?
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:09 PM   #230
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Rigid Duallys an mounting plate

I finally got around to getting a Smugmug account, so here are two pictures of the Rigid LEDs mounted on my bike. The mounting plate is something I make and sell through Black Dog, (, it was designed for the full stock bodywork, but when I decided to remove the beak I found it worked very well to hold the front end together and tidy up the headlight area.

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #231
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These are mine DRL's that just arrived in the mail Waterproof and robust. Built on an aluminium profile filled with glue (or something else) from behind to protect the electrics.

Mounted them like this (glued from the inside)

And turned them on...

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Old 01-26-2012, 04:50 AM   #232
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Here are mine, the Model 30 LED off road Spot light

Works as it should!

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Old 01-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #233
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:29 PM   #234
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advmonster m60's

I got these today, pretty good service since I only ordered them monday afternoon. I have hdb folding mirrors so I mounted them on the stock mirror perches with muffler clamps then used the lite mounts for the switches. I think it worked out pretty well

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Old 03-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #235
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perfect! mounting?

thats where I will mount my LED's. Mount pic?
Originally Posted by solohvs View Post
June 2010

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia - rain, Fog and 48 degrees.
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - hot, humid and 95 degrees.

The lights came in handy day after day of thick FOG...

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #236
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PIAA with LEDs

Just a pic of my PIAA 510 mounts with ebay 27W, 4 inch diameter LEDs - super bright.!/erwinito/status/177440958504386562/photo/1!/erwinito/status/177440888207847424/photo/1!/erwinito/status/177441004281012225/photo/1
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #237
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My setup

I added Denali D-1 LED lites to my F800 by attaching them to the brake calipers with a customized 1/4" piece of aluminum billet. Had to get extended bolts from my dealer (Morton's). It took some effort, but I like the results. I wanted them for safety/conspicuity, but we'll see how they do the first time I drop it...

Here's a close-up of the bracket & bolts...

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Old 03-11-2012, 02:44 PM   #238
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:08 PM   #239
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I don't know who makes these lights, but they are bright as hell. I do believe that it has kept a few car drivers from pulling out in front of me (they start to go, then stop).

I made the mount from some scrap stainless steel that I had laying around.

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #240
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Love my Rigid D2's

Here are the rigids mounted up on my F800gs using the Desert Snake mount...



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