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Old 04-17-2014, 10:44 AM   #1006
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I ordered and finally installed a set of MM10s on my DR.

The kit and instructions made them dead simple to install and they're nice and bright (got a twilight ride in last night). I'll try to get a couple photos up, but just wanted to say thanks for an incredible product!

May get buried, but finally got photos of my lights. I removed the stock reflectors from their brackets and mounted these. I had to drill out the hole, but just a hair.



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Old 04-17-2014, 02:50 PM   #1007
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Thanks for taking the time to post up pics

Install looks good - If I am seeing correctly the electrical tape?? on the cross bar may not hold up well to heat and weather however - but maybe im not seeing it correctly.

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Thanks for catching this Brian. I actually appreciate you look at the things I may have screwed up
Not this time though. It looks like electric tape, but it is not.
It is a silicon "Nitro Tape", made to withstand 500+ degrees centigrade and pretty much anything else short of nuclear blast .

No sign of heat damage or any other kind on it so far, after few weeks of riding...

Here are few more photos - tape used, switch and controller mounted under instruments:


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Old 04-22-2014, 08:18 AM   #1008
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Thanks for catching this Brian. I actually appreciate you look at the things I may have screwed up
Not this time though. It looks like electric tape, but it is not.
It is a silicon "Nitro Tape", made to withstand 500+ degrees centigrade and pretty much anything else short of nuclear blast .

No sign of heat damage or any other kind on it so far, after few weeks of riding...

Here are few more photos - tape used, switch and controller mounted under instruments:


Thanks for the follow up.

I have seen that tape, but never tried it. Good to know it holds up.

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Old 04-22-2014, 12:10 PM   #1009
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:09 PM   #1010
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Auxiliary LED Lights - MondoMotos

4th bike with Mondos. 2014 Scrambler.
Lights are great as always.






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Old 04-22-2014, 09:37 PM   #1011
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So my lights are no longer black but rather a goldish bronze color, but just on the top portion of the lights that is exposed to the sun. Anyone else experience this?
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:26 AM   #1012
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So my lights are no longer black but rather a goldish bronze color, but just on the top portion of the lights that is exposed to the sun. Anyone else experience this?
Yes. I got mine last April or May, and within a couple-few months I also noticed discoloring. The current version is supposed to have a better UV coating. How long have you had yours?
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:33 AM   #1013
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So my lights are no longer black but rather a goldish bronze color, but just on the top portion of the lights that is exposed to the sun. Anyone else experience this?

Same here. But I sure like the lights.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:11 AM   #1014
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Yes. I got mine last April or May, and within a couple-few months I also noticed discoloring. The current version is supposed to have a better UV coating. How long have you had yours?
I've had them mounted for about a month or so. Pretty quick to get discolored. Not that it affects the lights but just strange
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:12 AM   #1015
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I've had them mounted for about a month or so. Pretty quick to get discolored. Not that it affects the lights but just strange
We have heard that some of the lights were dulling/discoloring on the housing. It is a phenomenon that I honestly cant explain without making up something that amounts to an excuse. Very likely it is is the effect of the sun. For that reason, the V2 kits were given a second UV treatment.

I can say that I have had MM10's on all our bikes (5) with 4 or them for over a year (on one bike 2 years) and only one set of them has dulled/discolored on top. The lights take lots of abuse/exposure so I havent tried polishing or cleaning them and not sure if that might help.

Send us an email - info@mondomotos.com if you want to discuss replacement/repair.


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Old 04-24-2014, 08:14 AM   #1016
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Thanks again for the feedback and pics.

You always seem to have the bike that I want next

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Old 04-24-2014, 12:02 PM   #1017
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We have heard that some of the lights were dulling/discoloring on the housing. It is a phenomenon that I honestly cant explain without making up something that amounts to an excuse. Very likely it is is the effect of the sun. For that reason, the V2 kits were given a second UV treatment.

I can say that I have had MM10's on all our bikes (5) with 4 or them for over a year (on one bike 2 years) and only one set of them has dulled/discolored on top. The lights take lots of abuse/exposure so I haven't tried polishing or cleaning them and not sure if that might help.

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Thanks Brian for your honesty and transparency. This makes me even more curious. I assumed it was a problem inherent in this particular type of metal treatment, but this stuff is a little above my pay-grade, as they say. I'm interested to see how this turns out, and learning what has been the cause. I'm glad to hear this isn't happening to ALL the lights, and am hopeful the cause will be found eventually. Please keep us updated on your findings. It's a bummer they're fading, but I'm still planning to get another set, and am REALLY excited about that new smart LED timer I see you have now! (just gotta replenish the bank account)

I've been considering painting my faded lights. I don't know the name, but a friend painted an [originally anodized] AR15 lower with an epoxy-like paint that's designed for firearms. It turned out REALLY NICE, and I think it would be an excellent surface for these lights. It's smooth, but has a tiny bit of texture (in a good way), and feels really hard. I don't know how it holds up over time, but it appears to be pretty solid, and potentially a great product for MC stuff. I'll see if I can find the name if anyone's interested. I'd be posting my results, but I have several projects stacked-up before I can get to this one.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:02 PM   #1018
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I had an aftermarket fuel cap that turned bronze like over time and 2 set of signals (though just the tops). I sprayed this UV protectant on the fuel cap which seemed to halt the sun fade issue.
None of my bullet lights have discolored.
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:09 PM   #1019
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:35 PM   #1020
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That's what I call customer service. As long as the lights won't be affected by the discoloration then I see no need to get replacements.
Even if I had known they would change color, after owning them, I would order them again. They are awesome!
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