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Old 12-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Off-road LED lighting for my bike?

Just wandering if you guys had any suggestions for LED driving lighting additions that are sturdy enough for off-road use. Thinking about adding some lumens to my TE610, but don't necessarily want to go with a full Lynx fairing or Baja Designs kit and am thinking more along the lines of some nice LED driving lights I can mount on my forks or handlebars.

Definitely interested in any feedback or recommendations you guys have! Thanks!
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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http://stores.homestead.com/hstrial-...StoreFront.bok

Great stuff. Popular for any night needs. First time I saw em I was like
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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I have a couple vision x 3.5" optimus prime led lights mounted under my bars on my KTM 530 that work great and are rugged. I went with a mixed 60* and 40*. I also have a vision x light cannon swapped into the stock light position for rally sprints that is awesome. It puts out an incredible amount of light and i really like the swappable covers. However it is not other car friendly... i'm working on a dimmer set up so i can just run it all the time and turn it down for on-road.

Rigid Industries is another option that it seems like a lot of folks like.

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Old 12-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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Some options in the vendors thread.
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Old 12-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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I've got these on my TW, fixing to mount them on my Versys as well. Hard to beat for the price. Durable aluminum housing with thick glass lenses. They come in 25* and 45*, I went with the 25* and it's plenty wide for me.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...rk-light/1386/



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The iPhone didn't do the best job at capturing it, but these things are bright.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:23 PM   #6
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Just mounted Ridgid Industries D2 lights (wide) on the R1200. No need for the headlights any more. $ but worth every penny.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:53 AM   #7
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I've got these on my TW, fixing to mount them on my Versys as well. Hard to beat for the price. Durable aluminum housing with thick glass lenses. They come in 25* and 45*, I went with the 25* and it's plenty wide for me.

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The iPhone didn't do the best job at capturing it, but these things are bright.

Wow! NICE! Just in the price range I was looking for too! Thanks, I will check these out!!


Hey mattmus4357...what do you use for the mount on that bike?
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Old 01-01-2014, 12:20 PM   #8
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http://mondomotos.com/lighting/led/MM10

I think these are the same lights, different branding. Close in price once you add the wiring harness if you want it on the other ones.

http://www.procycle.us/images/access..._mount2_tb.jpg

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr650.html#electrical

Mounted mine like these RAM components on Procycle but not necessary. Simple bracket off of the lower triple bolts will do it.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:23 PM   #9
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Wow! NICE! Just in the price range I was looking for too! Thanks, I will check these out!!


Hey mattmus4357...what do you use for the mount on that bike?
I used the reflector mounts on my forks. You could easily make brackets using sheet metal from lowes/HD if you don't have any spots to mount them
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #10
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http://mondomotos.com/lighting/led/MM10

I think these are the same lights, different branding. Close in price once you add the wiring harness if you want it on the other ones.
Yep, same lights. Mine were $35 each when I bought them, now they're over $50. I used a $10 Tusk on/off switch with them.

On the Versys I'll be trying these lights: http://dx.com/p/10w-950lm-cree-xml-t...-10-30v-207945
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:26 PM   #11
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Smiler question to Cainers,

Swapping out a pair of ~3.75-4.00 inch (diameter) halogens for some LED units for the dual purpose of DRL/ low angle aux lamps. Being an LED connoisseur of sorts I should have no problem.

Looking at Advanced Auto parts (the intentions was to see if they stocked Anderson Powerpole connectors since I redoing the electrical harness) I ended up coming across the lighting section. Most of them obviously aren't speced for for what I would like, although two product stood out;

Alpena FogLitz 4 (Part No. 77160) (~40.00)


Optronics Round 4 Diode LED Racing Lights (Part No. LS204R) (~22.00)



(image credits, Advanced Auto Parts)

The reason these two stood out to me was the fact that both of them have excellent reflector optics (aka proper light spread)and inclusion of mounting hardware, with the Alpena having a 'try-me' button and the Optronics unit lacking this. The other differences I spotted was the Alpena using (4) 10 mm dome top LEDs (per housing) and the Optronics using (what I assume to be from seeing incorporation within camping/outdoor lighting) (4) Nichia (known for high lumen output) SMD led (per housing) as well as the (what looks like a solid backframe/ heatsink) on the Optronics.

Apart from the cost, is there any firsthand experience/ any other factors that would sway recommendations to one product over the other?
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:37 PM   #12
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ADVMonster definitely gets my vote. Excellent products and unparallelled customer service. I have two model 30's and a model 60; pictures don't capture how much light these lights put out.



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Old 01-01-2014, 03:44 PM   #13
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Just mounted Ridgid Industries D2 lights (wide) on the R1200. No need for the headlights any more. $ but worth every penny.
For your TE610 you sure wouldn't want these on the forks. They're heavy.

I've broken 2 of the brackets that came with them, one before any off road and the other later. One light came without the lens.

The light is nice, but there are better products out there.
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:37 PM   #14
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I have the Denali d2's. Absolutely them!! I heard an inmate on here refer to them as the "eyes of god". I couldn't say it better myself!
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:55 PM   #15
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ive had this set up for about 6k miles and works great the top is all spot and the bottom is all flood I have them on a switch so I can run both on one on or both off.

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