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Old 06-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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KTM 950 SE lighting Solution

After about an hour of searching the web and this site I've come to the OC to ask about other Solutions for lighting my SE.


I know Rigid lights are the lights to have along with the Baja design lights and blackdog has some trick lights to mount them to.

What are other makes of lights that have helped compliment the weak headlights on the SE? What Mounting solutions have people done??

Post pics if you have them!
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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I can confirm that the Rigid/BlackDog setup is pretty solid. PO installed it prior to me buying this bike but I'd definitely recommend it - they are bright lights and the fork mount from BDCW is stout.


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Old 06-21-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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I can confirm that the Rigid/BlackDog setup is pretty solid. PO installed it prior to me buying this bike but I'd definitely recommend it - they are bright lights and the fork mount from BDCW is stout.


Damn that look terrible! Want to sell that set up?

Yeah they are nice but spendy! I may just have to make the investment.

How do those secure? to the bottom triple?
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #5
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Same again, I have to say I am impressed beyond my own belief .....one dark Guatemalan night these performed so outstanding well and better than anything I have had before.

As per twwhitey the mounting etc is fantastic.

During the day.





Add a euro switch to operate them and have the ability to turn them off and on.
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Slick setup Charlie.


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How do those secure? to the bottom triple?
Here is a close up of each side to show where it fits.



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Add a euro switch to operate them and have the ability to turn them off and on.
Interesting - not to thread highjack but I DO have the Euro switch but it's currently not hooked up to anything but I've been planning to do so. (Currently the Rigids are triggered by a simple switch on the handlebar.) Do you by any chance have the fancy controller that allows you multiple stages of brightness? or just set the lights on via either of the 2 settings in the euro switch? I've been thinking of getting this thing and using the euro switch to trigger a low then a high setting on the Rigids. From what I understand that euro switch is a bit funky in design (its not 2 distinct switches, it's more like 1 switch with 2 progressive settings or something like that).

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Here is a close up of each side to show where it fits.



Hard to argue with that quality. Putting in a order on those brackets today. May have to put some toys on the chopping block to buy the lights. Without the misses finding out.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:00 AM   #10
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Hard to argue with that quality. .
You won't regret it trust me, there is no vibration or anything.

..... ouwh and we won't tell your misses for a small fee
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Interesting - not to thread highjack but I DO have the Euro switch but it's currently not hooked up to anything but I've been planning to do so. (Currently the Rigids are triggered by a simple switch on the handlebar.) Do you by any chance have the fancy controller that allows you multiple stages of brightness? or just set the lights on via either of the 2 settings in the euro switch? I've been thinking of getting this thing and using the euro switch to trigger a low then a high setting on the Rigids. From what I understand that euro switch is a bit funky in design (its not 2 distinct switches, it's more like 1 switch with 2 progressive settings or something like that).
Thread jack that may help mathews42

We don't have a fancy smancy controller, either on or off.

With the euro switch you/we can turn the lighting off completely, I do this in town in traffic as the fans spin a lot faster with full power to them.

Our first stage is just the standard lighting circuit, the next stage is purely for the LEDS and they are hooked through a relay so we can have the LEDs on or off, the factory lighting on or off.

Hope this helps.
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Thread jack that may help mathews42

We don't have a fancy smancy controller, either on or off.

With the euro switch you/we can turn the lighting off completely, I do this in town in traffic as the fans spin a lot faster with full power to them.

Our first stage is just the standard lighting circuit, the next stage is purely for the LEDS and they are hooked through a relay so we can have the LEDs on or off, the factory lighting on or off.

Hope this helps.
It does help - thanks for the clarification. I may leave the standard circuit alone for now and might give the fancy controller a try - I wouldn't mind having a high/low beam option with the Rigids so I can use them a bit more around traffic. Good thing to note Matthew... most of these aftermarket LEDS are wicked bright so mounting low(er) or dimming keeps opposing drivers less pissy
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most of these aftermarket LEDS are wicked bright so mounting low(er) or dimming keeps opposing drivers less pissy
Yes Juan pissed one Guatemalan off when the car he was driving wouldn't dip his lights so Juan smacked him with the LEDS (he was riding Maya up front) and the car just about came to a stop cos he would be able to anything from arc-eye
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Yes Juan pissed one Guatemalan off when the car he was driving wouldn't dip his lights so Juan smacked him with the LEDS (he was riding Maya up front) and the car just about came to a stop cos he would be able to anything from arc-eye
haha nice! i have on off buttons on my HWY DB tripple clamp i'm going to run them to. Might run them individually. Maybe install a dimmer.
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