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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Whats the best aftermarket headlight?

I have searched for threads about headlights every which way I could type it, and always comes back with no results. So I guess I'll just ask.

Whats the best headlight kit? I'm mostly interested in dual sport/off road, but list the best you know of for all applications so others can find the info as well.
Good ones, bad ones. Thanks
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 07:41 PM
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Good post, I too have the same question for a dual sport application....I have been looking at some additional lights made by Cree, don't know anything about them....
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-05-2013, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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I have the Trail Tech X2 off road light, not th HID, just the Halogen. Im really happy with it so far. nice and bright. Had to do a little fabrication to hold it on with all the stock wiring behind it. That Cree light looks awesome though
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 12:18 PM
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Have you looked at Polysport Headlight Kits. Customers seem to be very satisfied with the product.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 12:44 PM
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 03:26 AM
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Check out my thread.....Great light (3000 lumen). Pricey but worth the bright light!


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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-10-2014, 11:39 PM
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friggin' LIGHTS!

Since my last post in this thread, I have upgraded my weak, dim, puny little yellow headlight.....I replaced it with a crisp, white, HID....I mounted a set of 1000 lumen LED's on the forks right above the fender....I mounted a set of 1200 lumen LED's on the handlebars....And I mounted two more 1000 lumen LED'S onto my helmet with quick releases that plug in via curly cord....I operate them all individually or together from a sealed aluminum switch box with mini toggles at my left thumb, and they require barely any juice to operate....BAD ***! I ride at night quite a bit in the northern Rockies, so now I can see freakin' everything....Each set of LED's mounted on the bike are at different angles surrounding the headlight for a real nice, wide area of illumination into the ditches and trees, and the helmet mounted set allows me to see exactly where I am looking at all times, so now I don't miss that entire herd of elk crossing my trail, the mule deer hopping the fence and heading my way, the beavers scuttling into the water, the jack rabbit that wants to race, or miscalculate the invariable wet rocks, roots and ruts, or get jousted by the crazy sharp tree limb jutting towards me ...Pretty sure I resemble a UFO cruising through the forest at night, I love it! I can also get off the bike with the helmet lights on and make adjustments etc, due to the curly cord extending about 5 feet...I used CCTV camera pug ends to be able to disconnect quickly, or when I get chucked off hitting the hard-pack deep rut all wrong, it will not rip the cord connections to pieces...The LED's are Cree, they are fairly affordable and easy to mount...I have already replaced one on the helmet set, it was bogus and quit after half a dozen rides, and I made some new heavy duty "U" brackets for the handlebar mounts, as they were quite cheesy stamped steel and the LC-4 vibration factor cracked them pretty quickly, but otherwise, YAY!.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-11-2014, 11:52 AM
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-22-2014, 08:57 AM
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Good thread. I am doing a headlight as we speak.

Can you also include in your post whether you used the original Stator or had to do an upgrade? I want to keep my original stator if possible.

Some of the LED kits I see have a remote battery pack. Is that ok with most of you? How long do the batteries last? One trip, two trips or several months?

Rockymountainrider, would you post a picture or two of what the lights look like mounted on your bike and helmut? Thanks

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I've recently ordered an LED H4 bulb which is slowly edging its way over to me from China. I haven't a clue how good it will be, but it was only a few quid so worth a punt!
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