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post #1 of 8 Old 09-23-2018, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Rigid auxiliary lights

I have some Rigid industries D2's on my car and I find the performance and build quality fantastic. Contemplating what additional lights to put on my bike and open to suggestions. Was considering these:

https://www.rigidindustries.com/igni...t-ignite.html#

I'd like them to work as additional lights to help me be seen around town and then hopefully help light up the side of the road when I am in the country. The D2's are a bit bigger than I would like on the Vstrom and they do not have a low setting.

If you have anything you like and mounting suggestions, please chime in. I do not wish to put crash bars on my bike.
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I'm interested in what you come up with on these lights. I had the D2's on my watch list for a while but I didn't like the size for a motorcycle. Reading the description on the link you provided, I'm not sure that I understand the mounting options with these lights. Maybe the more knowledgeable will chime in.


edit: On a side note, back in the early days of crappy box-store LED's, I removed the front fork reflectors and mounted a set of said crappy LED's to the reflector bracket. The brackets held up to the weight much better than I anticipated. I eventually scrapped the lights due to the fact that they really didn't illuminate anything. The brackets did fine though, with no cracking from vibration-induced fatigued that I was expecting. They were probably on the bike 10-15 thousand miles. It was an FZ6 so no off-roading was ever considered.

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I love mine mounted here. The aim hasn't budged at all since I mounted them 1,500 miles ago.

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I have some Rigid industries D2's.... Contemplating what additional lights to put on my bike and open to suggestions. ......as additional lights to help me be seen around town and then hopefully help light up the side of the road when I am in the country.
Nicad - those look like nice lights. Rigid does make good stuff. I didn't want to invest that much, so from another posting here about yellow fog lights, I pick up some bright and inexpensive fogs. A few years ago I hung "driving lights" from my hand grips. I used a pulse width modulator to tone them down to about 20% -- slightly dimmer than my low beams. I wired them up so that using two switches I can run them 20% and not blind anyone or using the other switch and bypass the PWM for 100% when no one is around. They help me see at night but I'm not sure they help me get seen in the daytime. So I bought the yellow fog LEDs and hung them on my forks. The bracket that I made uses the fender bolt and the reflector bolt for attaching. Both the upper driving lights and the lower fog lights turn when the forks turn. The headlights always point straight ahead. White lights across the top and yellow across the bottom.
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Not wanting to dump an bunch of money into LED lights to replace a set of aging Hella incandescent fog light on the BMW I opted for a a set of Tractor Supply Traveller 3" 1200 lumen cubes. $54.99 per set and warranted for a year. I am very pleased with them.
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Not wanting to dump an bunch of money into LED lights to replace a set of aging Hella incandescent fog light on the BMW I opted for a a set of Tractor Supply Traveller 3" 1200 lumen cubes. $54.99 per set and warranted for a year. I am very pleased with them.
PerazziMx14, any chance you have a couple of pictures of those mounted on your bike? These appealed to me for a couple of reasons, not the least of which are: a) I can get them locally; and, b) they have Cree lights in them.
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