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JimVonBaden 12-15-2012 05:41 PM

Best LED Aux Driving Lights (at a reasonable price)?
 
My last GS has a set of Hella FF50's for driving lights, and a set of Motolights for conspicuity. The FF50 lightsd were great, but no longer available. The motolights were very expensive, and nearly useless.

On my new to me GS I want to go with LEDs. I have installed a few different sets on friend's bikes, and have been impressed. BUT, I want to keep the price reasonable, and want driving lights that put out!

So, what have you used, pros and cons?

Jim :brow

beemerphile 12-15-2012 05:44 PM

Rigid Industries Duallys or Dually D2's if you are flush.

MJS 12-15-2012 07:46 PM

Best and most expensive - Baja Designs Squadron
Very good and a bit less $ - Rigid D2
Less $ and no comparison on light output - Krista

May be others out there but those are from my personal experience and a side by side shootout.

munchmeister 12-15-2012 08:55 PM

Got mine from

http://www.mondomotos.com/

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751838

http://f-rider.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...EDs%2001-L.jpg

JimVonBaden 12-15-2012 09:20 PM

Those look like they would be worth a shot, but they are sold out.

Jim :brow

PS I love the Kristas, but not the price.:huh I have installed a couple sets for others.

AndyM 12-15-2012 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 20258042)
The FF50 lightsd were great, but no longer available.

FF50s are still out there. My local shop has a couple of sets on the shelf..

http://www.casporttouring.com/cst/mo...t/8283811.html

Bokrijder 12-16-2012 04:44 AM

One floor down in the vendor forum -- ask for Mr. Sanjoh

Bokrijder

Okie Preacher 12-16-2012 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 20258042)
My last GS has a set of Hella FF50's for driving lights, and a set of Motolights for conspicuity. The FF50 lightsd were great, but no longer available. The motolights were very expensive, and nearly useless.

On my new to me GS I want to go with LEDs. I have installed a few different sets on friend's bikes, and have been impressed. BUT, I want to keep the price reasonable, and want driving lights that put out!

So, what have you used, pros and cons?

Jim :brow

Jim, bite the bullet and buy the Krista's. I have a friend that has the Rigid Industries D2's...they are less expensive, they are brighter, but they lack controllability.

Railbender 12-16-2012 06:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Okie Preacher (Post 20260386)
Jim, bite the bullet and buy the Krista's. I have a friend that has the Rigid Industries D2's...they are less expensive, they are brighter, but they lack controllability.

There is now a controller/dimmer which should work with any LED lights.

http://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-shop...m_medium=email

I have 2 sets of Rigid lights and love them. US made too!!

:freaky

Donster 12-16-2012 08:03 AM

Who makes those brackets?

JimVonBaden 12-16-2012 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Okie Preacher (Post 20260386)
Jim, bite the bullet and buy the Krista's. I have a friend that has the Rigid Industries D2's...they are less expensive, they are brighter, but they lack controllability.

(Reasonable price) I'm trying to go a different direction with this GS. My last one had the best I could find (at the time), and I had a LOT in accessories. This time I purchased a 120K mile bike with no accessories on it but a Givi screen. My goal is to outfit is with all reasonably priced, but effective, farkles.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ow/Pickup5.jpg

Jim :brow

PS There might be a new Accessories DVD in my motive, or maybe I am just poorer than I used to be.:evil

beemerphile 12-16-2012 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Okie Preacher (Post 20260386)
Jim, bite the bullet and buy the Krista's. I have a friend that has the Rigid Industries D2's...they are less expensive, they are brighter, but they lack controllability.


Kristas don't have any controllability either until it is added externally. I use the Clearwater IQ-170 controller with my D2's or you can use most any PWM controller.

sanjoh 12-17-2012 05:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimVonBaden (Post 20258042)
My last GS has a set of Hella FF50's for driving lights, and a set of Motolights for conspicuity. The FF50 lightsd were great, but no longer available. The motolights were very expensive, and nearly useless.

On my new to me GS I want to go with LEDs. I have installed a few different sets on friend's bikes, and have been impressed. BUT, I want to keep the price reasonable, and want driving lights that put out!

So, what have you used, pros and cons?

Jim :brow


Reasonably priced and they put out:D ADVmonster starting around $100 a pair for inmates. Promotion code in the vendor forum.

Read what other ADVriders are saying in my vendor thread.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...psc4f68dbb.jpg

JimVonBaden 12-17-2012 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sanjoh (Post 20267467)
Reasonably priced and they put out:D ADVmonster starting around $100 a pair for inmates. Promotion code in the vendor forum.

Read what other ADVriders are saying in my vendor thread.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u...psc4f68dbb.jpg

Those look very interesting!

Jim :brow

munchmeister 12-17-2012 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donster (Post 20261155)
Who makes those brackets?

Those mounts were made by some ADVrider guy who did it at work with access to some CNC machinery using a design from another ADV guy who'd had the design. Cut from solid billet alum. They work by replacing the stalk for your turn signals and add the curved bracket for the additional lights. Sorry to be so vague but it was one of those group buys... if you signed up and paid your money, you eventually got a set (I waited several months). The guy that ran the group buy goes by YBViking here on ADVrider. Not sure if there were any left or any plans to make more. If that's the case, it's too bad cuz they work really well, solid as shit. If you contact YBViking, he could tell you the status. Sorry I could not be of more help.
http://f-rider.smugmug.com/Motorcycl...EDs%2002-L.jpg


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