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Old 01-01-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Flashlight for bike?

What kind of flashlight do you guys keep on your bike? I'm looking for something incase of night time emergencies. Rechargeable would be cool, doesn't matter much to me though, just that it's bright and has a decent burn time. Not worried about thieves, the bike doesn't get parked out of sight of me.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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I have a Princeton Tec 4 LED headlamp.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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Gee... I dunno
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:11 PM   #4
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For emergencies and such...
http://www.9voltlight.com/

I had one... till I lost the damn thing.
Very small and rugged, I never replaced the battery in 4 years, bright enough to work on a bike, and unlike sooo many lights, it won't roll away from where you put it!

I really should order another one....
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:30 PM   #5
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I do keep a cranklite in my tank bag but old school zippo has worked for a light many times.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:39 PM   #6
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I've had a Petzyl Tika for years and it's taken abuse quite well and kept working.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:50 PM   #7
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Browsing around some of the bike sites today, found this one:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/nebo-...andlebar-mount

Seems neat....
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:14 PM   #8
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I carry a Phenix PD32on me but also a headlamp on the bike.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:53 AM   #9
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Ever look under the hood of an older GM truck? Near the battery is an emergency light. It has a switch and an aprox 15 foot cord with a fold out crank handle to reel it back up. There is a locking lever to hold it in the stowed position. The light itself has a hook and a suction cup as I recall.
Anyway, I have one wired up and attached under the seat of my Buell. I tried to install an led bulb in it but it was too big. Works great for camp setup and such.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:06 AM   #10
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Keep it simple. I keep a Petzel LED headlamp in jacket at all times. Under the seat I keep an LED Maglite (AA). As last resort, my smartphone flashlight app.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:20 AM   #11
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I really liked the little LED Lenser P4 I had, it was small, compact (about the size of a pen) and was bright enough for emergency situations... sucks that it got lost somewhere

I was thinking of adding a cig lighter outlet to the KLR and popping in one of those small cig lighter LED lights, like this one:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...ht-/1616/3912/
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:05 PM   #12
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Nebo Larry Light

Cheap and gives a nice flood of light. I keep them in my other vehicles too.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:05 PM   #13
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Ever look under the hood of an older GM truck? Near the battery is an emergency light. It has a switch and an aprox 15 foot cord with a fold out crank handle to reel it back up. There is a locking lever to hold it in the stowed position. The light itself has a hook and a suction cup as I recall.
Anyway, I have one wired up and attached under the seat of my Buell. I tried to install an led bulb in it but it was too big. Works great for camp setup and such.
I remember those!
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:45 PM   #14
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Nebo Larry Light

Cheap and gives a nice flood of light. I keep them in my other vehicles too.
I actually have one of those

I have a small collection of flashlights lying about the house, but wanting something specific for the bike. The cig lighter light is beginning to get more appealing the more I think about it...
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:41 AM   #15
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Look into a Sunwayman D40A. I ended up buying 3 for gifts as they literally blew my mind. Easily bright enough to replace your headlight if needed and still has a moon mode that is perfect for a tent light. 4xAA as well.
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