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Old 09-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Motolight Review

Motolights seem to have falling out of fashion but they make a kit for my bike and wanted soemthing that would bolt on easy. I got the kit specifically for HD touring models that comes prewired to use the Auxiliary switch that’s already on the bike. Installation is easy comes with all the necessary hardware; I took the more difficult route by removing the gas tank and running the wires along the frame next to the main wiring harness.

I knew the Motolight’s were bright during the day time and that was my main purpose of my purchase. I do not do much night riding but I went for a couple of short night rides to test them out. The pattern seems to be fairly wide so you can light up the critters on the side of the road but also fill in the frontal area in places that the spot lights and headlight don’t. With the headlight on high beam the Motolight’s visibility is excellent almost too bright if there are large reflective road signs. In low beam you have so much light that for the most part I didn't feel the need to use the high beam unless it’s truly a desolate road.

In conclusion the Motolight’s are bright really bright (I got them with the 50 watt bulbs) and are really well made from aircraft aluminum. Those two lights practically drown out the headlight and spot lights during the daytime and I can’t recommend these lights enough.

Installed a tail light from BrightAssLights the Geezer Glide as plenty of rear lighting but in my opinion there’s never enough with all the distracted drivers on the road. Installation is straight forward remove the two screws holding the tail light, replace with gasket that’s comes in the kit plug new tail light install screws you’re done. The light as multiple light patterns and bulb intensity to choose from, I’ve set mine at the highest and to flash as you apply the brakes then becoming a steady light.

But what is the the cost to be seen? Well the Motolight’s are about $400 dollars and the BrightAssLight is around $200 dollars, still cheaper than a trip to the Emergency Room.







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Old 09-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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I like my $40 LED lights off of fleabay. From that video I would say that the LEDs are likely brighter, or at least a narrower pattern with more distance.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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I like my $40 LED lights off of fleabay. From that video I would say that the LEDs are likely brighter, or at least a narrower pattern with more distance.
Glad it works for you.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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Eric, I'm using the caliper mounted Motolights on my Tiger 1050. They are one of the best upgrades I've made. They are high quality and look great on the bike.

I don't ride much at night anymore, but they dramatically improve daytime visibility. Impossible to quantify, but I feel like people on the road can see me and I'm much less likely to be cut off.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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Eric, I'm using the caliper mounted Motolights on my Tiger 1050. They are one of the best upgrades I've made. They are high quality and look great on the bike.

I don't ride much at night anymore, but they dramatically improve daytime visibility. Impossible to quantify, but I feel like people on the road can see me and I'm much less likely to be cut off.
That was my main purpose adding daytime visibility because like you I don't ride much at night anymore; looking good was a nice side benefit.

Having a Brightass (that's the name of the company) LED tail light helps cover the rear, was out last night and it's amazing how cars want to stay off of my rear.
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