Rigid Industries LEDs

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Two Moto Kiwis, May 10, 2013.

  1. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Good morning ADVers

    Juan (what car??) and I went for a hoon last weekend to Tajumulco the highest Volcano in Central America.

    Due to navigational challenges we rode back into the night.

    It was a VERY black night and on top of that we rode into thick fog.

    I have chopped a small vid to show the difference when the light are turned on, Juan is behind me on his 950 Adv so you can see the factory lighting.

    When I turn on the LEDS it is hard to see the factory beam, so if you have one minute here it is.

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  2. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    Wow! Nice throw of light coming out of that baby! I am pondering a BD 8" for underneath the fairing in the front right now... This is convincing me further to have one eventually, lol! I try not to ride at night, but like your ride there I do run late sometimes... Would be nice to know I can light up the night!

    Is that a spot or combo? Small 4 LED square or the 6-8" bar LED?

    Thanks for sharing!

    Joe
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  3. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Heya Joe

    They are two 6 LED lights, just spots I , have to say I am absolutely impressed with them, I too don't like riding at night but we got caught out so was very grateful to have these on board.

    These are them

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  4. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    If you like the Rigids, you should try the BD Squadrons. Even better light.
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  5. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    Those are nice, :D The 2013 Baja's came with the HID stock set, but I've had really bad luck with HID's in the muck and crap I ride in...

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    Plus, I'm not so fond of the harsh tone of light they throw. I tried them before and I always felt they somehow messed with my depth perception. How do the LED's perform in that aspect? Color of light I mean? I know they are a hell of a lot more rugged for sure, :D

    Btw... Sexy facking bike!!!
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  6. ciedema

    ciedema мотоциклист

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    They are three time the price, are they 3 times as good?

    Kiwi - how did you find the cutoff with these? Or not really looking at that part of the beam?
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  7. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Thanks mate, today is a big repairs day replacing the last of the failed shite and adding some more protection and better? products I hope.

    The LED lighting I would have to say is fantastic at least for Rigid Industries gear.

    In the thick fog I used low beam only without the LEDs as it was too bright from reflection but in the deep dead of the dark they parform outstandingly well.
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    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    I can't say about the others either just the Rigid Industries stuff.

    Light cutoff is not an issue, the beams that come out from the light is very broad despite appearing to be pencil light.

    The lighting from them illuminates side to side immediately in front so riding off road at night they light up the ruts holes and all.
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  9. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    I have the Dually 4 LED version and love 'em. Also have the amber, clip-on filter things, which work a treat. Dramatically overpriced, but make a world of difference in fog or dust.
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    In a ktm 690 do i have to change the oem stator to run rigids d2?


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    Thinking on a set of d2 in driving lights. Thanks


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  13. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    I have both....

    Rigid is a far better product imo....better build quality...

    great customer service to boot...
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  14. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    However, the vid points out the biggest issue with fitting these...that the lowbeam is so poor in comparison that its almost like turning off your lights altogether. Im on my third attempt at good all-round lighting (a 35 watt HID projector) and while it is a vast improvement over the DOT black hole, it still leaves me wanting more low beam. I keep having flashbacks of when the only reason I saw the deer in time was that his legs walking onto my side of the road broke the beams of the oncoming car headlights. Gonna try a 50watt projector next...
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    Its done. Rigids d2 driving lights running nice


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  16. ICERIDER

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    Very nice set up you have there. Beautiful mounting brackets. Where are they from if you don't mind me asking?

    Some folk claim that the running lights up there mask the turn signals. Do you find this? Someone also said it's possible to make the LED blink with the turn.

    I had Duelly's on my SE but they were on a poorly modified lower clamp bracket. The mod lead to the bracket failing and dropping the Duelly into the front wheel. Luckily it just wrapped around the fork and stayed on the outside! Looking forward to getting my new BD SE bracket to get them mounted up again properly.
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  17. CAYMALAM

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    You can check AXIA ALLOYS BRACKETS
    http://axiaalloys.com/Roll%20Cage%20Accessories/Light%20Mounts/Billet%20LED%20Light%20Bar%20Mount%20for%20Rigid%20Ind%20Edge%20Series-Satin-Clear-Black

    Just remember to measure the shock thickness because they have a variety depending on the thick. The ones I bought on Ebay where a little big so I put a rubber relay to get them tight well. They even doesn't have any wobble with vibrations.
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  19. number13

    number13 Been here awhile

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    i have the rigid lights and ride with them nightly. No cars flash me and no car brake checks me because the placement is perfect for riding and no one being upset.
    Its like turning night to day, absolutely incredible.
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  20. harryzgnilek

    harryzgnilek Been here awhile

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    they r driving or spot?
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