Rade Garage Review

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by craigincali, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Xskydiver

    Xskydiver Been here awhile

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    Nice review. Thanks. I also hated the wind with the stocker and am currently using a cut down stock "shorty". I have wondered about the Rade.
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  2. thebarber

    thebarber Been here awhile

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    are the halo lights being replced with led ones?
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  3. BajaBound990

    BajaBound990 Red Dragons

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    mounted mine up last night fits perfect. And looks even better. In the process of showing the big girl some love. New set of wheels and some new crash bars. Along with a few other things.

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  4. freco

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    Should I buy halo pack or wait for the led one? Considering battery consumption and better light which one would be better? Could it be possible to change from halo to led in a later time easy?
    Wondering...

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  5. Masso75

    Masso75 Been here awhile

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    wait for led version.....it is soon available,next mounth probably
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  6. freco

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    I couldn't wait anymore. I asked Rade and there will be no differece in light performance between halo and led. So I went for the halo. Placed my order today. :clap

    PS. I hope I won't regret it whe led version will be out.
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  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Once in a while someone comes along who makes awesome, innovative and perfect quality stuff for our lc8's. Rade is one of those people :nod

    Customer service is above and beyond. Craftsmanship is amazing. Prices are more than fair and his shipping is fast and economical.

    Keep it up Rade, we're a small niche group of people and we appreciate your products :thumb
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  8. jmvance1

    jmvance1 Mountain cruiser

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    I'm waiting for my Evo 6 I ordered, it's in transit....Rade has been great to deal with, can't wait to try it out. I have the Cyclops led headlight bulb and some auxiliary lighting that I'm happy with so I stuck with Evo 6 windscreen for the U.S. headlight.
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  9. Masso75

    Masso75 Been here awhile

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    Ok Freco,the xenon version is great I love it.[​IMG]

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  10. freco

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    Is this the led? Looks like halo to me.
    I have the same bike with orange crash bars :-)
    Can't wait to get my screen.

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  11. Masso75

    Masso75 Been here awhile

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    No it is not led version,it is xenon......

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  12. Masso75

    Masso75 Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]

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  13. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    Is it taller than the stock screen?
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  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    No, 3 cm shorter
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  15. macleod

    macleod New guy

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    Got it yesterday.
    Had some trouble with the mail man but sorted out eventually.
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    Any of you have any experience on how to adjust the beam height and direction? Down here we drive on the other side of the road, and they were setup for Euro driving.
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  16. craigincali

    craigincali I'll try it.

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    For left and right it is the bolt on the side of the light. Each light has one. Up and down is the top bolt or bottom bolt. You may have to loosen the top a little and tighten the side and vise versa to get it right.

    It took me a while before I was satisfied with the beam placement on the road.
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  17. jmvance1

    jmvance1 Mountain cruiser

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    I'm waiting for my Evo 6 I ordered, it's in transit....Rade has been great to deal with, can't wait to try it out. I have the Cyclops led headlight bulb and some auxiliary lighting that I'm happy with so I stuck with Evo 6 windscreen for the U.S. headlight.[/QUOTE]

    It arrived today and I'm very happy with it, very fine craftsmanship and quality product. I'll go for a ride tomorrow and see how it performs at 100+ mph:lol3

    On edit: tried it out yesterday and it definetly smooths out the air flow, I like it a lot and highly recomend it if you don't like the stock windscreen. Can't seem to post pic so a link to the pics is below:

    http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/jmvance111/media/imagejpg1_zps12dd2f93.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4
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  18. OrangeDevil37

    OrangeDevil37 Been here awhile

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    mine should be in, in the next couple of days! why does it seem like times slows down when your waiting on something?
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  19. macleod

    macleod New guy

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    Thanks for the tips. Already played with those knobs. I was wondering when you are adjusting the height of the beam, when do you know is high enough not to blind the people in front if you? I know you put the light on having a wall and adjust it, but how high and at what distance to the wall must you have the bike parked? Hope this makes some sense as English is not my first language.
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  20. freco

    freco Adventurer

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    +990. I'm in the same position.
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