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LED light bars?
« on: September 05, 2019, 09:45:20 AM »
If I start commuting again, I'll inevitably be riding in the dark at some point.  I want to get some real light on the road.  Not sure what to do yet but what manufacturers have you used or researched that you'd trust?  Not sure if I want fork mounted pods or a bar under the fairing but I want a LOT of deer illuminating power and I'd prefer to have it individually switched either individually or wired into the high beam.

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Re: LED light bars?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 10:26:59 AM »
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Re: LED light bars?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2019, 12:27:55 PM »
What kind of beam do those throw?
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 01:22:26 PM »
Spots, out a wee bit.  Like about 250 feet or so.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2019, 03:58:41 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: LED light bars?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2019, 07:52:03 PM »
www.advmonster.com


Buy at your own risk, buy same stuff cheaper off alibaba heck ya might even get a usable warranty off flebay. But ya will not get a warranty you can exercise if something goes wrong from advmonster. Lot of bad blood over on ADV about this vendor.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2019, 08:10:27 PM »
I did not know that.
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Re: LED light bars?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 05:17:27 AM »
www.advmonster.com


Buy at your own risk, buy same stuff cheaper off alibaba heck ya might even get a usable warranty off flebay. But ya will not get a warranty you can exercise if something goes wrong from advmonster. Lot of bad blood over on ADV about this vendor.


Why the bad blood? I've seen it but not sure why all the hate.
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Re: LED light bars?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 09:03:10 AM »
After reading that I did a little research. It all comes down to inferior product (Chinese junk) and even worse customer service. Not just a few but many. I retract my recommendation.
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Re: LED light bars?
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 09:47:58 AM »
Do you switch your supplemental lights separately or just wire into the high beam?
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 10:21:52 AM »
I always wire lights in with a relay and their own circuit/switch.. Much easier on the system.
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2019, 11:51:42 AM »
Most true retail kits come with the harness to make it simple plug and play.  The Hella ValuePlus cubes I linked have a nice wrapped harness.

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Re: LED light bars?
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2019, 08:33:06 PM »
www.advmonster.com


Buy at your own risk, buy same stuff cheaper off alibaba heck ya might even get a usable warranty off flebay. But ya will not get a warranty you can exercise if something goes wrong from advmonster. Lot of bad blood over on ADV about this vendor.


Why the bad blood? I've seen it but not sure why all the hate.


No hate here, just that I got ripped off by the scum (as many on ADV) and I would not like to see anyone here get the same. Again no hate just disdain for unreputable sellers of overpriced crap who will not back up their warranties   

 
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Re: LED light bars?
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2019, 07:10:14 PM »
I might have gotten the one from ADVmonster for the under-chin mount on my Bandit.  So far, probably 3 years later, it's still working.  I think I ordered it before I heard bad stuff, but it seems to be holding up well.  The thing is FREAKING bright and only comes on when there's no other traffic.  It lights the road way up ahead.

I put the driving lights from Tom on the mirror stalk mounts- between the two I now have much better lights than the stock (horrible) Bandit lights.
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