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  • Offline Martymouse

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    Cheaper spotlights
    on: Jan 20, 2017, 12.13 am
    Jan 20, 2017, 12.13 am
    In my continual quest to avoid the heavy costs that go with ADV bike parts especially Touratech and Honda I have been looking for some spotlights for my CT (it is pre-Highlander).
    I have bought and fitted these lights from our favourite auction site.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272366434012?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    They took a while to get from China (and Xmas post) but I have now fitted them to replace my real cheapy lights..
    They are solid, lots of adjustment and fit the bars nicely. They look like the Givi lights which cost twice as much. 
    They come with the same wiring connectors that are used on HIDs so I can disconnect easily when I remove the accessory bar.
    Static tests suggest the beams are very flat and bright - so fog lights/visibility rather than spots.

    Once the crap and salt is off the road I will give them a road test ... and christen the new suspension.
    BTW ignore the BMW bit, they are really universal.
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    Re: Cheaper spotlights
    Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2017, 09.10 am
    Jan 20, 2017, 09.10 am
    Check this eBay item number.
    331903321625
    I have these on both my XT's for months now and they are fantastic.

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    Re: Cheaper spotlights
    Reply #2 on: Jan 20, 2017, 01.22 pm
    Jan 20, 2017, 01.22 pm
    Yes, look good  :002:
    I had some low cost lights on the bike which were great for making you visible but the light was too dispersed to give any real visibility.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-9W-CREE-LED-Spot-Fog-Running-Head-Light-L-For-Motorcycle-Cruiser-Chopper-/262766190746?hash=item3d2e15e09a

    however, the mounting was a not too clever, so I also bought these:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2X-1-inch-19-25mm-Bull-Bar-Tube-Mount-Bracket-Clamp-Off-Road-LED-Light-Bar-HID-/172050488347?hash=item280f021c1b

    They were rock-solid mounts but in the end I wasn't keen on the look.

    The newer ones have significant power, perfectly adjustable and look perty good ... at least to me!  :164:
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    Re: Cheaper spotlights
    Reply #3 on: Jan 20, 2017, 11.09 pm
    Jan 20, 2017, 11.09 pm
    Hi Martymouse

    The ones you have chose look OK as the major issue I have found it position, fixing and the correct angle.

    I have tried lights very good but the mounting brackets cost more than the lights, there are some cheap lights but getting them in to the right position is such a pain and they don't last long.

    Hope they fit and work out OK and we look forward to the pictures.

    Min G0JMS  :148:

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    Re: Cheaper spotlights
    Reply #4 on: Jan 21, 2017, 08.01 pm
    Jan 21, 2017, 08.01 pm
    hi Martymouse, we need to get out soon to see what they look like in my rear view mirror.  :745:
    By the way, i still dont think your a slow bloke on a fast bike.
    Hope the susy's are good for you.  :028:
    See you soon Martymouse.  :031:
    pistnbroke
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Cheaper spotlights
    Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2017, 09.25 pm
    Jan 21, 2017, 09.25 pm
    Sounds like a plan.
    These lights are bigger and heavier than the previous so bound to slow me a bit  :002:
    And if it is all the same to you what I do with my susys in the privacy of my own home is my own business  !!  :005:
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    Re: Cheaper spotlights
    Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2017, 09.27 am
    Jan 22, 2017, 09.27 am
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    keep it shiny side up !!!