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Im going to set up for some night riding,  any body got there bike set up already ,  looking to put a light bar off the bars using ebay bar mounts upturned,  also puttin a small Led flood on my old helmet  , maybe run that separately ftom a lightweight lithium battery in my backpack , 

So i would realy like to do this on a budget without up grading to a trailtech  stator , 

Any thoughs and ideas are appreciated . Something simalar to this

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Im going to set up for some night riding,  any body got there bike set up already ,  looking to put a light bar off the bars using ebay bar mounts upturned,  also puttin a small Led flood on my old helmet  , maybe run that separately ftom a lightweight lithium battery in my backpack , 
So i would realy like to do this on a budget without up grading to a trailtech  stator , 
Any thoughs and ideas are appreciated . Something simalar to this
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MCG lights?

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2 minutes ago, TRAILZ said:


On a serious note which nights will ya be riding mate and where?

Neerim on Friday's, Saturdays nights , Level 4 $hit

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5 minutes ago, TRAILZ said:

Wow that's awesum! Does the lighting system you've set up give you enough light to see well ahead at L4 pace

Im asking for setup info by guys that have setups already,  Lvl 4  doesn't necessarily mean high speed, 

Hard enduro , not into firetrailz

Thanks again for your input

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For helmet lights look at what the cyclists use, normally as you said a spotty on the helmet with a battery pack mounted remotely.

If you're going LED headlight Baja designs have a few bits that use their proper square lights.

The difference between the cheap LED gear and proper stuff is huge and we don't really have an abundance of power to run inefficient lights.

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adventure bikes riders often have extra led spottys fitted for extra lighting , maybe look in that direction , have also seen spottys fitted either side of the main headlight using the mounting points for indicators, here's an example

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I bought a 780 lumen mtb light and mounted it on my helmet a while back, the light works pretty good but I found that ruts less than about 100mm deep just looked like flat ground, makes it a bit interesting...

It was rechargeable, you don't get enough battery life really, something with an external battery you carry would be better.

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I do night rides and find the ktm standard light work great and would   Up grade if you do high speed stuff 

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i have done rides at night around lysterfield on mountain bikes! scary st-ff hearing kangaroos moving around in the dark, it's good that they throw a few reflectors around to show the track to which way it's heading, i guess works the same way as streamers, I made up some home made lights using pvc tube fittings and wired up to a rechargeable battery but would start to fade after two hours :( and that got scaring too, but with bike equipped with light that run off the magneto should be better and only use the helmet light in x stream conditions  

 

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but that was using halogen downlight globes which suck alot of power, but with LED globes technology the battery should last longer. 

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A few guys I know have replaced the stock light with a led mini light bar and run cyclist led lights on there helmets as if you come off, your bike generally turns itself off and you have no light!The quality helmet lights aren't cheap (I'm sure there are cheap ones available) but they are great. We need to be able to look around corners dont forget. I only ride in the dark when too many trees are around or when we are getting back to the cars too late.

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2 minutes ago, MrNoodle said:

I think Nasty is running this one

I asked him about a while back , said he was very happy with it , but pricey

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1 hour ago, ktm-sean said:

and stop looking at porn also!!!

its just an phrase, too much porn makes you blind, so therefore if you want to see better at night eat carrots and stop turning Japanese (i think i am turning Japanese i really think so ) :unsure: :bere-01::bere-02:

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I've done a bit of night racing and use a led light bar just a cheap ebay 6" one and run a task one on my helmet the light on your helmet is a must if you want to see properly!

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Interested to know how you guys were going with lighting for night riding i did come across this stem light that has usb connectivity for ease of charge. Dunno about the actual battery life though. Thought I'd share
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If you find you need more battery power then the higher output 250/300 tpi stator may be a good option. It may only fit the 2017-2018 bikes though and being oem ktm/husky, you may need to take out a small loan.

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