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Offroad lighting recommendations for my dirtbike - September 16, 2013, 03:07 PM

So I've been panning on a full electrical system overhaul. (5 years of racing, splicing, etc. The stock wiring harness is pretty torn up. Since they are cheap I picked up a new one.)

Now, I'd like to add a Voyager tach/etc. Plus a new headlight. My current one is .... dead. I found this out when turning it on in near dark conditions on Saturday night in the middle of the A loop at Boyers Farm. I proceeded to use The Force to get out of the woods. Cause I sure couldn't see the damned trail.

I'm looking for a street legal headlight. Preferably with a stronger than legal high beam for woods safety when needed. Somebody on here has got to have gone night hunting on 2 wheels. Or some such stupidity, and needed good lighting.

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September 16, 2013, 03:39 PM

You are gonna be hard pressed to find a DOT approved headlight that actually works well. There are plenty of options in the LED and HID category though.

This HID setup is very bright Trail Tech || X2 Kit: HID - Black - Honda

This LED setup is the shizz ktm-parts.com: Baja Designs Squadron LED Kit KTM 08-12

Personally, I'd go the LED route.
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September 16, 2013, 03:48 PM

I'm thinking of maybe adding an LED bar to the headlight. I have to replace the headlight anyway. (Or rather, I want a good direct plug in so I can remove it at will. Not the hacked up "design" I got from SicAss Racing. I had to hack the harness to get it plugged in. Ugh.)


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September 16, 2013, 04:25 PM

Not my area of expertise (I prefer night hunting with the pick-up... J/k)

Street legal headlights pretty much suck off road. They have a flat beam which means you're either lighting up the trees or lighting the trail 5' in front of you, but not both at the same time. Personal preference but I'd stay away from hids for offroad and go LED.

If I was in the market I'd strongly consider a street legal headlight and LED off-road aux lights to supplement the light pattern. That way you have two independent systems for redundancy. They make spots and floods in the LEDs. For off-road in these parts I'd go with flood pattern or perhaps one of each which is a fairly popular option.


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I don't think you are gonna find a direct plug in design, but you certainly could make your own with a set of pigtail connectors and have a nice clean product when done.

What bike are you doing this to?
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Re: Offroad lighting recommendations for my dirtbike - September 16, 2013, 04:41 PM

Rigid makes sweet off roading LEDs. I've always wanted to put some on a bike. https://www.rigidindustries.com/Sear...ts.asp?Cat=136
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I don't think you are gonna find a direct plug in design, but you certainly could make your own with a set of pigtail connectors and have a nice clean product when done.

What bike are you doing this to?

my 2009 ktm XC-300We.


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Offroad lighting recommendations for my dirtbike - September 16, 2013, 05:24 PM

That second link I posted should be plug and play. That light is bright as hell.
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So I've been panning on a full electrical system overhaul. (5 years of racing, splicing, etc. The stock wiring harness is pretty torn up. Since they are cheap I picked up a new one.)

Now, I'd like to add a Voyager tach/etc. Plus a new headlight. My current one is .... dead. I found this out when turning it on in near dark conditions on Saturday night in the middle of the A loop at Boyers Farm. I proceeded to use The Force to get out of the woods. Cause I sure couldn't see the damned trail.

I'm looking for a street legal headlight. Preferably with a stronger than legal high beam for woods safety when needed. Somebody on here has got to have gone night hunting on 2 wheels. Or some such stupidity, and needed good lighting.

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September 16, 2013, 06:47 PM

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Hey Allen, although I usually rely on the sun to light my way, I do have an OEM headlight for my 2009 beta that I want to install. The crux with it right now is that I need a harness for connecting to my main harness. Beta does not sell these separately, only with the entire headlight assembly. The dealer from which I bought the bike never shipped it with the bike or subsequent parts (looooong story). It is a typical enduro headlight with the main light having three tabs and the housing also holding a separate parking lamp that is its own little rubberized socket.

Do you have something like a KTM or aftermarket part that I can buy or can you make something?

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September 16, 2013, 07:14 PM

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Rigid makes sweet off roading LEDs. I've always wanted to put some on a bike. https://www.rigidindustries.com/Sear...ts.asp?Cat=136


I have the SR-M2 on the Husky. I probably could have fit a Dually D2 in there for a bit more light though (stock Husky headlight mask)

Rigid Industries SR-M2 LED Light - Driving




Not street legal, but definitely enough to get through the woods at a fair pace.


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September 16, 2013, 08:59 PM

In addition to a light on the bike, i use a hid helmet light by night rider from when i raced mountain bikes. I don't care if you have a 1 million candlepower headlight on the front of your bike, it doesn't do you any good if its not pointing where you are looking. Especially if you get separated from your bike. I've also mounted it to my road helmet and was able to look through tight corners and see where my r6's headlights were not able to illuminate.

Anyways, a good helmet light makes my offroad night rides 100% more enjoyable and safer. Something to consider...


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September 16, 2013, 09:06 PM

You can get an HID housing and put an HID kit in there on the cheap. And for off-road stuff put a pair of Denali D2s and you're gtg.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denal...jrpr56hr51v8n5


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