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Which Spot Lights

I've decided the MT500e needed some extra lights for our trip to Morocco later this year. After much searching a friend put me on to a pair of LED spots from 'Zen Overland' and to coin a phrase 'I've seen the light'!

I cannot give them enough praise, easy as pie to put on. An in-line fuse and connectors go straight to the battery, even a person like me who hates electrics was not afraid to tackle this job. Wiring loom and switch are included. I woud say the hardest part is deciding where to put them. The light beem is very bright (these are meant for 'off-road only boys and girls) but at times have been usefull when an aproaching car has forgotten where his dip switch is.

The spots can be used on either 4x4 or motorcycle and I would say are far brighter than anything which is available for BMW. I have a pair of Touratech spots on my Fazer 1000 and they are nowhere near as good as these and use far less power.

Anyway I think they are the dogs whats its and can be got from www.zenoverland.co.uk who are the sole supplier for the UK.

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Send some pics as I've seen the ones on the website but would like to see them in a 'normal' scene.

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I will try and take some today and post them but not to good with posting photos!
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These ones ???

Rigid Industries LED Aux lights 'Dually' White

I guess thats £140 EACH ??

Do you know that the current draw is ???
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These ones ???

Rigid Industries LED Aux lights 'Dually' White

I guess thats £140 EACH ??

Do you know that the current draw is ???

They look more like Outdoor security lights.....

Don't think they look right for a bike at all.
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LED Lights

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Yeah they do a bit but are proper moto lights.
There's a demo vid on youtube :Rigid Industries LED Aux lights.
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They come IN PAIRS and the current draw is 15w

it does help to read the ad...... LOL!!
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Here are the pics and they use less power than indicators. They may not be to everyones taste but I can confirm they are very strong, as they took a knock whilst green laneing, when I had them lower on the forks.

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Here are the pics and they use less power than indicators. They may not be to everyones taste but I can confirm they are very strong, as they took a knock whilst green laneing, when I had them lower on the forks.
I like em !! And the price !!

I was going to upgrade the crappy light on my DRZ with a trailtrech 70W X2 for £115 but for an extra 25 quid i can have spots

Nice find amigo...
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I like em !! And the price !!

I was going to upgrade the crappy light on my DRZ with a trailtrech 70W X2 for £115 but for an extra 25 quid i can have spots

Nice find amigo...
Good luck with them, I'm glad you like them. The owner of the shop is very knowledgable about his products and is able to help with mounts, (if you send him the specs), if you are unable to make them yourself.

I have a pair of KTM fork mount going if anyone wants them. They were used originally to put the spots on the forks but were the wrong size.
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I'm ording a set for my HD Mt 350 as well having seen them on pirates bike they are the bees knees.

I would like to mention that Zen Overland have been very helpful for me prepping for my morrocco trip in June.
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Why do people spend so much on extra lights when you should'nt be riding after dark anyway. its sooo dangerous.

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Maybe because we know we don't always manage to get in by bedtime?
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Why do people spend so much on extra lights when you should'nt be riding after dark anyway. its sooo dangerous.

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Thats because "The sun never sets on the British Empire".
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Why do people spend so much on extra lights when you should'nt be riding after dark anyway. its sooo dangerous.

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I never plan to... I agree, it's bloody dangerous. Especially in the 3rd world.

I was delayed at the Ethiopian border for five hours due to bullsh*t and had no choice but to ride through the night to the nearest town. I ended up hitting a big rock and blowing out my tyre due to inadequate lighting..

In Brazil I was stuck in road works for a couple of hours in the middle of nowhere so also had little choice but to push on..

For me anyway, I always ride/travel on Enduro bikes and their likes are CR*P !! Most bigger bikes don't need extra spots but for small enduro bikes I think they are a good upgrade for any trip into yonder..
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