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    Mondo Moto LED Aux Lights are GARBAGE!

    It's rare that I hold a grudge this long, especially against a product.. but I'm gonna go ahead and post this because I don't want the folks here to be taken in by their crap.

    2-1/2 years ago when I bought my V-Strom, I wanted a set of LED aux lights for it. I had a real nice set of Denalis (from Twisted Throttle) on my DR650 that I loved. I couldn't afford the $280 price, so I got sucked into the $119 deal from MondoMotos.com for their lights. The people on the Stromtrooper site seemed to like them.

    I got them and installed them right away and went for a night ride. I didn't like them at all. Very weak, lousy beam pattern, etc. I removed them and sent an email asking to return them. No answer. Sent a second request. No answer. I gave up, reinstalled them and decided to just deal with them. The V-Strom already has very good headlights; these would mainly be for visibility by other motorists.

    A week or so ago, I decided to move these things over to the TW. On the V-Strom, they were mounted low on the forks. I figured maybe the mounting location was why the didn't work so well. So on the TW, I put 'em up just under the headlight, same way my Denais were on my DR650 (prior to my 6.6 gal gas tank, which necessitated relocating them elsewhere). I wired 'em all up, even gave them a fresh paint job.

    Today, after riding around quite a bit, I pulled the bike into my friend's shop for the night. The lights inside were already off so I thought hey let's see how these LEDs are. I was very sorely disappointed. They aren't even half as bright as my LED headlight. The beam pattern is abysmal. I aimed them pretty low so they'd at least illuminate the ground ahead of the TW, so if I were on a night ride on dirt, I could see the undulations in the ground better. But still, they're just terrible.

    Here's where it gets kinda funny.. the MondoMotos guys have accused me repeatedly of being a shill for Twisted Throttle (of which I have no association) for bashing their lights so much. Nope, it's because their lights suck and because they ignored two requests to return them (which of course they deny). Had I been able to return them, I wouldn't really have ever said a bad word about them unless specifically asked. Instead, I make a point of telling people how much those lights suck.

    These very same lights can be had on eBay for $30 each. I found several listings yesterday. They're identical in every way, so for HALF the price you can have these. But even for $60 I wouldn't want them. They're that bad. I'm not sure what to do with them.

    Back when I had my KLX250S, and long before I heard of MondoMotos, I put a set of $120 eBay Chinese special lights on it. They were very similar to the Denalis, but not quite. They certainly weren't of the same quality beam-wise, but they were just as bright and did a halfway decent job. I'd much rather have those than these pieces of crap.

    So yeah... there's my rant.

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    Those lights do not look impressive for the money. Seems like every time I check Amazon they have newer, brighter, cheaper LED chip sets in ever increasingly diverse housings and lenses; and often from American re-sellers too. The Tripps have seemingly better light cubes, mine 4 CREE 18watt stalk units were less than $15. I fear many bike web sites have older generation stuff in inventory at noncompetitive pricing.
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    I just ordered some Chinese ones..........from china They have a VERY concentrated spot beam that would not be very good for illumination, Ill be using them just for visibility. I want to use them to replace the GIGANTIC fog lights mounted to my new to me 1982 KZ1100. I made an offer of 8 bucks to the seller.........he accepted. 16 bucks for 2

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    Someone on the forum here sells a set of lights integrated with tie down strap points and mount where the fork reflectors go. I can't find the thread right now though. I know they were inexpensive and I can tell you they work GREAT! They put out as much light as the stock headlight I think. I wired mine in with my high beam switch. Their aim is as near perfect for me as I'd need, so no adjustment was necessary.

    If I find the thread, I'll post a link here to it.
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    I have the VisionX Solstice lights that Pro Cycle sells and im very happy with them.

    I have the LED headlight on order too. Cant wait to see how much light ill have with both on.
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    I too put that Mondo kit on my Stelvio a couple years back when the OEM POS lights literally fell apart. Unfortunately I did not do any night riding before I traded the bike. They were a lot cheaper than Denalis and were very unobtrusive. They were also new in the LED line. Since then I have found the same on Amazon for next to nothing sans the "kit." I have also found out that they all seem to be Cree, and there are different fields of view. Spot as opposed to flair. Since then I think light output has also increased. Rick at Adventuretech sells them kitted, knows the ins and out and would certainly return or replace no questions asked.
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    The Solstice lights from ProCycle are exactly the same as the Denalis from Twisted Throttle, so yeah, they're awesome.
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    Good info to have from a guy who has tried them. I appreciate it. And I don't blame you for holding a grudge.
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