Lights & Lighting

DavidFL

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Lights & more lights for night riding...

Not 100% happy with what I've got on the Vstrom now, I've been researching for some more power to hopefully light up the night sky ++

Denali seem to have the best reputation, but oh man do you ever pay over the top for those lights.
The best option I found was Baja Design Lights from Canada

Baja Designs

And then I stumbled across Mach1 lights Thailand
MACH1 Lights Co.,Ltd.

With a shop - Adventure Heaven - in Chiang Rai. Woo-hoo!
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Owned by a smart educated Thai guy, Khun Tee, who rides a BMW 1200GS & graduated in mechanical engineering, and has a masters in construction management. He works one week in Bangkok & one week off in Chiang Rai.

So you need to make an appointment to meet him. I made an appointment & rode over from Chiang Khong.

We didn't get off to a good start
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but once he had finished his somtam down the road we had a brilliant conversation.

I only wanted to check out the spec of his lights & see if the lenses were cut properly & compare them to the Baja Design.

No problem, out came some Baja Design Lights & a spec sheet with prices.
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I was blown away. Here was a man who genuinely knows his stuff.
He also has his own brand Mach1 lights
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The specs are a bit similar, but I'm pretty hooked on the Baja Design lights.

The set I want
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40W Leds @ 9,500 baht.

That is superior to the crappy 12-16W Chinese Leds available locally.
I want the real deal. - blinding light to ride safely at night.

Now to sell the D-tracker.....

At the moment Mach 1 lights are located here Google Maps

But Tee will soon be moving closer to town at his family house.
He is only in Chiang Rai one week at a time & then a week in Bangkok @ work.
So you need to confirm an appointment.
Facebook contact: MACH1 Lights Co.,Ltd.
 
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canthai

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Thanks David. The ones you like seem a very good price.
Picture seems to show 2 LED Hi beam pencil beamand 2 LED diffuser low beam
Is this correct ?
 

canthai

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Sent Message via FB to see if he will send via EMS. Mentioned I saw your post on GT Rider, so any kickbacks gratefully appreciated !!! 555
 

DavidFL

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Thanks David. The ones you like seem a very good price.
Picture seems to show 2 LED Hi beam pencil beamand 2 LED diffuser low beam
Is this correct ?

Yes I believe so. That's the beauty of the Baja Design lights.

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Some Baja Design options.
1. Baja Designs

2. Baja Designs

He also had some bigger 50W Baja Design light kits, but that was way above my budget.

I reckon he can get anything from Baja & fit it for you easily, but he also has his own Mach1 lights.
 

canthai

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Excellent service. Received them in 3 days.
I have them up for sale - can not fit them where I would like them, so once I sell these I will shop for some smaller ones.
Ad in parts for sale
 

DavidFL

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I've opted for the Baja Design 20W Led Squadron Sport lights for 12,900 baht.
Decided to pass on the Chinese Goldrunway lights.
BTW the Mach1 50W Led spotlight are 20,000 baht.
I sincerely hope I get my moneys worth with the Baja Design lights.
I've grown weary of Chinese products not really delivering the quality advertised or not lasting.

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