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  1. DavidFL

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    #1 DavidFL, Oct 18, 2019
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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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    Tried to open attachments - error message
    Win 10 running Firefox.
    All updates up-to-date
     
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    One of the complications of working late at night. Fixed now I believe.
     
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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 ?
     
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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
     
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    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.
     
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    Ordered. Will send EMS
    Thanks David
     
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    How did you go:?
    I'm hoping to get mine in a couple of days before Mukdahan & Savannakhet.
     
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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
     
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    Hell of a Price for all those Light! Incredible!
     
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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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