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Well guys am looking into buying a light for my 04 SJ FSR am not sure what to get i will be going on a night ride this saturday night for no more than 2 hours. I stoped by supergo and they had a great deal on these lights ($40.00 VistaLite NIGHTSTICK CODE 15) am not sure if i should get them or not? Have any of you guys used those before? Or what do you recommend? I was also looking at Jet Lites m6 model they have but that light is $125.00 not sure what do? I have always said you get what you paid for. ;)

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http://www.vistalite.com/vistalite_03/03code15.html
http://www.jetlites.com/m6.html
 

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More light is usually better

aztec said:
Well guys am looking into buying a light for my 04 SJ FSR am not sure what to get i will be going on a night ride this saturday night for no more than 2 hours. I stoped by supergo and they had a great deal on these lights ($40.00 VistaLite NIGHTSTICK CODE 15) am not sure if i should get them or not? Have any of you guys used those before? Or what do you recommend? I was also looking at Jet Lites m6 model they have but that light is $125.00 not sure what do? I have always said you get what you paid for. ;)

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http://www.vistalite.com/vistalite_03/03code15.html
http://www.jetlites.com/m6.html
Both of your choices are only 15W. That is not really enough light if you are intending to do real off road riding. If you are only going to use the lights occasionally and can put up with keeping your speed down then either one would work. Your best off road combination is to go with a bar mount plus a helmet mount with both lights in the 10W or higher range. The helmet mount lights up where you are looking and the bar mount lights up where you are going.

Brand does not really matter but for FWIW I use Marwi night pro lights.
 

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I can't tell you from personal experience but

The nightsticks have had problems with the connection to the battery (light to battery connection failures) at least that is what I have been told.

some folks say you need both helmet and bar lights, I've been told by helmet guys that having a light on your helmet cuts down on the shadows (because it's higher up) and makes it hard to judge distance and terrian. I use a bar mount and I think it works fine, and the only light I have is a bar mount, so I don't think you need both.

there is considerable debate as to which "type" of light is better HID or Halogen, I would say HID (high intensity discharge) the light is brighter and "whiter" with longer burn times and faster or shorter charge times. However . . . with a nice HID you will spend $400 give or take a few bucks, unless you get something off ebay.

I have seen folks with problems with Light & motion lights and others, most folks say Nightrider is the best.

Get a $100 to $150 Nightrider Halogen light and it will work for you till you are sure you want to spend 4 bills on a light system, and which you like best.

Also check out MTBR's light compairsion article somewhere on the site, great info. pictures of light color, all the good stuff!
 

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I'll be trying the three light system tomorrow...

night. Thats right! 3 lights! Should be lit up like a x-mas tree :cool: I'm thinking its quite possibly the cheapest set up yet.

I originally had the Performance Viewpoint Pro on my helmet which doesn't give me enough light for the riding I do. Today, I went to go look for a handle bar light and found the Viewpoint Flare to add a little more light. It's LED white bright and AAA battery powered, but throws a skinny beam. So I'm thinking this will throw my tracking off. You know, follow the little white light.

On sale for $17.00, I decided I better get one more! We'll see how this works.
 
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