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any one know what stuff you need to use to put a headlight on a mx bike like a yz250f because we're gonna do some night riding pretty soon so ill need a light :thumbsup:

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If you're going to race the flashlight and duct take is your best bet. If not you're looking at a stator, wiring, headlight etc that will run probably $500 bucks. I would not add a headlight to a race bike if you plan on racing. If it's going to be strickly a woods/trail bike then the $$ might be justified. When i was looking at a bike that was my deciding factor. I was considering a YZ125 and KDX200. The KDX just fit my needs so much better and to get the YZ to where it needed to be, to be a decent woods bike would have cost me an extra $700+.

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If you're going to race the flashlight and duct take is your best bet. If not you're looking at a stator, wiring, headlight etc that will run probably $500 bucks. I would not add a headlight to a race bike if you plan on racing. If it's going to be strickly a woods/trail bike then the $$ might be justified. When i was looking at a bike that was my deciding factor. I was considering a YZ125 and KDX200. The KDX just fit my needs so much better and to get the YZ to where it needed to be, to be a decent woods bike would have cost me an extra $700+.

yea i got the bike wanting to get into mx but then got hooked on trails but i didnt think it be around 500$ for some wire a stator and a headlight

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This was from early July when i was looking for a bike, i poised the same question and got this response and it seemed pretty accurate

"In the end i'll be happy with either bike but i deffinately would want to put a light on the YZ if i get it. How easy hard is that to do?"

"Not hard, but costly. A lighthing coil for a YZ125 is close to $500, plus the lights.

One more thing. If you decide on the KDX, I would really try to negotiate the price down. $4199 is suggested retail, which I'd never pay on any bike. Add the fact that the KDX isn't really a hot seller, plus they are discontinuing that model, and you've got some room to bargain."

here's the link to the thread

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=391310&page=4&pp=10

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We hooked an old fog light on brother's KTMMXC200 off hismagneto it flutters really bad but it gets the job done. I'll post some pics when I can find my camera

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Just get yourself a pair of battery powered trailtech HID helmet mounts. They are a real nice setup and provide plenty of light for trail riding at night. It's a lot cheaper than modding your bike for a decent headlight, and when you sell your bike you keep the lights.

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i got a good link in the yz250f forum, one guy linked me to a mountian bike site, with all kinds of lights on it, the one i wanted was $350 of coarse :thumbsup:

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i got a good link in the yz250f forum, one guy linked me to a mountian bike site, with all kinds of lights on it, the one i wanted was $350 of coarse :thumbsup:

It's safe to say that any permenant light setup for a MX bike is not cheap. The lighting factor is the main reason i shyed away from the YZ and picked the KDX. Everything else to make it completely woods ready would have been minimal $$.

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moose racing makes a coil and lighting kit. its a british company that makes them for all the other companies (like moose and such) but i forget the name of this british company. its simply a coil style unit. the alternative is E-line which is more expensive and more intrusive. this is how i understood things. i think ill try the duck tape and a million candlepower flashlight first to try it out.

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Look at

Colorado cyclery, yes it is for Bicycles. There you can find Lithium Ion battery powered lights..They will will burn bright for a hole knight. A little expensive but worth it.

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