At least I think so :-)
I picked up the CygoLite Z-Force HID Headlight, Cat Eye TL-LD1000, and 2 View Point Flare Rear Lights SHIPPED for $228.00!!!!!!!!!!!
Gotta love Performance and their sales!!!!
Now, does anyone have a comparison between the Z-force and the HID setups from trail tech (battery space)?????
Slick deal dude. Linkie to the HID light? What kind of night riding will you be doing?
I generally ride on highways at night... no offroad stuff.
Here's a few links and some pics.... Note that while they are out of the HID light right now you can still order it and use the 20% off coupon AND the .99 cent shipping coupon as well.
I REALLY debated between this HID and the batteryspace HID but in the end.... because of the price and reccomendations over at MTBR I went with the cygolite..... I will probably frankenstein it a little with the addition of a large NiMH OR LiOn battt pack. I think I'll need to get a regulator switch though as I'm pretty sure the cygolite's regulator is built into the battery.
I'll give a review/pics as soon as I get everything....
all in all, a good deal on a HID, a LD1000, and 2 of the flares....plus shipping for $228.00!!!
I got the NiCad version and it's been great. Very bright, well focused beam, compact, simple mount, and has been reliable after a year's use.
I also have the Performance Flare but can't recommend it. It will not stay lit. I tried the fixes mentioned in forum posts (tape around the batteries, extending the contact in the case) and it still turns off after a bump or jolt. I've read that many others have the same problem so it sounds like a design flaw. Too bad, it has a high output and low price that would make it a great light.
I'm planning to get the TL-LD1000 as a replacement...you're already ahead of the game.
Good to hear that your happy with your HID light solo. I was VERY tempted to try the homebrew approach with the battery space HID and I'm gonna homebrew this one a little with a LiOn battery pack and probably the controller/regulator that they use with the batt space one as it supplies a regulated 12.9V to the HID... increases the light output and makes it whiter as well and the 12.9V is within the designed range of the bulb. I am also gonna amp up my 6 volt light to 12V bulbs with 14.4V batts.... I like light and tinkering LOL.... I'm a little bummed after reading your review of the flare... but I'll take the thing apart and re-engineer it if necessary... for 12 bucks I can't go wrong on it.
Doug... and hey.... I wanna make sure that my original post wasn't taken the wrong way.... I ain't braggin about my purchases!!!! Just trying to pass along some good deals to fellow commuters...
Have fun with the mod. For other readers, this is a light that already has the output of a car headlight. On my pre-dawn commute I've had oncoming cars flash their headlights (dim your brights) until they realized it was a bike mount.
I hope the Flare works out. I had two problematic ones in a row...could have been a fluke.
I didn't misinterpret your tone in the first post. We all get enthusiastic when we get a cool bike or add on and a great price makes it all the sweeter (grin).