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?
Performance will also match the price from AE Bike, $209.
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).