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The dust was horrible on our last trip. It was like taking a big hand full of baby powder, throwing it in the air and that's what you saw all day. It would just hang in the air forever. On day two we rode to another location about 25 miles away. After a rzr breakdown (shocking, I know) we ended up riding back to the cabins in the dark. The dust during the day was bad enough (but bearable) but at night it was downright dangerous. Headlights were obviously necessary, but only made visibility worse. I had to hit my brakes to get a look at the trail. Many in our group reported nearly running off the trail and / or gravel roads several times. The machines that only had standard tail / brake lights became invisible to the following vehicle very quickly. The ones with a rear light like my cubes or like the cube that comes on the Pro Box Tops for the RZR's were visible from much further off in day and night conditions. But from a 1/4 mile away or more at night in those conditions, we weren't sure if we were seeing a rear light or some other light in the area when we were on gravel county roads. So my thought was some kind of strobes on the rear of the Griz or other machines. I figured amber for the color so as to not blind those behind when the follower got closer. I don't really want to drill holes in my plastics if I can avoid it so I considered mounting something to the rear of my trunk and switch it from some area on my trunk. I also figure on two of them in case one fails. I'd prefer LED, obviously. Anyone know of something dependable that might work for this?
 
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The dust was horrible on our last trip. It was like taking a big hand full of baby powder, throwing it in the air and that's what you saw all day. It would just hang in the air forever. On day two we rode to another location about 25 miles away. After a rzr breakdown (shocking, I know) we ended up riding back to the cabins in the dark. The dust during the day was bad enough (but bearable) but at night it was downright dangerous. Headlights were obviously necessary, but only made visibility worse. I had to hit my brakes to get a look at the trail. Many in our group reported nearly running off the trail and / or gravel roads several times. The machines that only had standard tail / brake lights became invisible to the following vehicle very quickly. The ones with a rear light like my cubes or like the cube that comes on the Pro Box Tops for the RZR's were visible from much further off in day and night conditions. But from a 1/4 mile away or more at night in those conditions, we weren't sure if we were seeing a rear light or some other light in the area when we were on gravel county roads. So my thought was some kind of strobes on the rear of the Griz or other machines. I figured amber for the color so as to not blind those behind when the follower got closer. I don't really want to drill holes in my plastics if I can avoid it so I considered mounting something to the rear of my trunk and switch it from some area on my trunk. I also figure on two of them in case one fails. I'd prefer LED, obviously. Anyone know of something dependable that might work for this?
I have one of those extra "tail lights" that fit into a 2" receiver and plugs into a standard 4 prong flat trailer plug. I wonder if something could be rigged up like that, except better? Like you say, some kind of amber strobe light, if you have a receiver hitch make it to slide into that and rig up a trailer light connector into you're stock tail light wiring?
 

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I have one of those extra "tail lights" that fit into a 2" receiver and plugs into a standard 4 prong flat trailer plug. I wonder if something could be rigged up like that, except better? Like you say, some kind of amber strobe light, if you have a receiver hitch make it to slide into that and rig up a trailer light connector into you're stock tail light wiring?
That's not a bad idea keeping the strobes low. It wouldn't be an issue for a following vehicle when they pulled up behind you that way. I don't know if I'd want it in my receiver, though. There's times I have a draw bar in there. If my trunk is full, which it often is, I'd have to ditch my draw bar or carry it to get home. I found something that might work pretty well last night. I'll post it up later on.
 
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I have a 20" LED tail/stop light bar mount high on the top of my cargo box. Can be seen very well above the dust.
 
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I have a 20" LED tail/stop light bar mount high on the top of my cargo box. Can be seen very well above the dust.
Thanks reo. Got a pic?
 

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OKbear, those look pretty slick. I could mount those in my rear box or weld a couple tabs onto the rear rack for them. Thanks!
Look on YouTube. There's others that you can get to flash opposite of each other. The video I looked at on these, it appears they just flash together. Not that it really matters but you can get ones that do that for a comparable price, then why not?
 
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These things look real ingenious......

The information on the web site doesn't say how they are powered.....does anyone know how they are powered.....electrical hook up or battery?
 

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These things look real ingenious......

The information on the web site doesn't say how they are powered.....does anyone know how they are powered.....electrical hook up or battery?
Their intended use is for emergency vehicles or road construction trucks so I would think 12v.
 
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I swapped out the tail light bulb for a Red LED. It's super bright! Maybe not as good as a strobe but I think it's very worth the price of the LED bulb and is seen much faster even in dust.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/tail-brake-turn/1157-can-bus-led-bulb-dual-function-26-smd-led-tower-bay15d-retrofit-car/1166/
Yessir. That is another item I intend to get or I also thought about having Whiskey make me one of those flashing LED tail lights like he talked about quite awhile ago.
 
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I got the red one.
 
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Did you get the red one or the Cool 6500K?
I have been using one of those red ones from superbrightleds as well. Should give you an idea of brightness.
 
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That bulb from superbrightleds is VERY bright. I changed mine out and it's much brighter than the LED bulbs I put in my headlights. I would highly recommend this upgrade.

The ones I bought on ebay to replace my headlight bulbs are total junk. You could light a fart and get more lumens.
 

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For eastern riders riding in a heavy fog mist rain, this might be a good idea. I almost lost a group one time, visibility about ten feet, group was gone. Trails going everywhere.
 
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Thanks reo. Got a pic?
Hey...Bear..I'll take a couple today.
I thought the bar was 20" it's only about 18". I mounted it in an aluminum channel that I cut to 20".
 
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