Moto Minded Super Mount
Company: Moto Minded
- Perfect fit around fork legs for a solid hold.
- Makes the headlight mount solid.
- Allows adjustment of headlight away from the frame.
- Routing and attaching the wires can be tough, especially on an EXC
- Tools required for removing the headlight from the bike
What it is
This 3D printed custom part allows you to attach your KTM headlight shell more solidly to the forks. Instead of rubber straps, this clamping part grabs the fork legs and ties in through the triple clamp for a more robust attachment for the headlight shell, a must when running heavier LED lights in the standard shell. It is made from PC+PBT (Polycarbonate + Polybutylene Terephthalate). Included is a wire organizer (made from a polycarbonate plastic) to attach all the plugs and wires behind the headlight shell and stainless steel washers and bolts . It is designed to fit most late model KTMs.
How it works
If you value your high dollar light then this product really makes sense in a couple of ways. It makes the mounting solid. Instead of using rubber straps, the part bolts the headlight to the forks of the bike so it can't fly off in a high impact or get knocked loose in most crashes. I’ve had the stock headlight with a heavier LED setup come loose from the lower pins then start flopping about.
The 3D manufactured part pops in between the fork legs then attaches to the top triple clamp with bolts to hold it in place. The slotted and holed bracket has all the room to zip-tie the wires and plugs security out of the way for the light to make the mess of wires behind the headlight as clean as possible. The mount works with most steering damper setups, we had a Scotts' Damper on the bike we tested with.
The install is pretty easy save for deciding on how to route all the wires. You could drive yourself crazy, especially if you have additional connectors like a USB plug and wiring for GPS units additionally plugging the crowded real estate behind the light. But we were able to get it all sorted out with the plate making the wiring as sano as possible.
The real function of the mount is to securely attach the headlight shell so it can’t move or flex, an issue with the heavier Baja Designs XL80 light we were running. The headlight is now attached to the mount with 4mm allen bolts and it holds the light right where you want it. There are two positions on the mount to aid with light angle and once we mounted it and tightened it, it never came loose.
It must be noted that our first mount interfered with the steering damper clamp. When Moto Minded was contacted they quickly responded with an updated part that took into consideration the extra clearance needed, such is the quick adaption available to a small company rapid printing parts one at a time.
This part is definitely has a limited audience but it shows that when there is a specific need for a custom part, technology can come to the rescue. At $63.00 it is way cheaper than any other solution and it gets the job done perfectly.
Here is a full test of the Moto Minded Beast Light Kit: http://dirtbiketest.com/product-tests/moto-minded-beast-light-kit/