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I just recently picked this unit up 2nd, 3rd or maybe 4th hand. It starts and runs strong. I want to accessorize with some additional lights, etc but naturally because of its age I'm finding it difficult to locate accessories.

Does anyone know of other models that are close to the specs of this unit..such as roll cage dimensions? Or a source for "universal" aftermarket accessories? My local Kawa dealer did not have much information to offer.

Thanks!:D
 

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I quit buying the high dollar lighting kits years ago, I just planted too many of them in brush to make it worth while.

Take your calipers and measure the diameter of the roll cage. Then stop by your local chain link fence supplier or big box store and pick up a set of the galvanized pipe clamps that use a single bolt and a compression ring to hold chain link fabric to the pipes they use. Wrap the roll cage with a couple wraps of 10 mil PVC tape (found at home supply stores in the plumbing or heating duct section) and then use the mount bolts of whatever lights you choose, and feed them through the clamp holes and just tighten them enough to keep the lights pointed in the direction desired. When you hit something they will simply flip backwards and no damage, and the clamp and all will turn on the cage.

As far as lights are concerned, get the cheapest Harbor Freight or autoparts discount store units for universal tractor or running light applications. No sense blowing money for the big dollar guys that work no better. You may need to install a second battery and an isolation diode to keep from running your starting battery dead, but you will soon know if your system has enough amperage when you try them.
 

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Thanks! I never even thought about the chain link fence brackets as light brackets! They would certainly be less expensive than the light brackets found at Pep Boys, JC Whitney, etc. :D
 

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I just put some cheap harbor freight tools lights on mine, and they work well as in lighting (really bright). Try to get some that are better than super cheapo plastic. Otherwise, the plastic ones are okay if they aren't hit when you're scrubbing ice off of the windshield.
 

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Tractor lights sometimes have the sealed beams mounted in rubber inside the housing to withstand vibration and bounceing around. I use them and get them from Tractor Supply in a black painted steel houseing. I have one swival mounted in the headache rack on my Mule, it is a good cargo light or a backup light too.
 
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