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I have a 2020 Talon 1000 4 Live Valve and am looking for a light bar for my roof. I would like to know what others have used in size and mounting (I think the Talon X and R have the same roof line in the front). I would like to utilize the two front side bolts that are on the roof, rather than drill extra holes. The problem I have found is that the roof is not flat and I cannot seem to find a light with the mounting brackets that will allow me to use the two bolts I just mentioned. I do not want to mount the light on the cross frame member because I have a windshield that is in the way, so I need to mount it on the roof. I would appreciate any suggestions as to size of light bar and mounting brackets used from those who have mounted one on their roof and please include any pictures also. Thanks in advance for those who can help !!
 

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Hey, from making the mistake of wasting money on a large roof light bar, I would look at Sector Seven Lights. They are amazing, and I wished I had done this in the first place. IF you ever drive in dust or technical areas, these are a must. Usually, light bars can blind you if you are in dust by reflecting the light back in your face. Also, having a light that can turn/rotate to see in many directions, on the fly is such a gain. In particular, backing up off of big rocks with huge cliffs a few feet away. I have no trouble rock crawling in Moab in pitch black conditions, or running the desert fast.

The clamp is brilliant because you can flip it so it's flush, so if you have a sealing windshield it solves that problem. Also, you can adjust the SectorSeven's to be level or below your eyes, which is the curse of a roof light bar.

A few months ago we did a night ride with a guy (X3) that had the super expensive Baja Designs Laser, full spread light bar. He could not believe that my Sector Sevens tossed almost as much light, but he had to run 2 batteries and I am operating far less than half his current draw on a stock Talon system, with a much wider spread. Also, I would say they are hands down the best mirror you can use. Nothing worse than having a mirror that rotates with index marks or detents.

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Spectrum Light Mirrors - Sector Seven
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Hey, from making the mistake of wasting money on a large roof light bar, I would look at Sector Seven Lights. They are amazing, and I wished I had done this in the first place. IF you ever drive in dust or technical areas, these are a must. Usually, light bars can blind you if you are in dust by reflecting the light back in your face. Also, having a light that can turn/rotate to see in many directions, on the fly is such a gain. In particular, backing up off of big rocks with huge cliffs a few feet away. I have no trouble rock crawling in Moab in pitch black conditions, or running the desert fast.

The clamp is brilliant because you can flip it so it's flush, so if you have a sealing windshield it solves that problem. Also, you can adjust the SectorSeven's to be level or below your eyes, which is the curse of a roof light bar.

A few months ago we did a night ride with a guy (X3) that had the super expensive Baja Designs Laser, full spread light bar. He could not believe that my Sector Sevens tossed almost as much light, but he had to run 2 batteries and I am operating far less than half his current draw on a stock Talon system, with a much wider spread. Also, I would say they are hands down the best mirror you can use. Nothing worse than having a mirror that rotates with index marks or detents.

Website Link (click below):
Spectrum Light Mirrors - Sector Seven
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Thank you, but not what I am looking for. I have used light bars for years, and for my riding areas and pocketbook, they do a great job. I just need to see what others have done for mounting one on the roof. Thanks again for your reply.
 

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Thank you, but not what I am looking for. I have used light bars for years, and for my riding areas and pocketbook, they do a great job. I just need to see what others have done for mounting one on the roof. Thanks again for your reply.
 

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Sure! I know RockBLokz makes a bracket for exactly the problem you are stating, but not sure about windshield clearance. Maybe they have a rooftop solution. My light bar was roof mounted and troublesome to adjust in RockCrawling situations. ~ plus it hit me $1200, which I sold to get the Sector Sevens. Money lost I guess, but now I can see twice as much at night and I have a full flip windshield .

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Thank you, but not what I am looking for. I have used light bars for years, and for my riding areas and pocketbook, they do a great job. I just need to see what others have done for mounting one on the roof. Thanks again for your reply.
42” light bar worked perfect and lined up we’ll see pics
 

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Here is another way to light you pathway! Makes you easy to be seen in the dark. That is a spare Winch Rope on the hood, the new version from SuperATV you can now select a color!

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42” light bar worked perfect and lined up we’ll see pics
Looks like you still had to drill holes in your roof instead of using existing roof mount bolts. I agree with @Gprap, I would like to use existing holes. I found this 42" light bar that has the same curve, but it's just a bit longer so looking to turn brackets "inward" - but they are still a bit short. I'll need to find some L-Brackets with a bit more length.
 

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Hi, I had some scrap aluminum uneven angle laying around and wacked 2 pieces off and drilled some holes, usually the scrap yards have pieces of something that will work if you want to make your own, steel works as well. Just an idea to be able to use the roof holes. I bolted thru my roof, thru the windwshield and hit that gap in the corner of the top of the roll bar. PITA to get the holes perfectly centered.
 

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Hi, I had some scrap aluminum uneven angle laying around and wacked 2 pieces off and drilled some holes, usually the scrap yards have pieces of something that will work if you want to make your own, steel works as well. Just an idea to be able to use the roof holes. I bolted thru my roof, thru the windwshield and hit that gap in the corner of the top of the roll bar. PITA to get the holes perfectly centered.
Thanks @19PSU88. I just did a test fitting with a piece of scrap metal with a long slotted hole - basically extending the L-Bracket that came with the light bar about 3". It works, but I'm not 100% happy. I like the idea of hitting up the scrap yard. I have heard others paint their homemade pieces with Black Bed Liner; I just happen to have a few cans of that too. People laugh at me when I never throw anything away
 

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