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What is your opinion on the quality of Goldstrike LED products?
Is the fit and finish, brightness, and longevity very good?
 

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I have the filler lights, the blade light and the fork lights, and all are of high quality and are extremely bright. Longevity I can't answer yet bike and products are to new. The plug and play feature is another good point for their lighting products.
 

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I have the filler lights, the blade light and the fork lights, and all are of high quality and are extremely bright. Longevity I can't answer yet bike and products are to new. The plug and play feature is another good point for their lighting products.
DEP47 might you have a picture or two of the blade light mounted on your bike? I am looking at getting the blade light but can't find any pictures or videos with it alone, only with it and the trunk light. I found one picture that had been cropped but it was not a good picture.
 

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What is your opinion on the quality of Goldstrike LED products?
Is the fit and finish, brightness, and longevity very good?
EXCELLENT! I have their Tour Blade light, Trunk Light, Tie down brackets and highway pegs. Fit, finish and brightness is all top notch. Now Longevity is something we will all find out about in the years to come.
 

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Who manufactures Goldstrike stuff. I guess I really want to know a link to their web page.
 

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Ah yes, that is what I am looking for. Thanks!
 

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I heard they are a group of guys that jumped from Kuryaken & started this company! :shrug:
 

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Here is the accurate story...




Aero Rudd, the founder and President of Ciro, the Hudson, Wisconsin based motorcycle and automotive parts design firm, has the powersports industry in his blood. If the last name Rudd rings a bell, it’s because he is the son of industry icon, Tom Rudd, founder of Drag Specialties in 1968 and co-founder along with his wife Pat of Kuryakyn in 1989. Growing up in the motorcycle industry and having great role models, Aero always had the inkling of wanting to create his own business one day.

Aero felt it necessary to gain as much knowledge into all the various roles that make for a successful company so he began working different jobs each summer at Kuryakyn while he was in high school. The jobs ranged from customer service, tech support, returns, working on bikes, and even selling to customers at the biggest rallies. However, the job that interested him the most was the R&D department. This is also where he made some lifelong friendships and business connections that would later become part of Ciro.

Aero graduated high school from St. Thomas Academy, a military/leadership school in Minnesota, and went on to college at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He went on to study entrepreneurship. However, during his time there, he started to question why a degree was even needed to start a business. Aero analyzed, “All this money I’m spending on school could be a much better investment if put towards a business instead.” Although many would be reluctant to stray from the “typical” path of finishing a four-year degree, Aero was eager to start Ciro. At this point, Tom Rudd resigned as president of Kuryakyn in January 2014 because he no longer believed in the direction the parent company MAG wanted him to go. Shortly after, several other key employees, including the entire senior design staff, also wanted to move on. Many of these employees had worked with Aero and wanted to team up with him and his new company to design motorcycle and automotive accessories at an even higher level. They all jumped at the opportunity as they all “Liked the freedom of being able to design and make what we thought was cool.” Aero’s sister Azura (pictured to the left of Aero in the image below), who rides a Sportster Iron 883, also joined Ciro as the Marketing and Social Media Manager after graduating from the University of St. Thomas. His entire family has always had a strong connection in the motorcycle industry. Aero Rudd has a passion for building cars and motorcycles and turning them from stock builds into something that turns heads that you don’t see every day. This was an opportunity to finally pursue that passion.
 

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