I apologize for the slow reply to the above. As with most I am sure, the holidays have kept me way too busy. The fading or bronzing issue was one we became aware of sometime in late 2013. At that time we asked our supplier to address the issue and as a result a second UV coating was applied to the lights in an effort to fend off what we thought might be causing it. It took several more months to determine if this indeed resolved the problem. As it turned out, it didnt really help. As it turned out bronzing or fading is a somewhat common problem with Black anodized metals. Also with black plastics/rubbers used on cars (my 2 year old jeep has seriously faded fender flares).Oddly, the fading/bronzing issue seems to be somewhat random and not effecting all the lights. We have the older lights installed on all the shop bikes and the ones that see the most sunlight (and abuse) on our DRZ rentals (arizona sun is quite powerful) show no bronzing after 1.5 years of desert riding and 1.5 years of day to day use back in Michigan.
One option for the faded lights is to paint using a high temp auto paint (the lights do get hot). Its a fairly easy thing to do. A little masking tape on the lens, clean the body of the light with alcohol (fast drying), spray a few light coats, let dry, remove the tape from the lens and you're set.
In short we started to look into other finish options for the lights. In 2015 we began to offer the Version 3 lights that use a different finishing technique and to date we havent heard of any further problems with fading/bronzing.
Going into 2016, operating MondoMotos has been and still remains a very important part of my life. I have and will continue to do my best to do so with integrity, honesty and fairness. That said, as a way of saying "thank you" to the COG community, we have revised the current COG10 discount. In effect as of today COG members can use the new COG15 coupon code at checkout for a 15% reduction on the MM10 light kit.
Thanks and Ride Safe,