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post #1 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Denali lights

I'm thinking about purchasing some Denali lights for the new Strom. I have Givi crash bars, and thought I might mount them to them.
Does anyone have any suggestions on which ones to buy? Are there better mounting options? Where do I mount the switch, and where is the best place to wire off of?
Any suggestions, pictures, or other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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post #2 of 26 Old 12-23-2015, 12:12 PM
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I'm thinking about purchasing some Denali lights for the new Strom. I have Givi crash bars, and thought I might mount them to them.
Does anyone have any suggestions on which ones to buy? Are there better mounting options? Where do I mount the switch, and where is the best place to wire off of?
Any suggestions, pictures, or other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Denallis are plug and play, the come with their own wiring harness and switch. They are extremely high quality and the relay harness is one of the best I have ever seen. Twisted throttle sells the switch mount fot the handlebar clamp as well as the crash bar mounts. I have 2 DM's clustered together on each side of the crash bars for low road illumination and DRL's. My long range lights are Baja Design squadrons.

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I'm thinking about purchasing some Denali lights for the new Strom. I have Givi crash bars, and thought I might mount them to them.
Does anyone have any suggestions on which ones to buy? Are there better mounting options? Where do I mount the switch, and where is the best place to wire off of?
Any suggestions, pictures, or other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
i just picked up my 2015 and Denali lights will be my first purchase but cant decide which ones to get
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Twisted Throttle $478. That's just absurd. They are so overpriced.
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Install a switched fuse block under your seat to connect to, attach whatever lights you want to the front of your Givi bars. You can create a bracket to hold them forward very easily from a small piece of painted aluminum. I went with two Cree lights that cost $30/pair. A wiring harness is very easy to make yourself, it is a fun project.

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..... I went with two Cree lights that cost $30/pair.
Would you be able to post a night time shot with the light from those Crees down the road? I have been wanting to add something like that to the bike but have not seen how much lighting they can add.
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I never ride at night, so wasn't too concerned with road lighting capability, I only want them for visibility to other motorists, the lighting triangle effect, and I have been told many times they are very visible from a distance. I didn't bother with a switch to turn them off either, I could not think of a time I would actually turn them off, so they come on/off with the bike.

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I'm thinking about purchasing some Denali lights for the new Strom. I have Givi crash bars, and thought I might mount them to them.
Does anyone have any suggestions on which ones to buy? Are there better mounting options? Where do I mount the switch, and where is the best place to wire off of?
Any suggestions, pictures, or other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Get the Denali D4...
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post #9 of 26 Old 12-24-2015, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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I like the D4s, but they are just so big. I was leaning toward the D2s. I like the fact that they have 2 power settings. That way I can leave them on low for anytime driving. The DMs are also cool, just not sure if they have enough light output.
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post #10 of 26 Old 12-24-2015, 11:04 AM
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I thought the Denali's were to spendy for my needs so I went with MondoMotos light kit. I bought mine at a rally for $100. Since then, they have an optional dimmer module. These are plug and play with high quality waterproof connectors. I mounted my lights to the front forks so they are always pointed where I am aiming. Good conspicuity and insurance against those pesky Ohio deer.
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