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post #1 of 14 Old 02-24-2015, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Glee Light Bar

Some of you may be aware I have been working on a light bar for the Glee for VERY long time. Sorry about that.

Anyway, I think my preconceived notions about where the lights should go may have unnecessarily slowed the project.

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post #2 of 14 Old 02-24-2015, 02:45 PM
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Fork mounts may be another option.
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Quick thought, I would be concerned that they detract from visibility to your turn signals. Depending on time of day and lens angle/direction, I could be completely wrong. How about a nighttime video from a distance 50-100 feet with the blinker on?

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What are they mounted to up under?

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I used the fender bolts to mount mine...picture was taken before I cleaned up the wiring.

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The bar would sell for $45.

It mounts to stock components under the cowl. We used this method for the V2 light bar.

This is a picture of the V2 light bar/lights with the high beam on. No problems. They are little closer to the turn signals than the Glee lights would be.

The right (starboard) is a flood. The left (port) is a spot.

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I used the fender bolts to mount mine...picture was taken before I cleaned up the wiring.
I removed the fork reflectors and used those mounting holes. I think it gives better triangulation than having them mounted up high.
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The "best" position depends on what your trying to accomplish with the lights.

The T pattern has been proven to enhance safety, but a higher position is better for improving your own ability to see others/obstacles/animals.

Augmenting the stock headlight(s) with two spots placed high and apart, and two wide angle placed low would be ideal.

The inexpensive "amazon.com" lights are a much less expensive option than photon blasters and with the flood lens give you a wide beam. At 500 lumens they are not going to light up the night, but they do improve your ability to be seen.

A lot of guys use one each of our flood and spot on a light bars to get a good compromise.
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It *looks* like the lights may be vulnerable in a tip-over. Would a bike without engine bars make the lights more likely to be damaged? I use the Denali light bar from Twisted Throttle and really like the light position, simplicity of mounting, the price, and protection from tip-over.
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Corn cob led strips on the forks would look good.
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