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post #1 of 25 Old 06-19-2018, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Mounting accessory/driving lights

I dug a pair of these lights out of a box in the garage and am trying to find a cheap way to mount them on my ‘12 650. I do have crash bars so that is one placement option. I know there are mounts available for around $50 but as I nickel and dime myself to death on this bike does anyone know of a $10 solution? Thanks.


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I dug a pair of these lights out of a box in the garage and am trying to find a cheap way to mount them on my ‘12 650. I do have crash bars so that is one placement option. I know there are mounts available for around $50 but as I nickel and dime myself to death on this bike does anyone know of a $10 solution? Thanks.
Check out my thread here

I used these Lamphus mounts. $8.99 cheap enough for you?

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Check out my thread here

I used these Lamphus mounts. $8.99 cheap enough for you?
I saw that thread although till now I hadn't noticed that the mounts are actually linked in your original post. Looks perfect, thanks. Now I need to figure out what to do with the $1.01 left over from my original budget.
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The SW Motech mounts, they literally look and work like a stock mount......they work awesome too.



SW-MOTECH Auxiliary Lighting Mount Kit for Suzuki V-Strom DL650 '12-'16 & V-Strom 650XT '15-'16 | TwistedThrottle.com
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The SW Motech mounts, they literally look and work like a stock mount......they work awesome too.



SW-MOTECH Auxiliary Lighting Mount Kit for Suzuki V-Strom DL650 '12-'16 & V-Strom 650XT '15-'16 | TwistedThrottle.com
Looks perfect, just not quite the $10 solution I was looking for.

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Zip ties!

That's how I mounted my lights to the Givi crash bars.

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Zip ties!

That's how I mounted my lights to the Givi crash bars.
Total cost.... less than $0.50.

Updated: Calculated the cost exactly at $1.30 for 8 industrial strength zip ties.
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Zip ties!

That's how I mounted my lights to the Givi crash bars.

The KLR thread is down the hall.

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The KLR thread is down the hall.
LOL

If you want pics let me know. Looks pretty slick :P
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What the heck, here are some pictures of the aux light mount job:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zzd6ah4v3...je_6Rgfda?dl=0

Surprisingly very sturdy!
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