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post #1 of 19 Old 07-14-2019, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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where do you mount spot lights?

Wonder if there is other possibility then crash bars.
Stock lamp seems to be weak and IO need stronger light.

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-14-2019, 02:45 PM
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I scratched my head for a while looking for a location for my extra lights. Was considering making brackets that mounted to the frame of the bodywork but just ended up just buying crash bars.

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I scratched my head for a while looking for a location for my extra lights. Was considering making brackets that mounted to the frame of the bodywork but just ended up just buying crash bars.
yeah, that beak doesn't leave many options
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Sure it has options.

https://www.adventuretech.biz/2017-d...-lighting.html

We sell a light bar that puts the lights right where they need to be in order to form a triangle with the headlights.

It is teh same light bar used on my dl1000.

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if you can make your own braces for the lights you can try various options. I put lights in two places. One set of driving lights I hung off my handlebar ends under the grips. Can still make a lock to lock turn. These give me light where I turn the handlebars. The yellow fog lights I did like Brock showed above and bolted them down by the calipers. These lights always illuminate forward like the headlight.
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Offnote: did you already purchase a pair of lights you want to mount ?

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Offnote: did you already purchase a pair of lights you want to mount ?
not yet.


that caliper mounting is interesting idea, I bet it illuminate road good but visibility wise is probably too low? How is it attached, just longer bolts?
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that caliper mounting is interesting idea, I bet it illuminate road good but visibility wise is probably too low? How is it attached, just longer bolts?
for mine, I used the fender bolt and the reflector bolt. Took the fender bolt out and slid my brace inbetween the fender and fork tube, then used the original bolt. The rear of my brace is held by a bolt that goes where the reflector use to go. I removed the reflector and bought a bolt to fit in there. The brace is a couple inch long piece of angle iron where the vertical surface is attached via those bolts and the horizontal surface holds the light.
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I found out the hard way that many of the lights made for this (for motorcycles) are priced pretty steep.

But you can get creative and go for the DIY rather home grown set for cheap and still get decent lights.

I made my light brackets out of highway peg mounts from my old bike. Longer bolts -home made spacers.

The lights I got from Ebay ($22) From: Yitamotor He has some really good stuff on there.
Came with 2 lights -wiring harness- Switch -relay. Been working fine since install.

And I have his LED lights on 3 other vehicles . No problems Here are pics :
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Goldwing pegs, silver front fender, Lazer cut aluminum Chain guard, Madstad 20" windshield
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