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post #1 of 21 Old 08-02-2014, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Lights mounted on Lower Forks??

Thinking of mounting some Ebay Cree LED lights on my lower front forks.
Anyone do this and have any problems with durability or just to much knocking
around. Have a good location but worried they will not last. Thanks.
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post #2 of 21 Old 08-02-2014, 01:26 PM
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I used the factory reflector mounts to get my Wally MArt LED lights mounted. They work fine and my buddies tell me they can really see me in their mirrors, which is the result I was looking for.
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I have skeen leds on my lower fork for 5 yrs. no prob yet.
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I used the factory reflector mounts to get my Wally MArt LED lights mounted. They work fine and my buddies tell me they can really see me in their mirrors, which is the result I was looking for.
Would you post a link to the exact ones. I'm planning on installing some. Thanks
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I have Denali 1's mounted on the front fender bolts. I located them there primarily to create a discernible triangle of light that makes it easier for drivers to see and determine my closing speed. Anyway, the lights have held up very well but they do take a hit every time I lay the bike down (low speed fall-overs in the dirt). The brackets (L-shaped thingies) would bend and I'd bend them back. Eventually one of them broke. (Thank you zip-ties). Easy to fix and a small price to pay for the benefit.

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I have Denali 1's mounted on the front fender bolts. I located them there primarily to create a discernible triangle of light that makes it easier for drivers to see and determine my closing speed. Anyway, the lights have held up very well but they do take a hit every time I lay the bike down (low speed fall-overs in the dirt). The brackets (L-shaped thingies) would bend and I'd bend them back. Eventually one of them broke. (Thank you zip-ties). Easy to fix and a small price to pay for the benefit.
You sure as heck paid for those Denali lights that is for certain.....yikes.

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I have some cheap ebay LEDs like this on the forks of my 2011 DL650. Got them for $20 at the time. They are only for conspicuity, not for driving beams.
They worked well for about a year until this last long trip when one stopped working.
Time for another cheap $20 pair.

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I used Plasma LEDs: V-Strom 650 LED Aux Driving Lights | Kayak Tom

Two of the 008 model. Really more for being seen than night driving. I got them here: LED Module Aluminum Housing High Power

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How did you mount those motorcycle guy? Those are pretty sweet by the way, especially for the coin.

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Golly, I should clean the garage. I found the box to the Platinum Burners led series by Optronics LS204RW.
Now I know why I saved the box and receipt, 3 year warranty!
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