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post #1 of 44 Old 03-21-2019, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Auxiliary Light Mounting - Opinions?

So I bought some cheap LED aux lights, which I'm going to mount to my Givi crash bars. Looking for opinions...horizontal or vertical. Yeah, I know that either way, they're vulnerable if the bike takes a nap, but I'm not all that concerned about that. They were cheap.

Disregard the wiring mess...I'm in the mock-up stage.
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I vote horizontal. I think I have those same clamps. I thought they came as a pair, now waiting on another one.
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oops. I misread the post. Never mind.
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In case anyone is interested...

Lights:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mounts:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wiring Harness:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
(but this was a mistake. I don't want to drill any holes to mount the switch)

So I subsequently ordered this switch to mount on the handlebars:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I don't have all of this installed yet, but I think it's going to work out ok.

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I vote horizontal. I think I have those same clamps. I thought they came as a pair, now waiting on another one.
Mine did come as a pair.

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I vote vertical. Might help to see them turned on, though.

I also have cheap (but different) lights mounted to the outside of my Givi bars. The bike has taken 3 naps so far, and I just re-align the lights and they keep on going.

Have you considered wiring them to come on with the low beams & turn off with the high, or stay on with both low / high beams and off with a switch?
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I went vertical with mine(Amber though).

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In case anyone is interested...
... I don't have all of this installed yet, but I think it's going to work out ok.

Hmm... This all looks familiar somehow.

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Hmm... This all looks familiar somehow.
Indeed! Those lights are on my short list when my current cheapos eventually die.

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I vote Vertical as well.
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