Join Date: May 2016
Location: Cali (Valle del Cauca), Colombia - South America
You mean something like this? (see attachment). Well it would give me more clearance, but I'm thinking it would produce a shadow on the road, coming from the main lights when the LEDs are off, could that be possible?
On the other hand, it wouldn't look nice; it would look like something external to the fuselage of the bike's nose... Ugly! This would not matter to me at all; however the issue of the shadow would be what worries me more...
And there is also the thing about vibration you mentioned, because to be positioned that far the LEDs would need a metal arm, so the vibration would increase. That could be solved by using a thicker arm I think.
Next week I will take the bike back to the people who made the mounting thing. I went there yesterday and we were talking about a solution; the man says that the option would be to raise the light bar about an inch or something. That would pressure a bit the cowling (which is plastic anyway), to avoid having to cut it to make room for the light bar. And he also mentioned that we could adjust the front suspension to raise it a bit.
In any case, I guess the modification we're gonna do needs to give me about 1.5/2 inches of clearance.
I'm still scratching my head with this solution we are gonna do next week, we'll see there in the workshop if this works. But in the meantime I'm thinking about other solutions, and consulting with other riders to see if someone has invented a better mount than the one we already did.
Please excuse this loooong answer, I'm thinking out loud; this helps me find solutions, haha!!
Juan Andres Sinisterra
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS
2015 Yamaha MT-09 Tracer
2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS
2010 Suzuki GS 500
2009 Honda CBF 150 GP