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Hi Guys

Ever faced the problem of going down a wide pitch-black trail at night, and you come to an obstacle in the middle, say a puddle of dubious depth, or a fallen tree.

SO I need to see if there’s a way around the obstacle on the left or right.
But it is pitch dark outside the beam from the bike’s front light.

Now the problem I faced is that turning the handlebars does not throw the beam from my front light to either side of the obstacle for me to see if there’s a way around it, since the front light is mounted to the fairing and not the fork (like on naked bikes), and it is not easy to move my now stationary bike about to point the front light to either side of the obstacle.

So I am thinking some spotlight mounted on a swivel base on the handlebars which can be switched on in times like these, and pointed to the left and right of the obstacle to examine the options, might be a good thing.

I have searched the forum but haven’t found anything like this (only found fixed position driving lights)

Any one seen something suitable I can use?

I presently have a helmet mounted lamp for these situations, but it always seems to be in the side box when I need it :oops:

Thanks
 

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Some people mount lights down on the fork, where the reflectors are now.
 

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That is exactly what I did with a small set of 35 watt lights picked up at a store like Wal-Mart 8)

JetJaguar said:
Some people mount lights down on the fork, where the reflectors are now.
 

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there's a thread on driving lights, quite a bit of info/ideas on fork mounted lights. I myself have the amotostuff.com piaa 510 kit, and it throws quite a wide beam of light, but not moveable with the fork assembly.
 

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Night_Wolf said:
That is exactly what I did with a small set of 35 watt lights picked up at a store like Wal-Mart 8)

JetJaguar said:
Some people mount lights down on the fork, where the reflectors are now.
Hey NW, this is my 2nd question for you today :) Do you have pics of the 35 watters out on your site, if so, I'd like to check them out. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi all

Thanks for your replies and suggestions.

I will look putting on some driving lights and also check out the surefires.

Cheers
 

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My driving lites are mounted using the screws that hold the fender in place. So far so good.
 

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A better option than driving lights might be wide-angle fog lights. They throw a light pattern of 90 degrees or more, and some people cant them outwards for even more sideways illumination.
 

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JJ, that also would make you more visible to cages coming at an angle.
 

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I missed the other question I think :oops: Nop pics that show how they LQQk and until I get a place of my own and my own computer I have no way to access or update my site :oops: I used L brackets from the local hardware store mounted with the reflector

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Night_Wolf said:
That is exactly what I did with a small set of 35 watt lights picked up at a store like Wal-Mart 8)

JetJaguar said:
Some people mount lights down on the fork, where the reflectors are now.
Hey NW, this is my 2nd question for you today :) Do you have pics of the 35 watters out on your site, if so, I'd like to check them out. Thanks in advance!
 
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