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post #1 of 25 Old 12-12-2007, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Driving/Fog Light Mounting Options

Iím looking to add a set of aux lights to my Wee and would love to see all of the ways people have mounted the lights. Iím currently thinking about mounting them to the GIVI crash bars but am open to ideas. Please include pictures if possible and the brand light you used.

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post #2 of 25 Old 12-12-2007, 12:55 PM
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These are a set of el cheapo Wal-Mart foglights, in which I substituted 35W bulbs for the stock 55W. They're mounted on SS angle brackets, held onto the bike with the side fender bolts.


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there's a pat walsh bracket, touratech, and a few others out there that look solid. I may look into hiding a pair of lights inside the recessed grills below the headlights. very hidden and semi protected area
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These are a set of el cheapo Wal-Mart foglights, in which I substituted 35W bulbs for the stock 55W. They're mounted on SS angle brackets, held onto the bike with the side fender bolts.
I thought about mounting the lights to the fender bolts, until I stripped the inside of the hex head (both sides). And yes i was using the right sized hex key. I've ordered the PIAA universal bar mounts from Adventure Moto Stuff and will give them a try. If i don't like them I'll get new fender bolts and mount the lights there. Still open to other sugesstions.

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I don't think I would mount lights to the lower unsprung portion of the forks



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post #6 of 25 Old 12-14-2007, 06:00 PM
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i bought 35W lites at walmart, mounted them on the forks at the axle, works great. $15.
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I used the amotostuff mount and lights from here.

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post #8 of 25 Old 12-17-2007, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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I seriously considered the light bar from Amotostuff but for added viability Iím trying to get the extra lighting away from the headlights. There are a few theories that the light triangle aids in helping catch the attention of other drivers. Looks like the PIAA mounts will be here in time for X-Mas. Iíll post some pictures when I get them mounted.

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I've ordered the light bar and PIAA 510 lights and plan to mount the lights suspended underneath the light bar to hopefully increase the size of the "triangle of light".

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I have the PIAA 510s mounted to Motech crash bars with the PIAA ATV u-bolt mounts. It's a very simple, very rugged arrangement. Thumbs up for PIAA. I love those guys. Like brothers. You know. Nothing kinky...

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