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post #1 of 13 Old 06-22-2005, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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How difficult would it be...

...to make a mount for fog lights?

Am thinking that an engine guard won't really protect the bike and could fabricate a unit just for lights, mounting it to the same places where the guards would go, then clamping some cheapo lights on it.

Am wanting to customize my '05 DL650, but need to keep the costs in line as my soon-to-be fiancÚs future ring is more important :?

Any other ideas would be welcomed.

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post #2 of 13 Old 06-23-2005, 01:55 PM
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The Pat Walsh Designs engine guard has mounting tabs for lights or pegs.
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post #3 of 13 Old 06-23-2005, 05:04 PM
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I can't imagine it being very difficult to do. You can mount them with an aluminum strip that you can get from Home Dept. I would think that your forks would be a good place or maybe under rhea faring.

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I am not sure if you already have a set of lights but I just bought PIAA lights that can be mounted directly onto the front shock where your fender is mounted (using the same bolts).
http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...000_electrical
Try this link. I am not much of an electrical man but this was actually easy to put on. You can also check
http://www.amotostuff.com/Merchant2/...000_electrical
This is just a bracket for the same PIAA lights.
www.amotostuff.com is actually a great online store that has some neat items for the Strom.
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can you share some pics of how they look mounted there?

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post #6 of 13 Old 06-26-2005, 10:24 PM
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I'll put some pics together and send them to you. They do look awesome! Especially going down the road.

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post #7 of 13 Old 06-28-2005, 11:18 PM
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My fog lights are mounted to the fender using extended stainless steel bolts to replace the original bolts. They are rock-solid there, and they are low (where you want fog lights) so they shoot under the fog.

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Slightly off topic, but what sort of mirrors do you have on your bike Warhammer? They look great! I am after some in the Ducati Multistrada style, and yours appear to be just the thing I've been looking for.

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My fog lights are mounted to the fender using extended stainless steel bolts to replace the original bolts. They are rock-solid there, and they are low (where you want fog lights) so they shoot under the fog.
The fog lights really increase visibility too. Warhammer followed me for a while returning from the TWT pie run and they really show up in the rearviews!
He was definantly the farkle king of the Strom bunch! You need to show these guys that neat switch on your dash. I want a set of those mirrors also. Has Squeaky demanded her seat back yet?

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-04-2005, 02:48 AM
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Hey Barney, the mirrors are Emgo Mark IIs, with LED signals added on by yours truly. The really weren't bright enough, so I ended up going with flush-mount markers in the original position. I tried Emgo's "Ducati Style" mirrors with built-in turn signals, but they were truly a disappointment. The glass was too small, the lights too dim, and the mirrors were VERY buzzy. I tried installing bright bulbs, but I just ended up melting the lenses! Oh well, your never know until you try.

Thanks for the kind words, V-lust! I've been told by several people that this light arrangment really makes the bike more visible. As for the switch that you mentioned:
Squeaky and I will be swapping seats again at the next TWT Pie Run. Her Mayer seat was built for someone WAY taller than me. My next farkleization (is that a word?) will probably be lower aluminum bars, and then I'll start looking to the seat.
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