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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-07-2011, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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problem installing denali lights on SW Motech mounts

Did anybody out there have this issue?

I'm trying to install a set of Denali lights on the SW Motech auxiliary light mounts. Well, the large bolts used in the Denali light mounts will NOT go through the hole in the flat horizontal plate of the SW Motech mount. I'm trying to drill out the hole in the plate, to no avail.

Did I just get a defective light mount, or has anybody else encountered this?

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I got the new SW Motech brackets for the 2011 Versys and the Denali V1 lights and had no issues at all. Very smooth install.

I recommend you contact twisted throttle before drilling holes.
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Did anybody out there have this issue?

I'm trying to install a set of Denali lights on the SW Motech auxiliary light mounts. Well, the large bolts used in the Denali light mounts will NOT go through the hole in the flat horizontal plate of the SW Motech mount. I'm trying to drill out the hole in the plate, to no avail.

Did I just get a defective light mount, or has anybody else encountered this?
Hi there - Kevin from Twisted... I am sorry you are having an issue. I investigated your problem and realized that I should have included a note and a link to the optional M8 Denali hinge required on the light mount page. I did add the note now and a drop down list of hinges for different applications including the M8 hinge.


I hope this helps.

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Hi there - Kevin from Twisted... I am sorry you are having an issue. I investigated your problem and realized that I should have included a note and a link to the optional M8 Denali hinge required on the light mount page. I did add the note now and a drop down list of hinges for different applications including the M8 hinge.

I hope this helps.

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Hi Kev --

Thanks for your response. I am using the hinges that were shipped with the Denali lights -- I just replaced the large bolt with a smaller one and used fender washers to make it a bit more stable. It's adequate for now, but I'll consider ordering a pair of the M8 hinges if my kludge doesn't work.

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Hope you can post pictures of your install. Just wondering ballpark cost?
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I had trouble putting my PIAA's on these brackets. I cut and drilled a piece of stainless steel angle iron to offset them far enough to clear the fairings.





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Ran into the same thing with the d2s. I just drilled out a slightly larger hole but knowing about the m8 hinge would have been handy!

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Here are my Denali lights on the bike. One out of 100 vehicles will flash their highbeams at me. I have approached at least a dozen LEOs with no complaints.
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Congrats on the sweet lookin V!

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Mine went on easy as pie.
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