Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Palm Beach County, Fla.
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I'll see if I can post pictures this weekend. I installed the lights down low, hear the hub.
The installation was fairly easy. A few times I had to disconnect the electrical connections that I had made, because I needed to reroute wires. The project took maybe three hours, and I'm slow. The installation instructions were generic, and that's why it took some trial-and-error, some googling, and some studying of the Versys wiring diagram to get it right.
It was a year ago, so my memory is fuzzy, but I tapped into wires that I had to identify by the color of insulation. I'm not trained in reading wiring diagrams, so it took time to figure out which wires to tap into using the wiring diagram, and then I had to find the actual wires. Then I would route them awkwardly and have to redo the routing.
The lights are marvelous. I am so glad I have them. They seem to help me be seen, and they were handy during my fall trip to the mountains in North Carolina, when I rode a few times before the sun was fully up, and also I found myself frequently riding in fog and rain. If you were in or near Smoky Mountains National Park last Columbus Day weekend, you know what I'm talking about. On the rainy, foggy morning when I left to come home, a bear cub ran across the road about 75 yards ahead of me.
The lights came with aluminum brackets that are pliable. The plus: The bracket bent when I dropped the bike and again when I sideswiped the light against the bumper of the family car while I was pushing the bike into the garage. Because the bracket bent easily, the light was undamaged both times. And I bent the bracket straight, easily. The minus: The brackets can't be tightened very tightly. Consequently, the lights tend to gradually start pointing downward when the bike is ridden on rough roads. All I have to do is grab the lights and move them back a fraction of an inch so they're pointing straight ahead again.
Last edited by Holden; 08-04-2015 at 12:53 PM.