Due to a near miss from a driver pulling out on me, I decided I needed to be more ‘visible’. If I did this right, there should be pictures of my ‘fix’ here (the 'sunset' picture was an upload test).
Based on a “webBikeWorld” review (OZ LED Mini Trail Lights Review - webBikeWorld
), I selected the “OZ” lights - - sort of. As “wBW” suggested, these lights are offered by multiple sources under different brands. Instead of spending $49.50, I got them on “Amazon” for $22 under the “TMH” brand. Since “wBW” warned of a ‘sloppy’ two piece base, although it has been improved, I made it a one piece by gluing it with one of the many high strength bonding agents out there (black “Geocel” 4500 in this case).
Since my 2014 was prewired for accessories, I decided to use it. I just needed a relay. Rather than adapt some sort of standard 12V relay, I wanted to go with the “Kawasaki” part (an “Omron” 27002-1086) which is used on many bikes. I got one off of “Ebay” for $9, instead of paying about $30 at the Dealer. And, it worked fine.
Now, time for mounting. After considerable head scratching, I went with the mounting as shown in the photos. Thought this was the cleanest, simplest, and most attractive that still provided good function. I drilled small mounting holes in the plastic, but these can be easily hidden (black plastic fastner? Decal?) if the lights were ever removed. The plastic in this area is very solid. And, I’m not concerned about a bit of vibrating light because I think it contributes to making me more visible.
The wiring was straight forward. The connection/relay was hidden and held in place with a plastic zip-tie.
I’ll report in the future if there are any problems with this set-up.