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Old 07-02-2016, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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Relocated my driving lights today

I started out with my lights mounted here



I was never happy with this arrangement. First they were prone to moving presumably because of the vibrations from the forks (even with running a rubber strip beneath the fork tube mount brackets). Second, if you must trail the bike then your lamps interfere with attachment of strap loops to the lower triple. I had to loosen and move the lamps when doing this.

So, I was tinkering with ideas for moving the lamps without the purchase of a special $90 bracket and and found that I could mount them on the lowering fairings. All it requires is a longer mounting bolt (1 1/4") and a Nylon spacer (1/2" long and 1/4" in diameter) and a star washer.

What you do is remove the bolt from the fairing and then in order stack the hardware by re-using the shoulder washer, add the nylon standoff, add the lighting bracket, place the star washer on top of the bracket and then run the new bolt in. The star washer will prevent the lamp bracket from loosening. Done. You will find that the mounting is now rock solid and the nylon standoff will prevent harmonic vibration.







The lights are Model 30 LED off road Spot light - ADVmonster



I do need to take an evening ride and readjust them for height and inboard/outboard.

Cheers,

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Old 07-02-2016, 09:56 PM
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Looks great. I might try this location too. I'm also looking at the Denali light bar.
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did you try wrapping a peace of rubber like from an inter tube wrapped around the fork under the mounts? i did that on mine (and anything i have to try to mount to round and metal things (like my camera mounts) it will keep them from moving around on you

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Kawasaki oem light bar with PIAA RFT LED lights ( oem lights for 2015 on) The best lights on any bike I've had
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I do need to take an evening ride and readjust them for height and inboard/outboard.
Steady on there Charlie, going out in the evenings in Arkansas can be a dodgy(risky) pastime!!!
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I managed to get them adjusted on the evening of the 3rd. Had to do it three different times because cagers kept flashing their brights at me. ...

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If they flash their lights at me , I just wave back. At least you know they've seen you
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I don't know what you mean ???
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I don't know what you mean ???
Sorry Darren, l was assuming that you had a sense of humour, I do apologise for making such misguided assumptions...........
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Mounting a set of advmonster 20's the same way....thanks for the info.
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Mounting a set of advmonster 20's the same way....thanks for the info.
I think you will like the result. Kinda stands out differently than other bikes with driving lights. Instead of a short triangle it is a larger one. I like the way it illuminates the edges of the road from that angle.

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directly to the fairing, they're really impressive too...and only $25 from china plus a like $9 waterproof switch.
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I think you will like the result. Kinda stands out differently than other bikes with driving lights. Instead of a short triangle it is a larger one. I like the way it illuminates the edges of the road from that angle.
Used for the first time coming home from work...off at midnight. Holy cow what a difference versus just the headlight. I'll never go without them again.
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My2wheels I didn't take offence , I meant to put a smiley face on my reply. Sorry dude?????
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directly to the fairing, they're really impressive too...and only $25 from china plus a like $9 waterproof switch.
Nice look, although they do stick out some. One dirt nap and they are probably snapped off..


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Nice look, although they do stick out some. One dirt nap and they are probably snapped off..
No doubt. I'll get engine guards some day. Again, at $25, I'm not gonna worry about it and I kinda like the goggle eye look.
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No doubt. I'll get engine guards some day. Again, at $25, I'm not gonna worry about it and I kinda like the goggle eye look.
Do you have any full view pictures of your bike?


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Not with the new kit, no.

Pretty sure I'm gonna murder it out soon though, I think a fully matte black Versys would be beast.
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Not with the new kit, no.

Pretty sure I'm gonna murder it out soon though, I think a fully matte black Versys would be beast.
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