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SWMotech aux lights brackets and PIAAs

Brackets were on back order for a long time but finally came in. Mounted them up tonight and installed the PIAAs. Everything seems to fit pretty good. The light guards are pretty close to the bracket but they do fit. I also have SWMotech crash guards so I took a pic or two of the bike laying on its side to show that the lights do not hit.

This weekend I will wire them up and aim them. Should be good to go after that. My off-road tires and new sprocket set should be here by this weekend as well.














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Nice.
I have my PIAAs on the forks right now, but they vibrate too much and wont stay aimed correctly and I end up blinding everyone. Do you have to take off the whole light or just the bracket when you remove the plastics?
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For putting your bike down to make a point on the protective bar.Very thoughtful of you sir.

Nice lights and wish you safe ride on your journey.

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I have my PIAAs on the forks right now, but they vibrate too much and wont stay aimed correctly and I end up blinding everyone. Do you have to take off the whole light or just the bracket when you remove the plastics?
BY the look on the picture , you will need to remove light and the bracket before getting the Flaring off.-IMHO.
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You can remove the front mounting bolt and rotate the bracket down and remove the side covers. You may have to re-aim the lights afterwards because I think it will require turning the light to one side but maybe not. The grills pop right off and that may give you enough room to remove the front bolt.

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Thanks for the info. I'm going to look into getting the brackets. I guess moving them when taking off the plastics is a small price to pay for a functional lighting system.
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Thank you for the pics. Nice look. Will the electrical system handle the PIAAs?
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Thanks, gti20vturbo!

I have ordered the same brackets for my PIAAs and will hopefully get them mounted as soon as they arrive! Glad to know the crashbars are wide enough!

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Thank you for the pics. Nice look. Will the electrical system handle the PIAAs?
As far as the electrical system goes, you should check out this thread: http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ernator+output

Just the auxiliary lights should be fine as long as they are standard 55W or lower and you aren't running too many other accessories at the same time. You've got about 336W total coming out from the alternator and can use some of those selectively... Details in the thread regarding the wattage stock items are and other people's experiences with extra goodies on the V.
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I LOVE the way those look. I have the green Versys also and am dying to fit a set of PIAAs.

Where did you buy em?

I keep wishing i could justify a set, not sure I am on lonely roads at night enough to talk my husband into buying me a set..LOL

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Where did you buy em?
Took the PIAAs off my GS before I sold it. The darn things are over $200 so it wasn't a farkle I wanted to give away.

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I got mine on Amazon for $150 with next day (local) shipping, brand new in the box with switch, wiring, and everything. I looked around for a while before I found them. I, too, could not justify spending more than $200 on lights that I rarely use....but they look so cool.

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Given the position of the PIAA's, will the brightness of the light overpower the turn signals?

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What is the diameter/width of the lights you have installed at their widest? How much clearance is there between them and the brackets? The pictures I've quoted make it look like they're fairly close to the bracket/fairing.
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What is the diameter/width of the lights you have installed at their widest? How much clearance is there between them and the brackets? The pictures I've quoted make it look like they're fairly close to the bracket/fairing.
They are close, the lights are not all that wide but the plastic grills are almost 5 inches. From the center of the hole to the edge of the mount is 2 and 3/8s inch. I'm not to worried about the lights overpowering the turn signals. If I am in a situation where I am using the signals the lights would more than likely not be on. I have thought about flipping the PIAAs over and relocating the signals above where the lights are not.

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Thanks for measuring!

I'll have to measure my lights again to see what the overall width is and if I can relocate the mounting hole, or recreate my brackets to offset them if need be.
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had you thought about mounting these to the engine guards right in front of the radiator? I guess they would have to be aimed out more aggressively to be fully useful.

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