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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2018, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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The BIG LED light bar and side LED light install

Well, after looking over some threads and going through, finding some inspiration from other countries. I purchased and test fitted one portion of my light setup. Iím waiting on some mounts now that everythingís test fitted and my Givi LS4114 mount before completing the install.

What the light combo consist of

(1) 12" LED light bar
(2) 4" LED pods

But hereís a sneak peek.

Sidenote - The 12" LED light bar is intended for offroad use only while the 4" Pods will take over duty during inclement weather.
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I believe I just saw this on ADV....
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After taking a look at the weight of the light once mounted, mounting scenarios, taking in Offroad considerations, etc. To include further inspecting once test fitting was complete, I ordered a 12Ē version of the LED light. I have ordered some CNC mounts which are on the way and should be here in a few weeks. My inspiration is pictured below.
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Sourcing washers etc to make this light bar install complete. This will hold the 12” lightbar to the main support for the windshield. Also pictured is the pile of boxes that include all the parts which include the Denali powerhub and Givi Versys Light mount.
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It must look like an UFO is about to land when you hit the high beam switch at night. How many lumens in total? Just for fun I think you should add a pot, oscillator and relay to strobe them at maybe 1-10 Hz or so. You would then have an easy way to identify epileptic and stoned drivers.
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Here’s some teaser shots. I’ll have a list of items used upon completion. But used the ebay mounts and the PIAA fork brackets for the upper mount. It’s durable and sturdy. Put on the 12” lightbar and deciding on whether to mount it on top or bottom of bracket.
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Mount the light bar as high and forward as you can. Then aim it slightly up. The lack of focus and wide beam angle these lights have (due to the shallow reflectors) will result in a lot of light close to the bike. This will cause your pupils to constrict. As a result, your ability to see distance will be greatly reduced when this light is on.

Using this light at speed is strongly discouraged.
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Here’s some teaser shots. I’ll have a list of items used upon completion. But used the ebay mounts and the PIAA fork brackets for the upper mount. It’s durable and sturdy. Put on the 12” lightbar and deciding on whether to mount it on top or bottom of bracket.
I originally thought this was a joke and possibly being installed at the rear, however the photos say otherwise. What you are about to do could possibly cause a minimum of a fine, a accident by a car driver, numerous other possibilities, also distraction to those that look in a rear view mirror, I hope my post makes you rethink what you are doing. I have included what I have done on my bike, having been in the lead while someone else rides my bike in bright sunshine and in total darkness, my bike stands out, in fact surprisingly I have had people 1 car length or greater signal for a lane change into me and then cancelled on a bright sunny day, primarily because my lighting caught their eye, even so I was prepared , both clutch and front brake just a matter of squeezing the lever.
Denali high beam, no headlight


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Im with onewizard on this.Dont know how many lumen that bar is but I can imagine....Close Encounters of the third kind!You have to be careful with that much light on the front in that configuration with traffic,be able to control the beast..Off road with no oncoming traffic,no problem,go for it.Otherwise,make a dual intensity switch so you can dumb it down and use it for running lights,cost a couple of bucks.Personally,I would have mounted the bar underneath the front fairing on the plane of the aux. lights on a bracket for adjusting them up and down.Looks like enough room down there.I have LED headlights,LED Aux lights with dual intensity control,LED city lights and LED turn signals that I converted into lower light running lights.No mistake on being seen in any light.With the headlights and aux lights on high it turns night into day.Each their own though,if you use the bar with oncoming traffic you have things to consider...
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Appreciate the comments and the top mounted LED lightbar was intended for Offroad purposes only. Which will be mounted facing downward as much as possible. I have two 4” lights that will be going on the sides. That will be used only to lighten up the road of inclement weather.
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Here’s the Givi mount I purchased for the side 4” pods.
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Heres my homemade aux. lights bracket and DIY hi-lo switch....!
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As previously mentioned as advice there should be a dual intensity switch, which this kit has. The only drawback is that is is via the key fob. Which should be an easy fix as I'll just hardwire a switch in that can not only turn on the lights but switch between both low/highbeam via the actual switch itself and not just the keyfob fob. Here's a layout of the kit, from ebay and a diagram for reference. The 12" top light is 72w's while the combined 4" Pods are 18w's. The setup can hold much more.

Everything in a nutshell to include supplied switch and on/off, low/high key fob switch


Wired in fuse


Spoken wire that hooks to what would be the top light


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A few things - I'm not opposed to running wires, fuse, relay and switch for the top offload light as mentioned. I have the Denali Powerhub 2 which will offer me the ability to wire in multiple items and have them work to not drain my battery and for applicability. I'll just keep the wire tucked up and out of the way for now and use it later for a nice spot light for it in the rear to light up the tires/ rear wheel well. No issues there.

Here's a idea of what the toplight will put out and why I grabbed it up for offroad use.



Any suggestions further? For clarity sake here's a link to the toplight.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12inch-72W-...53.m2749.l2649

Again, I'll be using what I have but enjoy the constructive feedback. If you have a smarter way of running this setup. Please chime in and have a wonderful day. Btw here's some pics of the installed Givi mount and off brand mounts I used. (Missing is the light bracket themselves)




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Heres my homemade aux. lights bracket and DIY hi-lo switch....!
Not going to lie, I really like your placement and setup. I hope you don't mind me taking that switch location and using it for my application. I also thought about the right hand dash knob where the stock gear locator goes as well.
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Well, after looking over some threads and going through, finding some inspiration from other countries. I purchased and test fitted one portion of my light setup. Iím waiting on some mounts now that everythingís test fitted and my Givi LS4114 mount before completing the install.

What the light combo consist of

(1) 20" LED light bar
(2) 4" LED pods

But hereís a sneak peek.
Man that is some serious light!

Gotta say that when I first looked at your pics it reminded me of the business end of Hans Lolo's ship in Star Wars.
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Installed the Denali Powerhub 2 fuseblock. This is the second part of my light-bar install, the first being the Givi mount/ PIAA retrofit and brackets for the LED light-bar and pods. It took some time as I wanted a clean install and went through a good amount of zip ties ensuring everything wasnít just lying around under the seat. More pictures with follow the thread. I even added washer to the front seat attachment point to raise it slightly, since the seat was off

Wire install

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15 AMP fuse added and placed on the "constant" position as per manufacturers recommendations for the Cyclops TPMS.



Everything buttoned up



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I suggest that you add a piece of 'scrap steel' above the washers to support the front of your seat.

Here's what I did:





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Sweet deal, I’ll see what I have or just visit Lowe’s and retrofit. Appreciate the comment.

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Installed the 12” LED lightbar and have it wired in the Denali Powerhub 2 for “constant” at the moment. I routed the wiring on the battery side of the motorcycle. Everything is hooked up and the best feature is the strobe sequence, especially if I get into a circumstance where I’m stranded and need visibility. I can use either the normal switch that is mounted via the Denali switch panel to turn on/off. Or the key fob which grants me the ability for strobes. I’m still buttoning up a few things. But overall not a bad install process. I’ll get more shots at night and find a nice unoccupied road. As this thing is very bright. Next up is to tidy up some wiring, get a diagram made that showcase what wires in the Denali Powerhub are correlated to.





Here's the demonstration video.

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Here's some updated shots and locations.

This setup. I have it positioned so I can bump it with my knee. Which keeps both hands on the steering.



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Stock headlights and spot lights



Stock headlights, spot lights and top mounted 12" flood light

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