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Pro-Tek Fork Clamps for Aux Lights?

Has anyone used these for mounting auxilary lights? I've found only a couple threads that mention them, one of them doesn't have pictures anymore. I haven't found any with pics or feedback about how well they do.

I'm leaning towards mounting on the forks as opposed to the SW Motech mount, but may end up going that route. I don't want to have to remove them every time I remove the fairing. I also want them a little lower to get more of the triangle effect that people mention for improved visibility. The SWM mounts don't offer that as much.

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Have you thought about using a set of Speedys Highway Peg Mounts. It would give you a wide range of settings...

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I've got a set of pro-tek 52mm mounted on the fat part of the fork stanchion immediately above the bottom triple. I was going to mount a high fender there but decided against it so I just left the clamps on there in case I think of something else later. You need to measure but I would think you would want the 50 mm for the thinner portion of the fork stanchion just above the triple 3 or 4 " up.



T-bolt clamps are plenty strong for aux lights. I've a set on my XRR dirt bike with some large Rigid Duallys for 3 years and never a problem.



Also using T-bolt clamps on my V for LED and headlight, no problems.



If you go with the Pro-tek I would use some light strength thread lock on the allen bolts so they don't back out or fill the pocket of the head in the pro-tek clamp body with silicone adhesive.

The T-bolt clamps are not as 'cool' looking for sure but functional at a fraction of the cost.
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I like the T-Bolt clamps...and prefer fraction of the cost to flashy...I didn't even know such a thing as a T-Bolt clamp existed!

I like the Speedy Highway peg mount idea too. I'll look into that, as it would be nice to have highway pegs...

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I've been using the Pro-Tec on my "Naked Versys" conversion for around 4 years now with no issues http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...?t=4485&page=3
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I've just ordered up a 10 Rubber Coated Stainless Steer Loop Clamps.

They should be easy to use with any aftermarket lights, mounted to the fork legs. I'll report back when I get them in later this week! I could send a few out to forum members for a nominal fee. They are very clean and OEM looking. A bit better than T clamps in my opinion!


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I've just ordered up a 10 Rubber Coated Stainless Steer Loop Clamps.

They should be easy to use with any aftermarket lights, mounted to the fork legs. I'll report back when I get them in later this week! I could send a few out to forum members for a nominal fee. They are very clean and OEM looking. A bit better than T clamps in my opinion!

Let me know how they work out. If they work out well and if you've got extras, I'd take some off your hands.

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Another Tip:

Cheap hand guard mounts for 7/8" bike bars work great for lights on H&B and Dimotive crashbars.
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