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Auxillary Light Mounting

Where are your preferred mounting locations? Forks, plastic above the turn signals, bracket by or share with the turn signals? I have LSR frame sliders so no bar sticking out down low like some have with certain crash bars. I saw a 2011 thread, but it was moslty about Gen 2 V's.

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What is your purpose of the lights?
More visibility of other cars seing you, then mounted down on the front fender supports, forming a triangle with the headlight.
If they are for you to see better, then higher you mount them, the better they project down the road.
For the first gen SwMotech makes a nice mount by the turn signals. I did not want to mount by the signals personaly. For starters, they must be removed and then readjusted every time you remove the side plastics. Also, if you lay the bike down in either a slide, or tip over they will be destroyed.
Mine are mounted to my forks, directly under the tripple tree. Makes a nice triangle of light for being seen, but not skimming the ground like on the fender. They are protected from a tip over, and out of the way so they don't anoy me with more stuf up in the dash area.
I'm on my phone so I can't post a link, but search my name and " aux lights" for pictures of my setup and install.

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I made some brackets that mount to the front fairing using an existing bolt hole. These are cheap ebay lights but are fairly bright. Mostly for being seen.
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What is your purpose of the lights?....They are protected from a tip over, and out of the way....
This is VERY important point, IMHO!


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This is VERY important point, IMHO!

If I crash badly enough to damage my lights were they are kocated, then my bike would not be in rideable condition.
I usually slip and my bike falls down in the garage while being worked on once a year. I eould hate to ruin them on something stupid like that.
In Ken's pic just above this you see his way iut on the side of the bike. He will have better vision of the road since they aee higher, but entirely unprotected.

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More visibility. I don't do much night riding, but maybe I'm being obtuse on not planning for the future.

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2 U-bolts, mounted right below the lower triple tree. Cheap and effective

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