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Old 12-25-2012, 08:26 PM   #2960
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Originally Posted by geotherm View Post
Someone mentioned light bar plans in a similar thread recently so I thought I'd post. I just got Sanjoh's lights last week and can't wait to try them out. Man..those Model 60's look awesome!

I used scrap aluminum flat bar I had in the shop, but a 1/4" x 1-1/2" x 24" pc can be purchased for less than $10(ebay has plenty of stock or local hardware store). The rest of the hardware ran me a little over $8(M6 bolts/1/4" alum tube for standoffs/etc.). For those not used to working with aluminum, I used my cordless grinder to cut/shape and then bench top sander to finesse. My cousin has the same bike and just spent $100 on the 'GS' light bar from Turkey, but I like the character/sturdiness of this one.

Nice work! One question: Why not use a single bar that is longer and mount the lights below it? The bar would be stronger, and simpler, and the lights would work the same.

BTW I have made a similar light bar for the 1100:

I'm going to make a bar for the R1200GS with a friend. I will post it here.

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