13+ Hawk Light Mount

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  1. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    So, I pulled the trigger on this to see what's up.

    It's pretty beefy, but the whole setup is only as strong as the plastic it's mounted to.

    I'm working with Cyclops to see how big of a setup can be done with this. More to come:

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    Very cool.
    The extreme LEDs are 700 grams each. Try to hang a pound and a half on the hook and see how it vibes.
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    When the snow melts... on top of it, putting the current house on the market tomorrow...my days of playing in the garage will be coming to a close hopefully soon.
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    These look fantastic. Where did you get them from?
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    They look like they'd get in the way of my TT Uppers. Hmmm. Interesting. ^Thanks.
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    Interesting. I have 2013 also, purchased the OEM BMW mounts for a hefty sum, got a pair of Clearwater Darlas fitted at the moment, great amount of light from a 2" unit nice wide beam gives great vision of edges of road and a bit more light past the high beam.

    But.... I want more light!!!... So was thinking this bracket and a set of Clearwater erica's insted. I think I can fit them to the OEM brackets I already have ... I'll make em fit, but interested to know how the hawk brackets handle a bit of weight on them. To give me another option if they didn't fit...

    :lurk no pressure or rush....

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    Or cyclops if you persuade me.. .
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  8. ebrabaek

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    I mentioned that the Extreme long Range LED's from Cyclops were 700 grams each, but for got to mention the mount is 268 grams, so almost 1 kilo, or a little over 2 pounds. The mount was to heavy for me to use, so I made my own. It is build like a tank, a very well constructed light. Do you have a 2 pound weight, you can tape to the mount to see how sturdy it is...???
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    Cyclops package received last night!!!

    Optimus Rounds will be going on today!!!


    After I pull my daughters KLX110 apart to see how bad she shredded the transmission yesterday...a fathers work is never done.
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    Pic's.... or....it.....didn't....happen.:freaky
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    Lucked out. Trans wasn't the problem. Clutch exploded.

    On to the lights!!!
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    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    The Hawk mount doesn't have enough real estate on the mounting tab to allow these lights to be on top, if they were about 1/2" or so wider, no problem.

    For now I just threw them on the mounts to see what they'd look like.

    I "might" look into tig welding a wider tab to these if I really want them on top.

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  13. ebrabaek

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    Waiting for my two opti's coming in tomorrow. A am curious..... If you go and ping them with your finger, do they vibrate a lot.... It looks like big lights for a small mount....????
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    Funny, I was just playing around with that.

    the mount itself isn't vibrating. The entire front end does.

    Not sure i'm hip on this mounting setup which sucks because I REALLY REALLY want these lights on the bike!!!

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    OK.... so I'm gonna throw this at ya..... What if you could loose the front blinks, and mount the opti's in their position. Is that a sturdier place. Reason I ask this, is on the '09's , and prior to 2013, I think, it is pretty sturdy, as the reason that I put my blinks on the bash guard, and D2's, and now Opti's in the front blinks location. If your front blinks are a better location, then perhaps now is a good time to do the "lingo's led blink mod" in your bash buard..... Ha ha. Told ya.... I am that guy.:clap:lol3:freaky:freaky
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    the blinkers mount to a the same plastic that the Hawk mount is on, nice try though! ;)

    I'm going to see if there is a way to add some bracing to "something" that is rigid.
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    Bummer, I guess they flimsied it on the post 13's. Crash bar mount...???
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    I has ideas:

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    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    I looked at a way to triangulate that setup, even if I were to tack on a bottom plate to get the arc to stop flexing, it's just too far out to be effective.

    I think this setup is a throw away, time to go back to square one.

    I think for the 13's and newer, if anyone wants to put on larger lights than the small 10W setups. either a crash bar mount, or a fork mount is the only way to go.
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