Aux light mount?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by sonoran, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. flyinturbo

    flyinturbo Adventurer

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  2. txbear55

    txbear55 Been here awhile

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    SW Motech....but places them out to the sides a little more.
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  3. zgfiredude

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    Don't know that it won't fit, you could double check with them......and they said "a few weeks" so I'd bet that if you wanted one now, it would come on the same order as mine will. I am expecting it in May sometime.
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  4. Maoule

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    I don't have a template but depending how much you can diy, here's what I did using 3/16" aluminum:
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    I used cardboard to get the basic dimensions. From there, I transfered it to the alum plate then drilled the holes.
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  5. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    That's a nice job. :thumb
    ...now be a friend and pull that off, lay it on some paper and trace me out a pattern. :evil

    I'm not sure but I think my 2007 and your 2011 might have some differences.
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  6. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    That's a nice job. :thumb
    ...now be a friend and pull that off, lay it on some paper and trace me out a pattern. :evil


    I'm not sure but I think that there may be some differences between your 2011 and my 2007
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  7. Maoule

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    PM me your address.
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  8. SauceSquatch

    SauceSquatch Been here awhile

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    Maoule, that looks awesome. Nice work.

    I like to make my own parts whenever I can but I have to say the BDCW bracket for the high fender is worth the money. It's well made, fits great and light. I got a package deal over christmas for a set of lights and the bracket, I couldn't be happier with it.

    Only issue I had is that was that my turning radius is so high that it touched the side fairings a bit, nothing a little negotiating with a ball peen hammer couldn't fix. :wink:

    my $0.02
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  9. Maoule

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    Thanks...I only make my own parts when inspired and this winter made for a lot of inspiration:lol3.
    My lights also rub on the inner fairing but it's flexible enough not to cause any trouble. Luckily, the Cyclops brackets have a good bit of adjustability so that I could keep them from contacting the outer fairing.
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  10. Off Road Ryder

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    Thanks:clap that install looks great, How do you like the lights?
    I would gladly have something like that laser cut, if guys don't want to do it themselves.
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  11. Maoule

    Maoule Been here awhile

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    I haven't ridden at night with them, yet. During daylight everybody seems to see me;-) that is, I haven't been run over. I've had a few cagers pull over with confused looks...I wave politely and mosey on.
    As far as laser cutting, I imagine the different bike configurations out there might make it challenging.
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  12. Off Road Ryder

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    Thanks
    any mount like that would be bike specific, we have them for the gs800, but we should cover my favorite bike, all 950/990s are the same on the lower triple.
    personally I don't need it:eek1
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  13. bigkuri

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    Ryder - that is a bike I'd hate to have coming towards me at night, but would love to follow. Those lights are outrageous - LEDs and not HIDs right?

    I like what you've done with the Adventure.... :thumb

    Your tool tube - I did the same on my Adventure, but instead of making a lower bracket like yours I just used another exhaust clamp and mounted in JB Weld at the front of the sub-frame. It resulted in some additional space for long tyre levers.
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  14. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Thanks, Im really liking having a proper weight bias.
    Those are 50 watt single emitter LEDs, To say they are powerful is an understatement. I like to ride a bit at night:lol3 They are way overkill, but they'll work great at the 24 hr races.
    Im on the fence on the tool tube, its kind of heavy, I am thinking of making something similar with fiberglass.

    Sorry for the highjack, Im really interested in seeing everyone's light mounts.
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  15. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    I would be very interested! :deal When would they be available and how much would they cost for a 2010 990 Adventure?
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  16. FINNDIAN

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