Mounting project for LEDs V Strom.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stroh72, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. stroh72

    stroh72 n00b

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    First post on here and I gotta say this site is top notch. This site has got me through rehabing my broken ankle. This site is responsible for spending too much money in the flea market and figuring out my rear tail light issue. Thank you!

    So I convinced my self I needed additional light on my 08 V Strom

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    I started with making a mock up out of cardboard and duct tape.

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    Then I fabricated the real deal out of 3/16 flat bar, painted it black and mounted it to the under side of the fairing. There are two attachment points through to the frame already in place!
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  2. stroh72

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    Mounted in place I added 2 Dually HD LED Rigid Lights. Mounted switch into fairing to the left of the tank.

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  3. stroh72

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    Thanks again for all the advice! Now just as soon as the ankle heals I'll be gone..............
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  4. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    Looks Good.
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  5. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    I like 'em... but it looks like the front fender could hit 'em.

    I like your setup. The only thing I'd add is fork gators. :deal

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  6. greywolf

    greywolf Unpaved road avoider

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    I think you'll find the fender will hit the crossbar when you hit a big enough bump. You can redo it up and forward easily enough. Commercial brackets are flat.

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  7. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    Nice work, sir -- I always like seeing how others tackle a design and fabrication challange . . .

    but, as a guy whose spent hours riding on front of a directionally challanged buddy on a VStrom, allow me to ask, you need MORE light from that self-mobile klieg light?

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  8. stroh72

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    The photos are deceiving. The lights clear the front fender by 3/4" under load. I may custom the rigid swing brackets to raise the lights another 3/4" to ensure no rubbin in the bumps.
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  9. greywolf

    greywolf Unpaved road avoider

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    It's not so much the lights as the crossbar that may be a problem.
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