'13+ light mounting solution?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by precarious, May 17, 2014.

  1. f8David

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  2. AK650

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    Are those the D2 lights? That's what I have, and like the way the new mount tucks the lights in.

    Jeff
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  3. 1or2Cylinder

    1or2Cylinder Been here awhile

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    Nice! Looks like they mount with (2) screws and moves the horn forward slightly.
    Are left and right identical pieces and flat? Available yet?
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  4. fire88dog

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    Here are some I fabbed up for $6.00 worth of 5/8" steel tube, and some scrap plate and angle iron.
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    MONDOMOTOS light kit, a lot of bang for the buck, plug and play system. Google them, worth a look.
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  5. AK650

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    Looks like the Twisted Throttle light brackets are now in stock. I just ordered a set.

    Jeff
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  6. AK650

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    Twisted Throttle brackets arrived, and installed them last night. Easy 2 beer install. Looks just like the photos in F8Davids post, so I won't be redundant. They are hell for stout brackets. Formed from 3/16" steel. May even be 1/4", I didn't measure them. They aren't going to break, that's for sure. Nice clean, well protected light mount location.

    Jeff
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  7. 1or2Cylinder

    1or2Cylinder Been here awhile

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    The mounts are nice, got them and put on this week as well. Very. happy with the install of the D2 lights. Very clean with the canbus adapter wire and running the wires through the headlamp vent. Put my battery tender wire on at the same time.
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  8. RandoCommando

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  9. jengel451

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    Not sure you'll be happy with those lights. Unless you're just using them to be seen a bit more during the day.

    anywho, back to the question, take a look at the brackets I used. They are up high, which is where you want the lights and so far, have been rock solid, even with the heavier lights, I think I could've foregone the extra support I built in.

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-auxiliary-light-mount-bmw-f800gs-12

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  10. RandoCommando

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    Is the $72 for one bracket? Or for the complete package?
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  11. jengel451

    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    It's for the complete setup. I'm pretty happy with it. Even with the big lights, after a 1400 mile AGGRESSIVE trip, no issues and no bouncing/vibration.
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  12. RandoCommando

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    It appears I would have to mount my lights to the bottom as they are 4" wide.
    Believe it or not, they are really bright lights considering they only cost $42.
    And they are on sale now for even cheaper.
    They are more of a spot though. Not a flood.
    I'll order these brackets and hope for the best.
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  13. jengel451

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    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    Owe it to yourself to check out the Cyclops lights. I'm a huge proponent of doing things the right way, if you're going to be going out and really using the bike at night, you honestly can't beat Cyclops. I know of someone that had the multiple CREE units like the one posted, and yeah, they were really bright when you were looking at them, but when it came to usability at night, the Cyclops just threw a wicked long distance, there was really no comparison.
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  15. RandoCommando

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    It's in there, but I don't think I needed it.

    It was a leap of faith on the mounts, i'm pretty handy at fabricating so I figured if it was close, I could make something fit.
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  17. RandoCommando

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    Ok. Cool.
    So you think these brackets are worthwhile for me?
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  18. jengel451

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    Can't say for sure. Everything is a gamble when you go outside the design specs.
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  19. RandoCommando

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    I'm going to order the brackets and give them a try.
    Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to hook them up.
    I have a handlebar switch and I suppose I can wire them direct to the battery.
    But I'll have to remember to shut them off all the time.
    No clue how to wire a relay or where to wire it so they work with the CanBUS system.
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  20. precarious

    precarious Been here awhile

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    Most people seem to tap tail light or the parking light for power to an aux fuse block then wire lights, etc to that. The fuse box from twisted throttle looks very easy to install. Sold together with can bus adapter. I will probably do this.
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