Driving light mount


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Driving light mount

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:11 pm



I was wondering if any one knows of a driving light mount kit that would put the just above or below the mirrors on my GL1500. I have seen them done this way on a Kawi Concourse , but never on a 'Wing. . . So, does any one know of one ?

As always, thanks in advance for any feed back.

Oh, just FYI, these are the lights I am thinking about using.

http://www.piaa.com/store/p/147-LP-530- ... t-Kit.aspx


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Re: Driving light mount

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:55 am

Uncle Fester wrote:I was wondering if any one knows of a driving light mount kit that would put the just above or below the mirrors on my GL1500. I have seen them done this way on a Kawi Concourse , but never on a 'Wing. . . So, does any one know of one ?

As always, thanks in advance for any feed back.

Oh, just FYI, these are the lights I am thinking about using.

http://www.piaa.com/store/p/147-LP-530- ... t-Kit.aspx


I haven't seen one, but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be too hard to fabricate. The mirrors themselves bolt into a fairly secure part of the upper fairing frame, so if I were to do it, I would likely design a bracket that is sandwiched in between the mirrors and the frame.

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Re: Driving light mount

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:28 pm

There is a good brief discussion about driving lights in this thread..

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Re: Driving light mount

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:34 pm

Thanks for the link, some ideas there for me. I have a set of small lights mounted under the nose of the bike, and after market corner/fog lights that I plan to convert to LED to keep wattage use down.

I want the new lights to really LIGHT UP THE ROAD. Think back road, two lane highways late at night with no traffic around, thats why they are going up higher. I do like how you did the light spread on your lights, right side wider out, left center and forward. . .
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Re: Driving light mount

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:38 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I haven't seen one, but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be too hard to fabricate. The mirrors themselves bolt into a fairly secure part of the upper fairing frame, so if I were to do it, I would likely design a bracket that is sandwiched in between the mirrors and the frame.


I have been thinking about that too, but have not pulled the mirror off yet to see what the mounting area looks like to start designing and fabricating.
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Re: Driving light mount

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:52 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I haven't seen one, but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't be too hard to fabricate. The mirrors themselves bolt into a fairly secure part of the upper fairing frame, so if I were to do it, I would likely design a bracket that is sandwiched in between the mirrors and the frame.


I have been thinking about that too, but have not pulled the mirror off yet to see what the mounting area looks like to start designing and fabricating.


The three screw holes here are what the mirror mounts to:

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Re: Driving light mount

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:11 pm

That helps as I was not sure how those mirrors mounted. . .

I am thinking a mount that comes out the bottom, bolted to the bottom two bolts, and makes a platform that would mount the light right in front of each mirror. That would put these lights higher than the head lights, giving them a good height for more distance.

What do you think ?


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