prototype driving light bar


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prototype driving light bar

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:13 am



Since I am somewhat of a cheapskate, and I dont like the width of the only light bar Ive seen available, I decided to just make one out of some Stainless Steel strap. This is not a final product so limit the criticism please. I believe I will go with another inch or so wider. The lights arent anything fancy, just some WallyWorld specials for now.
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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby echinus1988 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:56 am

I like it.

Simple but functional and it accomplishes what it's supposed to accomplish.

Nice Job!

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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:47 am

Agree totally,

It looks neat enough, and is easily removed from where it is located. Do you notice if there is much vibration when riding with these lights on?

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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby NVSB4 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:20 am

I like the way that they are tucked into the fairing more as well.
I'd like to see more of the strap and how you mounted it, if you don't mind.
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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:27 am

This is a project that I am working on right now. In the planning stage at this time. Looks good.
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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby Uncle Fester » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:38 am

I like, P.O. Of my bike mounted some "post mount" style lights to either side of the chrome trim and they work great, but I am limited to post mount style lights only, and I do not like that, limits me on my light choice too much.

On my bike, the lights do not iberate very much at all.
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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:19 am

I havent rode it yet to see about vibration but the SS strap seems solid enough. And its thin enough to still use the existing screws. The lights are only temp wired to battery for now, till I get the bar the way I want.
This one is only 15" wide, another inch or 2 would still fit.

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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby wing rider 2012 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:02 pm

It looks okay, I've seen other Gold Wings with the same type of mounting for their bikes. No one say you have to buy the expensive lights, go with what fits your budget.
Looks clean and not unsightly.
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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby bntyhntr6975 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:18 pm

Yes, simple and effective is what I like. The strap is just 3/4x.090 SS. The tabs are of the same, contoured (and needs a little more) to fit in the recess where the 2 fairing bolts are. I didnt compensate for the forward angle of the fairing, so the bar is tilted down some, probly 15 degrees. The tabs are TIG welded to the bar.

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Re: prototype driving light bar

Postby spiralout » Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:35 pm

This is something I need to do soon, too. Here's a link to someone else home made bracket. He had to use longer screws than original screws, though. http://goldwingtech.info/lights/lights.htm




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