LED Driving lights


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FirstWing1982
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LED Driving lights

Post by FirstWing1982 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:28 pm



I have a 1982 GL1100 and am thinking of putting driving lights in the area of the air vents in the fairing. I would rather not make any permanent changes to the fairing. Has anyone used this location before?



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newday777
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1983 GL1100A Wineberry to sell 36,000 miles

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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: LED Driving lights

Post by newday777 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:12 am

There used to be brackets available for under the gl1100 fairing to mount driving/aux lights but most are discontinued. Other than finding a used set, you would have to fabricate brackets or drill into the fairing under the vents.

These are some pictures I downloaded of gl1100s with driving lights.
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1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: LED Driving lights

Post by newday777 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:18 am

You can also mount clamps on the crash bars to mount lights to.

http://wingstuff.com/products/24917-l-b ... bar-clamps

I had clamp brackets on my 83 gl1100 crashbars.
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FirstWing1982
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Re: LED Driving lights

Post by FirstWing1982 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:47 am

Thanks newday. I have lower mount light now and lost one due to gravel on the short distance to my house. I am opting for a higher mount. I am considering a bar similar to your photo and maybe utilizing the horn mounts. There is a motorcycle recycle shop nearby I'll have to check out for something that will work. Ride safe.

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Re: LED Driving lights

Post by SilverDave » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:17 pm

With a simple l shaped bracket with holes for the 2" light stem, and a hole for the fairing screw, I was able to easily place LED driving lights in that fake vent area .. easy to aim, and veery bright ( LED )

Only drawback is to remove that piece of lower fairing , you have to disconnect the lights ....


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FirstWing1982
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Re: LED Driving lights

Post by FirstWing1982 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks SilverDave, the 1982 vent is a bit different than yours but that gives me another option to install in the vent area. If I could find old vent grilles or manufacture a plate to match the size, then I could mount directly to that instead of having them recessed in the current vent grille. And of course there would have to be an electrical disconnect option for fairing removal. Getting cold here now. Always good to have a winter project.



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