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MalG
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PostSubject: Re: Fork Clamps for Add-On Lights?   Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:26 pm

Medusa had something to do with Wisdom, too didn't she? I'll have to chase that up again.
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PostSubject: Re: Fork Clamps for Add-On Lights?   Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:51 pm

Dusting off the driving light thread again...

With the days getting shorter I will be riding home in the dark more often. I have some decent 15w LED sport driving lights but can't decide where to mount them. I'm leaning towards putting them on the fender as Bill has done but wonder how long they'll last with the wheel bouncing and vibration.

Can anyone comment on how well these things hold up? I would rather avoid the fork tubes because I don't like the way they look sitting right under the turn signals.
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PostSubject: Re: Fork Clamps for Add-On Lights?   Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:31 pm


Mine still work great. Am very pleased.

So far as I know, no issues. I checked for mounting integrity, etc., and all seems well.

Suppose if routine riding involved very rough roads, potholes, and worse, something might give, but knock on plastic, mine are fine thus far.

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PostSubject: Re: Fork Clamps for Add-On Lights?   Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:03 pm

I purchased one of these [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] but am having difficulty mounting it too. Thought I could make up some fork clamps, made a trial out of 12mm ply and found out a good bump on th efront end will send the guard crunching into said light.

Looking at mounting it on top of the fairing on the Sport, it will probably cause havoc with aerodynamics, but worth a look.

I'm with Mal in that while I don't often travel at night, when I do, I like to see what critters may be lurking. Hit a roo in May doing about 120 or so - that hurt, and if I saw him earlier, I might have avoided him altogether (who says he is a him anyway? I just assume he is a prick, and therefore a male... twisted logic, but those that know me would probably agree).

Back to the thought fart...
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PostSubject: Re: Fork Clamps for Add-On Lights?   Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:14 pm

I had purchased some nice aluminum fork clamp mounts but they're thick enough they'll get hit by the fender on full compression.

I'm going to use the forward front fender bolts instead. They only need to hold my smallish 15w spot driving lights. Plan to use long enough bolts w/ spacers so that the lights don't foul anything and trigger a relay off the high-beam circuit.
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