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Old 11-17-2011, 08:09 AM   #69
Toaster.Tan
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Originally Posted by bgoodsoil View Post
Man that bike's beautiful. The PD looks waaay better without that awful orange seat.

I welded a few tabs on my crashbars to mount Hella driving lights. They light up well but I've have some problems with blowing bulbs when I wreck. It happens more often than you'd think

I don't recommend mounting the lights this low. They don't point down on the road well enough. Ripples in the asphalt become 40' sections of shadow that can hide anything. Mounting them higher up like on the roo bar that Toaster Tan shows is a much better idea.
Also - create a mount that can rotate. Mine are mounted on the Roo bar with a rubber wrap under the clamp. I can reach out and rotate the lights down so if I'm off road riding and the bike goes over the lights don't impact. They are used for night driving so don't need them when I'm in the rough. Surprisingly, I got them tight enough to stay put on rough roads, but still loose enough to rotate them down. No tools required and on the fly.
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