Originally Posted by HappyHighwayman
Why do you guys prefer mounting your lights level with your existing headlights? I'm going to fender mount mine so that they move when I turn and create a light triangle.
As already stated,mounting up high reduces potential for damage when dropping the bike, but there's another reason I place mine there: The closer to the ground the lights are, the more they are going to exaggerate the irregularities in the surface ahead of you. This can tend to make big black shadows behind every bump, so it get's hard to tell what you are really dealing with. With the lights at headlight level you still get a sense of the topography of the surface you are about to ride, but with fewer "OMG, is that a bottomless pit??" moments.