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Old 11-02-2012, 05:10 AM   #2842
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Originally Posted by hunter151 View Post
I was thinking of mounting them a bit under the headlight, something like so:

Im noticing a lot of the street tourers are mounting these down by the front wheel. Is this advantageous to avoid blinding people? Any particular advantages/disadvantages of mounting high or low?
Higher the light is mounted on the bike the better. Just a bit under the headlight should work great.

The theory on mounting lights low on the fork is that it creates a triangle of light that has a larger pattern which helps others see you. After some 60k miles behind these lights on all sorts of wheeled vehicles, I can tell you that the sooner someone see the lights, the sooner they will recongnize a vehicle, to me that means mounting them as high as possible. As a benefit you can see much further with the lights mounted high.
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