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Old 06-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Daytime running lights on crash bars

I have a pair of 6"x2", 60-series amber LED turn signals that I want to use as DRLs. I plan to mount them on the crashbars and am looking into making a pair of clamp-on mounts for them, which shouldn't be that hard. The crash bar tubing is a tad less than 1" (24mm).

But if I can get something ready-made, I'll consider using 'em. The only thing I've seen are TrailTech "Anti-vibe" frame mounts, which are probably overkill.

http://trailtech.net/frame_mounts.html

Here is a cut-and-paste of how they should mount:

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Old 06-03-2010, 02:57 PM   #2
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Techmounts at Twistedthrottle ... other sizes too !.





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Old 06-03-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
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I've had great luck with these from an auto parts store for light weight items like that.


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Old 06-04-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
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Good ideas. If I need to go heavy-duty, my local hardware store has split shaft collars like the clamps that ruedaloca shows and also the rubber-covered clamps like worwig shows.

These LED lamps are light and I can probably use a light mounting system. What I envision is a couple of the rubber covered clamps holding a vertical plate with the lamp fastened onto the plate with 3M automotive trim tape.

Thanks, folks!
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:12 AM   #5
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I made a pair of mounting brackets using the rubber-covered clamps and have all the bits and pieces collected to make up a wiring harness , which plan to do this evening. I'll post full pics when I'm done.

These 60-series oval amber turnsignal/brakelight/tail light assemblies that have two "power" wires-- one for full bightness and the other for reduced brighness for use as a tail light. Full brightness would be great as daytime running lights/conspicuity lights. But I have a concern that they might be too bright for nighttime use and might cause glare or distraction to oncoming traffic on a dark rural road. I could easily mount a toggle switch to select high/low brightness but will need to put the extra wire in the wiring harness.

What is your experience with the Whelan TIR/LIN lights used as daytime running lights or the Photon Blaster DRLs? Too bright at night?
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:00 PM   #6
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Boating stores sell stainless steel rubber covered clamps I have use to mount small lights to my crash bars.
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