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Old 06-09-2011, 06:14 PM   #1
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Denali D2 Installed on Sw-Motech Bars

After a trip to Madison this weekend, the lights are flawless.
I had a simple install. I opt'd for simplicity over complexity. I am using the 100% ON / OFF hookup. There is a way to hook up a dimmer option, but it requires hooking into the High Beam, which I didn't want to mess with.

1. Connect (+) and () at the battery.
2. Connect switched wires together with a Posi-Tap to the Accessory Wire.
-in the Dimmer option, you hook these wires to Switched and the High Beam
3. Run switch to you preferred location (I used the Aux. Light Switch plate from TT).
4. Install light pods.
I connected mine with the bolts from the SW-Motech engine guard cross member.
5. Connect and tuck wires away.

If I was concentrating, it would be under an hour.

I'm planning on using the alternative mount...which would cut down on install time even more and I believe it will add for a bit more fine tuning. As is, I only really have up/down adjutments. The other mounts will allow for up/down rotation as well as left right pivot. This would allow for much more spread.

They are bright, don't have the LED flicker. Oh, and they are bright.

If i knocked anything, I don't care for the styling of the on/off switch...but it's not a dealbreaker.



















I'm going to try to mount them here for a bit more aiming.

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Old 06-09-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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Nice. I like the new rounded housing much better than the D1 square housing. If you get the opportunity, two shots down that alley: one with stock headlight and one with the D2s on at night would be helpful.

Nice GS.

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Old 06-09-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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I'll get some night shots posted when I can.

The round housing is nice and compact.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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This is pretty much what I am planning. I will probably go with your initial mounting locations to keep the other M10 holes for highway pegs. Thanks for the photos.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:22 PM   #5
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Nice Shots! We're happy you like them and would love to see your night time shots as well.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:34 AM   #6
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I installed mine on that mounting plate Kildala makes. Want to wire in an indicator light. Looking for an led light to wire to the switch and install on my Highway dirt bike centerpiece so I'll know lights are on during the day.
I've left them on for several hours and am extremely glad they only draw .75 amps each. Never had the bike not start and battery tender brings battery back up quick.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:42 AM   #7
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Do you have a picture of your mount? I looked on Kidala's site but didn't see the mounting plate you are talking about.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:03 AM   #8
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Note: The other mounting location will not work. The cross member will be in the way of the beam.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #9
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Question Canbus

Have you installed a canbus?
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:57 AM   #10
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Have you installed a canbus?
We (Twisted Throttle) have a canbus adapter available for $19.95 that requires no cutting, soldering, or taping. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/elect...ph-motorcycles

How to install:

1. Remove the socket from the headlight housing.
2. Unplug the bulb from the socket.
3. Plug the circuit board into the socket from where you just removed the bulb.
4. Place heat shrink over the socket and the circuit board and apply heat.
5. Plug the bulb into the new socket.
6. Using the lead coming from the socket, activate an external relay. In the case of the Denali D2 that would be the white wire.



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Old 01-02-2014, 08:14 PM   #11
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I'm in for the D2's on my 800 GS.. not sure where?

About to pull the trigger on the D2's myself. Mounting seems to have many possibilities. I have the Motech bars and while that seems like a clean and easy area I would think that mounting them on the outside of the bars would make the lights the first thing to hit the ground if you dump it. And the O.P's version on the inside and near the radiator looks clean but I would think not very effective for cars to see? Not sure. I'd like them high and mount to the headlight bolts but I have a Mirage fairing that may complicate that. Also.. is it worth another 130 bucks to get the dual's as opposed the the DM single?

Hmm.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:31 PM   #12
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I'm in for the D2's on my 800 GS.. not sure where?

About to pull the trigger on the D2's myself. Mounting seems to have many possibilities. I have the Motech bars and while that seems like a clean and easy area I would think that mounting them on the outside of the bars would make the lights the first thing to hit the ground if you dump it. And the O.P's version on the inside and near the radiator looks clean but I would think not very effective for cars to see? Not sure. I'd like them high and mount to the headlight bolts but I have a Mirage fairing that may complicate that. Also.. is it worth another 130 bucks to get the dual's as opposed the the DM single?

Hmm.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:55 PM   #13
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About to pull the trigger on the D2's myself. Mounting seems to have many possibilities. I have the Motech bars and while that seems like a clean and easy area I would think that mounting them on the outside of the bars would make the lights the first thing to hit the ground if you dump it. And the O.P's version on the inside and near the radiator looks clean but I would think not very effective for cars to see? Not sure. I'd like them high and mount to the headlight bolts but I have a Mirage fairing that may complicate that. Also.. is it worth another 130 bucks to get the dual's as opposed the the DM single?

Hmm.
Since you have a 2011 GS why don't you try to mount it on a fairing between the beak (like touratech or other brands do?)
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:11 PM   #14
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not happened yet. doesn't even touch the ground, needs to be a rock or a tree there :o)
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