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Old 02-11-2015, 08:16 PM   #1
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Question Mounting Rigid D2s on my F800GS?

Hi folks,
I picked up a pair of Rigid D2s for additional night lighting, and some amber caps for extra visibility in fog. The difficulty is that any brackets I've found for mounting them on the forks aren't strong enough to hold the weight of the D2s. After the gents at the local shop got them wired up nicely, both sets of brackets I've tried have snapped and the lights have torn free. Currently they're held on with a solution only marginally better than chewing gum and bailing twine.

At this point I've conceded that mounting on the forks is probably not going to work out, and I'm thinking mounting inside of the crash bars around the engine will be the sturdiest and safest, especially if I go off road. That will lose me beams where I'm pointed, but it seems like the most obvious solution.

I've done some hunting, and haven't found any good solutions. Any ideas?
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:55 PM   #2
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Which year is your 800GS?
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Old 02-12-2015, 07:58 AM   #3
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I suggest filling our your signature so peeps know what year bike you're on.

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A great mounting plate.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:51 AM   #4
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Great lights, the wife and both have sets on our bikes. I have the Touratech mounting plate which has been great, wife has the best rest made plate and its total crap.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:29 PM   #5
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I have the bracket from these guys. Not sure if they are around anymore...

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Old 02-13-2015, 11:18 PM   #6
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Go to the Blackdog Cycle works side. They have mounting hardware. I placed my lights on my crash bars. They rock
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