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Old 11-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #1
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Clearwater Lights Darla Aux Lighting

Finally thought it was time for me to post my install to hopefully help fellow riders make a decision. I have been leaching many good ideas from all you good people for too long, so it's time to return the favor.

I installed the clearwater lights darla, which is their brighter (but same physical size and dimensions) of the Glenda lights. The stock Darlas come with a mount that mount near the axle of the front tire. i wanted the lights to be higher up, so after much research, purchased the GS Light Mount from CVM touring accessories.




In order to mount the Darlas to the mount, i had to also purchase the Clearwater Adventure mount, which would give me the ability to adjust the lights along the x and y-axis.

The stock turn signals mount nicely to the bracket. I did have to dremel the plastic a bit to get the holes from the CVM bracket to line up properly w/ the original plastic mount


Also had to take a grinder to get the mount to fit the ADV Mount properly







Tapping the low and high beams to trigger the relay and the brights on the aux lights. Note Yellow is High beam, and White is Low beam



Wrapped the connections using 3m splicing tape to provide a cleaner look


Unfortunately clearwater does not come with a nice tidy wiring harness, so you have to splice all the wires using the posi-twist connectors.


routed all the cables along the right side of the bike in braided flex cable:








Overall i am pretty happy with the overlook. need to just adjust them and take them out for a spin.

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Old 11-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Nice. It looks like they are well protected also. Let us know how the test ride went.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
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I like the placement of those lights for my '09. What is the total cost of the set-up, including brackets?

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Old 11-12-2013, 06:55 AM   #4
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I like the placement of those lights for my '09. What is the total cost of the set-up, including brackets?

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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Nice set up. I am trying to find a good location for mine 2013. I have the upper TT crash bars which limit mine to either the forks OR strapping them to the upper crashes. Install looks pretty straight forward though, which is great!

Does the housing for the dimmer seem robust?
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #6
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Nice set up. I am trying to find a good location for mine — 2013. I have the upper TT crash bars which limit mine to either the forks OR strapping them to the upper crashes. Install looks pretty straight forward though, which is great!

Does the housing for the dimmer seem robust?
doesnt the 2013 have a mount similar to what i have? goes with the oem fog light as well. might be a bit pricier though.

seems pretty robust. has a nice metal frame around it covered on 4 sides (back and bottom are open. connections seem to be weatherproofed nicely


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Old 11-12-2013, 12:21 PM   #7
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doesnt the 2013 have a mount similar to what i have? goes with the oem fog light as well. might be a bit pricier though.

seems pretty robust. has a nice metal frame around it covered on 4 sides (back and bottom are open. connections seem to be weatherproofed nicely
Yeah there is a BMW OEM mount, I decided to go that route, bit more $, got the brackets installed and picking up the lights on Tuesday next week, will post up picks when its done.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:03 AM   #8
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Darla mount

That looks great. I want to the same to F800gs. What's included in the CVM mounts? Is the part you grinded included?

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Old 07-20-2014, 08:07 PM   #9
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Brackets and bolts are included. The part that I ground down was included as well.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:14 AM   #10
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Love it. Great job.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:04 AM   #11
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Yeah there is a BMW OEM mount, I decided to go that route, bit more $, got the brackets installed and picking up the lights on Tuesday next week, will post up picks when its done.
For 2013 & adventure, Twisted throttle has bracket very similar to BMW oem for around. $50
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