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Offline Bikky

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Aux Light Mounts
« on: Jan 08, 2020, 03:55 PM »
Hi all.

I have a 2009 gen1 650.

A Tight Ass Yorkshireman wants some advice.  I've got my aux lights ready to fit, but have no way of fitting them.  There's no crashbars installed yet, so I bought some clamps with 22mm bar, to fix to the main frame bars above the engine.  The problem is they're not long enough and the aux lights shine on the fairing over the engine casing.

Without spending a fortune (home made pannier rack cost me 20) on the full mount, has anyone made their own aux light mounts?  I'd rather not fit to the fork so looking for some way to fit either under the light or something at the front of the engine.  They mount on to a 22m bar.

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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2020, 04:30 PM »
WiskyDave made up / coppied the Mk1 SW Motech light brackets for his old bike  :031:
Like you, he is also a cheapskate  :008:



The instruction on where they mount are on this link HERE  :028:
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2020, 04:32 PM by TowerMan »
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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #2 on: Jan 08, 2020, 04:55 PM »
Ooh.  Fabrication plant worker living next door might be useful.

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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #3 on: Jan 08, 2020, 08:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
WiskyDave made up / coppied the Mk1 SW Motech light brackets for his old bike  :031:
Like you, he is also a cheapskate very resourceful , multi-talented and financially astute man.  :008:


Corrected.  :028:
« Last Edit: Jan 08, 2020, 08:36 PM by whiskydave »

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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #4 on: Jan 10, 2020, 02:17 PM »
What i did was get a solid 20MM (think it was 20mm but measure the fairing bolt reccess) piece of nylon, drilled a hole down the middle, got a bolt the right length and connected to the fairing mount hole. Slightly further back on my Mk2 but you get the idea, just make sure you use a rubber washer to cushion against the  fairing.


*Originally Posted by Bikky [+]
Ooh.  Fabrication plant worker chancer living next door might be useful.

Thanks
« Last Edit: Jan 10, 2020, 02:22 PM by Clunkyboy »
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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 2020, 04:04 PM »
I don't know if the same thing works on MK1/2, but look at the picture below. This is the Givi mount, my plan is to go to the plumbing section of my local hardware store, find some pipe, fittings and clamps and copy the same basic principle. First try would probably be copper pipe with proper bend, bending should be quite doable if you fill the pipe with sand and plug the ends snugly. But you can also use some angle fittings, cut the pipe and form the required shape this way.  Or if I walk around the hardware store and my house and find something else that is the right shape and size, I'll use that. A thickass metal coat hanger with a proper bend, for example.



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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 2020, 04:11 PM »
...just had an epiphany. I have several different old handlebars, bikes, bicycles, mopeds, there certainly must be a pipe that I can cut to length and clamp there  :020:

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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #7 on: Jan 10, 2020, 05:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by jkristjan [+]
...just had an epiphany. I have several different old handlebars, bikes, bicycles, mopeds, there certainly must be a pipe that I can cut to length and clamp there  :020:

Oh sh#t yeah.... 25 years of mountain biking... I've got bits like this all over.


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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #8 on: Jan 10, 2020, 08:58 PM »
What ever you end up with just give a thought to what would happen in a tip over, would the new lights damage the bodywork ??
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Re: Aux Light Mounts
« Reply #9 on: Jan 11, 2020, 06:18 PM »
Mine will thats for sure
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