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    Auxiliary Light Location Help....please

    I'm purchasing a couple 2", 10watt LED lights to enhance daytime conspicuousness and nighttime visibility.

    I've come up with two possible mounting locations without needing to buy a light bar or engine guards.

    Option #1- Mounting the lights to the bolts holding the front fender. This seems to be a common choice for some.

    Option #2- Mounting the lights to the frame (apx. 6" behind the radiator) using brackets I found on Amazon.

    The biggest difference between the two locations is one enables the light to tracks the movement of the handle bars (option #1) while the other is "fixed", but allows for a wider dispersion of light (ie. lights mounted further apart and a little higher).

    Hoping to get some feedback from anyone who's "been there, done that" and can help me decide what works best.

    Thanks!!!

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    I can only offer a comment about the advantage of having the lights track with the handlebars, or lack thereof. At anything over parking lot speeds, I turn the bars so little that the lights would pretty much be pointed straight anyway. I can’t see any advantage to mounting the lights so they track bar movement, especially if the have a fairly wide beam pattern. In “normal” riding, handlebar movement is negligible. In corners at cruising speed, you apply pressure to the bars to initiate the lean, then straighten them to allow the lean to continue in equilibrium until the turn is completed.
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    Excellent point Greg! Thanks for clarifying that.

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    I mounted mine on the fender mount, the ease and simplicity and the larger the triangle the more it's supposed to help with being visible to others.
    Because the lights are mounted to the forks they do move with the handle bars and it's true, other then being able to point them where you want when at a complete stop, not much benefit.

    If I find a set of auxiliary lights I like better, I'll put yellow lenses on my current set and wire them up to always be on. I'd mount the new ones below the headlight with a simple piece of flat steal (flat bar) someone posted pics of that before and it was the simplest set up I've seen

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    I am thinking about running these to increase my visibility to others.

    Denali Daytime Running Lights Universal Fender Mounting Kit - RevZilla

    Auxiliary Light Location Help....please-denali_drl_daytime_running_lights_universal_fender_mounting_kit_750x750-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfmt1 View Post
    I am thinking about running these to increase my visibility to others.

    Denali Daytime Running Lights Universal Fender Mounting Kit - RevZilla

    Auxiliary Light Location Help....please-denali_drl_daytime_running_lights_universal_fender_mounting_kit_750x750-jpg
    I got my D2 knock offs for under $20, add the wire the 2 bolts and washers for mounting and the on/off switch and it was under $40 start to finish

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