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Offline BJ_CT

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Aux light mounts
« on: April 09, 2011, 01:39:28 am »
I'd like to mount some PIAA 1100X lights under the mirrors (on a C14).  I believe Cognosticator has mounted aux lights directly to the underside of the mirrors (somebody did).  I was wondering if anyone has made or purchased brackets for this kind of mounting?  I'm thinking of a bracket that actually fits between the mirrors and the fairing with the lights hanging under them.

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 09:59:34 am »
Larry Buck makes them for both the C10 and the C14 (So they are on the same page on his website) under the driving lights section. Here's a link:

http://www.bucksporttouring.com/lights.html

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 06:16:12 pm »
Tell your wife you are too handy to have around.  Thanks.

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 07:13:24 am »
I have just made a set of brackets and fitted Hella FF50 Driving lights under the mirror on My GTR1400, I did not use the screws that hold the mirrors in place  but did make use of the mount that the mirrors fit on.







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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 08:05:35 am »
I'd like to mount some PIAA 1100X lights under the mirrors (on a C14).  I believe Cognosticator has mounted aux lights directly to the underside of the mirrors (somebody did).  I was wondering if anyone has made or purchased brackets for this kind of mounting?  I'm thinking of a bracket that actually fits between the mirrors and the fairing with the lights hanging under them.

Wasn't me, sorry, but glad somebody could help
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 01:57:43 am »
How are you powering the aux lights?  I have been looking at the electrical system in my maintenance manual, and I am not sure there is enough extra amp capacity left in the high or low beam circuits.

On the ZG1000 I had before, there were some PIA lights added to the high beam circuit right through the factory switch.  I would like to do the same on my 2011 Concours 14.

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2011, 03:22:49 am »
The Krysta lights are wired to the battery via a Fuzeblock but could be routed back to the battery.  I've fused them at 10 amps but I believe they draw about 6 amps.  By the way, the 'reduce power when on low beam' wire is connected to the white with red stripe wire that goes into the high beam relay.  By the way, still really pleased with the installation. :motonoises:
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 03:58:40 am »
How are you powering the aux lights?  I have been looking at the electrical system in my maintenance manual, and I am not sure there is enough extra amp capacity left in the high or low beam circuits.

I would run a separate wire from an auxiliary fuze-block or the battery through a standard automotive relay and then to the lights. Have the relay triggered on by either a manual switch or by the high beam circuit. The relay trigger current will be negligible to the high beam circuit if you decide to use that as the on trigger source.
My Denali lights are hooked up through a relay and a manual switch.

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2011, 01:48:20 pm »
Nice brackets Highett.
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 08:37:15 am »
Here's what I did:

    1. Two separate 30 amp fused 12 volt pared cables, one to the front and one to the back.
    2. Installed the fuse block in the front, Could not fit a fuse block under the seat (Single 12 volt power source instead at the rear)
    3. Wired in the driving lights (with a relay tapped into the high beam and the switch in the dash) Drawing power from the fuse block to the relay with the earth back to the fuse block given that it it is wired direct to the battery terminals.
    4. Changed the globes in the FF50's to Philips X-treme power globes.
    5. Changed the GTR's standard globes to Philips X-treme power globes.

They are an improvement over the standard globes.

Each wire for every connection and join was soldered, wires going into screwed fittings were soldered before fitting.

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The Maintenance DVD showed me how to get the Smart Rivets out without removing the wind screen, and the big one how to remove the fuel tank. I had no idea I would need a special tool (hunk of wood) to get to the fuel line.

This was very different from the bikes I remembered (20 years plus ago),  However I had a great time working on the GTR.

So here's the photos,

Removing the tank.

Just as the DVD said the rubber blocks fell off, stuck them back on with 3M doubled side tape again suggested by the DVD.



The Wood:



The fuel Line:



The Battery:

Now isn't it cramped in there, I managed to get two separate 50 amp pared cables fused (30 amp) close to the positive terminal out of there, If I ever need to get the battery out I will have to removed the fuel tank and disconnect the power cables from the 35 amp joining block through the access panel.
Seems like a lot of rooting around, but now I know how to remove the tank with out pulling off the plastic, it does not take long and its pretty easy.



The power cables (Front & Rear) Separate with own 30amp fuse and shared earth.



The Rear Cable:



Area under the seat:

I tried in so many places to fit that second FZ-1 fuse block under there (including removing the tool box) and was not happy with how it sat in any place.
The rear was a secondary goal for me as I do not have any Farkles at the back yet, but now I do have a direct 12 volt fused power source sitting there for when I do, Mean while I will keep looking for something that does fit.



The front cable:

Photos are self explanatory here I think.



The front bracket: (Attached to the inside right mirror mount)



The fuse block and FF50 relay:



The wiring:



Side cover fitted:



Job Done:



Went out the other night for a test run, very happy - Huge improvement with the Philips X-treme  Globes over the standard ones and the FF-50's do the trick nicely.

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 05:37:50 pm »
Here are mine without needing of any mounts


I just order a set of those LED lights for my 09 concours and this is my idea :
It has HID on it so this idea is only for a concours with HID
HID lights come with it's own relay and are connected directly to the battery and use the headlights circuit to control them only by one of the H4 light bulb connectors, and don't draw any amps from that circuit that is designed to handle  in high beam 60 W x 2 and in low beam 55  W x 2 with 2 relays one for high beam and other for low beam, right now with the HID"s that circuit is doing nothing so i will use it to connect the new LED lights  to the other H4 light bulb connector that also is doing nothing right now, in between will install a toggle 3 positions switch that will command this LED's OFF in the center, ON with  high beams in the  position 1 at one end and ON  with low beams in the position 2 at the other end, this is easy for me to understand because I'm a auto mechanic and i know about electric circuits  and will be hard for anyone how don't know about
I will mount the  LED lamps under the mirrors, they have a thick metal bracket so i have to drill in the midle of the 3 bolts that hold the mirror to the mount and tap for a M 6 theads 
Any suggestion will be appreciated, I'm not a native English speaker so i apologize if my writing is hard to understand
Hope you guys understand what i mean
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2012, 06:33:12 pm »
More pictures
« Last Edit: January 08, 2012, 06:36:33 pm by Gildaguz »
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2012, 12:30:39 am »
 :) Now a picture of the switch
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2012, 12:45:01 am »
That's a wonderfully clean install, Gilberto - way to go!  If that switch ever fails, you might consider putting a pushbutton on the front face.

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012, 01:50:48 am »
That's a wonderfully clean install, Gilberto - way to go!  If that switch ever fails, you might consider putting a pushbutton on the front face.
Thanks, that is a Ggod idea, the toggle switch in that place is very easy to control, it is a 3 position switch with center position of, forward driving lights on with high beams anf backward driving lights on with low beams, this way i'm using the headlights circuit that is not in use when you install HID's
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2012, 04:11:08 am »
Nicely done G!  8)
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2012, 05:13:30 am »
thanks :)  8)
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2015, 10:44:54 am »
got any pictures to share?    i'd like to add some aux lights to my battle set up

I have just made a set of brackets and fitted Hella FF50 Driving lights under the mirror on My GTR1400, I did not use the screws that hold the mirrors in place  but did make use of the mount that the mirrors fit on.







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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2015, 12:09:08 pm »
I have the MondoMoto MM10 lights on my 08 Connie.  I used the PCA mounts http://www.pca-one.com/productDetail.asp?productID=7899   These mounts are beveled so the the lights mount vertically under the mirrors.  Made for a very clean install.    :beerchug:
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2015, 02:37:03 pm »
This thread makes me sad. Bruce had started it. It's now setting in that Bruce will never be posting again. It makes me sad. RIP my friend.   :'(

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2015, 09:03:04 pm »
Was there a thread on what happened to Bruce? Didn't see anything in a search on his name.



Good writeup on the mounts.  CWL in California is going to release a new under-mirror mount soon for the C14.

Timetable unknown so far. But myself and another member will post a thread on it when it's available.

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2015, 02:36:06 am »
:) Now a picture of the switch



Is that a waterproof switch? If so, where did you purchase it.
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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2015, 03:31:41 pm »
Was there a thread on what happened to Bruce? Didn't see anything in a search on his name.

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Yes there was a little while back in August. Here's a link.

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=61031.0

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Re: Aux light mounts
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2015, 09:26:57 pm »
Thanks for posting. Sorry about the thread jacking.