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Aux light brackets needed.

Post by Cav47 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:01 pm

On the Eastern Maiden Voyage, we were buzzing around some curvy, but bumpy roads in the Adirondacks and I noticed my right side light getting a little saggy. I pulled over and immediately noticed the bracket was failing. Image
(This is after I pulled it off and got home).

Anyway, I need a new solution.

This is the second fail of the old brackets that were gifted to me. Frost the left side and now the right. I ordered a new one last time and it still looks okay. But so did my old one before I left. Apparently the lights are too heavy and I need a solid solution.

I really like the current brackets form and function, but they are not sturdy enough obviously. Who sells them and how can they be “beefed” up?

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Post by 0face » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:38 pm

I think Garuald makes some... Also, Clearwater, but Garauld's are probably more "economical"
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Re: Aux light brackets needed.

Post by Full House » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:44 pm

Cav, a simple gusset welded would solve this. Do you have a metal shop at your school or a local welding guy could fix these.
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Re: Aux light brackets needed.

Post by Hppants » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:12 pm

Confirming this is the bracket for the lights you have mounted high on the mirror (supported by the front stay)? I've got a "fork mount" bracket for a light, if that is what you need.

Failing that, I agree with Full House. Gusset both brackets, spray paint them, and you are done with it. You'll need a tig welder, I believe, as a mig machine won't work very will with that thin metal.
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Re: Aux light brackets needed.

Post by natehawk750 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:24 pm

What lights do you have? I'm asking because I've been looking at lights and taking the mirror mounts into consideration as well.
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Post by Cav47 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:29 pm

Nate,

Here is what I have.

https://ledrider.com/shop/?model_number=LX40

They put out quite a bit of light. They seem very well built and have good pigtails for installation.

This company also gives a decent discount for FJR peeps.


Hope that helps Nate.
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Post by natehawk750 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:39 pm

Hey Cav did you ever find a set of light brackets? Just wondering what ever came of this.
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Post by Cav47 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:59 pm

Yeah. NTXFJR came through like a champ. Already mounted them on and adjusted. I moved them inboard a little in an attempt to mitigate any undue vibration. Next step is to try them out on a night mission.


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Post by blind squirrel » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:23 am

What type of metal is it? If it is just made from some mild steel, I can TIG weld it back together for you and add a gusset. You pay shipping to/from, and paint them when they get back to you. Shoot me a PM if you are interested.
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Post by Hppants » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:02 pm

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