Originally Posted by tlwood99
Well going hog wild on the farkles to get my new bike up to where the old bike was--but better. So subject now is-- lights.
My long weekend rides often start and end with night rides and in deer country so good lights are a must. I had PIAA 1100X with which I was satisfied, but 1) they don't look great on this bike, and 2) as good as they were I want something better.
So after doing a lot of reading, I've come to the conclusion that these are the best bang for the buck(s). Anyone disagree?
Main question: Can anyone suggest a bracket for these lights. Would the BMW OEM brackets work? I believe these HID lights and the BMW fog lights are of the same series, but I think BMW's casing is different.
Thanks for any advice.
I wasn't familiar with the Hella DE lamps so I took a look at them on-line. They do look similar to the OEM aux lamps on GSAs but the mount is different. If you use a bar, I would think you could do it easily. If you have a GSA and want to use the mounts for the OEM fog lamps on the "loop" bar, that will probably be tough to do.
My '09 GSA and I had a low speed spill in deep sand and the only casualty was a broken fog lamp. I JB Welded/clamped with zip ties and it made the 1500 mile trip back home but I knew it would probably happen again. I replaced the fog lamps with HIDs from Trail Tech, driving lamp on the left, fog lamp on the right. I used PIAA's bar mounts and mounted them above the crash bar where they're out of harms way in another low speed fall. Ask me how I know. Here's a photo of the set up:
I hope this helps.