"Old n Slow" It's a way of life!
If you Google "Pilot Driving Lights", you'll come up with some inexpensive options.
I had the PL-1010C models (PIAA clones) installed on my K75's fork legs w/ the Martin Fabrication mounts. Did a decent job.
We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?
My recent addition to the rig. ADVMonster LED's on the bike forks and one in the hack. Not giving up the FF50's on the fairing.
Mount made with aluminum, bent in the vice. Chrome spacers from ACE hardware in the bolt recess in the fork legs:
'04 K12RS - Hannigan Hack
Front view, Hack LED at full power, fork LED's dimmed:
'04 K12RS - Hannigan Hack
My first LED aux lights were the VisionX Solstice Solo lights as shown in the link below - the seller offers a discount (see ADV vendor page for more info). These lights were easy to mount, are highly visible (to oncoming traffic), and provide decent illumination -
Next I became interested in the less expensive LED lights from ADV Monster - I have several of the 3 LED and 4 LED flavors. These were also pretty easy to install and are pretty durable - there are some pretty good write-ups about testing of these lights on ADV under LED Aux Lights -
Similar LED lights to those sold by ADV Monster can be found at 24x7DIY. The cost seems a bit lower, but the lights come directly from China and there is less support than offered by the ADV Monster vendor -
The least expensive option that I've found are LEDs from PlasmaLEDs. The power is lower and thus these lights would not really serve for nighttime illumination. However, the LEDs are really bright and very noticeable to oncoming traffic. The 008 LEDs are water proof -
With the amount of shock and vibration from being mounted on a front wheel/fork assembly I'd be checking that "mount" for metal fatigue frequently. Like hourly at least. The FF's for example are fairly light, but the flex from even a small mass like that on a $1.49 bracket isn't something I'd want attached to my brake caliper bolts.
Just saying that I think I'd look for some better metal than a bracket that was forged out of the cheapest possible materials in a Chinese factory...YMMV.
Nom de Plume:
Steve Aikens, Clovis, NM
BMW MOA #6218
It amazes me that I can't find some micro can style single LED easily mountable lights under $50. 300 lumens maybe?
All I'm looking to light up is the shadow underneath the headlights to make going down a long dark driveway a bit easier.
I'm tempted to get a couple of 12v rechargeable flashlights and wire them up.