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I found this link through many of our fellow SVF friends. Links to dead ends and to many other sites. I finally found the page and did a copy & paste to word. It has a list of tools, hardware, and pics showing how easy this is. Pm me and I can send you a copy, MS word doc or go here . I plan on doing this soon. This just ended my search for "The cheapest lightbar ever with a great look."
 

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I just finished this mod 2 days ago...sorry no pics yet. I had the walmart mod on there and the lights fell apart so I bought the Grotes. This mod works and looks pretty good. I didn't use the flat bar, I used the mounting brackets for the turn signals vertically. If you have lowers, like I do, this puts the signals at an angle. I might change this. One thing I did differently was I kind of centered the threaded rod and cut off the excess from "both" ends instead of measuring and cutting one. I used the accessory plug in the light housing for power with no relay. Might put this relay in and a separate switch in later...I like it. Can't beat the price.
 

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I will be making this happen sometime this month, as I gather up the hardware. masseypuller, I will diffinetly post the pics as I go and the finished on bike. tierod222, these plans are quite easy, I must say that I wasn't going to pay an extreme amount for a light bracket and was content with not having any, until I found this I said bingo! I knew there was a way to do this without a high bill. I will be going with these lights, they are small and have good reviews when used as we are thinking of using them, less expensive, changeable bulbs, 50watt stock or down to a lower wattage.
 

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Rips241, which lights did you speak of "Walmart mod" are they the same as these ? I saw some good reviews on them. I will be placing some thick rubber washers within the connectors and the light mounts, not shown on the plans, to help with vibration.
 

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I see you're using the Walmart lights...they work and are really bright....but...mine lasted 2 years before they began to shake because of the cheap housing...not fixable.....the Grote 6411s are more expensive, just over $50, but much better quality and look nicer too....but I also went your route the first time....
 

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yep same lights
Look at what these guys said about the grotes, here. but I have heard good thing about them too. 2yrs for 21.00 not bad . I do plan to use sealant on the caps and short self tapping screws. Beside I wasn't able to find them for less that 30-40.00 per fixtures. Got a lead for them? I would like to see some pics of these on your bike. front view about 5-6 ft away, gives a better perspective of size at that distance. Thanks.
 

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If you just want the look, there is a company on ebay that sells spotlights with 194 bulbs in them. They pull less than 1 watt each but give the appearance of a lightbar without the obvious power drain. I did this, then upgraded the lights with an LED version of a 911 bulb, which is FAR more light than a 194 and even LESS power, plus it matched my HID conversion. Just a thought.
 

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Ah the good ole days. The flat bar was an idea i came up with,when others the signals were coming out straight through.
Still have them on with only one grote light replaced.
You can cover the threads with ss 3/4" round tube cut to lenght
 

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Yep thats what I got....mine are just a little further apart because I didnt cut the long coupling after the bracket and my signals hang straight down right below the lights. My lowers force them to be on an angle..Looks ok, not sure, I might add the flat bar so they can be horizontal below the lights ....
 

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If you just want the look, there is a company on ebay that sells spotlights with 194 bulbs in them. They pull less than 1 watt each but give the appearance of a lightbar without the obvious power drain. I did this, then upgraded the lights with an LED version of a 911 bulb, which is FAR more light than a 194 and even LESS power, plus it matched my HID conversion. Just a thought.
Furbird, can you give a link to this seller?
 

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Bought my hardware today with some extra, possibly needed, things 15.53 at lowes. Probably have this done by next weekend, wait for for days off I will post pics when finished.
 

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Furbird, thanks for getting back to me. I am checking them out after this. Still have not made a final decision on lights yet, would like to bring the wattage down. Considering these also. I am not sure which angle to choose from. 25 or 45 degree angle. I thought since the 25 will have a more concentrated beam, it would spread out well enough to light up a good distance ahead with a good spread also. Any thoughts?


The bottom listing looks like an incandescent lamp when looking close to the pics. Need low power consumption with high beam output.
 
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