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Had anyone actually installed driving/fog lights on a Niken GT?  Am trying to find actual examples of folks who have installed them successfully and cannot find any examples. Please post photos here if you run across any that have. I'm trying to figure out where you would mount them since I'm not sure that you can mount them on the front suspension tubes. 

UPDATE: just got off the phone with Clearwater Lights of California who indicated that it is possible to mount their smallest Darla lights on the bottom front fender bolts right in front of the silver part of the suspension. Anything larger than the Darla light will overwhelm this single bolt bracket and you would have to go to an engine protector mount. The one thing they mentioned was that because of the LED lights of the Niken, one cannot tap into the existing high beam wiring to power aftermarket driving lights because of the method used for powering high beam LEDs is different than traditional halogen high beams. One would have to purchase their dimmer  switch and run it separately to power the lights, and they confirmed I could not use an Arboreal Systems Neutrino power distribution module  to power the Darla lights. Apparently this is becoming more and more of a compatibility problem with bikes utilizing LED headlights - hence why you don't see any photos of Niken's with aftermarket lights. 

Anyone know of motorcycles with LED stock headlights that are still able to use aftermarket driving lights?

 

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2019 Niken GT
First time Yamaha owner - BUSA!

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So far I've got recommendations for Denali D2.  Was also looking at the PIAA 270s and Clearwater Darla. Would help if anyone had night photos of the beam patterns for these lights please. 


2019 Niken GT
First time Yamaha owner - BUSA!

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I've had PIAA 270 fog lights (not driving lights) on the fender bolt mounts for about a year with no problems. I did use blue Loc tite since there's nothing besides screw torque to keep them from rotating. PIAA sells a bracket to mount the lights and reduce rotation. There's also not any protection for these lights except maybe the handlebar if you crash. 

I tried taking pictures but they don't do the illumination justice. Basically the fog lights add width, not distance. You can kind of see it on the far left side of the photos. The lights illuminate maybe an extra 10 yards to my forward right and left to see what's coming at me from the side of the road. The temperature/color of the light is very close to OE. 

 

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6 hours ago, 1moreroad said:

I've had PIAA 270 fog lights (not driving lights) on the fender bolt mounts for about a year with no problems. I did use blue Loc tite since there's nothing besides screw torque to keep them from rotating. PIAA sells a bracket to mount the lights and reduce rotation. There's also not any protection for these lights except maybe the handlebar if you crash. 

I tried taking pictures but they don't do the illumination justice. Basically the fog lights add width, not distance. You can kind of see it on the far left side of the photos. The lights illuminate maybe an extra 10 yards to my forward right and left to see what's coming at me from the side of the road. The temperature/color of the light is very close to OE. 

 

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20191115_192139.jpg

Super helpful. Looks great! Thank you.


2019 Niken GT
First time Yamaha owner - BUSA!

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