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    PIAA light brackets

    Recently bought PIAA 1100's,but having trouble finding brackets to buy for my R 1150RT

    Any help in locating some? Any help on sources and installation gratefully accepted . Thanks
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    Give Cyclegadgets.com a try. They're pretty good for that kind of thing.

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    Which R 1150? R, RS, RT...
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    brackets

    Should have mentiones RT.

    Also looking for others than Cycle Gadgets

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    I don't know if he has any stock left but Pat made excellent brackets. Try http://www.empdesigns.com/
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    PIAA mounting on R1150RT

    I just mounted my PIAA lights on my 04 R1150RT this past weekend. I used Easy Mount Bracket http://www.ezymount.com/kits/ezymount_r1150rt.htm . Worked like a charm. Took about 2-hours (including the removing and replacing of the tupperware). I beleive that I bought the kit from CycleGadget.com. I also wired in an AutoSwitch so I can turn the PIAA's on and off with the turn signal cancel switch. Makes for a clean install and prevents leaving the lights on when I get off the bike.
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    I have a set of the PIAA 1100X with the Ezymount for an 05 R1200RT. A few comments - the lamps vibrate, a lot! The bracket is made out of a weak metal, and no reinforcement at the bend, hence the vibration. One of the brackets broke going over a railroad crossing. Cyclegadgets are warrantying the brackets so I'll get them replaced, then take them to a local fabricator and have something stronger made including a cross member to increase the rigidity. The do say you should only use them on ESA equipped bike now, they didn't when I got them. In the meantime, I have moved them down to the fork using the fender bolt on the side of the fork.

    Sorry for the crappy camera phone images, but you'll get the idea...



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    I know it is not for everyone; however, I used a simple piece of 1/4" aluminum bar stock bent it to the shape I wanted and clamped it to the slider. Rock solid and looks pretty good. I might have $10 in both side together. Just a thought.....
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    Hey Clark,
    How 'bout a detailed pic or two? Sounds like a good mount...

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    I used PIAA's bracket for the 510's on a GS. Very easy to install but I am not sure if they make a set for the RT. I got them at Cycle Gadgets. Pretty good customer service.

    Good luck.

    Quote Originally Posted by dextermaya View Post
    Recently bought PIAA 1100's,but having trouble finding brackets to buy for my R 1150RT

    Any help in locating some? Any help on sources and installation gratefully accepted . Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekroth View Post
    Hey Clark,
    How 'bout a detailed pic or two? Sounds like a good mount...

    Eric
    I will try and get a couple posted today. Did I mention the aluminum bar stock fog light mounts I made for under the jugs? I will get a pic of that situation also...
    I intend to live forever. So far, so good."
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    I am attempting to upload pics; however, when I click on "upload" nothing happens...what gives?????????
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    Here you go..........
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    1988 K100RT & 1980 R100RT 1994 R1100 RS 1999 R1100 GS , 2001 R1200C (gone)

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