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Thread: 09 K1300GT Aux lighting Fender or Fork

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    roamingbeemer roamingbeemer's Avatar
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    Cool 09 K1300GT Aux lighting Fender or Fork

    A question about Clearwater Aux lighting.

    Clearwater offers the option of Fender mounting or Fork mounting. I am adding the lights mostly to be more conspicuous so wondering what type of mounting is preferred?

    The Fender seems like a more logical mounting location but looking for opinions or any photos of what others prefer. Pros and cons

    Thanks
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    roamingbeemer roamingbeemer's Avatar
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    Finally checking this thread (Been riding every day) but no response. I am guessing not many using Aux lighting or not using Clearwater.
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    Don't have any of this lighting but wouldn't fork mounting be more solid and stable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalterK75 View Post
    Don't have any of this lighting but wouldn't fork mounting be more solid and stable?
    Good Point
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    Is this considered the fender mount? Looks solid to me.


    Does the fork mount use the caliper bolts?
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    Thx for the picture. It says everything. Will order the fender mounted ones.
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    I ended up using the Fender mount and very secure and can be mounted at just the right height. I am away from home so no pictures but I think the fender mount is easiest and look best.
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    The "triangle" is bigger the lower you go giving it a miniscule edge for conspicuity.

    But for light down the road a higher mount is far superior.

    I think you made the right choice for your intention.

    I also understand Clearwater has stopped offering caliper mounts but have not confirmed. Though the chances of any problem from this in normal use is slim, I stay way from caliper mounts.

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