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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: Noneking on January 03, 2015, 10:09:12 am

Title: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on January 03, 2015, 10:09:12 am
http://www.extremelights.co.za/shop/new-spot-3600-lumen-4-x-xm-l2-led/ (http://www.extremelights.co.za/shop/new-spot-3600-lumen-4-x-xm-l2-led/)

Advice needed on mounting brackets and mounting position please?
Title: Re: Has anybody fiitted these to a GS/GSA??
Post by: Davew on January 08, 2015, 12:52:48 pm
I mounted similar spots on my 800, worked a charm, so the lights should be great.

As for mounting points: On my '13 GS I fitted the Touratech upper bars and mounted the OEM spots on that. This was much better (IMHO) than the plastic thingy under the beak...
Like this:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96807158/WD%20Photos/Spots%20on%20Touratech%20Bars.JPG)


The GSA comes with mounting points low down as standard. But I've seen a couple of pics where some mount spots on top of the little horizontal bar next to the upper mount.

Good luck and let us know what you do
Cheers
Title: Re: Has anybody fiitted these to a GS/GSA??
Post by: Noneking on January 08, 2015, 04:35:10 pm
I've seen them fitted with specially manufactured bush to crashbar. Don't like the positioning much....
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/08/c785376d7984a4a808b07393a5f46f05.jpg)
Title: Re: Has anybody fiitted these to a GS/GSA??
Post by: Noneking on January 09, 2015, 09:10:45 pm
Another option

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/09/76de7e4b89235be592f9313739329620.jpg)
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on February 14, 2015, 06:28:37 pm
Anyone?
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Dcjet on February 14, 2015, 06:53:27 pm
I've got the same spots. I mounted them on the lower crash bars using DG Clamps. Because they are so low down they dont blind oncoming cars so I can even use them at night. Also because of the wide distance between the two spotlights and the daylight running light they are more noticeable.
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on February 14, 2015, 08:00:39 pm
I've got the same spots. I mounted them on the lower crash bars using DG Clamps. Because they are so low down they dont blind oncoming cars so I can even use them at night. Also because of the wide distance between the two spotlights and the daylight running light they are more noticeable.
Would it be possible to post a pic please?
Where can one get hold of the clamps?
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Draadwerk on February 14, 2015, 08:23:56 pm
I've got the same spots. I mounted them on the lower crash bars using DG Clamps. Because they are so low down they dont blind oncoming cars so I can even use them at night. Also because of the wide distance between the two spotlights and the daylight running light they are more noticeable.
Would it be possible to post a pic please?
Where can one get hold of the clamps?

Also looking for new clamps...sub
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 14, 2015, 09:18:02 pm
Ok, we sell/supply the following clamps (no pics until Monday, though, using iPad at home...)

We have a Billet-aluminium clamp set (left and right clamp) that comes with 5 sets of black spacers, which fit UNDER the ALU clamp, protecting the bar the clamps are fitted to, and these spacers allow the clamps to fit a VARIETY of bar-sizes...

They allow the light to sit at any angle, since the extension to the bracket rotates through 300-odd degrees.

They are approx R695 per set, and available in Siver, Black or Chrome (in case you have a Harley!)

Then we sell BUTTERFLY BRACKETS; stainless steel, need ONE hole drilling per side, but the design / shape of the bracket reinforces the now-drilled crashbar...
(I think we are out-of-stock; will need to check...)

Then we have dedicated brackets for pre- and post- facelift 1200 BM's, and pre- and post- facelift for the 650/700/800 Twins, too.

Cheers
Chris & Team
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on February 14, 2015, 09:51:31 pm
Thanks Chris, will wait for pics on Monday
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Dcjet on February 14, 2015, 09:52:49 pm
I'll post pictures tomorrow. I had them lying around the hangar but they are very commonly used in aerospace and hydraulic applications to secure pipes and wiring bundles to structures. They are also referred to as Adel clamps and quite cheap (about $1.00)
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Orko on February 14, 2015, 10:25:01 pm
I also need brackets for my spots...sub
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Dcjet on February 15, 2015, 04:46:06 pm
These have been on my LC for +36 000 km. The lights are good but not water resistant - you need to seal them everywhere with RTV
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: T Rex on February 15, 2015, 08:50:50 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Jacobsroodt on February 16, 2015, 02:46:55 pm
RTV silicone - like this?
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Dcjet on February 16, 2015, 05:07:38 pm
That's the stuff - it comes in smaller tubes.
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Jacobsroodt on February 16, 2015, 05:12:00 pm
The Black would most probably be the best RTV solution.
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on February 16, 2015, 07:10:06 pm
Ok, we sell/supply the following clamps (no pics until Monday, though, using iPad at home...)

We have a Billet-aluminium clamp set (left and right clamp) that comes with 5 sets of black spacers, which fit UNDER the ALU clamp, protecting the bar the clamps are fitted to, and these spacers allow the clamps to fit a VARIETY of bar-sizes...

They allow the light to sit at any angle, since the extension to the bracket rotates through 300-odd degrees.

They are approx R695 per set, and available in Siver, Black or Chrome (in case you have a Harley!)

Then we sell BUTTERFLY BRACKETS; stainless steel, need ONE hole drilling per side, but the design / shape of the bracket reinforces the now-drilled crashbar...
(I think we are out-of-stock; will need to check...)

Then we have dedicated brackets for pre- and post- facelift 1200 BM's, and pre- and post- facelift for the 650/700/800 Twins, too.

Cheers
Chris & Team
Sent you a pm this morning. Please post picks of billet-alu clamps
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on February 17, 2015, 02:36:54 pm
Ok, we sell/supply the following clamps (no pics until Monday, though, using iPad at home...)

We have a Billet-aluminium clamp set (left and right clamp) that comes with 5 sets of black spacers, which fit UNDER the ALU clamp, protecting the bar the clamps are fitted to, and these spacers allow the clamps to fit a VARIETY of bar-sizes...

They allow the light to sit at any angle, since the extension to the bracket rotates through 300-odd degrees.

They are approx R695 per set, and available in Siver, Black or Chrome (in case you have a Harley!)

Then we sell BUTTERFLY BRACKETS; stainless steel, need ONE hole drilling per side, but the design / shape of the bracket reinforces the now-drilled crashbar...
(I think we are out-of-stock; will need to check...)

Then we have dedicated brackets for pre- and post- facelift 1200 BM's, and pre- and post- facelift for the 650/700/800 Twins, too.

Cheers
Chris & Team

Sent you email & pm, no info yet?
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 18, 2015, 08:16:10 am
annual stock-take, staff hiring, expanded premises - I just got a bit busy, here are some of the pics:

Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Copernicus on February 18, 2015, 10:23:22 am
Looks very neat.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 18, 2015, 10:25:25 am
Grey finish is the most popular, will try and upload a picture.

Cheers
Chris & team
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on February 18, 2015, 12:43:23 pm
Thank you Chris!
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 19, 2015, 02:53:17 pm
dull silver/Grey brackets pictures follow:

thanks
Chris & Team
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on February 19, 2015, 02:55:56 pm
please note they are MUCH lighter Silver in real life than they appear her...

thanks
Chris & Team
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on February 19, 2015, 06:32:56 pm
I'll take a set! Please send invoice via email?
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on March 05, 2015, 01:34:58 pm
annual stock-take, staff hiring, expanded premises - I just got a bit busy, here are some of the pics:



Received my silver ones thank you! They match the crash bars on the GSA LC perfectly! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on March 05, 2015, 01:45:09 pm
annual stock-take, staff hiring, expanded premises - I just got a bit busy, here are some of the pics:



Received my silver ones thank you! They match the crash bars on the GSA LC perfectly! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Great - we are happy - could you please post a picture so we can see how they fit/look?

Best regards
Chris & Team
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on March 05, 2015, 01:46:58 pm
annual stock-take, staff hiring, expanded premises - I just got a bit busy, here are some of the pics:



Received my silver ones thank you! They match the crash bars on the GSA LC perfectly! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Great - we are happy - could you please post a picture so we can see how they fit/look?

Best regards
Chris & Team

Will do over the weekend... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on March 07, 2015, 04:00:12 pm
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/07/b5fc8b74e03d6418eff4a54b069f6b16.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/07/f32bff9ae47341cb3f98782069f0456a.jpg)
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Edd on May 27, 2015, 09:19:19 pm
Please can you post a pic of the brackets fitted on your bike?

What do you think of the spots?
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Noneking on May 28, 2015, 06:58:32 am
Please can you post a pic of the brackets fitted on your bike?

What do you think of the spots?

Sorry Edd, sold brackets and spots before fitting
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Edd on May 28, 2015, 07:04:18 pm
Please can you post a pic of the brackets fitted on your bike?

What do you think of the spots?

Sorry Edd, sold brackets and spots before fitting

I contacted extreme lights, and they wont have stock for 3 months, anyone know where else I can buy these spots?
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on May 29, 2015, 08:22:15 am
Please can you post a pic of the brackets fitted on your bike?

What do you think of the spots?

Sorry Edd, sold brackets and spots before fitting

I contacted extreme lights, and they wont have stock for 3 months, anyone know where else I can buy these spots?
probably difficult to find, and there is a REASON they are awaiting new stock, since SOME of the previous model had an issue.

So why not consider a spot in the 900 - 1200 lumen rage - still a lot of light.
Otherwise wait till September.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: Where to find aux LED spotlight mounting brackets for GSA?
Post by: Brewed_Coffee on May 29, 2015, 03:20:47 pm
Have a look at the ones advertised by 'halfdaft".  Simple, neat, solid. Fitted them to my GSA, east installation, no vibration! Pretty neat!
 :laughing4: