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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 7th, 2014, 9:36 am Thread Starter
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Fitting spotlights to an LT?

Just wondered if it was possible to fit some spotlights onto my 2004 facelift LT. I have had a look around the frontal area of my bike and can't see where you would attach them. I don't have any crashbars either.

If you have fitted some to your bike, where did you fit them and what type of brackets did you use?

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Re: Fitting spotlights to an LT?

What does a facelift LT look like, and what do you mean it has no crashbars??


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What does a facelift LT look like, and what do you mean it has no crashbars??

It was what they called them in the UK and they had an electric centre stand.
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Re: Fitting spotlights to an LT?

Okay,

I'll ask the question again in a different way.

Has anyone fitted spotlights to their LT's? If so, where did you position them and what type of brackets did you use, and where did you put the switch?

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Re: Fitting spotlights to an LT?

Your '04 "face lifted" LT looks like a '05 and later US version (like my '07). In relation to auxiliary lights, I mounted PIAAs in front of the radiators. Others have mounted a variety of lights under the rearview mirrors, either side of the front forks, or near the tip-over bars. The type of light chosen will often pretty much dictate where you can mount them.

In relation to switching, I used an AS-7 Autoswitch, which allows you to use the turn signal cancel switch to control the PIAAs, by holding the cancel switch a couple of seconds. It's a clean installation and works well, instead of trying to mount the aftermarket switch in some conspicuous space that may look tacky. The PIAAs and AS-7 installation includes a handlebar mounted LED to indicate if the lights are off or on. Hope this helps!
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Your '04 "face lifted" LT looks like a '05 and later US version (like my '07). In relation to auxiliary lights, I mounted PIAAs in front of the radiators. Others have mounted a variety of lights under the rearview mirrors, either side of the front forks, or near the tip-over bars. The type of light chosen will often pretty much dictate where you can mount them.

In relation to switching, I used an AS-7 Autoswitch, which allows you to use the turn signal cancel switch to control the PIAAs, by holding the cancel switch a couple of seconds. It's a clean installation and works well, instead of trying to mount the aftermarket switch in some conspicuous space that may look tacky. The PIAAs and AS-7 installation includes a handlebar mounted LED to indicate if the lights are off or on. Hope this helps!
That is really useful and info and just what I was looking for. Thank you very much.
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Re: Fitting spotlights to an LT?

also look for threads on motolights... mount off the caliper. Expensive but a great addition.

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Re: Fitting spotlights to an LT?

+1 on the Motolights. Had them on my previous LT,haven't got around to fitting them to my current LT yet. Another winter project!
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