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Hi Team. I have a 2003 K1200lt to replace my 2000 K1200LT that was reversed into. I have s pair of Darla D4 driving lights and they are fitted on my old bike in the top of the mirrors which I’m not happy with.

Has anyone else managed to mount these lights in a better position? Darla don’t make any mounts for the bike.
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Hi Team. I have a 2003 K1200lt to replace my 2000 K1200LT that was reversed into. I have s pair of Darla D4 driving lights and they are fitted on my old bike in the top of the mirrors which Iím not happy with.

Has anyone else managed to mount these lights in a better position? Darla donít make any mounts for the bike.
Clearwater does make a mount that goes underneath the mirrors. I've never seen how Darla's mount but I have Erika's under my mirrors so I'm sure that would also work for you. I believe Piaa also makes a mount that attaches to the inside of the fairing under the hi-beam

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I have DRLs mounted below my mirrors and it's become obvious to me that they wash out the front turn signals. People just can't see the signals when I approach a turn. If that's a concern to you go lower.

I'm looking for a module that will kill the DRLs when I activate the signals.... no luck yet.
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I have DRLs mounted below my mirrors and it's become obvious to me that they wash out the front turn signals. People just can't see the signals when I approach a turn. If that's a concern to you go lower.

I'm looking for a module that will kill the DRLs when I activate the signals.... no luck yet.
There are various ways it can be achieved, none of them complicated. Simplest of all is to wire the DRL through normally closed relay contacts and then feed the relay coil from the indicator lamp.
When the indicator lights, the DRL will go out and Vicky Verky (who is she anyway? )

Option two if you don't like the inverse flashing DRL is to use a monostable timer before the relay. That will hold it off until the last flash if you set the delay time just right.

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I have my Darla lights mounted on Motolight mounts on my brake calipers. They are lower than some like, but I find they work fine. I rarely ride at night, but when I do, these work amazingly. I'm more concerned for people seeing ME. I have had them for about 3 years, no issues at all. I am just waiting for Krista/Erica mix of lights from Clearwater to mount on my 2010 RT, and will put them on the crash bars-again, not as high as 'under' the mirrors. I run a yellow lens on one side during the day, removed at night.

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Option one has occured to me but I didn't care for the inverse flashing (vicky verky...nice).

Option two is something I'll ponder... although it seems a little messy. But thanks for the input.

I have to believe there is a plug'n play module out there. It's becoming common in the automotive/truck world with the advent of the freaking LED light show going on nowadays.
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Option one has occured to me but I didn't care for the inverse flashing (vicky verky...nice).

Option two is something I'll ponder... although it seems a little messy. But thanks for the input.

I have to believe there is a plug'n play module out there. It's becoming common in the automotive/truck world with the advent of the freaking LED light show going on nowadays.
Plenty, they are known as 555 timer ICs simple timer set for say 10 seconds, with the indicator feed resetting it. Even a single transistor, resistor and gurt big capacitor feeding the relay would probably do the trick.

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What are the dimensions of the Darla, and what is length of mounting stem ?

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I think I still have a bracket pair that mounts like in pic..
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I don’t have the lights as they’re still on the damaged bike at the repairers. I don’t have the shaft length but the lights are approximately 2”x2”. They’re the spots with the 4 LEDs
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If those lights have a short mounting post, 1/4 - 3/4”, my bracket may work for ya.

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Are they Denali D4’s

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