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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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KC's light bar mount

I have these available if anyone is interested in a inexpensive light bar to mount your own light pods to the VN750. Polished aluminum bar with mounting holes to fit under the horn mounts.

$50.00 shipped in the US....outside the US may be more for shipping.

PM me if you are interested in one.

Link to photos...the one mounted on the bike was a prototype and is straight across on the top edge. The bar that is photographed has a curved top edge and looks better when mounted.

http://s1326.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=0
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I have these available if anyone is interested in a inexpensive light bar to mount your own light pods to the VN750. Polished aluminum bar with mounting holes to fit under the horn mounts.

$50.00 shipped in the US....outside the US may be more for shipping.

PM me if you are interested in one.

Link to photos...the one mounted on the bike was a prototype and is straight across on the top edge. The bar that is photographed has a curved top edge and looks better when mounted.

http://s1326.beta.photobucket.com/us...tml?sort=3&o=0
Nice looking Bar !
I need to add that item to my "Santa' List" !

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What light is in the posted pictures and what is the amp draw? Trying to come up with the "I need all these for CHRISTMAS" excuse with the wife. For safety issues you know.
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What light is in the posted pictures and what is the amp draw? Trying to come up with the "I need all these for CHRISTMAS" excuse with the wife. For safety issues you know.
I have more info and photos in my album:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/album.php?albumid=470

Here is the thread I started with all the information on the Version1 prototype setup:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20639

Here is the thread I started about the current version of the bar...and the LED bulbs I used:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21327

I used the Optronics QH-87CD pods (same ones KM used on his original light bar). They are decent looking, small, and around $20.00. They come with 55WATT bulbs(9.2Amps total) which would be way too much draw for the VN750. I removed the original 55W bulbs and replaced with LED bulbs.
The ones I have installed in the pods are LED bulbs: 6.7Watt each, warm white (3000K), 25degree beam, 250cd @310 lumen (bout 1.1 Amps total draw for BOTH).

Any decent electrical supply or Garden Center should carry LED bulbs in MR-16 bulb (base gu5.3).
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Finished product

Here's the (almost) finished product. Just got the light bar and running lights installed and am very satisfied with finished look. I mounted the switch to the left of the gauge cluster. We'll see how well that will hold up. Very easy to turn on/off and the switch itself will light up when lights are on. I am just shopping for the right LED replacement bulbs now.

Thanks to KC for such a great option! The aluminum mounting bar is very well made and extremely light, yet very sturdy. Get this on your shopping list if it isn't already. You won't be disappointed!
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....only prob with KCs work is its all too damn shiny....less ridin time, lol.... bro....



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KC's work is really top shelf quality. I have seen his bars up close and if I had not spent so much time on my own design I would grab a set of his in a heartbeat. It may be too late to get a bar for Christmas but anyone getting cash to buy what they really want should look into this setup and order one soon. Plenty of time to get it and have everything ready for the early spring riding season for those of us that may have to shut down for any part of winter. I am doing everything is my power to avoid this just like last year but as my bones get older the cold gets colder. I am ahoping for a Christmas Day ride and another on New Years Day. KC's bar is a great option for the Vulcan and his LED sets are great also. This is all you would need to light things up on those dark back roads that we all love so much. His offering is a professional looking bar at an unprofessional price.

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Definitely a pro-job he's got....mebbe in the future if he expands, he can anodize em in different colors too....
I think anodized aluminum looks great....ya still see the metal, so its like a tinting...



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Here's the (almost) finished product. Just got the light bar and running lights installed and am very satisfied with finished look. I mounted the switch to the left of the gauge cluster. We'll see how well that will hold up. Very easy to turn on/off and the switch itself will light up when lights are on. I am just shopping for the right LED replacement bulbs now.

Thanks to KC for such a great option! The aluminum mounting bar is very well made and extremely light, yet very sturdy. Get this on your shopping list if it isn't already. You won't be disappointed!
Looks Good on your bike!

thanks for the photos Okiebezer....glad you like it.

OK folks....tis the off season so if you need a mount...now is the time to get it.
PM me if anyone else wants one...I have a spare made and ready to go.
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