Intro: Motorcycle (KLR650) PIAA Light Mod.
My friend found a PIAA off road light on the side of the road and gave it to me. My low beams are to low and when I adjust them up my high beams are in the trees. Motorcycle lights cost a bunch. What to do? What to do?
Step 1: I Used Starp Steel to Build a Bracket to Attach the Light.
I like using existing mounting points because I hate drilling holes in places the next owner of my bike might not want one. I twisted some flat strap steel into the right shape and welded it into a box on top to bolt the light to it. It looks like a square headed snake.
Step 2: If You Look Close You Can See the Whole That I Drilled.
The light bolts to the top of the box and the box is bolted to the mounting point of the plastic faring.
If you look close you can see where I mounted it to the bike.
The lights were wired with a relay that I places back by the battery. I mounted it on the inner fender.
The switch for the light is velcroed to the top of the speedometer. This was a slick idea that i saw some place else.
I got a water proof switch from the car parts store, it has a rubber cover over the toggle. Don't go to the marina store looking for a water proof switch, they want real money.
Step 3: Winzer High Solids Aerosol Paint Is the Best.
After welding the brackets box I primed the bracket and let it dry over night. The next day I put three heavy coats of gloss black on it.
Winzer is great paint. It cost a lot but this paint is worth it. Prime and paint it with several thin coats is best.
KLR users. I did not check out me voltage coming from the alt. yet, but It has not used more power then it puts out.