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Fixation of additional lights for TV/TVL

Hello all,

Thinking about additional lights for my TV. The LED projector is fine for riding on straight roads in high beam, but once you are on curvy roads, there is some dark shadows where you are supposed to look in order to make a proper turn. To improve the situation, adding spot lights would definitely help. Then come the fixation point issue.
  • For fog lights, anchoring them to the fork, using the front fender fixation should do it effectively
  • For spot lights, the problem is different, it requires a fixation about the same height as the original optic from the TV. Not an easy thing as there is almost no point for fixation. I want to avoid crash bar (there is a consensus on the fact it is ugly :-D)... Only remaining possibility I can think of would be to fix it thru the fixations of the front and lateral fairings.

On the attached picture, I marked 3 bolts I think I could target to fix a plate allowing fixation and put an additional picture of a fixation plate for a Multistrada to give an idea of what it could look like...

Any other idea?
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have a look at this Beauty
there are some additional lights on ...

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Unless you're in LE yoreself izzit tongue in cheek?

Having wet dreams about police hardware is a medical condition.
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Good Because the scarecrow found sitting on the bike often isn't that bright.
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Having wet dreams about police hardware is a medical condition.
Can be helped with proper medication.
...Because the scarecrow found sitting on the bike often isn't that bright.
You nailed it!

Crash bars are ugly. It's just a fact...

Looking for something else :-)

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Guys,

I did a bit of prototyping with a cardboard. Imagine a part made of Aluminium and painted in black. Imagine there is spacers between the fairing and the part, and we just use longer bolts than the one used to fixe the fairing. The bolt considered here are the same one as marked in the first post of this thread.

Once we have that, it makes an easy plate to fix additional lights (spot).

I also thought about the bolts which are on the front of the fairing, but they seems less appropriate as the distance to the lower bolts is higher and we still need three bolts to make this happening...

Now, looking at my cardboard, I really start to think there is a way to design something which would make sense within the overall design of our TVs.

Waiting for better ideas if any :-)
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Where can I get one of those police tail boxes!
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Where can I get one of those police tail boxes!
Have no clue what is the provider of them. Maybe writing to MV Agusta will allow you to get an answer... Maybe

To be clear, did some research about the crash bars : you can find the pictures, but nowhere any reference for the provider. Seems it is the same for the tail box. I suppose it is designed to store the radio and required associated batteries...

Last option : take a flight to Italia, and steal a police bike
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why not mount the lights on the fork bottoms
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why not mount the lights on the fork bottoms
As said in the first post, mounting on the fork bottom would work well for flood/fog lights. I'm actually not too much concern about low distance light, but much more about the mid-high distances lightning, as the led optics from the TV works well in the center of the spot, but there is shadows in this range, specially where you are supposed to point your look in order to do a nice curve. And for spot light targeted to light the curve apex, you need to mount the lights near the fairings.

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. . . the led optics from the TV works well in the center of the spot, but there is shadows in this range, specially where you are supposed to point your look in order to do a nice curve. And for spot light targeted to light the curve apex, you need to mount the lights near the fairings.
Great, I think you've just convinced me to stick to daytime riding!!

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