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I'm thinking of adding aftermarket lamps to my bike. I want to mount them to the forks using clamps. Does anyone know the diameter of our front forks at the top? Has anyone done this?

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Do you have enough room between the upper forks and the headlamp bucket? Looks tight!

Just below the triple trees the fork tubes are 78mm or about 3 inches in diameter.
 

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I think there will be enough space. The bullet lamps I'm considering only have a 2" diameter from the clamp and will sit forward of the fork.

The fork diameter is the problem. I can't find chrome clamps that large.

Thanks Stratowart for the help.
 

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Well if anything the tubes are slightly bigger up there so they will well over 3" in diameter. Do you want an exact dimension?
 

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Na. I think I'm gonna have to settle for the OEM Passing Lamps. They're not that bad. I just didn't want to change the front turn signals but it looks like there's nothing else out there!

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The OEM passing lamps are pretty easy to mount and look really good.. The turn signals are the worst part trying to get the clip out without breaking the turn signal housing..
 

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Yeah, I've heard some bad stories about guys trying the install themselves! I'm not sure if its worth it plus, if the dealer breaks something or it doesn't work, it's on them.
 

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I installed mine and it wasn't that hard. The only thing I didn't like doing was cutting off the the turn signal connectors. I realized afterwards I probably didn't need to cut off the one on the right side I believe the wiring is long enough to use the original connectors on that side. The bullet connectors they give you are the type you need a special crimping tool. I used pliers but they didn't work very well. I would buy better quality bullet connectors if I were you, the type you use a regular crimping tool for.
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OK, thanks cal.

I've also heard that those connectors are so cheap that some guy had problems with them melting and shorting out! It pays to go a little better and save the headaches later!
 
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