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post #1 of 6 Old 02-21-2019, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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'18 GA Denali mirror mounts: how much weight?

My question is this: How much weight can the mirror mounts hold? More specifically; can the mounting support something like 8 pounds using the Denali hardware? A normal weight for one LED fixture is 4 to 5 pounds.

I have on hand the Denali mounts for all three positions for the bike; mirror, low (in place or OEM), and fork. I am going to replace the OEM log lights near the engine with a set of VisionX 2" lights on the fork and make use of the existing OEM switch to actuate them. I am going to mount 4.7" euro beam cannons low and 4.7" spots on the mirrors.

I would like to mount a 3" and a 4.7" LED on the mirror mounts in an over/under configuration if the mount points will support this. The guesstimate of weight will be less than 7 - 8 pounds or 3 pounds more than what it is designed for (or about the weight of a 6" fixture).

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Denali D4's are about 10 pounds if my reading is correct. That could be for both?

I am totally wrong here; the combined weight of both a 3" plus a 4" Vizion X light is under 4 pounds.

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I can't speak to the weight these mounts will hold but I'd be careful about putting too many lights on the bike. It varies state by state but, depending on how many are switched on at a time, you can be ticketed for too many lights. Hopefully, others who've looked into this will chime in but here's a AAA guide to what's legal, and not, on a state by state basis...

https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/motorcycle-equipment/

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I am using the Denali mirror mounts for a camera platform. They are strong enough to move the entire bike around by tugging on them. Very strong. But 10 lbs?! Wow that's pretty heavy. Not sure what that would do over time.

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I opted to use the fender mounts for my LED Rider LD5 lights instead of the mirror mounts over concern of bouncing due to the weight. The LD5 is 4.75" and probably 4ish pounds, it's a very large light.
Not sure I'd be comfortable with 2 lights, even if they were smaller sitting on those mounts.

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I have all three Denali mounts and a set of d4 lights on the forks. No way each light is ten pounds. No way. The mirror mounts are strong, not sure I'd want 8 pounds hanging off them however.

I have DR1 lights on mine and have had them for almost three years. The mounts are very strong and very solid for those lights.

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