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Well, I noticed a problem while trying out my new plow tonight. The grizzlys headlights shine right into the back of the plow. I'd like somthing small and mounts to the handlebar. Anyone have any experience with these?

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I know what ya mean i noticed that too. High lifter makes one you can mount on the handlebar! I think that would do the trick!
 

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Grizzlit and Doolin,

I have the Highlifter handlebar mounted light and I bought it just for that reason. It's a bit pricey from them but I really haven't seen anything else out there. Montana Jack's has a mount system, check it out I just found this.
http://www.montanajacks.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=222

It's $69.00 just for the bar mount and then they want extra for the **** lights! I don't see why you couldn't make one out of aluminum angle iron and use two U-bolts to hold the bar in place, then buy some cheapo lights from WalMart and bolt them to the angle iron. That's all the Highlifter light is set-up like, check it out.
 

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I picked up some lights at Autozone today for $19.99. I'll snap some picks tonight when I get home from work. If they fit the way I like they'll look pretty sweet and be functional. How did you wire up that auxiliary light blue?


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The Highlifter directions have you wire in to the original headlights so that when you turn the lights on the H/L light is on. It's also a quartz high/low beam headlight. It is real nice and bright and what I like about the set-up is it turns when I turn the bars so I always get that scanning light efect when riding at night and I think it's great to have. Plus plowing with it is like night and day. Like I was saying before Koko, all you would need is a piece if abgle iron and two U-bolts and VOILA instant handlebar mount for your Autozone lights!
 

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The ones I bought are going to mount on the inside of the handbars and can easiy be connected with two zip ties on each light. That way they will turn with me as well.


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Koko,

Just a warning ahead of time, bolt them down or you may end up losing them. I do believe the vibrations from the handlebars may work the zip ties loose, but hey it's worth a shot trying to use a zip tie. I constantly have to keep tightening the nut on my headlight where it mounts to the frame. You may just have good luck using a zip tie, I hope it works for you.
 

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Slap a little blue loctite on that bolt and you'll never have to tighten it again. And you will still be able to remove it if need be. Here's a quick idea of where I'm going these lights.
 

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There ya go! Hey I had another idea for you to mount them there. Why couldn't you use a U-bolt with a small flat piece if metal about 1" wide and 4" long, drill three holes in it, two for the U-bolt and one for the Light. Simple.

And thanks for the loctite idea, I have some and will give the nut a dab of it.
 

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Yeah, loctite is great. I had to put it all over my RC nitro truck. It vibrates so much it was the only way to get them to stay on. If you use red loctite that stuff is like cement. Blue loctite is the way to go. I agree with you too, I like the idea of ubolts as well. I may use the bracket that came for those lights and put some cuts into into it so I can bend it to the shape of the bars. We'll see. My first priority is my heated grips, second is these lights.


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