Auxiliary Lights - Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Forum
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post #1 of 9 Old 10-17-2019, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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On the 2017+ Z1000, has anyone been able to add additional lights? Not referring to the flashy LED strips, but actual lights for night riding. I'm trying to look for where to mount additional lighting and the only thing I can come up with would be using the mirror mounts to somehow add a bracket. Just haven't found anything commercially yet. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-17-2019, 09:18 PM
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On the 2017+ Z1000, has anyone been able to add additional lights? Not referring to the flashy LED strips, but actual lights for night riding. I'm trying to look for where to mount additional lighting and the only thing I can come up with would be using the mirror mounts to somehow add a bracket. Just haven't found anything commercially yet. Any thoughts or suggestions?



Denali has some lights that mount to your forks. Also, I heard mounting to forks could be problematic? I like the idea of mounting to your mirror brackets. Even though my 2017 N1K has best rated LEDs in class, I ride a lot at night and any additional light is a good thing.


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post #3 of 9 Old 10-18-2019, 09:15 AM
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While not "headlights", these lights from Skene sure do make you more visible to traffic, especially with their unique flicker feature when viewed at an angle. Mounted to the front fender I don't see how there could ever be a problem.


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Yes, the base of the mirror is the best place to mount the aux lights. You will need to fabricate a simple 'L' shaped iron bracket, twist the horizontal 'leg' of the 'L' bracket a bit and mount the aux lights on that. Attaching pics of the mount I got on my bike for the Baja S2 Pro aux lights.
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I mounted mine to the forks but I can tell you that they would be MUCH more effective mounted to the mirrors.
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Bikram, this is the best mounting for aux lighting I've ever seen on a Ninja. I might not do it but this kind of thing is why I cruise the forums. Fabricating the bracket is probably beyond many of our capabilities but kudos for a great idea!

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Kenors, I agree about the forum being a great place to learn... Iíve gained so much knowledge, ideas about modding motorcycles. Iíll tell you a secret - back in 2014 Iíd bought the Ninja 650 and was puzzled when it didnít sound right compared to bikes of other riders Iíd ride with. After a couple of such rides it dawned on me that there is a fundamental difference between the sound of a twin and an in-line four... I didnít know a thing about engines and cylinder configuration, LOL!! Finally I set my Ďmistakeí right when I bought the Ninja 1000... now THAT sounded right, LOL!! Joining this forum is what got me to where I am today so, thank you, guys!
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While not "headlights", these lights from Skene sure do make you more visible to traffic, especially with their unique flicker feature when viewed at an angle. Mounted to the front fender I don't see how there could ever be a problem.
I agree. I have these lights on my FJR and they are great for being more visible, but not for lighting up the road. I do a LOT of night riding and I have 2 sets of aux lights on my FJR. I'd at least want something similar on the Ninja.


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Yes, the base of the mirror is the best place to mount the aux lights. You will need to fabricate a simple 'L' shaped iron bracket, twist the horizontal 'leg' of the 'L' bracket a bit and mount the aux lights on that. Attaching pics of the mount I got on my bike for the Baja S2 Pro aux lights.
Thats exactly what I have pictured in my mind! If only I had fabricating skills or access to a fabricator. I wish someone would mass produce these!
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Go to hardware store and buy a l- bracket they have different sizes, take 2- pair of channel locks and twist the bend then paint black. Maybe 10 minutes tops to make.
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