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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Installed the kuryakyn saber lights on the saddlebags. There is really only one way to do that with how they fit.
The top is getting rubbed raw by the lids on the saddlebags. It's not harmful to the lights and you can't see it when lids are closed.

Just curious if this is normal for these lights?
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Installed the kuryakyn saber lights on the saddlebags. There is really only one way to do that with how they fit.
The top is getting rubbed raw by the lids on the saddlebags. It's not harmful to the lights and you can't see it when lids are closed.

Just curious if this is normal for these lights?
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I hadnít noticed it on mine, but Iíll take a close look when I go out in the cold rain to the shed where Blackbird is parked.

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I don't have pic the bike is parked and covered for the winter. Installed them in the only way they fit. Watched that witch doctor video too.

I'm wondering if maybe my bag lids are farther forward than others so tighter on the back but I don't see how that would be possible.

The black has been rubbed off so it's raw white plastic now.

As I said it's hidden with lids closed but it does annoy me.
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The most beautiful XC bikes I have seen do not have those lights. I can understand why some people run them though.

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I was on the fence at first but I like them. Plug and play. If they didn't exist then I would have added lights between the bags and fender anyway.
I was just rear ended in my pickup recently I want to be seen on the bike.
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Aesthetics are of course a personal choice. But I most certainly believe the Cross bikes need additional rear lighting. Yes, even the CCT. I'll be glad to get my set mounted in a month or so.

There is 'some' play to the lid position. If the hinge and lid mounting screws are all loosened, the lid can be made to move a bit. Though the lock catch hoop will also have to be moved to accommodate the slightly different lid position.
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I was just rear ended in my pickup recently I want to be seen on the bike.

You could add a full size Ferris wheel....people only see what they look at. There is a reason 18-wheelers get rear ended.

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Aesthetics are of course a personal choice. But I most certainly believe the Cross bikes need additional rear lighting. Yes, even the CCT. I'll be glad to get my set mounted in a month or so.

There is 'some' play to the lid position. If the hinge and lid mounting screws are all loosened, the lid can be made to move a bit. Though the lock catch hoop will also have to be moved to accommodate the slightly different lid position.
That would explain it. Changed my hinges after the lights were added. Guess I messed that up then. I'll note it for spring.
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I've had mine on for over a year and no problems.
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