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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?
Got a picture ?

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I hadn’t noticed it on mine, but I’ll 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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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.

Nothing you can do but pay attention to the ones coming behind you. If they aren’t looking, they aren’t looking.



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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 added a pair of Hyper-Lights under the arms of the rear turn sigs where they are seen only from the rear. Vic and H-L made it easy; Vic provided a convenient hole in the underside of the arms for the wires and H-L included powerful double sided sticky tape to mount them. They are available in several modes - I got the ones that are running lights and go very bright when the brakes are applied, blinking for 5 seconds and then on steady. Great for getting the attention of approaching cars when I'm stopped at a traffic light. First pic, they're off / second, they're on. They are a lot brighter than the photo indicates and SUPER BRIGHT when the brakes are applied.
 

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I added a pair of Hyper-Lights under the arms of the rear turn sigs where they are seen only from the rear. Vic and H-L made it easy; Vic provided a convenient hole in the underside of the arms for the wires and H-L included powerful double sided sticky tape to mount them. They are available in several modes - I got the ones that are running lights and go very bright when the brakes are applied, blinking for 5 seconds and then on steady. Great for getting the attention of approaching cars when I'm stopped at a traffic light. First pic, they're off / second, they're on. They are a lot brighter than the photo indicates and SUPER BRIGHT when the brakes are applied.
Nice. Anything to get attention. :)
 

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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?
does it look anything like this?
if so, I sent these to Kury and they responded back with "we have had tons of installs with no issues. if you are getting rubbing like that on the cables, you should drill through the side of the saddlebags and make sure to seal it with silicone." they had no response for the rubbing on the top of the lights. these were only installed on the bike for a week. but because half of the LED's on the clutch side were out when i installed them, they did replace them free of charge.. i am debating on actually installing them again.
 

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does it look anything like this?
if so, I sent these to Kury and they responded back with "we have had tons of installs with no issues. if you are getting rubbing like that on the cables, you should drill through the side of the saddlebags and make sure to seal it with silicone." they had no response for the rubbing on the top of the lights. these were only installed on the bike for a week. but because half of the LED's on the clutch side were out when i installed them, they did replace them free of charge.. i am debating on actually installing them again.
We have a winner!
Yes exactly like that but it's rubbed white across the top of both sides.
I don't care significantly because it isn't visible with the bags closed. I will try loosening the lids and see if I can wiggle them back a bit in the spring. Bike is done for the year they won't stop salting the roads here.

I actually read your post on a while back and as result of that I routed the wiring differently to avoid that issue. Did not remember you having the tops rub though.
 

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Well no one cares what Victory says anymore. Lol
They do move on the hinges because the close system isn't perfect but I wouldn't expect them to move front to back motion under normal use.
 

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I installed mine at the beginning of the riding season and have since put on 35,000 km / 22,000 mi and no issuess with rubbing/chaffing.

Agreed with more visibility to the rear of bike. thumb up

 

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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.
I've been rear-ended on a bike... my biggest fear. I don't really care too much what they look like but I do like the way they look. Mine don't rub on the lids.

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

Nothing you can do but pay attention to the ones coming behind you. If they aren’t looking, they aren’t looking.



Condoms prevent Minivans.
Sadly true. When I was rear-ended on my bike it was my best friend driving the car that hit me. He knew I was there, didn't know I'd stopped... I still want all the light I can get on the back (and front).

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I installed mine at the beginning of the riding season and have since put on 35,000 km / 22,000 mi and no issuess with rubbing/chaffing.

Agreed with more visibility to the rear of bike. thumb up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfcDeVeEqcU
That's very cool. Does the bike go crazy with that flasher? I've read old posts about not messing with the brake wiring because bike doesn't like it and things like cruise won't work.
 
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