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Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Howdy all! First off I'd like to thank the fine members of this forum for the countless tips, tricks, and knowledge gleaned from my years of lurking. Obligatory "first post" disclaimer!

My bike: 2003 RoadStar Silverado xv1600

So - after taking a bit of damage to the stock light bar and driving lights, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade to the Kuryakyn Constellation lightbar. I was able to get everything wired up and it seems to be working great, but after looking over the finished product I have a few questions:

1. I used the kury produced mounting bracket specific for my bike. However, the bracket does not sit flush on the right side due to the fact that it makes contact with a part of the brake system on the bottom side of the fork, I believe its where the line splits to go to each side of the tire. This forces the bracket to sit at a slight angle, which isn't very noticeable until the lightbar is mounted - at which point the right driving light assembly sits about 1/2" farther forward than the one on the left. I was able to loosen the mount screws and adjust it to minimize the misalignment to some degree, but really can't get it aligned perfectly without modifying the bracket some how. Is this normal? Did I end up with the wrong mounting bracket?

2. The running lights seem to be less bright than I would have expected. I have them grounded to the ground wire on the newly installed driving light relay wiring harness - is there a best practice here? Using OEM ground wires or relay harness ground wires? Any way to accurately test the brightness of the running lights?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Hmm. I never had a problem with it hiting the line spliter myself. And the bulbs are only 35watt each so its not gunna be a crazy amount of light but i did cover my headlight at night in the driveway and i thaught those little spots kicked out a fair amount of light myself.

from MI. Now i know your new but think you could tackle a pic of your mount or at least give us a link to one for sale?
 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
from NE Louisiana. I didn't have any problems mounting mine either. The only problem I had was the whole bar vibrating pretty bad at idle and that seems to be normal for that bar.
 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Welcome!!! from Spokane WA, pic's might help! show & tell!
 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
from Iowa. I was thinking about the same set up instead of the Yami driving lights. Changing my mind now, though. I want brighter not the same.
 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Maybe a couple of washers under the bracket, to move it further out ....

 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
from southern Ontario, Canada.

I agree, a few washers for spacing may solve the one issue
 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
I put them on my 2001 last spring and I like them real well. I had no problem installing them and they look good.
 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
Sorry about the lack of pics - I hadn't taken any when I posted, and it was too dark to get a good shot last night. Here's a couple views of the bracket and line splitter: (right click and choose "open in new window/tab" to see full size image)





I thought about spacing it with some washers, but that introduces another problem: the bottom headlight mount already raises the verticle tilt of the headlight bucket by about 1/2" or more, with spacers it would be tilted way up past horizontal. At that point I would have to modify the bottom light mount and bend it down to re-orient the headlight bucket. Didn't want to start making modifications to that bracket without getting some input first.


And thanks for the kind welcome from all of you!
 
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Re:Kury Constellation lightbar 4 Years, 11 Months ago  
smokescreens wrote:
Hmm. I never had a problem with it hiting the line spliter myself. And the bulbs are only 35watt each so its not gunna be a crazy amount of light but i did cover my headlight at night in the driveway and i thaught those little spots kicked out a fair amount of light myself.

from MI. Now i know your new but think you could tackle a pic of your mount or at least give us a link to one for sale?


Just to be clear, The spots/driving lights are quite bright. The amber running light/signal indicators are the ones that seem to be less bright than I would have expected.
 
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