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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2013, 01:04:44 pm »
I have it remounted temporarily with some strapping.  After I get a new plate, I will either use strapping behind the plate or make a plate to go behind the plate.  Will probably also put a rubber bumper behind the Admore to try and reduce the motion.

You can tell I wasn't in a hurry to fix it :)

Anyway, I did it "right" this time (which is what I should have done in the first place).  I went and got some 3/4" x 1/8" flat aluminum stock and cut two pieces the height of the plate.  Drilled holes in the top/bottom of each, and use that behind the plate and Admore.  Everything is held together with four nylon bolts/nuts.  Wow it is very strong now!
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2014, 09:38:38 am »
On my wife's bike the licence plate is exposed to the wind and because of that the flex was splitting the mounting holes at the top. I ended up making a small bracket mounted to the fender to hold the bottom of the plate to eliminate flex. Because of the weight of the Admore light you might consider doing this too.

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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2014, 04:01:00 pm »
On my wife's bike the licence plate is exposed to the wind and because of that the flex was splitting the mounting holes at the top. I ended up making a small bracket mounted to the fender to hold the bottom of the plate to eliminate flex. Because of the weight of the Admore light you might consider doing this too.

My friend suggested the same thing.  Although now it is so rigid, it seems OK.  I thought about putting a bumper on the back of the plate to prevent movement too.
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2015, 08:38:33 pm »
I just installed my new Admore light (the smaller one, w/smoked lens). The previous owner had a surprisingly heavy and rigid license plate frame that bolts to all four of the license plate corners, so that that added enough strength and rigidity to the plate itself that it didn't seem necessary to add another plate of metal behind the license plate. I'll keep an eye on it and see how it holds up.

I do have to say that I'm somewhat disappointed that the Admore light isn't brighter, but perhaps that is because of the smoked lens.

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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2015, 10:40:28 pm »
My friend suggested the same thing.  Although now it is so rigid, it seems OK.  I thought about putting a bumper on the back of the plate to prevent movement too.

Well, it has been 1.3 years on the new setup (try 2) and no problems.
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2015, 10:41:31 pm »
I do have to say that I'm somewhat disappointed that the Admore light isn't brighter, but perhaps that is because of the smoked lens.

Could be.  My normal one is quite bright- brighter than the Concours' stock LED one.
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2015, 11:40:05 am »
I just installed my new Admore light (the smaller one, w/smoked lens).
I do have to say that I'm somewhat disappointed that the Admore light isn't brighter, but perhaps that is because of the smoked lens.


 My original light bars lens covers arrived with cracks around the screws and Admore sent me replacement lenses, so if you want to you can probably lose the smoke cover to get more light (assuming you request/order a clear replacement lens from Admore). The originals were sealed with clear silicone around the perimeter of the lens, use very sparingly if you replace it.
Next month will be 4 years since I installed my dual lightbars. So far the only problem has been one LED on the left bar has quit working.
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2015, 10:04:59 am »
I have the Admore Light bar under my plate too...the smaller one. Here it is for those that care.

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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2015, 04:29:20 pm »
I have the Admore Light bar under my plate too...the smaller one. Here it is for those that care.

 :finger_fing11:  It is a great safety mod and greatly increases the visibility "footprint" being so far away from the stock light.
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2015, 08:41:28 pm »
I've had one of these for nearly a year now and cant fault it. Yes I too had to modify the mounting after cracking the number plate, but two bits of inch by one eighth stainless bar and some nylon washers have fixed the problem while still leaving a little bit of flex for vibration.
I will sing loudly the praises of Admore's customer service. They are THE best online vendor I've ever used and their product support is beyond reproach.
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2016, 03:59:18 pm »
Another full year of working perfectly... knock on wood!
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2018, 03:19:29 pm »
Another full year of working perfectly... knock on wood!

And two more years of my mounting working perfectly (3 total on new mounting design)... knock on some additional wood.  So it seems like the modified mounting design is certainly a keeper.  So I still highly recommend.
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2018, 10:50:30 pm »
Seven years for mine last month, and still only that one LED is out on the left light bar.

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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #43 on: June 02, 2018, 06:04:32 am »
Seven years for mine last month, and still only that one LED is out on the left light bar.

Seven years on mine too, in a month.

I will admit that mine does get some condensation/moisture in it, especially after washing the bike.  But it isn't tons and it doesn't seem to affect it at all.  Their bracket also has a little rust on it.
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Re: Admore Light Bar Installation
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2018, 08:41:17 am »
...especially after washing the bike.
Huh?  ???   I'm not familiar with that...is that something new?

  Their bracket also has a little rust on it.
Is that related to this "washing" you speak of?