Hella FF50 Auxillary Lights
The first mod/farkle I added to the FJR was the FZ-1 mirrors and love the visibility they give me. And I wanted to install auxillary lights to project more light when riding at night and to be more visible during the day. I decided to use the Hella FF50s and Garauld's (fjrforum.com) brackets to mount them.
The FJR's mirrors are attached to the nose frame with metal bushings and rubber gromment which keeps the mirror base off the plastic front fairing. Garauld's brackets are made to be sandwitched between the mirror base and the top of the bushings and are 1/8" thick. On my '07, the studs of the FZ-1 mirrors just come through the metal nose frame enough to screw on the nut with a good dose of "lock tight" - 1 turn shy of the stud being flush with the top of the nut.
The FZ-1 mirror studs are shorter than the stock FJR ones and adding the brackets keeps studs to come through the nose frame. Fortunately Sirryan (fjrforum.com) wrote about the modifications he made to get the FZ-1's mirror base and to the FJR's bushing. So I copied his technique and the following are pictures of the modifications.
I also used John Dumke's thread for ideas for wiring a switch for "always on" and "on with high beams" and the location of the Hella Relay
Before, part way and installed
|Before||Bracket installed||Light installed|
The pieces modified
|Measuring the height of the FZ-1 miror lands off the bottom of the base. The height is 3/32".||Measuring the height off the fairing bushings off the fairing and rubber insert.||Looking down at the bushings and rubber grommet which holds them in place|
The drawing is not to scale. I filed the FZ-1 mirror lands around the studs to be flush with the outer portion of the base which puts the entire base of the mirror in contact with the brackets. This gave me 3/32". I removed the FJR bushings and removed approximately 2/32" of their height. This gives an "effective stud" length of 5/32". Minimally, I wanted the mirror stud nuts to be on the same number of turns as before attaching Garauld's bracket. With these mods, the stud is now flush with the top of the nuts.
Not to scale
Upper left - the lands are 3/32" beyond the bottom of the base
Upper right - the brackets are 4/32" (1/8") thin
Lower left - the bushing is approximately 12/32 long and extends approximately 1/8" out of the rubber gasket.
The fairing bushings
Feeding the Hella wires
|The "gold" wire is an old cloths hanger which I "fished" through the nose cone to pull the Hella power wires to the other side.||The "other" side.||And the wires are though.||Hella relay located between the radiator fill and "glovebox". The picture "borrowed" from John Dumke's thread|
Switch and power wire
The power for the Hella FF50s come from the power distribution panel in the tail.
|A - FJR's high beam trigger|
C - to the driving light relay.
|D - ground for indicator light|
|E - 12VDC - always on position|
|G - 12 VDC power to indicator light|