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  1. Fulldild1
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    Just bought a set of "Star Driving Lights" P/N STR-4WM45-10-EA. I am concerned that they aren't "real" Star accessories. First the mounting hardware from the lightbar doesn't work seamlessly with the light housings. Does anybody have them on their bike that could direct me to some close-up pics? Is there a switch on the light housing? Do they have a Star or Yamaha logo on them?

  2. ctnwzdar
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    I just installed a set on mine the other day. There is a toggle switch on the left one. I know that I wasn't overly pleased with the "swivel" mounts that the housings sit on to connect to the bar. Sounds similar to you.

  3. Fulldild1
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    Do yours have a Yamaha or Star logo on them anywhere? My Lenses have JC Enterprises embossed on them. My problem I guess is with the bolt that fastens from inside light housing through the bar and conical washer. It fits very loosely through the light housing. Is there a washer I'm missing? I have two conical washers for the top and bottom each side of lightbar, the two mounts that fits the turn-signal stalk and these long-headed bolts that go inside the lights.

  4. ebrowensano
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    I just purchased a set of lights as well. I too was not overly impressed with the way the components go together. I mounted and wired the lights on the lightr bar, but have not pulled the turn signals from the bike yet. I hope to get to it tomorrow. I post the details of the finished project.

  5. ModoHero
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    Search the site, I don't have it handy but there is a link to a guy that did this install with pictures and directions. It might have been the 1300 but its all the same hassles. All my halogen lensses say is "TOP" no Star logos, the part number is cast into the underside or its another number.

    Once its done and adjusted its a great accessory. I set mine to run all the time when the key is on, not to go off with high beam. The 3 lights is shaped to be safer or recognised so I cant see turning them off, goofy law.
    Dwayne

  6. ctnwzdar
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    I have no logos on my lights either, only on the visors which you have to purchase separately. The links that ModoHero mentioned did not really help me with my install as the wiring was different then mine as well as the passing lamps were an earlier version then what we have... different lamp mounts etc. I know exactly what you mean with regards to the connical washers and the through bolt that fastens from inside the lamp housing down into the signal light post... a real design flaw in my opinion. Not only is aligning the 2 washers/lamp/signal a pain but once it is tightened down, you re-assemble the lamp and then should you move the light to aim it... it seems to loosen the interior bolt... so now you have to remove the dang lamp again to get at the bolt on the inside to tighten it down again... real fun

  7. ebrowensano
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    I just purchased a set of lights as well. I too was not overly impressed with the way the components go together. I mounted and wired the lights on the lightr bar, but have not pulled the turn signals from the bike yet. I hope to get to it tomorrow. I post the details of the finished project.
    I finished up the lights this morning, they look great. It took me a few tries to get it "right", but it was worth it... I wired the lights to be on all the time. It was not "hard" to install, just time consuming, well worth the effort.

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