Just installed the front and rear grab bars at the dealer. I also purchased the PIAA light kit from the Yamaha Accessory catalog but could not install them until the front grab bar was installed. There are two mounting holes on the front grab bar but they are the wrong diameter for the PIAA light mounting provisions so my dealer drilled the correct size hole above the predrilled holes and mounted the lights. They then used the predrilled holes for the wiring, looks great and works perfect!
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The PIAA's are brighter and a narrower beam than the stock lights and I think the combination of the two will greatly enhance forward visibility without blinding oncoming traffic!
Note: The PIAA's are only slightly lower than the stock lights, the angle of the picture makes them appear lower than they are.
I've not tried any of the lights because it just stopped raining and it's currently 39 degrees and falling! It's going up into the 50's tomorrow with mostly sunny skies so I'm thinking later in the week when night time temperatures dip only into the 40's will be much better!!! LOL!
The rear grab bar is sturdy without adding significant weight. It's four point mount feels very strong.
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A tip from the dealership mechanic for self installers is instead of removing and loosening half of the back of the machine as directed by the instructions, spend a few minutes and assess if you have the tools available to install without touching any of the existing fasteners. They did not touch any of the existing fasteners during installation.
My tail lights are the LED lights from the Yamaha catalog and are red on the top 2/3'd and the bottom is white backup lights. The machine is wired for backup lights so only a small jumper was required to reach the harness connector.