Harley-Davidson Sportster LED Light Outfitting Guide

October 14 2021

The Harley-Davidson Sportster has been around for over 60 years! Customizing Sportsters has been around just as long. Sporty owners have plenty of blank canvas to work with. DENALI LED Light accessories can help you make your Sporty one of a kind. Your bike can be outfitted with LED lighting accessories to add to your safety, allow you to see more of the road ahead, and help others see you better. Equip your Sportster with DENALI fog lights, driving lights, DRL daytime running lights and a high intensity brake lights for added conspicuity. Here are some of our most popular products for the Harley-Davidson Sportster. Click on the button to shop all products that fit your Sporty. 

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    Motorcycles don’t get much more elemental than the Sportster. Since 1957, when the Sportster debuted as one of (if not THE) fastest motorcycle on the road, the Sporty has evolved to become the choice of newer riders and those who just want a simpler, more elemental two-wheeler in their garage. Still packing four clanky-clanky cams under the engine cases and driving two valves via pushrods and asking the air around you do to the cooling, the Sportster, in 883cc and the 1200c variants, is probably more true to its roots than any motorcycle on the planet.

    One thing Sportster owners know is that their Harleys, though smaller than the Big Twins, are perfectly up to long weekend rides to the mountains, the dreaded commute to school or work, and even the occasional playful Saturday on twisty roads. DENALI can make the Sporty better at all those things with the best, most well-considered motorcycle lighting available.

    Start with the M5 DOT-approved headlight, which is plug& play compatible with H4 headlights without wiring changes and offers separate high- and low-beam LED modules plus a halo ring for daytime visibility. Want more? Choose any of our Driving Light Mount with Articulating Bar to place more DENALI lights on the Sportster’s front fork or crash guards. Any of DENALI’s high-intensity LED driving lights will fit any of these mounts. 

    Even though the Sportster is an older model in the lineup, all of them since 2014 have CANbus electrical architecture, meaning the DENALI CANsmart controller is in play. CANsmart allows you to control all your lights—two pairs of driving lights, a B6 tail light, as well as the SoundBomb horn—right from your Harley’s stock hand switches and integrates several functions, including High/Low Sync, from-the-saddle dimming capabilities, Flash to Pass, Strobe with Horn, and a Smart Brake modulation system to let following cars know you’re slowing. Even better, CANsmart makes the installation of these important motorcycle accessories extremely simple and straightforward, without sacrificing features like DENALI’s DrySeal waterproof connectors. 

    We mentioned the SoundBomb. Even if you have pipes on your Sportster, the SoundBomb is a huge benefit, clearing the way through traffic and letting inattentive drivers that you’re sharing the road with them. And for a final custom trick, look into the T3 Modular Signal Pods or the Flush Mount Micro Turn Signals; you can replace the Sporty’s turnsignal stalks with these and still have bright, attention-getting blinkers. It’s a win-win.


    And now, there's a brand new Sportster in the mix. Based on a version of the Pan America’s new liquid-cooled V-twin engine and much of its hybrid frame, which uses the engine as a stressed member to reduce weight and make a distinctive styling statement, the all new Sporty is an absolutely decluttered motorcycle that you would not call stripped down. No, it’s lean enough and powerful enough to capture your attention but resists looking bare. It’s hunched-over styling gives it a muscular look that’s modern but undeniably American.

    And since the New Sporty will live on American roads, where drivers have 1001 things to do in their entertainment pods besides pilot the things, a set of DENALI lighting products and the well-applied benefits of the SoundBomb horn will help it not just survive but thrive. The exposed fork allows the bike to carry a DENALI Clamp Mount that, in turn, can handle any of DENALI’s amazing LED motorcycle lights, or you can opt for a set of DENALI’s DRL light pods to mount on the front fender or the radiator guard. These six-LED light strips put usable light on the ground but also give drivers something to focus on besides deciphering their Tesla’s navigation system or thwacking their offspring. Available in white or amber lenses, and all of them have built-in two-intensity capability with simple wiring.

    Some combination of DENALI DRL, T3 Modular Switchback Signal Pods, and B6 Brake Light Visibility Pods will definitely help the Harley-Davidson Sportster stand out. There’s more to the DENALI lights than powerful optics and excellent visibility. Each set is made with a pro-grade wiring harness for really easy installations, even on a naked bike like the Sportster, and features like DataDim Technology that allows an easy add-on dual-intensity upgrade, or DrySeal Submersible Waterproof connectors really help make the DENALI products as tough and distinctive as the Sporty itself. 

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