This is posted on ADV too.
Been on paternity leave I got quite bored around home so after I did my fender job http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=543397
Then I after speaking with Hal who's wife is an inmate by the name of Skygazer ordered me my new single headlight. I've been wanting to do something about the ugly front end since I bought the bike.
Did quite a bit of searching for ideas across many sites, but most mods needed skills and/or tools that I just don't have.
Anyway piccie time
Here's the headlight and the clamps to be used,
The headlight arms off the clamps were too short & most of the local mobs weren't too helpful or didn't have stock so I made my own.
A couple of 3mm thick plates
The clamps with some carpet I had to cover some draws I made for my 4wd, just to protect the forks when clamped.
then started on the dash
with this as the finish
So, not proud to say how long it took me, but I swallowed my pride and went for something simple.
You can see how the speedo is mounted
the test run
Obviously the test run was before I painted the back of the speedo & a couple of other parts.
I should have my shield very soon, I ordered one of these http://www.mcsonline.com.au/catalogue/ch_fourteen.pdf
it's part number WS12
So it's mounted to the top triple clamp using high tensile bolts with some loctite. The arms then mount to the headlight clamps secured by the indicators. I also made another arm in the middle to allow adjustment of the headlight. The vibrations seem to be the same as the handlebar, but definitely no more. Seems to be robust. Time will tell, unless someones spots something obvious.
I want to get one of the those wire stone guards for the headlight. I got Ricks fork brace on the way, so maybe I'll shove my WR high fender on
I also want to make something to mount my spotties for winter or touring.