Turning headlight

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by FireMedicJP, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. FireMedicJP

    FireMedicJP Howdy dammit!

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    So I did the momentary switch upgrade on my highbeam and decided that I needed to be able to point it at people texting at stop signs so they don't run me over. This is my firt post so hi! and thanks for listening! This is me giving it a shot :poke:

    here is the stock healight setup fairing removed, nevermind the sheetmetal - more on that later.
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    so I cut and tapped a couple of 1/2" square tubing I had in my back yard to mount to the forks.
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    Then I made crossmembers and tack welded them into place
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    I took it off so I could have my dad weld it in place more solidly (I'm really not a welder but I stayed at a holiday inn)
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    Ok, so what this doesn't show is that I spaced the two center angle pieces too far apart for the stock headlight to slide onto and so in a rage I beat them off and reset them to the proper width arrrggggg but it looks 'pretty not bad' no so here we go!
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    Then I tapped the holes for the same mounting height as well as some tertiary holes just in case I wanted to relevel it or attach something else later.
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    Here is my dog Cedar posing with the finished product.
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    Here fully assembled and ready for judgement, again nevermind the sheetmetal more on that later.
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    I also learned how to post doing this! :laugh:

    I appreciate you listening and wouldn't mind some constructive criticism! Thanks!
    -JP
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  2. Hack'dTiger

    Hack'dTiger n00b schn00b

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  3. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    I knew this was a KLR thread as soon as I saw the rubberband on your watchband.:rofl
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  4. Apocalipsis FZR

    Apocalipsis FZR I´m too old for this....

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  5. Apocalipsis FZR

    Apocalipsis FZR I´m too old for this....

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    Man, you put some serious weight on the steering....

    May I suggest to keep the design but change the materials...may be some aluminun???
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