New headlight

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stev0
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New headlight

Post by stev0 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:06 am

Guys, my headlight cowl is falling apart. Rode it last weekend and even the light came lose flapping all over the place. Granted the bike was having a hard time in the rocks, but Im now looking for something sturdier. Im preferably looking for a dual beam and this sort of rules out the Baja type race lights, which look cool, but only have one beam. Id also like ALOT of light.

Any other ideas?
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bigkuri
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Re: New headlight

Post by bigkuri » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:02 am

Yes, just help me think of a nice way to add bracing to the existing headlight cowling! :)

I have a wee screen bolted to the cowling, and the constant wobble of it is annoying, caused by the terribly weak and wobbly lower cowling mounting.

I fixed it really crudely by two braces from the handlebar to the top of the cowling, but it was just too crude/ugly. There must be a better way....

I'm thinking of some brackets around the forks legs, with a loop of metal bar curved between them behind the cowling, and bolt the cowling to this invisible support.

The later 990 SMs have a much better design - mainly they filled in the "gap" on the right side lower cowling mount.
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stev0
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Re: New headlight

Post by stev0 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:12 pm

Exactly what happened. I fitted a 690 duke screen and the weaving ripped everything apart.
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Re: New headlight

Post by bigkuri » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:39 pm

So I figure there must be a bike/parts to fab something up - adding a bit of strength.... Will have a think once I get the SE back on the road - new see-thru safari tank going on it, and service...
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