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    #76
    I think some people have used the Yamaha MT03 headlight. Might be along the lines you're looking for. I feel like one of the bikes wildwhl has been working on has one.

    I have a headight from an early CB600F Hornet. It's still a round headlight but has really nice dual bulb setup.
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    Chain rollers, swing arm chain guides, brake hangers, etc.

    Various parts for sale

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      #77
      Originally Posted by honda coaster View Post
      nice....one of the better builds I have seen.....lots of custom....and talent....keep it up...
      Thanks! I hope to keep it up.. $$ not quite keeping up with demand!

      Originally Posted by Guntherrex View Post
      really great stuff here! Hope the clip-ons give you enough steering lock to be usable. That steering stem looks a bit rusty! Like the adjustable stops though!
      Thanks! The steering stem I showed was a Monster but it's not used. I wanted to show how the adjustable pins were on that setup but I'll be using it on my current 600rr lower. I'll need a custom bracket to mount the pins to.


      Originally Posted by frinesi2 View Post
      I think some people have used the Yamaha MT03 headlight. Might be along the lines you're looking for. I feel like one of the bikes wildwhl has been working on has one.

      I have a headight from an early CB600F Hornet. It's still a round headlight but has really nice dual bulb setup.
      Thanks for the tip, Eric. I'll check out that headlight. I've heard of it being used on other builds too.

      Eric Y.
      1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
      https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

      https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


      2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
      Detroit, MI

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        #78
        Here's a random link to the MT03 style headlight as sold by LSL - http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1221800...&ul_noapp=true

        Add their brackets and mounts and it bumps up above $400 fast. It is a nice headlight though. I think Brammo uses it as well.

        A simple steering stop for the 600rr bottom clamp consists of drilling/tapping (if you've left enough meat) and using round eccentric bosses bolted on with 6mm or so bolts. There are other options, too. I'll throw one of the concepts I had (and never finished, there's lots of those around my head) in our shared F360 folder for you to have a look.

        WW
        "It's better to burn out, than to fade away.

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          #79
          Thanks Bill. I'll add that headlight on the short list. Looks a bit more modern than the VRod one.

          For the steering stop, I prefer the one piece bracket over the separate eccentric stops. I'll keep an eye out for the design.

          Eric Y.
          1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
          https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

          https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


          2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
          Detroit, MI

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            #80
            So, not to take any possible sales from our esteemed Hawk chip cutters (Bill Gillis and Company), I found these MT03 brackets on Facebook, through Diamondback Designs. Can't help you with pricing, but looks like a nice part and he can accommodate various stantion diameters.

            Last edited by flyinelvis; 09-07-2017, 07:08 AM.
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              #81
              Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
              The last needed change is the speed sensor. It's normally taken off the front sprocket or the tranny. I'll need to design something to attach the front sprocket to the speed sensor.
              Here's a link to a build by Sebspeed on Customs Fighters. He has a pretty trick speed sensor pickup on his front sprocket. Maybe get the juices flowing?




              This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle. - joel

              Nothing like a project to keep you busy, slowly draining funds out of the wallet! - spacetiger

              Our Hawks have all the power any mature, sensible rider can use on any street or highway without carrying around excessively unnecessary big-bore weight and power - squirrelman

              Bike builds can be and most time are art and expression. To take something mass produced and impersonal and make something personal that you can't stop staring at as you walk away. There is nothing I find more satisfying than looking at something cool and beautiful and thinking "I made that". - 6

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                #82
                Oooh, nice details! Thanks for the link. I saved it and it definitely gives me some ideas. I sort had a similar idea to hold the speedo sensor over the sprocket but mine is mechanical and his is magnetic. I maybe able to use a similar type bracket for mine. I'll need to design a different holder on the sprocket. Hawk uses a 2 bolt/lock setup while the 900rr is a center bolt.



                Now, if a magnetic sensor is compatible with the speedo, that's preferable. I'll have to research that a bit.

                The expected 600F4i ratio is 16/46 while the Hawk stock ratio is 16/44. A bit of error (2.75 vs 2.875). 5% slower might be tolerable. Going to a 15 tooth will make it closer (2.93) and give me a bit more pull down low for city riding. This will display only 2% faster.
                Eric Y.
                1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                Detroit, MI

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                  #83
                  Originally Posted by flyinelvis View Post
                  So, not to take any possible sales from our esteemed Hawk chip cutters (Bill Gillis and Company), I found these MT03 brackets on Facebook, through Diamondback Designs. Can't help you with pricing, but looks like a nice part and he can accommodate various stantion diameters.

                  I like that design too but I'll likely work with Bill to make something we can call our own. I need to work on something that mounts not only the headlight but the gauges. I like how that bracket also holds the turn signals. Checked out that website and he is a small proto machine shop. No info on his site and I stay away from FB.
                  Eric Y.
                  1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                  https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                  2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                  Detroit, MI

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                    #84
                    Quite a coincidence, but I'm working on something of that nature now for my build.

                    WW

                    (PS - subframe is in progress, but I doubt completion this week is realistic)

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                    "It's better to burn out, than to fade away.

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                      #85
                      Very cool! I'm guessing 2 holes for fork mounts and 1 hole for the headlight bucket plus 1 for the turns. The MT03 bracket using 2 holes for the bucket won't allow for horizontal adjustments. Maybe the MT03 has built-in adjusters.
                      Eric Y.
                      1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                      https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                      https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                      2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                      https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                      Detroit, MI

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                        #86
                        Tore into the carbs early this week. Not too bad of a shape actually. I'll drop them into the sonic parts cleaner at work and order up some parts from HordPower. For the corrosion, I'll hit them with my soda blaster. The adjuster screws didn't want to come out. They look original with the X cut into the head. I'll have to fidget with them later.

                        Also, the choke plunger (I think its a plunger) is stuck inside. Can someone show me what these are supposed to look like?





                        Eric Y.
                        1990 Hawk - Taka 92 in progress.
                        https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...roject-taka-92

                        https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon/albums/72157675070162792


                        2001 VFR800i road trip bike.
                        https://www.flickr.com/photos/eyuzon...57666415263457
                        Detroit, MI

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                          #87
                          Here (look here too) https://www.hawkgtforum.com/forum/ho...-with-pictures

                          WW

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                          "It's better to burn out, than to fade away.

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                            #88
                            Originally Posted by eyhonda View Post
                            Very cool! I'm guessing 2 holes for fork mounts and 1 hole for the headlight bucket plus 1 for the turns. The MT03 bracket using 2 holes for the bucket won't allow for horizontal adjustments. Maybe the MT03 has built-in adjusters.
                            Not sure if there are built in adjusters to the headlights, but a simple scissor mount will allow you all the adjustment you need. I'm sure we can come up with something...and you can even make it on your NC

                            WW
                            "It's better to burn out, than to fade away.

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                              #89
                              Headlight brackets can be too long.......and you can shorten them.....Like what you guys have done.

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                                #90
                                I knew I was opening a can-o-worms...

                                What if the top fork mount was slotted in an arc? That would allow some adjustability?
                                This forum is entirely dedicated to wasting time and money modifying a slow motorcycle. - joel

                                Nothing like a project to keep you busy, slowly draining funds out of the wallet! - spacetiger

                                Our Hawks have all the power any mature, sensible rider can use on any street or highway without carrying around excessively unnecessary big-bore weight and power - squirrelman

                                Bike builds can be and most time are art and expression. To take something mass produced and impersonal and make something personal that you can't stop staring at as you walk away. There is nothing I find more satisfying than looking at something cool and beautiful and thinking "I made that". - 6

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