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Re: Double RYCA build May 2013 Train Light
Reply #330 - 04/26/13 at 19:26:44
 
Guess what the metallic green things are,...

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Re: Double RYCA build Mar 2013
Reply #331 - 04/26/13 at 19:34:20
 
but sling hangers?

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Re: Double RYCA build Mar 2013
Reply #332 - 04/27/13 at 03:01:15
 
Washers that go on the shocks so you can mount a luggage rack?
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Re: Double RYCA build May - train light
Reply #333 - 04/27/13 at 11:44:25
 
Dave wrote on 04/27/13 at 03:01:15:
Washers that go on the shocks so you can mount a luggage rack?


Good guess!!  They DO look like something like that, eh?  

Here's a hint,.. they go on the other end of the bike.
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Re: Double RYCA build Mar 2013
Reply #334 - 04/27/13 at 18:16:20
 
Fairing struts?
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Re: Double RYCA build Mar 2013
Reply #335 - 04/27/13 at 18:33:43
 
Some sort of aftermarket Headlight Bracket?
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Re: Double RYCA build May - train light
Reply #336 - 04/28/13 at 19:28:03
 
paulmarshall wrote on 04/27/13 at 18:33:43:
Some sort of aftermarket Headlight Bracket?



That speculation was almost perfect.
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Re: Double RYCA build May 2013 - train light
Reply #337 - 04/28/13 at 19:36:33
 
While they are headlight brackets, they are not aftermarket, they are custom-crafted, so to speak.  None of the "solutions" out there seemed to line up very well with the train light, so I cobbled up something of my own.

They are basically 1/4" steel bar, mig-welded to some heavy washers.  They are coupled to the heavy duty stainless clamps with fuel line,... I wanted more rubber mounting than just that provided with the bolts in the train light.  The fuel line will have some really small hose clamps or some such to secure the pieces together.

I took these pics before it was finished because the trainlight shell will be the same color as the mounts and would have made for a lousy pic of the installed mounts.











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Re: Double RYCA build Mar 2013
Reply #338 - 04/28/13 at 21:14:54
 
Fender looks crooked


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Re: Double RYCA build Mar 2013
Reply #339 - 04/28/13 at 21:34:56
 
verslagen1 wrote on 04/28/13 at 21:14:54:

Is that as big as yours verslagen?
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Re: Double RYCA build Mar 2013
Reply #340 - 04/28/13 at 22:27:38
 
paulmarshall wrote on 04/28/13 at 21:34:56:
verslagen1 wrote on 04/28/13 at 21:14:54:

Is that as big as yours verslagen?

I'm sure it's the same fender.

what? you mean the headlight? no, that one is bigger.
I couldn't find the glass for the bigger bucket I got.
So instead of going bigger, I went brighter... HID
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Re: Double RYCA build May 2013 - train light
Reply #341 - 04/29/13 at 02:54:40
 
verslagen1 wrote on 04/28/13 at 21:14:54:
Fender looks crooked



The fender is just sitting there loose.  I had just put the tkat brace on and hadn't tightened everything up yet.  It is a CB550 fender.




paulmarshall wrote on 04/28/13 at 21:34:56:
verslagen1 wrote on 04/28/13 at 21:14:54:
Fender looks crooked


Is that as big as yours verslagen?


it is a 9" bucket with an 8" reflector
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Re: Double RYCA build May 2013 - train light
Reply #342 - 05/01/13 at 09:19:16
 
Can you use the same bulb from the stock headlight in this big headlight....at least for a few night rides?

I am interested to see (hear from you) what the diference is from a 6.25" to an 8" reflector, and using the same bulb would eliminate the improvements caused by a new and maybe better bulb.  I wonder how much additional light comes for the size, or efficiency of the reflector.
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Re: Double RYCA build May 2013 - train light
Reply #343 - 05/01/13 at 11:58:17
 
Dave wrote on 05/01/13 at 09:19:16:
Can you use the same bulb from the stock headlight in this big headlight....at least for a few night rides?

I am interested to see (hear from you) what the diference is from a 6.25" to an 8" reflector, and using the same bulb would eliminate the improvements caused by a new and maybe better bulb.  I wonder how much additional light comes for the size, or efficiency of the reflector.


Yes, it uses a standard H4 bulb.  I don't have any accurate way to measure lumens, but with an informal test at night a few weeks ago, the stock LS650 headlight and stock (55w) bulb, seemed about as bright (possibly a little less so) as the train light with a 35w bulb.

I'm using the 35w reduced wattage bulb because our alternator is not all the strong.  For daytime riding, I'll have the headlight off.  I have some LEDs installed in the headlight so cagers can see the headlight during the day.  Those LEDs use only 5w or so,.. leaving lots of wattage available for heated vests, gps, etc.
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Re: Double RYCA build May 2013 - tire rub again
Reply #344 - 05/22/13 at 18:36:46
 
I was going crazy trying to figure out where the rear tire (my precious Avon Speedmaster 4.00-18) was rubbing.  I have already done an involved project to keep it from rubbing on the swingarm.

Finally I noticed the shiny, partially rounded-off bolt for the panel behind the battery. See the bolt on the left below.  Sorry for the fuzzy pics,... I was using a Droid instead of the Sony NEX-5.






I countersunk the holes:






I made two countersunk head screws (on the right) out of some hexhead bolts (left).













Here's what it looks like now,.. before paint.  Hopefully I won't be gouging out any more chunks of the Avon Speedmaster.

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