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Bottom mount headlight
02/10/24 at 13:16:24
 
Yo savages,

I'm interested in mounting a bottom mount headlight, standard type with single 3/8ths fitting.

My inclination is to drill straight into the triple tree between the two stock holes -- however, the underside of the tree has a couple of protrusions I think may get in the way if a clean mounting.

Any suggestions? Has anyone else drilled right in?
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Re: Bottom mount headlight
Reply #1 - 02/10/24 at 14:31:24
 
Suggest you mount a piece of 3/8'' aluminum on the two thru bolts extending forward. Then you can do whatever suits you without modding the triple clamp.
Worked for me.
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Reply #2 - 02/10/24 at 19:35:16
 
Bad you mean a piece 3/8th thick? Extend it out enough in front to mount the headlight then in the back mount it to the two stock holes?
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Reply #3 - 02/11/24 at 03:05:09
 
Here is how I have done it in the past.

I used to make these - but lost my affordable machinist and getting new ones made became very expensive.

There is a drawing included in this link if you want to make your own adapter.

I have the parts to make one more complete headlight kit......if you are interested, it is winter and I can probably find the time to complete one more kit that includes the headlight bucket and adapter.

http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1495732822
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Reply #4 - 02/11/24 at 15:41:17
 
Phily, Yes 3/8" thick alum. extending forward far enough to mouunt your bucket.
I have seen Dave's set-up and it works very well also.
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Reply #5 - 02/14/24 at 11:12:17
 
Thanks badwolf,

Dave I appreciate you -- I'm going to try my hand at fabricating a mount for this application but will reach out should things not go as planned.
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Reply #6 - 02/14/24 at 16:51:57
 
Its hard to see in this picture but I had just bent a peice of steel bar to connect between those same lower triple bolts and the bottom of the light.  I wanted it to be moved forward out a bit.


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Re: Bottom mount headlight
Reply #7 - 02/14/24 at 17:07:23
 
I made one like dave's, worked out ok, but I'd like to make another that moves the mount forward rather than up.
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Reply #8 - 02/19/24 at 17:49:19
 
I know you're going for a bottom mount headlight, but thought I would mention a pretty easy upgrade I did. I put on a British style 7" bucket from Dime City Cycles using side mount brackets that didn't require dropping the forks.
This definitely pushed it out forward. So much I actually had to trim the brackets to pull it back a bit!
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Reply #9 - 02/19/24 at 17:50:01
 
another shot
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