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Offline grinch77

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #20 on: Dec 12, 2008, 14:50:03 »
i will not comment on how i dispose of mine... lets just say it goes away at 3 am when no one is on the street

If your dumping your shit in the water drains that's pretty fucked up.
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Offline JRK5892

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #21 on: Dec 12, 2008, 14:54:39 »
local busn does tox desposal ... i hop the fence and dump it in the outside drop bin area... was only saying cause i am Trespassing  not dumping storm drains bud... if you know the area you will know where it is
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Offline boomshakalaka

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #22 on: Dec 12, 2008, 16:35:55 »
ya, I even feel bad when I wash my car on the street and all the mildly harsh stuff goes down the drain.  Im lucky to have a hasmat disposal depot not too far from me though.  Actually its right down the street from my school.

Offline liam

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #23 on: Dec 13, 2008, 08:56:12 »
ok, here's one i've done that i haven't seen anyone else do.
your results may vary, things may not fit together, it may overheat and catch fire or something,

headlight bucket modded to fit speedo/tacho
cost: varies, if you have the stuff, like i did, then around $15 +your time
needed stuff: about 10cm2 of fibreglass cloth, resin to match, some kind of filler, i used water based wood/ genreal purpose filler, because it's easy to sand. paint and primer. headlight bucket and light assembly, tacho or speedo w/casing

why: i wanted to clear some space on my cb350 bars, lower the profile, and give  it a hint of 60's styling.

- dissasemble speedo
-take speedo case, mark inside bucket a circle the size of top, cut this out, look at it. do you like it's position etc. keep cutting bucket until you strike the perfect balance between useful position, aesthetics, and fitting the light assembly in the bucket. the back of my light touches the threaded drive on the bottom of the speedo, so it will be a close fit, depending on what you're using.
-when it all fits together, with all the parts in there, then you're ready to fix it.
-mask both sides of the speedo glass off. (i didn't do it on the inside, mistake!)
-tape the case to the bucket in your favoured position from the inside. check everything fits together again.
-fill all the gaps on the outside with filler, bulk it up and lay it on thick, it will sand of afterwards.
-after the filler has set, remove the tape from the inside and cut some stamp sized pieces of fibreglass. use these to cover all the bare filler, making sure to make a good connection to the bucket and case. make sure not to get any inside the speedo casing that would impede insertion. i did, and i doesn't go all the way in, but you guys are pretty talented, and neater then me, so you should be fine
-after the resin has set, start sanding the outside. sand all planes flat, make all the surfaces regular and make sure they match the changes of surface on the standard buckt.
-paint it.

Offline BigBSBusa

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #24 on: Dec 13, 2008, 10:42:44 »
These get better everyday!

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1977 Yamaha XS750 - Project Maggie Mae
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Offline HerrDeacon

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #25 on: Dec 13, 2008, 11:08:11 »
Very nice liam, quality job.

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Offline ultimatefiend138

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #26 on: Dec 13, 2008, 15:50:23 »
I'm digging the in light speedo but what if you want to keep your tach?  I understand this is a mod thread but maybe if your a lazy bum such as myself you could get ahold of the bucket with the speedo and tach that are integrated and work something together like on the superhawks and dreams.  Props on the idea, it's awesome.

Offline boomshakalaka

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #27 on: Dec 13, 2008, 18:48:17 »
I was thinking about trying the in-light speedo mod and including my tach.  Im pretty sure you could simply cut more of a W shape as opposed to the U shape.

Offline brewtown16

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #28 on: Dec 16, 2008, 14:22:53 »
the headlight/speedo combo is exactly what i want, but i fear that im going to screw up the clearance area of the speedo to the lens of the headlight. also, liam you never mentioned how the plug will fit.... you should make a small thread with a little more info... i mean that is one badass cheap mod... i really dont want to have to drop the 80 bucks for a superhawk headlight speedo combo
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Offline Irishwarelephant

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #29 on: Dec 18, 2008, 10:24:37 »
nice speedo, i wish i would have seen that before i dropped the coin on one from BCR...
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