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post #1 of 15 Old 01-08-2010, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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A gizmo I can be proud of

Well, I'm one to believe that if you set your mind to it you can do just about anything. I refuse to pay over $20 for brackets for a pair of fog lights that cost $15. I wanted to make them myself so I went to Home Depot and scoured the shelfs until I could find something that jumped out at me.

And here she is... I saw lots of potential and being galvanized was a plus.




With lots of staring, bending, more staring and more bending, this is was she turned in to. The first one was easy. It was making the second one as a mirror image of the first, that was the hard part.




And here it is on the bike. They'll work for now just fine but I do have to redesign and build it so it's not so close to the forks. Now if I can just figure out how to hook them up!!






Oh, the brackets cost 79 cents each. The day after the install I went to carnegie and they held up just fine. The rubber grommets will hopefully prolong the life of the bulbs, which were both replaced with 35w'ers.
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Hey John, nice bracket. With your talents you should not have a problem duplicating that bracket.

What are the measurements of that bracket or the item number? I am thinking it could become a Stebel horn bracket.

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Interesting idea, Tim. Having the horn outside the bike would add a little more oomph, too (hey, if you're going loud, go LOUD, huh?)




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Interesting idea, Tim. Having the horn outside the bike would add a little more oomph, too (hey, if you're going loud, go LOUD, huh?)
Actually it would be under the fuel tank. The horn bracket is shaped like half of the bow-tie bracket John bought. The question is the dimensions for the bow-tie bracket.

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I'll post up the measurements when I get home tonight.
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Here you go!





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Thanks John. Its to narrow. Bummer.

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