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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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It's 6th and hopefully final headlight...

Tried all shapes and sizes, hopefully this bit of "stream punk retro" will be the final one!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 03:15 PM
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That's a slick piece! And great looking bike. I'd say you nailed it with that headlight
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I think that headlight fits with the steam punk theme very well.

Looking at the photos. Some questions on some bits you have fitted.
- What gear shift have you fitted, I presume its a folding type?
- What speedometer , and is it cable driven.
- What are the silver clamp like things on the LHS of the frame for.

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Awesome bike!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that. Wasnít 100% sure when I was making it but now itís finished and itís on the bike, Iím well chuffed with it.

The gear lever (and matching brake lever) are from TEC on EBay UK. Non folding and cost around £50 for the pair.
The cable driven speedo is a no name brand that I got from a custom shop. Think it was around £80. The speedo holder I machine to look like an air cooled cylinder head.
The alloy clamps are mounted on both sides. I cut off the original rear foot peg brackets from the frame and now bolt a pair on when I need to convert it to a two up bike.
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Cool headlight!!
You made it?
Wow! You could sell those!
I think your bike looks fantastic!

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-23-2019, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the compliment.

If I had a CNC machine then possibly but as my lathe and and milling machine are both manual, the time it takes makes it completely uneconomical to sell.
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In all that fuss you could have been riding, don't worry more headlamps on the way.
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Now its screaming for some smaller versions for the brake reservoir and indicators.

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Now its screaming for some smaller versions for the brake reservoir and indicators.
What indicators did you use?

Are they LED? Did you need a relay?

Thanks!

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