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DIY lower your headlight

Posted 31st December 2008 at 18:50 by Sporting Lad

Here's an easy and inexpensive way to lower your stock headlight if you have a classic eyebrow and don't feel like messing with your lower triple clamp or flipping your light upside down and wotnot.
It's really a variation on the popular "Xena mod" for instrument location, except upside down. I was just fooling around in the shop today, and I saw this in my mind's eye and said, 'Why not give it a try?' It worked.

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My XL pic

Posted 26th December 2008 at 07:17 by Sporting Lad

Here's my current favourite pic of my bike.
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My Letter to Ed of "Motorcycle Classics"

Posted 24th December 2008 at 10:04 by Sporting Lad
Updated 26th December 2008 at 05:11 by Sporting Lad

Here is my response to Clement Salvadori's article in "Motorcycle Classics" about his ride along the California coast on a borrowed Vincent Rapide touring model in which he dissed
Bronson's Sportster.
This is my letter to those bloody Anglophiles:


(Your Vincent vs. a Sportster)

Dear Ed.
I was reading a pretty good article by C. Salvadori about riding Big Sur in
your March/April issue when I came upon the inflammatory statement,
...
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Being an account of how my Side Cover blew off...

Posted 24th December 2008 at 09:07 by Sporting Lad

I installed a new fairing the other day, and took the bike out for a roadtest.
I went north to our section of deserted freeway (Yes, we still have them on our island!) and did about 50 miles, never dropping below 140 KPH (that'd be about 90 mph American). At one point I saw an indicated 180 (113 mph).
There are some long sweepers, a couple of dips and bumps over bridges you need to be mindful of, but for the most part it's wide open. Haven't seen any radar "up-island" here...
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