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lagerdrinker
15th June 2006, 11:49
anyone have pics of sportster with clipons. what to do with speedo and tach? how would you mount them? i need ideas. i can make or have any kind of mount made, just need some good ideas on mounting position.

cantolina
15th June 2006, 13:39
OK, I'll bite.....

What are clipons?

Sportster Girl
15th June 2006, 13:44
OK, I'll bite.....

What are clipons?

they be handlebars....

Gone
15th June 2006, 14:38
OK, I'll bite.....

What are clipons?
Not to be confused with strapons.

CT1200
15th June 2006, 14:54
Not to be confused with strapons.
Woooo....

Clip-ons are like what Exile uses on most of there bikes, Russ Mitchell, Build or Bust. I'd say its a good time to get rid of the stock instruments and upgrade a bit. But now were talking some $$$.

Moved On
15th June 2006, 16:22
How about mounting the standard bracket to the eyebrow bolts. Use some longer bolts and a couple craftsman sockets as spacers (they're shiny), or if you're not into shine just a couple chunks of painted hollow bar from home depot (bar stock bin).

Gazza

Moved On
15th June 2006, 16:31
OK, I'll bite.....

What are clipons?Handlebars that clip on to the top of the fork tubes rather than the top of the triple tree. They're pretty common on sport bikes.

http://www.spieglerusa.com/images/Matchoffset.jpg

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/All_pictures_from_Olympus_Stylus_400_007.jpg

Gazza

lagerdrinker
16th June 2006, 03:20
How about mounting the standard bracket to the eyebrow bolts. Use some longer bolts and a couple craftsman sockets as spacers (they're shiny), or if you're not into shine just a couple chunks of painted hollow bar from home depot (bar stock bin).

Gazza

i was playing around with that idea, the holes dont actually line up. spacing is off by about 1/4" or so. i think im gonna put gauges a bit back, closer to the tank where riser is. and i may be using a 7" headlight, wanna keep the eyebrow even if its not holdin the headlight, just a carryover part which i kinda like.

serrow
19th June 2006, 08:03
That pic is sweet. Buddy did that to an old honda 650c years ago. It was awesome.

Might not feel too good with forward controls.

chrishajer
19th June 2006, 08:05
You LIKE the eyebrow?

--Chris

edman
19th June 2006, 10:46
Not clip-ons, but this is mounted to the upper tree. Lowers the headlamp and speedo.

http://www.earth2us.com/xlforum/3-19-03a.jpg

http://www.earth2us.com/xlforum/3-19-03b.jpg

israel
19th June 2006, 11:09
Edman, were did you get those bars? They look real cool and you can adjust them alot if needed. I wouldn't mind trying them out.:wonderlan

Red
19th June 2006, 11:54
Here's the pic of my friend's Cafe.

http://www.geocities.jp/red4bass/for_xlf/cafe03.jpg

edman
19th June 2006, 11:55
Edman, were did you get those bars? They look real cool and you can adjust them alot if needed. I wouldn't mind trying them out.:wonderlan
Bellacorse.com (http://www.bellacorse.com/bcc039.htm)

marco883
20th June 2006, 06:05
Red, That's a SWEET lookin bike! Any more pic's?

edman's brow lowering is the way to go!

Thanks edman, I like it!

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/All_pictures_from_Olympus_Stylus_400_007.jpg

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/IM000688.JPG

marco

lagerdrinker
20th June 2006, 06:14
You LIKE the eyebrow?

--Chris

Yes, easier to pick a mans bike from a dyna in a crowd.

its one of those parts that were designed perfect and havent changed much, sorta like the engine.

lagerdrinker
20th June 2006, 06:20
Not clip-ons, but this is mounted to the upper tree. Lowers the headlamp and speedo.

http://www.earth2us.com/xlforum/3-19-03a.jpg

http://www.earth2us.com/xlforum/3-19-03b.jpg


thank you, i think thatll work very well for now. later though i wanna move speedo/tach back closer to tank.

edman
20th June 2006, 12:36
edman's brow lowering is the way to go!
Thanks edman, I like it!
marco

Don’t credit me nor blame me for that idea. This has been done for years before I knew what a cafe’ was. I copied one or more of the following: Timbo, Café Bill (The Commander), Larry (Kidcoocoo)

Red
20th June 2006, 13:33
Red, That's a SWEET lookin bike! Any more pic's?


marco,
Here are more pics.
http://www.geocities.jp/red4bass/for_xlf/cafe01.jpg

http://www.geocities.jp/red4bass/for_xlf/cafe02.jpg

Unfortunately, this bike is not mine.
That's my friend's XL1200S. :D

chrishajer
20th June 2006, 16:56
Yes, easier to pick a mans bike from a dyna in a crowd.

its one of those parts that were designed perfect and havent changed much, sorta like the engine.
I know you're half kidding, but a lot of the 2005 and earlier Dyna models (all except the Wide Glide) used the eyebrow, no?

http://a1276.g.akamai.net/7/1276/734/bfa663ca8a2814/resource.harley-davidson.com/PR/MOT/2005/images/gallery/g_dyFXD_s_dom_c01_s1.jpg
http://a1276.g.akamai.net/7/1276/734/b838de0c8af0a7/resource.harley-davidson.com/PR/MOT/2005/images/gallery/g_dyFXDX_s_dom_c06_s1.jpg
http://a1276.g.akamai.net/7/1276/734/a1ebb686dd392d/resource.harley-davidson.com/PR/MOT/2005/images/gallery/g_dyFXDC_s_dom_c13_s1.jpg
http://a1276.g.akamai.net/7/1276/734/0059dbbc4139a4/resource.harley-davidson.com/PR/MOT/2005/images/gallery/g_dyFXDL_s_dom_c20_s1.jpg

Now, 2006 is all different, but there are a lot of 1991 - 2005 Dynas out there. Might want to lose the eyebrow so your man's bike DOESN'T get mixed up with them.

I respect your decision to keep it. I personally hated mine, so I got rid of it.

:D

--Chris

lagerdrinker
20th June 2006, 17:06
I know you're half kidding, but a lot of the 2005 and earlier Dyna models (all except the Wide Glide) used the eyebrow, no?

--Chris


see, its so good its used on highline models:roflblack .

i dont know, something about it i like. maybe the simplisity(werd) of the mount.

chrishajer
20th June 2006, 17:10
... :roflblack ... Dyna ... high end ... :roflblack

--Chris

lagerdrinker
20th June 2006, 17:11
http://www.earth2us.com/xlforum/3-19-03b.jpg

i like uncluttered look, hidden style. hides speedo/tach connector. gives bike a certain look which is pleasing to my eyes. and i have 20/20 vision:wonderlan

lagerdrinker
20th June 2006, 17:12
... :roflblack ... Dyna ... high end ... :roflblack

--Chris

well at those prices it should be...

chrishajer
20th June 2006, 17:14
http://www.earth2us.com/xlforum/3-19-03a.jpg


That is a really cool way of mounting them.

--Chris

lagerdrinker
20th June 2006, 17:20
That is a really cool way of mounting them.

--Chris

plus gives bike a hunched over look like a pitbull. looks mean:madhead :mad: :angry :redmad :madtwo :wifemad oops howd that last one get there

marco883
21st June 2006, 05:36
originally posted by edman:
Don’t credit me nor blame me for that idea. This has been done for years before I knew what a cafe’ was. I copied one or more of the following: Timbo, Café Bill (The Commander), Larry (Kidcoocoo)

To all It's a Great Mod!!

Red,

Thanks for sharing the pic's. That is sweet!!

marco

lagerdrinker
21st June 2006, 08:47
attempted mount, everything was set. but no standard hardware in this house. need two nuts to secure the speedo/tach. all the hardware i have is metric.