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Old 3rd August 2012
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Following up...and copy/pasting my post from 'the other forum' lol:

Getting there. Figured out how to do this without tapping the frame.

Made the first bracket, but with such thick metal I had to make it very small, so I nixed it.

So now I've used thinner metal, but have made two brackets, ie that fit together.

I will JB weld them so it's nice and strong. Still shaping etc. but here's the un-designed bracket:



Approximate look on the bike:



And I found a neat place for my mirror to help clean up the bars, since I've relocated my front signals down low:



I'm using 2 motor mounts for the front of the tank lift, ordered from eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Genuine...f31420&vxp=mtr

I'll use all black hardware up front to try and make it "invisible".

Once I've finished the above bracket, I'll start on the coil/key.

Probably same idea, work with metal that is thin enough for my tools to shape,
double it and JB weld the two brackets together...

I'd prefer thicker metal (what I'm using is 2mm-and-a-bit thick according to my calipers,
so when doubled+JB Welded together, I'll get about 1/2cm in thickness or just under...plenty sturdy I hope.
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Finished, overall I say it's 90%...best I could do with my tools/experience:





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right on! good way to turn this thing around. good improvising and the brass bolts really seal up the look
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Thanks man. Really gave me the bug to start doing these sorts of things more often, and get some training. How to weld etc.

Unfortunately at my location (I rent) the best I can do is MAP/oxygen and that's not really big enough to do anything major, though (so they say, I'm hoping to make brackets and braze/weld a sissy bar with it...wish me luck). My landlord...or rather his insurance company...would probably have a cow if I brought home O/A tanks lol. And those 120V TIG/MIG welders, so it seems, are not up to task.
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You need to get some rubber on those rear mounting bolts or the JB weld is not going to last long.
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Thanks...how thick do you suggest? I know where to buy rubber washers if that will work?
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I had problems with my a/c cover rattling after I cut away the back; I dug a couple of rubber washers out of my spare nuts & bolts bin. Most likely they were for toilet tank bolts. Check the plumbing section of your local hardware store or big orange box. For smaller washers, maybe faucet washers.

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