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#1 Alex

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 09:44 AM

This project started as I wanted to replace my existing auxiliary halogen lights with some inexpensive HID lighting. It has now progressed into 2 separate projects. First I’m producing a solid universal mount that will support virtually any light that we use on our FJR's. This design will minimize the torsional stress that is transferred to the fairing stay. Second is a bracket that will both support and provide adjustability to an inexpensive set of 4” HID lights. My goal here is to provide a well designed product at a great price.

It has taken me a lot longer than I would have liked to get to this point, but we are nearing completion. I wasn’t going to be satisfied until the function, fit, finish were near perfect. Needless to say I’ve gone through several design changes and prototypes.

One thing to keep in mind is that these brackets are not simply something that I cut out at home and bent on my vice. The measurements were taken from my 07, and then drawn up in AutoCAD. Then the prototypes were laser cut from 16ga steel, allowing me to get a product that was lightweight but would not crack after extended use. The light brackets are only 2.6oz each. These flat pieces are then tumbled to remove any sharp edges before I bend them using a press brake. I had the brake lines etched into the metal which ensures uniformity among each bracket. Finally, in order to give them a long lasting nice appearance, all of the brackets will be powder coated black.

One last thing I wanted to make you aware of is that with this design, in the event of a spillover, the brackets and lights are protected. I really tried to keep the costs down to a minimum. The setup will run about $50-55 for a pair of mounts, and $50-55 for the brackets.

I will update this area when the brackets are ready to be mailed. We are still looking at 2-3 weeks out due to the fact that some of my suppliers are off for extended Christmas breaks.

Thanks!
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:49 PM

That looks like it will end up nice!
Any idea if it will fit GenI?
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 12:56 PM

QUOTE (Rogue @ Dec 23 2009, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That looks like it will end up nice!
Any idea if it will fit GenI?


I would have to get my hands on a GenI mirror to see it the rubber boot will fit inside the bracket. Both mirrors use a dual post mount so I would imagine that they will.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:05 PM

Are the brackets two parts?
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:14 PM

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Are the brackets two parts?

Yes, one pair of brackets to cradle the HID's and one pair of mounts that will work with most lights including the HID bracket.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 02:25 PM

Alex, these are looking good, thanks. Do you have any pictures of the mirror part of the bracket? You mention that these will protect the lights from a tip over, so can I assume that the mirror part of the bracket will be front facing similar to the Skyway type brackets?

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 08:27 PM

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<----- seen on avatar: On my '08 FJR I had a set of 4" Soltek Fuegos mounted on Skyway's mounts. They worked out well with never a problem. This included the mating with '05 FZ1 mirrors and the use of a VStream windscreen. Now it's time to mount some Fuegos on my '09 FJR. Again, I have '05 FZ1 mirrors and a VStream windscreen. Will your universal light mounts work with 4" Solteks and the mirrors/windscreen that I have? If so, I'm ready to buy a set. I won't be using the off-brand 4" H.I.D. lights or the brackets that are mentioned in this thread. I will only need your universal mounts.
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:40 PM

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:47 AM

Bump again.

Alex? Any progress on production of your brackets?
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:17 AM

Things are finally starting to take shape. I purchased a new pan brake that can handle precise repeatable bends. I'm going to have some free time this weekend so hopefully I can make some long overdue progress on this project. I will post up my results.

Sorry for dragging this out longer than it should have taken. I know there are a few members following this with anticipation.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:40 PM

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I'm ready when you are

I just bought a FJR and I'm in the process of farkling. Dash shelf, switch box, power plate ect. Need to be finished the week of April 1st. For a long ride. Any chance these will be ready before then. I like the design and am buying Baja Fuego lights.
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:28 PM

Well, I just finished up with the mirror mount bracket design tonight. This is revision 51 or around there. ;-) I wanted the top mounting surface to be nice and level. The light will be at least 1/4 of an inch from the shield or mirror surfaces. This will hopefully work on any bottom mounted light and with virtually all the available windscreens out there.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:43 PM

QUOTE (Alex @ Feb 23 2010, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I just finished up with the mirror mount bracket tonight. This is revision 51 or around there. ;-) I wanted the top mounting surface to be nice and level. The light will be at least 1/4 of an inch from the shield or mirror surfaces. This will hopefully work on any bottom mounted light and with virtually all the available windscreens out there.

Thanks for watching!


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:49 PM

QUOTE (ShinyPartsUp @ Feb 24 2010, 12:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Alex @ Feb 23 2010, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, I just finished up with the mirror mount bracket tonight. This is revision 51 or around there. ;-) I wanted the top mounting surface to be nice and level. The light will be at least 1/4 of an inch from the shield or mirror surfaces. This will hopefully work on any bottom mounted light and with virtually all the available windscreens out there.

Thanks for watching!


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I'm not exacty sure yet. I will get them cut tomorrow or Thursday at the latest then I'll bend them up this weekend. I'll then rush them through our powder coating facility and hopefully be ready to ship the end of next week!

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:57 PM

QUOTE (Alex @ Dec 23 2009, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Rogue @ Dec 23 2009, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That looks like it will end up nice!
Any idea if it will fit GenI?


I would have to get my hands on a GenI mirror to see it the rubber boot will fit inside the bracket. Both mirrors use a dual post mount so I would imagine that they will.

Alex,
Did you ever get your hands on a Gen I mirror to see if your mounts will work? If not, PM me with your address and I'll ship one to you for evaluation.
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:33 AM

QUOTE (CAJW @ Feb 24 2010, 12:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Alex @ Dec 23 2009, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Rogue @ Dec 23 2009, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That looks like it will end up nice!
Any idea if it will fit GenI?


I would have to get my hands on a GenI mirror to see it the rubber boot will fit inside the bracket. Both mirrors use a dual post mount so I would imagine that they will.

Alex,
Did you ever get your hands on a Gen I mirror to see if your mounts will work? If not, PM me with your address and I'll ship one to you for evaluation.
Thanks,
John


John, are you wanting to put a set on your bike? I can mail you a set to make sure they fit before you send any form of payment.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 07:04 AM

QUOTE (Alex @ Feb 26 2010, 06:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (CAJW @ Feb 24 2010, 12:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Alex @ Dec 23 2009, 12:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Rogue @ Dec 23 2009, 02:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That looks like it will end up nice!
Any idea if it will fit GenI?


I would have to get my hands on a GenI mirror to see it the rubber boot will fit inside the bracket. Both mirrors use a dual post mount so I would imagine that they will.

Alex,
Did you ever get your hands on a Gen I mirror to see if your mounts will work? If not, PM me with your address and I'll ship one to you for evaluation.
Thanks,
John


John, are you wanting to put a set on your bike? I can mail you a set to make sure they fit before you send any form of payment.

Thanks


Thanks Alex, but I'm satisfied with my Skyway brackets and was just offering a mirror for evaluation. FWIW, a few more detailed photos might help others decide on a purchase along with a definite price on those nice looking brackets.

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 07:56 AM

I just got back form the powder coaters. They will be able to run the brackets Wednesday or Thursday next week for me. I chose a flatter black since these will be quite a bit of abuse mounted to the front of our bikes. This is a very bad quality image from my cell phone of the mount.



These will run $55 a pair plus exact shipping via USPS priority box. This way I can provide you can track your shipment.

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