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    Quote Originally Posted by Ews View Post
    I am going to run into a similar issue when i replace my gauge cluster with a new digital one. My solution will be to fabricate a new mounting bracket that will hold the new speedo/tach, likely from some good aluminum, or Vibranium if I the King of Wakanda ever pays up after losing that poker game. I like the key right above the handle bars so I dont forget to turn pull it out when I get off my bike.
    Yeh I would like to fabricate one myself but I got no tools or storage. I ended up just getting a mounting plate from eBay. Will post pics this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcw View Post
    I welded a small mount next to the battery box hidden away, but in retrospect, it's better in a position you can easily see and reach when sitting on the bike. Trying to insert a key into a keyhole you can't see is stupid. Flipping a switch is OK...
    On my Sportster the key was located right under the triple tree, I would hit the kill switch and walk away, came back to a dead battery a lot.
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    I don't know where you are or how experienced a rider you are but you might want to consider a speedometer. On a dark road at night it is hard to judge your speed on a bike or coming off a highway and slowing to town or school zone speeds. You can do it with a tach but it you need to pay attention to what gear your in, a speedo just takes a glance. Here tickets are tied to insurance rates, if your 30mph(50kph) over your done biking, insurance companies close the door. And the crew in blue that caught you, financially they will bleed you like a stuck pig . Race track or road, speed costs money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsman View Post
    I don't know where you are or how experienced a rider you are but you might want to consider a speedometer. On a dark road at night it is hard to judge your speed on a bike or coming off a highway and slowing to town or school zone speeds. You can do it with a tach but it you need to pay attention to what gear your in, a speedo just takes a glance. Here tickets are tied to insurance rates, if your 30mph(50kph) over your done biking, insurance companies close the door. And the crew in blue that caught you, financially they will bleed you like a stuck pig . Race track or road, speed costs money.
    Completely agree with you. The bike was purchased like that and I've already ordered parts . I prefer it that way because the bike was discounted and I would have eventually replaced it with an aftermarket one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsier_Mom View Post
    Yeh I would like to fabricate one myself but I got no tools or storage. I ended up just getting a mounting plate from eBay. Will post pics this weekend.

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    You don't need many tools or much space to make a simple bracket. Or do what you can bending, shaping and take it to a shop to get mounting holes drilled or whatever done. Planning and patience will get you a long way in metal work. The other option may be a business that rents space and tools for the dyi people.

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    Also if you can find a template online, there are a lot of machine shops that can crank one out on a CnC. It may be cost prohibitive, but it would probably be damn nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsman View Post
    You don't need many tools or much space to make a simple bracket. Or do what you can bending, shaping and take it to a shop to get mounting holes drilled or whatever done. Planning and patience will get you a long way in metal work. The other option may be a business that rents space and tools for the dyi people.

    You need to insert a photo of that little fellow sitting in a back alley of Dubai holding a lump of steel between his bare feet and using a dull file to whittle out a 38 revolver. Geeezuz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyorg View Post
    You need to insert a photo of that little fellow sitting in a back alley of Dubai holding a lump of steel between his bare feet and using a dull file to whittle out a 38 revolver. Geeezuz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyorg View Post
    You need to insert a photo of that little fellow sitting in a back alley of Dubai holding a lump of steel between his bare feet and using a dull file to whittle out a 38 revolver. Geeezuz...
    We need to sell T shirts "Western and Wimpy". When I read Ews's "a template online and a CNC machine" I wept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsman View Post
    We need to sell T shirts "Western and Wimpy". When I read Ews's "a template online and a CNC machine" I wept.
    Hey not everyone has teh skills/tools to make such things on their own. Im fortunate to have a nice big shop thats full of tools I can use... Just as soon as I clear out all the other junk that has found a home there
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