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m2 square 4

Postby william shortall » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:21 pm

I am looking to get rid of the headlight cowl on my bike as it is fibreglass can i fit the top yoke which has the speedo in and put the top fork covers on to support the head lamp if so has anyone got any for sale or were i can get some

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Re: m2 square 4

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:19 pm

The earlier yoke with the speedo housing can be fitted but as well as the alloy yoke (probably best to get one with the reinforcement either side of the speedo, underneath - although I've never come across a broken one) and the fork shrouds with the ears you'll need fork the top adapters (top fork leg bolts are smaller diameter), the top bolts themselves, anti-rattle rubbers and washers (between yoke and shroud tops) and the handelbar clamps. (And maybe a new flat bar to retain the speedo).
I don't think any of that is too difficult to pick up, over time, but there's nothing wrong with fibreglass (unless you prefer the earlier styling) - I've got fibreglass mudguards, they're lighter, never rust and most people don't notice that they're not steel!

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Re: m2 square 4

Postby paul.jameson » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:28 pm

I would echo Simon's comments but add that you will need a new headlamp shell with the switch and ammeter on a panel at the back. This arrangement works better than the headlamp cowl because the contacts of the switch are protected inside the headlamp. On the cowl, these need cleaning at frequent intervals if you use the bike in rain and especially if there is salt on the roads.
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