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 Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800

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Jimmyboy
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PostSubject: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:11 pm

Some of you have shown interest in how my front spots are fixed, the usual way is to use a front light bar but the previous owner came up with a cheaper alternative, he used two L shaped brackets which are attached to the rear of the screen.





Hope that becomes clear as to the cheap alternative mounts.

Cheers,

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:16 pm

Fair play for giving the previous owner credit for the brackets, I would have stolen the credit for that  
Its an excellent way of mounting the lights and does away with the need for expensive light bars and brackets. Very clean and tidy as well. Never seen them mounted like that before but I have a feeling we will now  
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:18 pm

Nice to know   
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:33 pm

Just so happens I have the very bar to make some. What a genius idea.
Nice one Jim  
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:24 pm

That's great that this mod is being passed on so quick after it was shown given to us for the first time, never read or seen it done like that before. Good luck and keep us informed how you get on
Thats an inspirational mod you have there Jimmy, good on you for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:25 am

That's what its all about, glad to be of help to someone.
Post some pics of the finished job PandS.

Cheers,

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:18 pm

Here are a few pictures of how the new spotlight brackets are going Just waiting for the spotlights to arrive to get the finished look













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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:24 pm

Good on you Paul, well done bet you can't wait

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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:40 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:44 pm

Nice job Paul  a very cheap and easy alternative to a light bar.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:01 pm

Nice one Paul, bet you can't wait for the lights now, its great to see idea's that really do work this well and save a bob or two or three or more at the same time
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:02 pm

Nice one mate, glad my mods came in handy for ya even though they weren't mine in the first place !!
Remember to post when you have the spots fitted.

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:20 pm

Neat job Paul.
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PostSubject: Spots Fitted   Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:30 pm

Here you go. Here is the finished job with the spotlights fitted to the new carriers. I like them. Just got to wire them up when I find out the best way.





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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:37 pm

Nice job Paul  They look really good.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:38 pm

Thats a great job done and they really add to the cruiser look as well, bet your pleased cause I know I would be  
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:23 pm

Brilliant..but I reckon that's going to wobble like hell (?)
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:42 pm

If they did by simply elongating the light fixing hole and having the rear of the light touching the screen would probably stop that or put a thin rubber strip between the screen and bracket, there are other easy fixes to that sort of problem as well if it arises as well that are loads better than buying a lightbar and fixing that
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:18 am

Looks good Paul,well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:23 pm

That's a bloody brilliant way of doing it looks fantastic as well. Well done.
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PostSubject: Test Ride   Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:47 pm

Took Black Beauty out today with the new spots on to check for steadines and to my surprise there was very little wobble on them at all.
Thanks for all the great comments.
Am really chuffed with em.Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:16 am

That's good to read, well done & thanks for us keeping us updated. 
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:39 am

Excellent news
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:36 pm

Well done Paul they look great !! and looking at the size and thickness of the brackets they shouldn't wobble, mine don't and you have done it the same way.

Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom screen fitted spot light brackets .......... 2001 Suzuki VL800    Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:53 pm

That's great to read Jim.
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