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PostSubject: Moving C50 headlight forward   Moving C50 headlight forward Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 11:27 pm

I saw a post somewhere about moving the headlight forward on my C50 Lehman trike. I want to move it out so it is even with the Bat Wing Fairing. If anyone could help me I would be Texas Proud. I am on several C800 sites and I can't find it . Thank You Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Moving C50 headlight forward   Moving C50 headlight forward Icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 12:53 am

Just had a look at mine, And where the headlight bracket attaches to the bottom fork yolk you could make a square bracket to move the headlight forward easy enough, It would have to be about 2" by 2" then re drilled with four holes, two to re-attach the bracket to the bottom yolk then two for the headlight bucket, that would give a forward movement of about 2 inches. I'd suggest a walk round a local building site and pick up a scaffold shim, They're about 3mm thick and about 4" x 4" and quite usable for making things like this.
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PostSubject: Re: Moving C50 headlight forward   Moving C50 headlight forward Icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 2:22 am

simbo wrote:
Just had a look at mine, And where the headlight bracket attaches to the bottom fork yolk you could make a square bracket to move the headlight forward easy enough, It would have to be about 2" by 2" then re drilled with four holes, two to re-attach the bracket to the bottom yolk then two for the headlight bucket, that would give a forward movement of about 2 inches. I'd suggest a walk round a local building site and pick up a scaffold shim, They're about 3mm thick and about 4" x 4" and quite usable for making things like this.
Yeah I was looking at mine again. It want be as hard as I first thought. It needs to come up about an Inch and onehalf and forward 2-3 inches. Do you think thick Aluminum would be strong enough. Thanks Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Moving C50 headlight forward   Moving C50 headlight forward Icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 11:07 am

Proudtexson wrote:
Do you think thick Aluminum would be strong enough. Thanks Dave

Yeah I would have thought so at 3 mm thick or above,(anything less and you might have a vibration issue) I'd just do a visual check on it every now and then for cracks or fractures where it's been bent or drilled.
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PostSubject: Re: Moving C50 headlight forward   Moving C50 headlight forward Icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 12:37 pm

I have some aluminum plate about 3mm. I can cut it and use double are triple thickness. I may try that. Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Moving C50 headlight forward   Moving C50 headlight forward Icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 8:45 pm

I would have thought 3mm will be fine for such a bracket, after all the size of bracket required is only a couple of inches.
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