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PostSubject: Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches   Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches Icon_minitimeMon Mar 04, 2013 7:57 pm

This the procedure i used to move my C50 Headlight forward to move it out to match Batwing fairing
remove headlight rim and remove the three bolts that hold light bucket. then remove the light bracket from Tree. 2-12mm bolts

Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches E615F862-BDC6-4527-84AA-F52E59768D4B-590-0000013C16B58F8F_zps6e37ea0c
Using the bracket as a pattern for bolt pattern. Redneck engineer a plate that will move light forward. I moved it 1 and 3/4 inches. Be sure to keep the 4 hole square with each other.
Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches DBA6D6F2-5BE7-4D80-AD4D-AAADD8AE76F9-3630-000006B2A6BC64EC_zps72a80364
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I had to  grind the turn signal light bracket down some to allow for bolt heads. this was before I finished and painted it. I failed to take a picture after I smoothed it out
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install bracket back to tree
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Install headlight bucket  to bracket
At this point when I went to put the fairing back on it was just close enough I couldn't get the Fairing quick disconnect to go down over the light. the mount has an adjustment up and down. It is as for up as it will go. I will have to do some more redneck engineering to raise it about 1/2 inch before it will fit. I will post the rest when i get that done.
 i hope this is informative to someone.
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Good job and write up Tex Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 2170595768
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Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 2170595768 Tex well done
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Nice one Tex, excellent write up. Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 2170595768
Its write ups like this that really encourage members to go for it themselves and even use the info that they store in the back of their minds for other applications as well. Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 3498837457

Tex you say you need it 1/2" higher, could you not just put a spacer between the two brackets and use slightly longer bolts?
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PostSubject: Re: Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches   Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches Icon_minitimeTue Mar 05, 2013 4:00 am

The Memphis Shades has a quick release mech. The piece that mounts to the fairing is slotted so as to raise the height of the fairing up and down about an inch. It is moved up as far as it will go. It is close originally to slid the fairing down over the light. Moving it out raised the light up just enough that the fairing want slid down behind the light. It will be an easy fix. I will just have to take the fairing mount off and make the slot longer so the fairing will up about 1/2 inch. That also will raise the windshield 1/2 inch. It needs that anyway because the air hits right at the top of my helmet now. That will help put the air over my helmet. I will take pics when I am doing that to make it more understood.
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Good mod and write up Tex,well done.
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Proudtexson wrote:
This the procedure i used to move my C50 Headlight forward to move it out to match Batwing fairing
remove headlight rim and remove the three bolts that hold light bucket. then remove the light bracket from Tree. 2-12mm bolts

Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches E615F862-BDC6-4527-84AA-F52E59768D4B-590-0000013C16B58F8F_zps6e37ea0c
Using the bracket as a pattern for bolt pattern. Redneck engineer a plate that will move light forward. I moved it 1 and 3/4 inches. Be sure to keep the 4 hole square with each other.
Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches DBA6D6F2-5BE7-4D80-AD4D-AAADD8AE76F9-3630-000006B2A6BC64EC_zps72a80364
Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 173A9984-4AD2-4E50-9250-45EA0D261C14-3630-000006B2A4D1A155_zpsf1a5756f
I had to grind the turn signal light bracket down some to allow for bolt heads. this was before I finished and painted it. I failed to take a picture after I smoothed it out
Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches B37DD08C-E9E7-493D-A7CD-0FE7F4642130-3630-000006B2A0C4C9DC_zpsde70c0b8
install bracket back to tree
Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches A3CE3A88-E8B5-42F1-AFA7-1CB7E9F6A032-3630-000006B2A8B07081_zps8535bf6c
Install headlight bucket to bracket
At this point when I went to put the fairing back on it was just close enough I couldn't get the Fairing quick disconnect to go down over the light. the mount has an adjustment up and down. It is as for up as it will go. I will have to do some more redneck engineering to raise it about 1/2 inch before it will fit. I will post the rest when i get that done.
i hope this is informative to someone.
Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 88A7B3F8-3524-489F-AE43-61E5A56D0293-6500-00000B5343CD25DC_zpse3c145c4

I had to change the bracket. I used my bench grinder and cut a groove in the Bracket so I could put the headlight bracket on the reverse side.

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note that the Headlight brackey is on the bottom side instaead of on top as before.

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it was still very close to get the the fairing back on. It sticks out a little more than I thought it would.

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I am sure with the skills you have already displayed on this modification you could get that head light back a little further, if you are unhappy as is.
I must say I think you have done a great job and write up. Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 3322349030
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Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 2170595768 I think the headlight looked a little better when it was a little recessed into the fairing rather than sticking out a bit, but nice work anyway modifying that bracket. Some excellent redneck engineering as you put it! It must be quite tricky to get it perfectly lined up with the fairing
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I am not satisfied with it. i don't know why it is sticking out so far. I can't move it back anymore with this design. I moved it forward one and a half inches I can't figure why it is sticking out more than that. Thanks Joe for The honest feed back that was what I was looking for.
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I think it would look better with the top of the headlight just sticking out slightly past the fairing,
You could move it back 1/2 an inch by drilling two new holes in the bracket you've made, then cutting the same amount off the back of it, that would make stick out less, to get it further back you'd have to weld the two brackets together because the bolts would hit your lower yoke,
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It can only stick out as far as the bracket you have made
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simbo wrote:
I think it would look better with the top of the headlight just sticking out slightly past the fairing,
You could move it back 1/2 an inch by drilling two new holes in the bracket you've made, then cutting the same amount off the back of it, that would make stick out less, to get it further back you'd have to weld the two brackets together because the bolts would hit your lower yoke,

Sim I see what your saying about the 1/2 inch. i would have to put the headlight bracket back on top and weld it to move it any further than that. That would mean it would be irreversible if it didn't work, Might be hard to get another headlight bracket. I still can't figure out why it is out so far. it was recessed about and inch or more. I move it forward 1 3/4 inches and it is out so far. there must be something I didn't Get when I was getting My redneck Engineering Degree from the University of Hard Knocks.
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Try the 1/2 inch Tex, then if that's still not far enough back? take a measurement with the bracket attached to the headlight and the other to the yoke, mark it and get them welded together from the markings.
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Thanks guy's for the feedback. You have helped a lot. I am not sure it is worth it. I think I will put it back original. My fairing normally takes about 10 seconds to remove with the quick release on the Memphis Shades. It's hard getting off and on this way. Good idea. just didn't work like I thought it would.
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As my old mum used to say "God loves a trier" & so do I. People that have ago, always deserve respect in my book.
Having a go is half the fun, sometimes it works & sometimes it don't. Moving suzuki C50 headlight forward 1 3/4 inches 15281
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I've just been looking at the mounting points for your headlight, Would it not be easier to do away with the bracket you made, and just fit longer bolts through the headlight with washers/spacers to move the headlight forward ?
you could do this with the fairing in place possibly.
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simbo wrote:
I've just been looking at the mounting points for your headlight, Would it not be easier to do away with the bracket you made, and just fit longer bolts through the headlight with washers/spacers to move the headlight forward ?
you could do this with the fairing in place possibly.
Sims your a genius. I give you an Honorary Redneck Engineering Degree From Redneck University of Hard Knocks.
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Sim I haven't had a chance to try your idea of using spacers on the headlight. I think that will work. I have been down all week. almost had Pneumonia. haven't done much but hang around This site. Feeling better just can't breath very good. thanks to $109.00 worth of meds. damn what could I have bought for my bike with that money.
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Get well soon Tex :ill: Nothing worse than being ill and not able to ride :aghh:
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