2Monkeys - will be looking into minis but first need to get the stock gauge parts sorted.
Although they look so in the pics, the prototypes are not using the Thrux preload caps, they're modified Bonneville caps - the thrux preload caps will use a different attachment - both bonnie and thrux caps will require modification - due to cost of the caps, once these are up and running, will likely involve core exchange for stock caps...
Seth's work is aces... :worthy: I know I am stating the obvious, but I don't think enough can be said for the incredible quality, fit and finish that is put into these brackets. Thanks again Seth. Now I just need an ignition hole plug.
MOONDOGNYC - thanks for the comments and the pic - bike looks great, would love to see more of it... the black & white scheme is just rockin'! Ignition plugs... ran a batch, just waiting to get 'em back from powdercoating.
yes, it is, the nice classic styled idiot lights, bad move IMHO
they are sort of mixing era's too much, abit of this abit of that ?
We know D9 will make something good for it, but please use a "clocks4bikes" clock if your building one in. they are a great clock and the couple who make them are just like you D9,
good, honest & only a small Mom & Dad business, who's service is second to none ! once again IMO. :headbang2:
This with mini gauges would be completely bitching. Would it interfere with the front suspension at all though, considering the caps don't go back all the way down? Esp for those of us with upgraded adjustable forks?
sportyone - already have the clock bracket prototype built & powdercoated, turned out well, will post pics soon. I've seen and heard good things about clocks4bikes, but from a sales standpoint, formotion units likely outnumber them 1000 to 1... not to say I'd be unwilling to build a model that could use a clocks4bikes clock - certainly could and probably will at some point - but for now I'm going with Formotion clocks & therms.
Texas94fs - looking into fork mounted brackets for mini gauges, gotta get the new
stock gauge designs sorted first though. For sure, the stock Bonnie (non-adustable) cap is easier to work with than an adjustable cap... I'm still experimenting with the best way to get the vintage look I'm after and still allow complete adjustability using the thruxton-type fork caps... not there yet. Fabricating fork-cap mounted instrument brackets work with non-Triumph forks... doable but then really moves into the realm of the one-off custom...
Ivar, appreciate the comments... always liked the old fork-mounted cast aluminum Norton integrated bracket/cups... the stamped steel classic Triumph brackets are interesting too but not as aesthetically compelling for me as the Norton units.
Eventually producing them with a CNC or casting them in aluminum could happen... all depends on demand. Doing it the way the prototypes have been done is about as basic as it gets... a tab welded to a tube... and time consuming to finish out... so I may offer these with and
without the welds chased out.
If I'd had a CNC under roof when I started designing parts... could well have ended up with very different design solutions than what I did... certainly would've brought more possibilities into the mix. But I'm guessing most folks begin as I did... doing the best they can with what they have... or what they have access to
TX - working on exactly that for full size (stock) gauges!.. then will look at mini gauges.
Sal... I have simple cover plate to hide the stock mounting lugs, although no pics
yet... finished black PC it should pretty much disappear. Ignition relo or other instruments can work, A/F for example. Slickest way to go IMO but more work... grind off the stock bracket mounting lugs & refinish the top yoke! Way cool setup for the older generation bikes to put warning lights in the headlamp...
TX... not a fork mount but an recent custom dual mini underbracket... photo courtesy of Christian Ciarlo - Italy