After making a sweet bracket that was pointed too high and finding that I had a low beam wiring issue, I went back to the drawing board to get my Lucas Square 8 headlight installed.
At first, I wanted to re-use the bracket I made. My plan was to drill a hole through the side, cut off the bottom, get another piece of metal and basically allow the bracket to swivel. Here is the work in progress:
At the point you see above, I began to have serious concerns about this plan. The material is really thick and might not tighten down. I also felt I was over-complicating the design.
I picked up some 3/16" x 1" flat stock and took my MAPP torch to it. When the spot I wanted to bend was glowing red, I bent it to an angle that would essentially offset the rake of my forks. I drilled two 3/8" holes, rounded off the edges, primed, and painted it (gloss black).
Often the best designs are the simplest.
I'm still waiting for the paint to fully dry so I haven't installed it yet.
However, I did chase down my wiring issue. I pulled the tank off to access my wiring and, sure enough, I didn't get one of the connectors back together correctly.
Do you see the issue?
That was a really easy fix except for the time to pull off and reinstall the tank. I can't believe I didn't do a better job testing my wiring before installing the tank in the first place. Oh well.
Obviously, the light is not mounted but I finally have power to it:
Yes, it's bright: