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post #1 of 5 Old 11-18-2019, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Malta

Hello to all,
I'm Marten from Malta and have been riding ever since I was a teenager...... today, 30 years later I'm still riding and currently have a blue Honda hornet CB600F3. Apart from loving riding I also like doing engineering designs and CNC manufacture as a hobby and one of my future projects is making modifications to my hornet. Not the type of modifications like conversion to cafe racer etc but rather the type that apart from aestetics it also includes a practical function within the modification. Forgive me if what I'm saying doesn't make much sense but to explain, many times I catch myself staring at my bike wondering what functional improvements can I do that are worth the effort apart from looking good.
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-18-2019, 03:05 PM
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Given that you don't need the big tank to circle Malta (a lovely island by the way), you could focus on weight reduction. If you went to a single seat and pegs, with a custom tail, and smaller tank, you could probably save 30 or 40 lbs.

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-19-2019, 02:24 AM
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Welcome! Personally, if I were to do some mods, I'd make some nice storage for things like a the jacket liner and tools. Maybe something in the tail area or below the headlight. That way you don't get caught without your gear if it gets cold at night.

Another would be the wind screen with adjustable angle and deflectors to keep the wind off the hands for those colder nights.

Lighting is another area. Mine's a 919 so the lights are different I guess. So on mine, I'd like a broad night time view of the street and the sides for those night mountain rides where deer like to jump out.

The other mod I'd like would be to put the mirrors forward about 6" so that they are always in the field of view. Maybe a simple adapter that would allow the base of the mirror to be moved forward or replace the mirror with a dual mirror like they use on trucks.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-19-2019, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Ricky, yes that's true, Malta is a small island and you can do with a smaller tank, but hey less pumping fuel and more running around 😆.

KarlJay, exacly my lines of thoughts, nothing that obvious but when you notice them they catch your eye. Regarding the storage I don't think there's enough space to pack in a jacket but yes, cloves, sunglasses, tools etc is a can do. I'd like to modify the rear sides in a way that you can flip them up like a glove compartment. As for the mirrors I agree extending them will reduce blind spots but they tend to stick out a lot, maybe a rear camera and a water proof screen in the front would be effective which also doubles as for the dash. Again one would have to consider if its safer looking down rather than sideways, not to mention the considerable amount of work that goes into it.

Another thing about the front light is I'd like to make it brighter for the night such as those from ledperf, but in doing will defer to far away from the original style due to the fact that one would also need to replace its housing.

Anyway I still have enough time to contemplate as I have other projects that I'm working on at the moment.
It's been great making you acquaintance.
Regards Marten

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-19-2019, 03:38 PM
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Hi Ricky, yes that's true, Malta is a small island and you can do with a smaller tank, but hey less pumping fuel and more running around 😆.

KarlJay, exacly my lines of thoughts, nothing that obvious but when you notice them they catch your eye. Regarding the storage I don't think there's enough space to pack in a jacket but yes, cloves, sunglasses, tools etc is a can do. I'd like to modify the rear sides in a way that you can flip them up like a glove compartment. As for the mirrors I agree extending them will reduce blind spots but they tend to stick out a lot, maybe a rear camera and a water proof screen in the front would be effective which also doubles as for the dash. Again one would have to consider if its safer looking down rather than sideways, not to mention the considerable amount of work that goes into it.

Another thing about the front light is I'd like to make it brighter for the night such as those from ledperf, but in doing will defer to far away from the original style due to the fact that one would also need to replace its housing.

Anyway I still have enough time to contemplate as I have other projects that I'm working on at the moment.
It's been great making you acquaintance.
Regards Marten
The LED headlight has been discussed at length, IIRC, there's a way to do it so that it looks pretty stock, just have to buy a holder ring that replaced the stock one.

Here's just one link for one brand. Looks like < $200 for the whole package?

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums...ion-58378.html

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