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post #1 of 11 Old 02-15-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Removing headlight mounting bracket

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Anyone have any tips on removing the black bracket behind the headlight. It's the bracket that the headlight mounting brackets bolt too and the one that houses the mounts for the stock turn signals.

I bought an aftermarket headlight assembly that will work much better if I can remove this bracket but can seem to see any "easy" way of removing it. I don't see any bolts either on the front forks or up under the cluster?

Help? Tips?

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-15-2013, 11:07 AM
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You'll have to remove the headlight and cluster, I believe. There is a bolt on the lower triple and up into the top triple, so you have to get access to both of those before you can remove it.

Going off of memory, I might be a bit off, but I'm pretty sure.

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You will have to remove the headlight, bars, cluster and the upper triple tree. The piece is sandwiched between the upper and lower tree, it has two upper and two lower pins that locate the bracket into the triples in rubber grommets.

Check post #26 in this thread. It is a custom RC51 triple tree setup, but it shows the mounting style of the frame.

https://www.wristtwisters.com/f94/919...ion-25920.html

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CUT IT OFF!!!!!

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I was joking, just in case you really do cut it.

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I was joking, just in case you really do cut it.

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If it's bent cut it if not it's worth $40 or 50.
This!

Plus it helps route the cables and wiring harness. Without the OEM bucket to store all the extra wiring, you will need any help you can get to help contain that mess.

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post #10 of 11 Old 02-15-2013, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, so I thought is was just sandwiched in there and I guess I'm right. Doh.

Time to hack it off...it's in perfect shape but honestly can't be bothered removing all that other stuff just to get rid of it.

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Well, if you ever go to put one back in, you'll have to

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