After selling the Yamaha XS1100 custom project bike last summer I decided to double down on the wounded Concours which, in spite of a lot of work and money spent, wasn't sellable. When I can ride I ride but when the snow flies I tend to get busy in the garage, and this winter is no different.
|The winter garage is a busy garage. The Tiger's having a rest while I work on the Concours custom. Before the spring season begins the Tiger'll have new fork oil, spark plugs and a coolant flush.|
The 7 inch round headlight with built in LED indicators showed up from Amazon but I'm still waiting on the tail light. I'd initially thought of doing some kind of front fairing but now I'm going bare bones with only metal framing to mount the light and minimal instruments.
I purchased some stainless steel framing and I've been cutting it into muffler mounts and the rear light fairing bracket. That rear fairing piece is going to be as minimal as possible as well. Perhaps even a box for the rear light in bare frame. Visible girder frame pieces are going to become a part of what this will look like when it's finished.
|I took the instrument cluster apart to see if any of it was salvageable (it wasn't), but the insides look like something out of the DaVinci Code!|
|Some 90° brackets on the upper fork clamps has me ready to try some headlight mounting ideas.|