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Metal Slime
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Anyone ever see or hear or try mounting a headlight to just one fork leg? I was thinking about mounting stacked mini projectors to one fork leg using 2 fork clamps.
 

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It could be done but wouldn't be as stable and would be less resistant to lateral movement. There a lot of guys here that use stacked projectors and mount them to both fork legs.


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Metal Slime
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That's what I was thinking too. But the lights are so small that I don't think it'd look good mounted to both forkies.
 

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If the lights are small then they are light and won't catch much wind, which will help with stability issues. I don't see any reason it won't work if you use sturdy enough material.

I think you got a real good idea here. I'm not a big fan of a couple tiny headlights perched between a wide, beefy set of forks. Always looks out of proportion to me. But hidden against a fork leg like this sounds awesome. If you decide to do it post a follow up here. I'd love to see it.
 
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Its been done a few times over her in the uk most use a bracket from where the brakeline splitter mounts across to the bottom of the lights to provide some lateral support but i have seen a small triangle brakcet welded to the top yoke & bolted to the top light doing the same job

The one i saw using the second method also had the speedo mounted off this triangle bracket & both lights were joined together making a tidy job
 

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Metal Slime
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Yeah I think it would need some extra support now that I think about it more. A little head shake from a gnarly wheelie and it could get all Dennis Rodman. Then I'd have to straighten it out at the next stop light.
 
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