The speedo cable came in today from Treats. I threw that on in a few minutes and then tried mounting the headlight, but even after Dremelling out the previous holes about a quarter of an inch, it was still too close to the speedo cable and would have snapped it again.... I remembered that I had a few metal brackets that were about three inches long with holes in each end... So I mounted these to the headlight mounts and basically made the headlight into a recessed headlight that hung lower than before. When I rewired the bike last year I only ran the necessary amount of wire, so it was too short to try to raise it up higher so I left it hang low. When you first look at it from an angle it doesn't look too bad, but when you look at it from the front it looks horrible with the three inches of plastic dash and three inches of air before you get down to the headlight....yuck, so much plastic and wasted space...plus you can see all the wires in the opening.
So now I need to decide what I want to do. Should I try to mount a second light above that...more light at night is always nice....or possibly find a fairing to cover the hole. Or I could grab the grinder and drill, shorten the brackets, and raise it up to cover some of the plastic. Either way I need to use the brackets... I will give it some time to think about, but at least it is back and fully functional.
After working a double yesterday, my body really took a hit. I feel way worse today than what I have the past week. I met Dawn for lunch today and the waitress even told me to get better because she said I sounded like I was dying. A handful of people at work have pneumonia and I have had it before, but this doesn't feel like what I remember. I only got four hours of sleep after the demanding day, so just adding insult to injury. The good news is that my talk with Greene County Safety Council went very well early this morning. A lot of people had very interesting questions and it was great to get to meet some of the local officials or safety officers for companies and construction crews. I was afraid I was going to lose my voice, but I never did. Well the sun is shining and I am going to lie here and wish I was out riding on my moped instead... but I got to get better first. Have a good one!
Andrew Buck Michael
But I do feel for you being sick and having little sleep....take care of yourself
moped...dreams be yours