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Old 09-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #16
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Another thought

This is my '74 with a russian/chinese bucket.

/5 headlight ears for the mounthing.
/6 ignition switch installed.
/7 electric tach in instrument with homemade face.

Speedometer? Err, in 3rd gear the revs are pretty close to the speed.


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Old 09-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #17
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This is my '74 with a russian/chinese bucket.

/5 headlight ears for the mounthing.
/6 ignition switch installed.
/7 electric tach in instrument with homemade face.

Speedometer? Err, in 3rd gear the revs are pretty close to the speed.


Excellent! What tach did you use?
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:58 PM   #18
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Excellent! What tach did you use?
+1, and where'd you get the chinese/russian bucket???
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #19
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tach/bucket

The guts of the speedo that came with the bucket was junked and I put a /7 electric tach in the housing.

Printed the face plate myself to match the spacing of the /7 tach but with a vintage look.

Bucket is from E bay, maybe $75 for it with the light and instrument.

A standard 7" halogen headlight fits so the size is bigger than the /5 light.

Airbear, I think he's Airbear on this forum too, has the same type bucket on his but with an Acewell speedo unit.


Edit - Charlie is "Brun" on this forum, here's his...


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=ACEWell

More ideas here

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #20
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The guts of the speedo that came with the bucket was junked and I put a /7 electric tach in the housing.

Printed the face plate myself to match the spacing of the /7 tach but with a vintage look.

Bucket is from E bay, maybe $75 for it with the light and instrument.

A standard 7" halogen headlight fits so the size is bigger than the /5 light.

Airbear, I think he's Airbear on this forum too, has the same type bucket on his but with an Acewell speedo unit.


Edit - Charlie is "Brun" on this forum, here's his...

OK, you're my hero. This is exactly the type of build I want to do. I wish you had made a thread chronicling this beauty.

I am so excited I might pee: is the /7 tach what is actually calculating the speed for the speedometer? I ask because I do not see a tach in your photo.
The bucket you purchased--not from an Airhead, I take it. Any idea what kind? I love that you opened it up and put a new face on it. You must be one of those "weird airhead guys" too.

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #21
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No speedo

It was so slow developing it wasn't much of a build more a progression.

Fitting everything into the bucket and making it "neat" on the inside were the hardest parts.

The wires are color coded and match the colors on the junction board but I still documented the dismantling of it.

No speedometer, just a tach. Sometimes use a GPS Speedo on trips, mostly just ride with the flow of traffic.

Think the search was "ural headlight" or "russian headlight" or the like.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:11 PM   #22
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For those wanting something like a /5 bucket, there is this from a ChangJiang 750. The bucket is quite deep, so you need to organise some longer ears. The speedo hole is 85mm (3 3/4") diameter.



I made some s/s ears and have since painted the chrome rim black.



Google 'CJ750 parts'. There is also a version without the 'eyebrow'. They are about $65 for a complete headlight, including the ignition switch. The headlight itself is pretty ordinary but easy to replace with a sealed beam unit. The ignition switch includes a spring-loaded starter, and works very well.

I fitted an Acewell in a fabricated adaptor plate and I'm happy enough with it, but that 85mm hole will take one of these GPS speedos - available in metric or imperial, with choice of face colours. Google 'Speedhut'

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Old 09-21-2012, 10:23 AM   #23
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Very nice but too bad the key sticks out of the top. Looks odd.
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It was so slow developing it wasn't much of a build more a progression.

Fitting everything into the bucket and making it "neat" on the inside were the hardest parts.

The wires are color coded and match the colors on the junction board but I still documented the dismantling of it.

No speedometer, just a tach. Sometimes use a GPS Speedo on trips, mostly just ride with the flow of traffic.

Think the search was "ural headlight" or "russian headlight" or the like.
Thanks a bunch. I'd be happy to see anything else you feel like posting about it.
I'm thinking of tearing apart the stock /6 tach, and putting those guts in a new, or at least more attractive housing from another speedometer. hmmmm. If anybody else has done this type of thing, show it!
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:42 PM   #25
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For those wanting something like a /5 bucket, there is this from a ChangJiang 750. The bucket is quite deep, so you need to organise some longer ears. The speedo hole is 85mm (3 3/4") diameter.

Google 'CJ750 parts'. There is also a version without the 'eyebrow'. They are about $65 for a complete headlight, including the ignition switch. The headlight itself is pretty ordinary but easy to replace with a sealed beam unit. The ignition switch includes a spring-loaded starter, and works very well.

I fitted an Acewell in a fabricated adaptor plate and I'm happy enough with it, but that 85mm hole will take one of these GPS speedos - available in metric or imperial, with choice of face colours. Google 'Speedhut'
Hey Brun, thanks for the specifics! Very useful. I'm going to get to work on the computer.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:27 AM   #26
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New fiberglass option

I believe this is fiberglass. Cheaper than rehabbing something old...

http://www.legendary-motorcycles.com/miscparts.html


2nd item down. They have a speedo or tach you can use too.
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