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New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by Gt6drummer1 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:47 am

Greetings! I have just bought a 92plate xj600. I intend to go down the naked conversion route once I have given it a good going over. I am aware that radian clocks and virago clocks are popular in the conversion, however, these are quite scarce and pricey on UK eBay. I was wondering has anyone had any experience of using the clocks from a Suzuki gs500 or Suzuki gp? I would ideally like to keep the traditional look analogue clocks and have some form of idiot lighting. I am open to suggestions. Many thanks , Matt :thumbsup:

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Re: New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by Dr.mike » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:31 pm

My analogue clocks are 2nd hand off a Honda cb750
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Re: New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by mikee112 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:37 pm

Hi Matt, welcome to XJRider :)

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Re: New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by Gt6drummer1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:22 am

Thanks for the welcomes!

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Re: New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by Gt6drummer1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:24 am

Dr.mike wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:31 pm
My analogue clocks are 2nd hand off a Honda cb750
Dr.mike, any tips on how you mounted these? Also be interested to know how you found the wiring, I currently have my eyes on a set of cb450 clocks!...

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Re: New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by Dr.mike » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:58 am

Gt6drummer1 wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:24 am
Dr.mike wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:31 pm
My analogue clocks are 2nd hand off a Honda cb750
Dr.mike, any tips on how you mounted these? Also be interested to know how you found the wiring, I currently have my eyes on a set of cb450 clocks!...
I had some help with the wiring up of the clocks. The mounts I made up some brackets that attach on to the original mounting points. I am going to see the person I got the Help of in a weeks time so I can enquire for you on that one.
Rev high and lean low

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Re: New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by Gt6drummer1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:31 pm

Dr.mike wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:58 am
Gt6drummer1 wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:24 am
Dr.mike wrote:
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:31 pm
My analogue clocks are 2nd hand off a Honda cb750
I had some help with the wiring up of the clocks. The mounts I made up some brackets that attach on to the original mounting points. I am going to see the person I got the Help of in a weeks time so I can enquire for you on that one.
That would be great thank you. Pick up the bike tomorrow, so I think I will have a better idea when I can sew how much room there is and likely mounting points. Have noticed the cb clocks have brackets on them, was wondering about modifying that and attaching to the light brackets. Thanks for the help, much appreciated.

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Re: New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by Dr.mike » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:33 am

I will take some pictures of mine and upload when I have worked out how to.
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Re: New member, naked conversion on the cards

Post by Gt6drummer1 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:06 pm

Dr.mike wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:33 am
I will take some pictures of mine and upload when I have worked out how to.
I look forward to those pics when you get chance and work out how. Managed to strip the front end of mine this week before coming away. Itching to get back to it now! :) ;)

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