attached woodcraft clip-on handlebars (could only torque the front two bolts after adjusting the spacing on the two rear):
removed factory clutch cable (black metal bracket on right is needed for next step):
cable replaced with a 2005 zx-6r clutch cable and retrofitted to original bracket:
new clutch cable had some length issues, remedied by turning the bracket upside down to move the entire cable further to the right from the clutch linkage. Spacers added to raise the cable to the appropriate height (bracket had to be slightly bent as well):
1 inch wide 1/8th inch thick aluminum picked up from orchard on the cheap:
centerline scored with punch mark for centering drill bit and a compass used to create a guide for a clean radius:
literally eyeballed it for the length of the linkage, only taking special care to duplicate the length for left/right links for a symetrical setup:
t-bolt clamp used with rubber cut from a gasket kit from the plumbing section of the hardware store to hold the linkage in place:
lower mounts for headlight finished, not enough to hold it steady, but enough to make it street legal for daytime use:
more aluminum used for mounting a new radiator coolant resovoir. Holes drilled and a small hand file used to square off holes:
holes squared off:
aluminum painted black, zip ties used to hold in place on frame with tape for protection of the paint. standard steel worm gear clamp used to hold water bottle of choice:
upper headlight linkages finished, the headlight is now aimed properly and rock solid:
the bike as it stands now. nalgene water bottle used (will replace with a black transparent with black cap version), not sure if i want to paint the headlight mounts black or leave them silver.
with the clipons the bike rides great. riding position is very similar to a normal super sport (i used to ride one).
next upgrades will be bar end mirrors (probably rizoma), water bottle color change, a simple bracket for mounting the speedometer/tach (which is currently taped to the top triple), and eventuallly the gas tank cosmetic modification to hide the brackets and make it look smooth.