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Old 11-26-2012, 09:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Care to post a little more detail? with pics?
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
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well, for the instruments I used something like this:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...be-Clamps.aspx

don't remember the fork size, maybe 51mm or 53mm?

If you want to stick with the stock headlight, there are any number of fork clamp brackets available. These are nice, but pricey!

http://spieglerusa.com/lsl-headlight-brackets-3282.htm

I clamp everything to the frame or forks!

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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^ i'm no expert, but I think your input may be irrelevant to the 796 monster that the OP is trying to mod..
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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well, for the instruments I used something like this:

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...be-Clamps.aspx

don't remember the fork size, maybe 51mm or 53mm?

If you want to stick with the stock headlight, there are any number of fork clamp brackets available. These are nice, but pricey!

http://spieglerusa.com/lsl-headlight-brackets-3282.htm

I clamp everything to the frame or forks!

Low enuff for you?
Nice looking set up, but this is irrelevant to the newer generation Monsters that the OP inquired about. The mounting is completely different and no longer uses the U-Bracket setup from previous generations. The newer monsters mount the instrument cluster directly to the headlight casting assembly.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Here is a rough how-to for lowering your instrument cluster like the previously referenced Monster 696. I don't have the time to post images so you'll have to visualize along the way. This is just ONE way, there are others I'm sure.

Step 1: Remove the instrument cluster from the headlight casting 'ears' (4 screws and cluster pig tail)
Step 2: The scary part...cut off the silver mounting 'ears' from the headlight casting with a dremel or saw...it cuts easy, its soft aluminum.
Step 3: Shape and smooth the cut to blend with two black plastic humps on the the top of the headlight. Its best to paint or PC the whole silver casting after this to make it blend better.
Step 4: The creative part: Fabricating new mounts. You can use 1" x 1/8" alum strips or similar. You can use the mounting holes on the bottom of the triple tree or the upper headlight mounts on the triple. If your using clipons you also have the riser holes to choose from. This step takes some bending, cutting, and fabrication skills and lots of trial and error for proper fitment.

Like I said, not so easy, and definitely time consuming. But looks infinitely better when complete. Good luck!
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