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May 27th, 2015 2:34 pm
GTRossi beautiful work - nicely done.
i echo the compliments on the headlight bucket - keeps the top clamp nice & clean.
May 22nd, 2015 8:01 pm
Fruit Awesome awesome build Las.
An inspiration to be modeled after for sure.
May 21st, 2015 4:40 pm
sunstar557
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Originally Posted by Lascivus View Post
Hey Sun,

The headlight is a 1930s (if memory serves) Lucas model. It looked pretty shabby when I found it, but I didn't see any bare metal, only multiple layers of different paint. Once stripped it looked brand new. The lens and reflector are original. They open using a sprung latch underneath, a beautiful design.

Correct on the Bakelite switch, it was originally hooked up to the light (Off/L/H), but I've left the beam switch on the bars. The voltmeter originally sat where the motogadget gauge is, and barely needed to be milled out at all.

Reh on this forum provided the real key though, a module for the MG speedo that allowed us to replace the existing dash, some sort of electrical sorcery, and it fits inside the bucket.

After all that, I found out they make reproductions of Lucas headlights that I imagine might be a bit easier to work with. For example; the screws pre-date durable alloys and have weird non-standard dimensions when they rust up and need to be replaced.
Thanks for letting me know! Very cool, one of kind.
May 21st, 2015 3:22 pm
Lascivus Hey Sun,

The headlight is a 1930s (if memory serves) Lucas model. It looked pretty shabby when I found it, but I didn't see any bare metal, only multiple layers of different paint. Once stripped it looked brand new. The lens and reflector are original. They open using a sprung latch underneath, a beautiful design.

Correct on the Bakelite switch, it was originally hooked up to the light (Off/L/H), but I've left the beam switch on the bars. The voltmeter originally sat where the motogadget gauge is, and barely needed to be milled out at all.

Reh on this forum provided the real key though, a module for the MG speedo that allowed us to replace the existing dash, some sort of electrical sorcery, and it fits inside the bucket.

After all that, I found out they make reproductions of Lucas headlights that I imagine might be a bit easier to work with. For example; the screws pre-date durable alloys and have weird non-standard dimensions when they rust up and need to be replaced.
May 21st, 2015 2:30 pm
sunstar557
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Originally Posted by Lascivus View Post
Finally had the chance to get some better photos done, courtesy of Tangcla.

Ducati Sport Classic - tangcla photography | Melbourne, AU
Love that headlight bucket with speedo in it. Harkens back to the old school cafe spirit! What does that dial do? I can't quite see the letters, but does it dial different light output strength? Go figure! Custom made or commercially available? Thinking of similar at benjiecaferacer.
May 20th, 2015 8:12 pm
Lascivus
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Originally Posted by honda900 View Post
Lascivus,

What part did you use to bring the oil cooler line in front of the belts to the other side? It seems as if the Ducati Hyperstrada oil cooler line works perfectly, but wanted to look into all options (maybe oil cooler lines from other Ducati models, etc.)
As you suspect, pillaged from a hypermotard, and I didn't really explore other models or aftermarket options. I know JC sells some nice carbon ones. Here's the thread on replacement oil lines:
https://www.ducati.ms/forums/77-sport.../topics/111465
May 20th, 2015 4:13 pm
honda900 Lascivus,

What part did you use to bring the oil cooler line in front of the belts to the other side? It seems as if the Ducati Hyperstrada oil cooler line works perfectly, but wanted to look into all options (maybe oil cooler lines from other Ducati models, etc.)
May 20th, 2015 2:41 pm
Lascivus JC, the team at Borrani and Randy/StradaFab are firmly on the Xmas list. Belt covers and rims fitted up. Picture quality abysmal...
May 20th, 2015 2:12 pm
café racer
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Hey Café, he has a workshop in Burwood, in the east of Melbourne. I tried to PM you but the mobile app seems to have a bug
no problem Lascivus, i will contact him.
May 20th, 2015 1:54 pm
Lascivus Hey Café, he has a workshop in Burwood, in the east of Melbourne. I tried to PM you but the mobile app seems to have a bug
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