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My brother gave me his '97 ex500 (I'm the fourth owner), and it has been wrecked by the other three. Both mirrors were missing, fairing was ground down on both side points, front blinkers missing, and the right side of the upper fairing was cracked all the way through (separated from the rest of the faring). I glued the fairing back together, and it works, but I'm interested in taking the upper off, the lower is already off. I have seen one guy around where I live (eugene, OR) who has a chrome light bracket, and it looks sweet. I'm just wondering if any of you have one of these, know where to get one, or how simple it is to make one?
You can see pictures of my bike and the work I've done at:
http://max.owns.com//view_album.php?set_albumName=motos


I've changed: chain, sprockets, both disc brakes, brake fluid, valve adjustment, installed new front signals, oil/filter, coolant. As well as repainted the frame where there was some rust. The bike sat outside for about a year.
 

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I'm sorry, but I'm not getting it. What type of bracket are you looking for? Which light?

I was a bit puzzled when I looked at the pictures. All I could see holding up your bike was the center stand and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how it was balancing :D.
 
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A bracket for the headlight, since it mounts into the front fairing, and I want to get rid of the fairing. As for the pictures, we used bricks/wood to support the front fork.
 

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I did notice the bricks, but not until after I started trying to figure it out :p.

I'd say you're looking at something like this:
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2003822/p-2003822/N-111+10211+600014812/c-10111
Those are pretty cheap, but you get what you pay for. Although on the other hand you're not talking about rocket science, I suppose.

I stole a set off an older Suzuki and grabbed a bucket headlight off of a Honda CB750 parts bike I have and am going that route. It's pretty easy to find the brackets off other bikes, you just need something to fit 37mm diameter fork tubes (36mm for 1st gens).
 
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The bracket I've seen around town is (I think) 1/4" pipe bent into a square with mounting points for the light.
 
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Not sure about the light brackets, but maybe one of those fairings ???
 
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