Help with TPX installation

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Hi! I am trying to find a good place for the heads but i ran into a problem.

In the owners manual it says to keep the heads as far away as possible,at first i found a good place under the fairings but i noticed they were too much back and it would had missed bridge shots, so i moved them out front which makes them leveled but i feel like it leaves the headlights too far away and they are too close to each other(the heads) , the last location in front of the air intake is right under the head lights but makes the heads uneven horizontal wise.

Is the horizontal orientation really important? Also what is more important horizontal levelness or distance/closeness to headlights?

Let me know and thanks in advance

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Hi! I am trying to find a good place for the heads but i ran into a problem.

In the owners manual it says to keep the heads as far away as possible,at first i found a good place under the fairings but i noticed they were too much back and it would had missed bridge shots, so i moved them out front which makes them leveled but i feel like it leaves the headlights too far away and they are too close to each other(the heads) , the last location in front of the air intake is right under the head lights but makes the heads uneven horizontal wise.

Is the horizontal orientation really important? Also what is more important horizontal levelness or distance/closeness to headlights?

Let me know and thanks in advance

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you're going to have to get creative and build some custom brackets. I don't see how it's possible to get too far away from the headlights on that bike, most important thing is to have the heads have good visibility. Do not put them vertical, they must be flat horizontal.

I had to build a custom bracket out of square aluminum tube like you find at a hardware store in those little stand up racks with a wooden dowels.

I would see if you can create something so the heads mount by the air dams. Does your front fender give you enough clearance to make a solid bar attached under the headlights that extends out each side to hold the heads by the air dams without interfering with strut travel of your front tire? That's how I did my Goldwing heads. The solid square tube made it easy to align heads and I had everything done on the tube and then just mounted tube to the bike. I painted the tube flat black and you can't even really notice it.

Strangely, I have had them on my bike for 3 years and nobody has ever even questioned me about them.

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Hi! I am trying to find a good place for the heads but i ran into a problem.

In the owners manual it says to keep the heads as far away as possible,at first i found a good place under the fairings but i noticed they were too much back and it would had missed bridge shots, so i moved them out front which makes them leveled but i feel like it leaves the headlights too far away and they are too close to each other(the heads) , the last location in front of the air intake is right under the head lights but makes the heads uneven horizontal wise.

Is the horizontal orientation really important? Also what is more important horizontal levelness or distance/closeness to headlights?

Let me know and thanks in advance

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Getting a new motorcycle might be easier, lol. Wherever you mount them, be sure to get tested.

I'll be testing my install soon.

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You can see that Vortex didn’t have them very far apart when he tested them. I would go for the bracket idea, they don’t have to be very far apart. I would think that most m/c shops could fab up a good bracket, they do that sort of thing quite a bit. Just make sure it is braced well so it doesn’t allow the heads to get pushed one way or another. It may make them more conspicuous but that would just be step two of the installation process. I am excited to see you get them installed and tested.
 

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Hi all and thanks for your answers.

The TPX comes with it's own bracquet that adjusts the level up and down and right to left, my only concern is that if the unit being a bit sideways horizontally was a big deal.

I may install the on the front with it's build in bracket and test them.

If that fails then i am going to have to figure something out with a custom bracquet

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Also look at sugru... You can always build up a little more on one side vs another to level them out. If you smooth it over with a spatula you can make it look custom moulded.
 

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Also look at sugru... You can always build up a little more on one side vs another to level them out. If you smooth it over with a spatula you can make it look custom moulded.
Are you still down for that Laser test?

You are in West palm right?
 

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Are you still down for that Laser test?

You are in West palm right?
I can do a test , I usually conduct the test one county north or West Palm as there is a nice spot. We might have a mini meet end of this month with a few others, you would be the first bike we have done testing on here so it would be a good experience! There is a member here in Miami if you need to do a quick test closer to home too.
 

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It would be nice to test nearby to adjust the heads properly before the official test to give the product the best chance of the best results .

I would not want the product to suffer in sales due to a poor installation or placement of heads, too many people read these forums to base their purchasing decisions based on results .

Thank you, i predict i will finish the installation Sunday or Monday

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check this video out. Troopers don't have any trouble clocking bikes with the laser ally.
 

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check this video out. Troopers don't have any trouble clocking bikes with the laser ally.
Laser Atlanta, not Ally. Also note it looks like they shot the rear, mostly (easier). They also don't show how many times they couldn't get a reading.

It is easy to clock a motorcycle with lidar, but it isn't always instantaneous.

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Laser Atlanta, not Ally. Also note it looks like they shot the rear, mostly (easier). They also don't show how many times they couldn't get a reading.

It is easy to clock a motorcycle with lidar, but it isn't always instantaneous.

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Those are old men. Couldnt be that hard.
 

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