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post #351 of 382 (permalink) Old 12-26-2018, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I'm not sure that I can pull that headlight swap off yet. I've never seen a Rancher 350 with a 3rd headlight, so my 1st idea might turn out to be pretty hokey looking. I've got the pieces in hand, just don't know whats gonna happen when I start fabbing it up. I think @fishfiles nailed it when he said the Creamsicle is going into morta'mor'fa'cis ! I'll show y'all what I have in mind in a few days.

Hints: Its a dirt cheap mod/idea. It features both high & low beams. Its a DOT legal headlight. And it is Orange. :-)

I've ordered enough of those OEM fenders clips to last me for a while. Here is the seller link:
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post #352 of 382 (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 02:56 AM
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I have a few extra headlight pods with the mounting bracket from 450's I could throw your way , I could see it working to mount that pod onto a 350 , the hole where the dash display was would have to be closed in , which it could become a place to mount toggle switches or maybe a hinged cover and turn it into a storage compartment
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If I had a plan B in mind that 450 light would probably be it! The Rancher display cover is a cheap plastic part, so I'm probably gonna hack on mine a bit to adapt. So if it ends up looking like a Rancher wearing a Halloween mask it will be easy to put it back stock. I'm still staring at it... lol


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Yeah that 450 meter looks about the same size as a 350.

Here's what I did on the wife's 09.

https://www.hondaatvforums.net/forum...t-rancher.html
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I got redirected to this thread from Retro's link , some good reading , missed or forgot a lot of it

Jeep , I just seen someone took the headlight pod off his atv and put the dash into a no light pod , think it was Whiskers' on the Foreman site
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Yeah I saw that. I need as much light as I can get. Blind as a bat. That headlight delete looks slick, but won't help me much at night.
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My 3rd headlight idea is on hold and has been for quite some time. My idea requires a lot of fabbing work and I don't have time to devote to that project, so its off the table. I'll try again some other time. I plan on swapping in 420 front disc brakes next winter, so maybe I'll get back into the headlight project during that next teardown/maintenance session. For now I'm gonna concentrate on getting this bike back together so I can put it to work in the woods cleaning up a bunch of dead/diseased spruce trees on my property. The following mini-sagas are what I got goin' on... :-)

A while back I made a new, updated selectable gizmo for it, but its been sitting inside a plastic bag in a box awaiting time to install it. Today I got it bolted in place finally, using the same mounting holes that I had the 1st version bolted into. I hope to get all of my new updated, waterproof wiring connectors soldered up to the sub-harnesses tomorrow, along with all of the other electrical addons/changes I got goin' on. I took apart all of the old wiring addons today, so I'm gettin' ready to rock... :-)

Lets get rollin' with a pics dump!
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Being as this is also an electric-tronical-gizmo and it requires one wire to be soldered up... I also mounted up the new cooling fan gizmo today.

As mentioned in the DIY build thread for this gizmo the power supply/relays box was mounted on the underside of the modded KFI winch plate in drilled & tapped holes using #10-32 buttonheads. Then the winch plate & winch assembly was bolted back in place on the frame and the new harnesses routed & zip-tied along with the pre-existing subs.

Lets pause for a few pics o' that... :-)
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Topside in the office, the gizmo control unit mounted down on the left-side handlebar directly above where the waterproof winch rocker switch was mounted below the bar. The aluminum bracket that I made for this control unit was shaped just right when I cut it out of a length of extruded something or other... so that I could just remove the two screws holding the rocker switch housing to the handle bar bracket, sandwich the new bracket between the rocker & bracket, line up the two bracket holes and put those two screws right back in. This mount up was like takin' candy from a baby, it just doesn't ever get any easier than this out here in the boonies! :-)

We like pic dumps the most tho, don't we..?
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Meanwhile, another lil' electric related relocation is in the works to be soldered up tomorrow so I took a pic of that newfound treasure. I wanna thank Trailfreak for finding & sharing this lil' hideout! I doubt if I would have ever noticed that free space area in the frame in front of the fuel tank if it weren't for him pointing it out to us! And its a perfect space to relocate my waterproofed winch contactor into!

Last summer I had made a bracket that hung that contactor from the frame because I did not want to drill any holes in the trunk and mount it inside there. But I worried about that choice...

I keep the OEM tool kit in the trunk, a good low-pressure tire gauge is velcro'd to the wall, the OEM user manual is in a ziplock in its overhead compartment, a lot of small tools & misc. stuff I use in the woods are inside that dry-box, along with a 30' heavy tow rope, clean leather gloves, first-aid kit, toilet paper sealed in a ziplock... etc. That box stays clean and dry inside and its jam-packed useful... so I just couldn't bring myself to drill any holes in it... so I had mounted the contactor out on the frame where it took mud and water hits after taking it apart and sealing it up tight with Ultra-black.

I'm relieved that I won't have to worry about that contactor taking a hit, ever again. Thanks Trailfreak!
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