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Has anyone got a photo of a naked Falcon 87?

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Has anyone got a photo of a naked Falcon 87?

Post  colk2004 on Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:06 pm

I'm after a photo without the tinware on. My bike came with virtually nothing electrical on it so I've no idea where everything should go as standard - horn, coil, rectifier, etc. And what on earth is the stud hanging down from the frame for? Google has nothing but complete bikes!

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Post  kerabo on Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:40 pm

Where is this Stud Colin
The correct horn tucks into the headlamp from memory
Can't remember where the rectifier goes it was 6 years ago

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Post  FB vincent on Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:45 pm

Colin,

I will send you separately photos of the electrical items you mention. The mounting under the top frame member will be for the Wipac rectifier.

In the meantime this link will show you the original rectifier, and the modern replacement as fitted to my Falcon; it also shows the correct position for the original Wipac coil. http://fboc.niceboards.org/t3012-rectifier-position?highlight=rectifier

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Has anyone got a photo of a naked Falcon 87?

Post  colk2004 on Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:33 pm

Thanks Guys. Ken the stud is the one that hangs down vertically above where the air filter would be if I'd got that far yet. The confusion has been the horn bracket(?) I have is a scrappy bit of metal that bolted under the bottom yoke and looks home made. The original toolbox from the bike which was sadly rotted where the battery sat, had a hole and a rectifier shaped shadow on the front face facing the engine and 2 holes roughly coil mounting spacing apart....but the replacement has a different set of holes that don't appear to be much use. I want to get it right as I'll be having an attempt at making my own wiring harness for the first time using a solid state regulator/rectifier hidden under the seat to get away without having the resistor wire, then I'll use an original rectifier in the right place (where ever that is) and some dummy wiring for appearance.

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Post  kerabo on Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:51 pm

I do know the top of the horn sits in a hole under the headlamp but can't remember how it mounts . If someone don't come with an answer soon I will get to my bike and have a look. Before you make any brackets for your rectifier you should consider fitting a modern rectifier/Regulator. Also the battery, you are better with a modern one. Those strange shaped one will mount in any direction. They are good as they will keep charged unused for months

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Post  piston 197 on Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:20 pm

The horn mounts to the top surface of the bottom yoke and the horn protrudes into the headlight shell, there is a bracket screwed to the centre of the bottom yoke to mount the horn, and it has a forward facing protrusion with a hole in it to guide the speedo cable through.
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Falcon 87 electrical gubbins.

Post  colk2004 on Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:09 pm

I've got the big white square rectifier in a tin of bits so I'll tart it up and mount it to the front of the tool box. Coil I'll put on the other side of the front of the tool box - my original toolbox looks a lot like Banjo Boys in the link. Stud I'll leave empty. I'm using one of Rex Caunts nice 6v positive earth combined regulator rectifier units which i'll tuck out of sight but in air flow. Horn mounting is still a bit confusing. The one fitted was a piece of 1" strip with 3x 90' bends - so it goes forward/up/forward/up. I can't see an image of the 'horn extension piece' in any of my manuals to work out what it does. Just sorting the back brake rod and centre stand rod today, so this is tomorrows job.

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Post  kerabo on Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:17 pm

The bracket you found sounds correct. As John said mounts from stud at forks to horn. Only the top is in the headlamp.
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Post  colk2004 on Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:38 pm



Well thats where it all ended up, so far. Thanks for everyones help and words. Sandy you are a star!

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