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I'm in the process of mounting a gps on to my top chrome thing-a-ma-jig
The one they call the headlight cover I think.
Looks to be metal. Outer side is chromed the underneath is not.

Question. If I were to drill a hole.
Do I drill from the non-chrome side or do I start the hole on the chrome side ?

Anyone :confused:

I figured I would tape the chrome section the hole will be going through to prevent
whatever I can when it comes to the chrome chipping or flaking.
Also know to use a new sharp metal drill bit.
 

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I'm in the process of mounting a gps on to my top chrome thing-a-ma-jig
The one they call the headlight cover I think.
Looks to be metal. Outer side is chromed the underneath is not.

Question. If I were to drill a hole.
Do I drill from the non-chrome side or do I start the hole on the chrome side ?

Anyone :confused:

I figured I would tape the chrome section the hole will be going through to prevent
whatever I can when it comes to the chrome chipping or flaking.
Also know to use a new sharp metal drill bit.

If you do, always drill from the finish side. If there are any burrs to sand you don't want to have to be sanding on the chrome side that result in unwanted scratches around the work area. Go slow and use a lubricant when you can. I'm just saying....
 

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OK, finished side it is and thanks for the tip on the lubricant.
Never thought about that.
Good way to get one of the kids to help and feel part of something as well.

As for the many different mounts out there. I check them all out.
I even went out and bought a set-up and then realized I hated the look.
I want it mounted dead center of the bars.
By the time I got the 1" ball mount / 1 3/4" arm / cradle holder.
The set-up soared upwards to high for my pleasing eyes.

Want a close to headlight mount as possble without it interfering with the bars when turned.

I'm going with these pieces below to accomplish it.
I had to dremel out the center of the clasp to accept the 1" ball



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Another helper is to put masking tape over where you will drill, and then drill a pilot hole with a smaller bit. Tape helps keep the drill bit from dancing. If you have a drill press and can remove the piece, then you can clamp it in a jig and drill a perfect hole.
 

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Another helper is to put masking tape over where you will drill, and then drill a pilot hole with a smaller bit. Tape helps keep the drill bit from dancing. If you have a drill press and can remove the piece, then you can clamp it in a jig and drill a perfect hole.
Thats exactly how I did it.
Started with a small tip and worked my way up to the larger drill bit size
Also let the drill do the work.
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