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Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Ceiling Mount

  Alexa, play my playlist... My goal has been to have music easily accessible while hanging out on my front patio. I'm aware of all kinds of stereo's, Bluetooth speakers/devices that could accomplish this, but I wanted something that wasn't tied to my smartphone, as well as something that wouldn't involve a major renovation (my front wall is brick). Now before people start to comment that I could have run stereo speakers in the soffit and into my house, that was already more work than I had planned as the soffit doesn't seem to be removable without using destructive force (I'm not sure how it was installed). I also wanted something that would be relatively permanent, in that I didn't want to have to charge something, or turn it on and off.  My solution was an echo dot mounted to the soffit, where my echo dot would be sheltered from the elements and provide music upon verbal command. So I turned to the world wide web for solutions, and there are a few great i

Liberty Headlight Bracket Mod

Not sure if this is considered a mod/hack or what have you, but it is what it is, take it or leave it. The stock 2020 Rize Liberty comes with the headlight mounted at the top of the triple tree forks as seen in the picture below.

While this is fine, I was concerned that the frame stops might move, and thought a solution would be to mount the headlight below the frame stops, so that the headlight would hold up the frame stops no matter what.

First I measured what I thought would be the perfect height for the frame stop. On my bike it seemed 3.25 inches down from the bottom of the top triple tree was a good number.

I then removed the headlight 

and it's brackets, and repositioned them below the rubber frame stops.

** This is where the mod/hack comes in**

My headlight seemed to move every time I bumped into it, so when re-assembling the headlight brackets, I added a small nut in between the two bracket halves. I don't know the nut size, only that they were .25 inch in diameter. I'm sure you could use just about anything you wanted that was .25 in in diameter.

As you can see in the following picture, the nut is placed between the two headlight bracket halves, and prevents bending the brackets when tightening.

This is what the bracket looked like before adding the nut

Now you can tighten your headlight, without worrying about bending the bracket, and it wont move. Also if you followed my suggestion by placing the headlight below the frame stops, you wont ever have to worry about smashing your forks against the frame. This is what it looks like now...

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