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Old 02-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #61
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Highway Peg mod to make them longer... Total kit less than $45

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Old 02-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #62
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PIAA light switch mount for my 1150...
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #63
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #64
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PIAA light switch mount for my 1150...
Well done! Do the switches have covers over them? If so, what are they made of?
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #65
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Well done! Do the switches have covers over them? If so, what are they made of?

Scott - Yup, they have the little rubber covers that come with the motorcycle wiring harness. If you have automotive wiring harnesses, then you don't get the fancy schmancy rubber covers. But they probasbly cost less, too.

It looks like a long reach to the switches with my thumb, but I have XXL hands and can hit it while keeping my hand on the grip. Would be easy enough to locate the switches closer though.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:26 AM   #66
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I made a tent holder for my GS 1150. I measured all the importent distances (between bolts etc), made a sketch in AutoCAD, printed it out in 1:1 scale.... tested it once more, then I sent the drawing into workshop specialized in laser/water cutting and that was it:) 4mm thick holder for my tent...


paper model and final product


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and one more pic from side
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:07 AM   #67
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nice job!

jeez I ready love this topic!
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:10 AM   #68
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Nice rack!
Made a few in my day as well;

This one was a two piece - small rack plate that a larger plate bolted to...
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #69
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I made a tent holder for my GS 1150. I measured all the importent distances (between bolts etc), made a sketch in AutoCAD, printed it out in 1:1 scale.... tested it once more, then I sent the drawing into workshop specialized in laser/water cutting and that was it:) 4mm thick holder for my tent...


paper model and final product


already on motorcycle


and one more pic from side
How much did the shop charge you for cutting it out?
You supplied the AutoCAD sketch (in AutoCad formatted file), right?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #70
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Good idea this thread Ricky

What have you been up to yourself lately?
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #71
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hi, at least here (Czech republic - central europe)
programming of the machine (according to my CAD drawing file - actually I think it was somethink like copy/paste method :) ), laser cutting, material - all together cost me about 430 CZK which is about 20-25 USD

just if I would do it once again I would probably put there some paint coating... because that aluminum alloy is quite weak and when there is something attached to the rack it moves slightly during the ride and it makes the attached stuff dirty (aluminum dust or something like that... so at least some transparent paint coating is not a bad idea)
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:02 PM   #72
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Good idea this thread Ricky
Coming from you that is a big complement but the Heroes here are the ones getting their hands dirty

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What have you been up to yourself lately?
Not much riding for sure, i'm dedicating my days to the most important project somebody can ever have

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #73
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Whow, I never knew you were into skate boarding

Very well done, congratulations!
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #74
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Whow, I never knew you were into skate boarding

Very well done, congratulations!
"Patineto" = "the man that skateboard" en Espanol, Skateboarding was my first real passion and I only stop riding need my body say no more..
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #75
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"Patineto" = "the man that skateboard" en Espanol, Skateboarding was my first real passion and I only stop riding need my body say no more..

Congrats Ricky. Been a long time since I met you at the Elsinore Gran Prix maybe 8 years ago.
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