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Old 03-05-2012, 10:07 PM   #211
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Here's what we're playing with for a simple bolt on handlebar mount, it has cutouts for Vector/Striker and Watchdog computers, if you want one bolted up top an RMS roadbook bracket can be used.

Should have the prototypes finished tomorrow and head out Thursday to test.











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Old 03-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #212
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Nicely executed. Is that a HDB top mount where the four buttons are located?

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Old 03-05-2012, 10:30 PM   #213
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Nicely executed. Is that a HDB top mount where the four buttons are located?
Yep, had to make it so it bolted up to my current setup, and all that's needed is longer bolts, we'll see how it does.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:56 PM   #214
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I probably won't be building a rally setup anytime soon, but this thread is interesting. Thought I'd toss out another option to Velcro.

3M Dual-Lock has at least 4 times the grip strength of Industrial Velcro and available with VHB (Very High Bond) adhesive.



Available all over the place, Amazon, iTapestore, etc.


We have used it at our aerospace company in commercial for-flight electronics and it holds up to the most brutal vibe and thermals tests the govt required to qualify.

I've had some on the dash of my 990 since 2007 and it's held up to years of direct exposure to the elements.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:40 AM   #215
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Here's a couple e more of mine working but not finished need to clean up wiring
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #216
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Here's what we're playing with for a simple bolt on handlebar mount, it has cutouts for Vector/Striker and Watchdog computers, if you want one bolted up top an RMS roadbook bracket can be used.

Should have the prototypes finished tomorrow and head out Thursday to test.











Just received my Roadbook from RMS, can't wait to get the bracket from HDB!
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:24 PM   #217
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Here's what we're playing with for a simple bolt on handlebar mount, it has cutouts for Vector/Striker and Watchdog computers, if you want one bolted up top an RMS roadbook bracket can be used.

Should have the prototypes finished tomorrow and head out Thursday to test.











Nice work, Paul!
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:16 PM   #218
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Very tidy looking set-up, the only thing that confuses me is the roadbook on top and the Vector on the bottom... Maybe it's just me
but I always thought the set up would warrant the roadbook on the bottom (for weight as well)...

the craftsmanship looks great though, well done!
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:19 AM   #219
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Very tidy looking set-up, the only thing that confuses me is the roadbook on top and the Vector on the bottom... Maybe it's just me
but I always thought the set up would warrant the roadbook on the bottom (for weight as well)...

the craftsmanship looks great though, well done!
Weight issue aside, why do like them reversed? Having never done a roadbook event, I'm curious.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #220
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Very tidy looking set-up, the only thing that confuses me is the roadbook on top and the Vector on the bottom... Maybe it's just me
but I always thought the set up would warrant the roadbook on the bottom (for weight as well)...

the craftsmanship looks great though, well done!
Thanks Aaron and Duke, Bro, this is just a proto of a simpler version of roadbook mounts that will accommodate my handguards, be easily removable and most importantly inexpensive for a weekender, and not meant as a Dakar substitute. As far as weight and momentum of the roadbook and odo's, if you think about it, the roadbook is in about the same place regardless of adding on an odo.

If say a RMS roadbook bracket was bolted up front with an odo it would create an even greater pendulum effect and an even more vunerable position for the odo, which in the case of an ICO or Watchdog is equal to or more expensive than the F2R roadbook. This is designed to accommodate the RMS Brkt if desired.

RMS Brkt anodized black to cut down reflection.



As a weekender I need this to be as survivable as possible with as little at risk as possible, the roadbook will almost always be vulnerable, but at least the odo can be protected well, that's one of the drivers of the design. This is the easiest of the designs we discussed prior to build, mainly on account of time constraints.

I'm still working on a frame mounted fairing/light/roadbook version and will throw it out there for comments and criticisms, but I have a busy day today, need to go out and play with this and the roadbook switches and motor driver.

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Old 03-08-2012, 11:49 PM   #221
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Weight issue aside, why do like them reversed? Having never done a roadbook event, I'm curious.
Just habit I guess... when racing, I look at the next tulip once or twice (ie. 58.43, fork, take left), memorize the 58.43 number (keep repeating to myself like a mantra), so then all I need to do is keep my eye on the odo till it starts approaching the 58.43 mark.

I find it's easier to do that if the odo is on top, makes the transition from looking at the track to looking at the odo easier on the eyes than skipping past the the roadbook every time. Also, you might need to adjust the odo plus or minus: Again, easier if -in my line of vision- the odo is just below the course instead of underneath the roadbook

But hey, that's just my methodology, curious to hear other's as well
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:58 PM   #222
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noob question

Does anyone have a online link to a "how to" for general questions like reading road books, set up, installing roadbook etc. etc.

being a first time rally participant next month it seems I come up with a new question every day. I have googled my butt off but have only come up with car type rally info.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:33 AM   #223
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Hey, I would say your best bet is searching on here,
I think either Hogwild or Neduro must have started a basic
navigation 101 thread a while ago...

Apart from that, the best practice you can get
is at a race, so don't worry about it, go and race!

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Old 03-09-2012, 02:37 AM   #224
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Does anyone have a online link to a "how to" for general questions like reading road books, set up, installing roadbook etc. etc.

being a first time rally participant next month it seems I come up with a new question every day. I have googled my butt off but have only come up with car type rally info.

Rally Management Services (http://www.rallymanagementservices.com/) has a great intro to navigation on their site: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/006...igation.pdf?16
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:35 AM   #225
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Rally Management Services (http://www.rallymanagementservices.com/) has a great intro to navigation on their site: http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/006...igation.pdf?16
I should pay more attention I was just at their site two days ago buying a ICO and bar clamps. Thanks for the link
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