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Old 05-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #22891
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@GSAPilot, put me down for $1/bridge, plus another $1/bridge after the next Richmond FF kicks in.

(Linky here.)
Nice Brenda. I was all stoked to do this when it was posted the other day until I saw Thursday at 13:00 which I can't do. I will instead pay $1 for every bridge Brenda goes over or under or $60 should the number of bridges be less than last year.

EDIT* Reading that again I see now that Brenda is pledging and not riding. I will pledge my support to a rider in need of more pledges.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:45 PM   #22892
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Nice Brenda. I was all stoked to do this when it was posted the other day until I saw Thursday at 13:00 which I can't do. I will instead pay $1 for every bridge Brenda goes over or under or $60 should the number of bridges be less than last year.
Hey Dirt, to clarify, I won't be able to make the ride either, but I am supporting GSAPilot's (over/under) bridge crossings. I'm sure he'll be tickled by your additional support!

Edit: I see your edit. All good!
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #22893
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Hey Dirt, to clarify, I won't be able to make the ride either, but I am supporting GSAPilot's (over/under) bridge crossings. I'm sure he'll be tickled by your additional support!

Edit: I see your edit. All good!
Sorry. I was not trying to confuse anyone. I was just confused myself. Brenda, did you have a DR650 not too long ago or am I confusing you with someone else?
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #22894
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Sorry. I was not trying to confuse anyone. I was just confused myself. Brenda, did you have a DR650 not too long ago or am I confusing you with someone else?
Hi Dirt, the only bike I've had in recent history apart from the baby GS is a '73 CB500. At one point I was chatting about possibly also getting a DR, but something more like a DR200 (or XT225). At this point I'm leaning toward fiddling with the F650's suspension and such instead (or first? TBD).
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:40 PM   #22895
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@GSAPilot, put me down for $1/bridge, plus another $1/bridge after the next Richmond FF kicks in.

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Brenda, thank you for the plug and pledge... I'll be posting my real time ride with the SPOT (12pm - 6pm) Thursday and then have a Ride Report that night on the SMIB site. All pledgers or Riders get a SMIB sticker.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #22896
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And your point??

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My point is they would be CUSTOM.

The other point is that I wasn't thinking about adult toys or guns.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:23 PM   #22897
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Hi Dirt, the only bike I've had in recent history apart from the baby GS is a '73 CB500. At one point I was chatting about possibly also getting a DR, but something more like a DR200 (or XT225). At this point I'm leaning toward fiddling with the F650's suspension and such instead (or first? TBD).
Yep. I was confused. Work is so distracting sometimes... Those little bikes are fun. I had an XT225 for a few months, but even as short as I am it was way too small for me. My knees were so bent I could hardly get my butt off the seat. I tried to get my dad to buy it but he said it was too peppy and powerful for him. The low end torque scared him. It was fun to watch.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:28 PM   #22898
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For anyone looking for something to do, the Military Aviation Museum in VA Beach is having their WWII airshow next weekend. They're promising a flying FW-190, an ME-262 (!!!) and the world's only flyable DH Mosquito.

I'm planning on riding out Saturday with some friends.

http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/ww2-airshow.html
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:14 AM   #22899
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Actually I think that using a 3d printer to make motorcycle fairing molds designed in CAD could be a pretty lucrative business...
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It's simple plastic and there are a couple different types/colors available.

It come's in spools like weed whacker cord, and it is melted by a hot tip similar to a hot glue gun...

Being the Cad Guru has benefits, but Fairings and such are complex flowing rounded shapes, which no current Cad program is good for relating to design...unfortunatly...

BT, have you actually seen / held the plastic used for that process?
I had a "Flatbed" type 3d Modeler back around '95 when I worked for Gould, it had a 12 x 12 platen, and deposited layers like an ink jet printer.
Cost a bizillion$$ for the thing then, and the prototype plastic was very soft and not durable, a cross between extremely hard wax and flakey plastic, actually about the same as hot-melt glue sticks... It would print "layers" about .002"-.005" th'k., and any voids during the vertical build contained "pillars" spaced out so you could crumble them out after the build...which supported the next consecutive layer.

I have to think even today, the meltable material is still soft, and fragile comparably.

The new industrial rage is UV hardenable plymers, where a High output UV light probe circulates in a "vat" of polymer, and "prints" the pattern by hardening in a vertical build in a similar fashion. Those plastics are much harder, and can actually be utilized for finished parts...unfortunatly they cost $$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:19 AM   #22900
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From what I read, it prints with ABS or something called PLA.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:02 PM   #22901
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For anyone looking for something to do, the Military Aviation Museum in VA Beach is having their WWII airshow next weekend. They're promising a flying FW-190, an ME-262 (!!!) and the world's only flyable DH Mosquito.

I'm planning on riding out Saturday with some friends.

http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/ww2-airshow.html
Already scheduled to attend a rally up in PA, else I'd be there.

Durn!

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Old 05-08-2013, 12:29 PM   #22902
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Being the Cad Guru has benefits, but Fairings and such are complex flowing rounded shapes, which no current Cad program is good for relating to design...unfortunatly...

BT, have you actually seen / held the plastic used for that process?
I had a "Flatbed" type 3d Modeler back around '95 when I worked for Gould, it had a 12 x 12 platen, and deposited layers like an ink jet printer.
Cost a bizillion$$ for the thing then, and the prototype plastic was very soft and not durable, a cross between extremely hard wax and flakey plastic, actually about the same as hot-melt glue sticks... It would print "layers" about .002"-.005" th'k., and any voids during the vertical build contained "pillars" spaced out so you could crumble them out after the build...which supported the next consecutive layer.

I have to think even today, the meltable material is still soft, and fragile comparably.

The new industrial rage is UV hardenable plymers, where a High output UV light probe circulates in a "vat" of polymer, and "prints" the pattern by hardening in a vertical build in a similar fashion. Those plastics are much harder, and can actually be utilized for finished parts...unfortunatly they cost $$$$$$$$$$$
You are correct on all those points, but it not quite so fragile.

I purchased a set of printed plastic parts that were made on a similar printer. The layers are thin, and I noticed they tend to break under load along layers.

The breakage I have seen so far is when I tighten the bolts a bit too snug.

When it comes to modeling, there are quite a few programs that you can use freely. A google search will show many. I have been using OpenSCAD and Autodesk 123D; both are free with different advantages. I will be checking out more though... still looking for the right one for me.

I am going to use this printer to make a flatbed XYZ router. I plan to use a dremmel for the cutting tool. I plan to cut wood and plastic with it for yet other projects.

I should have the printer working by middle of June... excited :)


There are quite a few printing technologies.. that UV stuff is nice... but expensive.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #22903
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Yeah the printers that use lasers are definitely more precise too. Here's a cool and simple demonstration of the basic principles for those having trouble visualizing.



And yes, the plastics used may not be the most solid, but people are working with new material all the time. Extruded nylon seems pretty promising... But like I was saying, I'd use it for a mold and make fiberglass or carbon fiber fairings by hand using the mold in my business fantasy.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:09 PM   #22904
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Brenda, thank you for the plug and pledge... I'll be posting my real time ride with the SPOT (12pm - 6pm) Thursday and then have a Ride Report that night on the SMIB site. All pledgers or Riders get a SMIB sticker.
I'm in for a buck a bridge. That cancer is badd stuff!
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:17 PM   #22905
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Dyna Beads



Here is the Report from tire companies about using Dyna Balancing Beads.


DUNLOP..."Dyna Beads WILL VOID the tire warranty". "Over time, beads will break down the inner liner of the tire."



MICHELIN..."They will not void the warranty, however, Michelin does not endorse nor condemn their use. We do prefer spin balancing with weights."



AVON..."We have not seen any issues from using the beads. We just prefer nothing in or on the tires that includes, cleaners, Slime, Nitrogen, Sidewall treatments or Armor All as it does cause cracking."



METZELER/PIRELLI...Using beads WILL VOID the tire Warranty. The only support medium allowed for the inside of our tires are compressed air or Nitrogen."

DR 650



I had an eamil about getting a free tube and rim strip with tire purchase and figured I wold check price and selection. I ran across this Dyna Bead Report and thought you guys may want to see it.
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