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Old 04-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #3646
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The stock threads are standard pitch but unlike most switch gear they are standard direction threads on both sides because of the BMW adaptors, Most mirrors have a reverse thread on the RHS mirror which catches people out

At the end of the day though the switch gear is soft alloy and the threads dont last long, I put thread inserts in to suit the BMW adaptors, and cut the threads off the aftermarket mirrors I am using
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:12 AM   #3647
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I finally got the ignition mount where I want it. I left a blank for the holes to mount it to the triple tree and I opted to through drill the 8mm holes in lieu of threading them. I noticed that was a common practice in many of the mounts I researched. Some will not see that as detriment, others will not like it aesthetically. Can't please everyone.












This last photo shows proof of mating to the the ignition cylinder. I turned a plug to simulate the ignition cylinder to assure myself the bolt holes were correct.


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Old 04-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #3648
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Finally a decent looking mount, well done there Creola, what is the height of the mount ?
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #3649
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Ignition for DRZ conversion

Looks like we are thinking along the same lines!

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Old 04-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #3650
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Yes, there is your mount, and another in the thread way back that protect the switch properly, now Creola has geared up to make them at a reasonable price for people who are not kitted up engineering wise like yourself, it was the missing link in a professional setup for the YZ conversions. It is the leading edge depth which varies between the different yokes and may need a spacer to adjust, but that is easy compared to the body of the mount

Creola has been making other parts for the f650.com crew and everyone is happy with what he puts together, the other parts have been all custom parts
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:18 AM   #3651
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hey creola. what would 5 sets of rear raising links cost us
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:16 AM   #3652
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hey creola. what would 5 sets of rear raising links cost us

Can you send a dimensional drawing to my email; creola5976@aol.com? I need to look at what you want. Right now I am not sure what it is you are requesting. The cost will be reasonable.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:24 AM   #3653
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Finally a decent looking mount, well done there Creola, what is the height of the mount ?
Wayne, this is the prototype I made to get my ideas sorted out. This one is 34mm thick. It is shy of the 44mm your drawing requested.

Since I cast my own ingots I can make them any size. I need to make a deeper mold, which will be finished today, so the when I cast the ingot it will be 60mm thick to allow for machining to size.

When the cast ingot cools it shrinks in the center.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:17 AM   #3654
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Like the work, good to see that someone is producing an alternative for those who don't have the gear to make their own.

But one question, why the need to cast your own ingots? I know that here in Australia, billets of a few different grades are easy to get and not overly expensive.



"Since I cast my own ingots I can make them any size. I need to make a deeper mold, which will be finished today, so the when I cast the ingot it will be 60mm thick to allow for machining to size.

When the cast ingot cools it shrinks in the center. "

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Old 04-12-2013, 06:42 AM   #3655
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Can you send a dimensional drawing to my email; creola5976@aol.com? I need to look at what you want. Right now I am not sure what it is you are requesting. The cost will be reasonable.
You got mail



I'll be making myself a set next weekend(all going well).
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #3656
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Damian,

Thanks for asking.

I cast an ingot because I can. I make all of my non structural parts from ingots I cast in my foundry furnace. It is just part of the enjoyment I get working with metal. I am a retired mining engineer and this keeps me busy. Making the part from start to finish, molten metal to machined part is fun.

I don't make these things for profit but for fun.

This is one of my furnaces, very simplistic but very functional:

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I can get 4000 F out of this burner when I need it:

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Old 04-12-2013, 06:59 AM   #3657
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I'll be making myself a set next weekend(all going well).
Please let me know how yours turn out and the difficulties you encountered.

These are the standard tension struts, just 8.2mm shorter center to center correct? I have a spare set of tension struts I can use to pattern these. Let me see what I can work up. The most critical item, on first look, is the bearing seat.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #3658
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Please let me know how yours turn out and the difficulties you encountered.

These are the standard tension struts, just 8.2mm shorter center to center correct? I have a spare set of tension struts I can use to pattern these. Let me see what I can work up. The most critical item, on first look, is the bearing seat.

Will do!
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:53 AM   #3659
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Damian,

Thanks for asking.

I cast an ingot because I can. I make all of my non structural parts from ingots I cast in my foundry furnace. It is just part of the enjoyment I get working with metal. I am a retired mining engineer and this keeps me busy. Making the part from start to finish, molten metal to machined part is fun.

I don't make these things for profit but for fun.

This is one of my furnaces, very simplistic but very functional:

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #3660
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I can get 4000 F out of this burner when I need it:

so many questions......my mind is reeling....

what is the material you use to insulate the brick and keep them from cracking?
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