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Old 10-07-2009, 06:31 PM   #61
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Nice job for a danged Ozzie yabbo.
Them's fightin' words! (Check your map!)
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:37 PM   #62
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mmmmm..... geography lesson for Yanks.

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Nice job for a danged Ozzie yabbo.
Thanks, I think?

Now I know you yanks have only recently noticed that the world doesn't stop at your borders but please check a map. New Zealand and Australia are actually seperate countries and have about 1400 miles of ocean between us. We enjoy a similar relationship to you and your northern neibours. We get on but like to mock each other at every opportunity.

All good, cheers for checking out the thread.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:45 PM   #63
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Yo Steve

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lookin good. ya gunna ditch the front end.

whats that front wheel in the background attached to
Sorry dude missed your post.
I'm gonna leave the front end alone at the mo - other than to make a new stiffer cast alloy fork brace.
I've already put progressive spings in them and added a four pot brembo calliper.
See what the future holds - I might look at it next time.

The bike in the background is a KTM250 that belongs to a neibour I rent some garage space to. Nice machine.

cheers
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:39 AM   #64
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speedo porn

The speedo mount is now complete, sans paint, and looking pretty sweet!
For the main section I had the top profile water-cut (see 1st image) from a CAD model I made and then milled and turned the front profile and counter bored the push button switch hole (and tapped it).
Then I turned the bottom cap and milled the slot cable and bolt holes.

The little switch is used to scroll between the functions on the speedo. For some reason (must be cost) the switch supplied with the speedo is not water proof so I sourced this one from Farnell's website. It's a great place to look if you need an odd electrical bit. I also bought a front brakelight switch, to fit the new master, from them for a few bucks rather than the $80-$90 I was quoted for a genuine BMW or Ducati one!

So into the pile of bits for the next powder coat run and on with the next bits. Progress is ok but I'm behind where I wanted to be this week.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:21 AM   #65
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Tail light

The tail light has been a bit of long-winded affair!

I have spent countless hours looking for the "right" tail light for this bike and then come back around to the
hella one I've had stashed away in a box for years. I had initially intended to use this light but then changed my mind, endlessly, and even bought a Lucas copy, for a 50's Triumph, and its mount.
I cut and welded the big old Triumph number plate holder but couldn't come up with a look I was happy with on the bike. It looks ok but not quite what I wanted. Still, I'm sure it'll find a home on a future project. Maybe a Triton.....

Anyway, this afternoon I'd had enough faffing around with the Triumph setup and went back to the good old Hella light.
I started by turning the tail light bolt through bit and indicator mount from bar. I bored and tapped the thread to suit the indicators and then milled the slot for the wires to exit.
Then, with a piece of rectangular box section tubing, I cut the side profile and bored the hole for the indicator mount, and welded it all up.
I am yet to make the number plate mount but have a big one left over from a Ducati I owned a few years back that'll become a donor/ starting point.
These bits will all be bolted to the alloy guard so I'll need to reinforce the back and bolt it through to the subframe - somehow.

Another bit for the powder coaters.

Tomorrow I think I'll tackle the tool tray I vacuum formed the other night and have a look at mounting and trimming the guard. Or something.
Oh and make the battery carrier and side stand mount and...........
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:26 AM   #66
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great work!
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:15 PM   #67
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Love the instrument mount - awesome.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:19 PM   #68
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Tail light

The tail light has been a bit of long-winded affair!

I have spent countless hours looking for the "right" tail light for this bike and then come back around to the one I've had stashed away in acupbord for years. I had initially intended to use this light but then changed my mind, endlessly, and even bought a Lucas copy, for a 50's Triumph, and its mount.
I cut and welded the big old Triumph number plate holder but couldn't come up with a look I was happy with on the bike. It looks ok but not quite what I wanted. Still, I'm sure it'll find a home on a future project. Maybe a Triton.....

Anyway, this afternoon I'd had enough faffing around with the Triumph setup and went back to the good old Hella light.
I started by turning the tail light bolt through bit and indicator mount from bar. I bored and tapped the thread to suit the indicators and then milled the slot for the wires to exit.
Then, with a piece of rectangular box section tubing, I cut the side profile and bored the hole for the indicator mount, and welded it all up.
I am yet to make the number plate mount but have a big one left over from a Ducati I owned a few years back that'll become a donor/ starting point.
These bits will all be bolted to the alloy guard so I'll need to reinforce the back and bolt it through to the subframe - somehow.

Another bit for the powder coaters.

Tomorrow I think I'll tackle the tool tray I vacuum formed the other night and have a look at mounting and trimming the guard. Or something.
Oh and make the battery carrier and side stand mount and...........
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:50 PM   #69
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I think you need a break from the bike, you're starting to repeat yourself

Looks great The speedo mount tail light are cool.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:59 PM   #70
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Tail light

The tail light has been a bit of long-winded affair!

I have spent countless hours looking for the "right" tail light for this bike and then come back around to the one I've had stashed away in acupbord for years. I had initially intended to use this light but then changed my mind, endlessly, and even bought a Lucas copy, for a 50's Triumph, and its mount.
I cut and welded the big old Triumph number plate holder but couldn't come up with a look I was happy with on the bike. It looks ok but not quite what I wanted. Still, I'm sure it'll find a home on a future project. Maybe a Triton.....

Anyway, this afternoon I'd had enough faffing around with the Triumph setup and went back to the good old Hella light.
I started by turning the tail light bolt through bit and indicator mount from bar. I bored and tapped the thread to suit the indicators and then milled the slot for the wires to exit.
Then, with a piece of rectangular box section tubing, I cut the side profile and bored the hole for the indicator mount, and welded it all up.
I am yet to make the number plate mount but have a big one left over from a Ducati I owned a few years back that'll become a donor/ starting point.
These bits will all be bolted to the alloy guard so I'll need to reinforce the back and bolt it through to the subframe - somehow.

Another bit for the powder coaters.

Tomorrow I think I'll tackle the tool tray I vacuum formed the other night and have a look at mounting and trimming the guard. Or something.
Oh and make the battery carrier and side stand mount and...........
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:02 PM   #71
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I think you need a break from the bike, you're starting to repeat yourself

Looks great The speedo mount tail light are cool.
yeh weird. I wonder why thats there again.
No time for a break! must build bike must build bike must build bike must build bike must build bike must build bike..........mm not mad!
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:48 PM   #72
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No time for a break! must build bike must build bike must build bike must build bike must build bike must build bike..........mm not mad!
Correction: must build bike must build bike must take pics & post em up...

Great work! It's neat to see many different methods being used to good effect to make all the custom parts.

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Old 10-09-2009, 01:16 PM   #73
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Beautiful work. You should have probably made a few more of those speedo mounts. I am sure they would have sold like hot cakes.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:47 PM   #74
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Thumb speedo mounts

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Beautiful work. You should have probably made a few more of those speedo mounts. I am sure they would have sold like hot cakes.
Can do. The speedo is the pricey bit. I bought mine direct from motogadget in Germany @ 233 euro (about NZ$500) including freight to NZ. The speedo mount would cost about NZ$200-$250.
I'm quite happy with the set up. I've now made a bracket to carry the reed switch pickup on the fork but am wondering about picking up off the driveshaft or gearbox output. Just need to find a way of making it tidy - not a huge fan of wires running down the forks as it's hard to make it look tidy.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:39 PM   #75
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Run the wires inside stainless tubing, with nice aluminium brackets holding the tubing to the fork.

The thought just came to me, I have no idea if it would work in your application.
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