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Old 12-10-2009, 01:44 PM   #61
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That is an awesome job. Anyone who has ever wired anything can appreciate it for sure. You did do a great job.

How was drilling through the carbon/kevlar hybrid? I have drilled through straight CF before...fabric set in resin...and it was not that easy. Then again, if it was easy to drill through....it would not be so dang strong.

Forgive if I am being naive about those style bikes, but the height, and lack of visibility through, for this fairing set up..I guess is normal? Not an issue since I assume you stand most of the time while riding this style bike? Or, is the height deceiving in the pics?
Actually it wasn't that bad, I have good sharp bits. It's about the same as drilling through aluminum.

I'm 6'1" and can easily see over the top, I think it does look higher in the pics than it actually is. As an offroad racer, I do tend to stand alot though.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:35 PM   #62
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Very cool. I can not wait to see this bike completed.
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:26 AM   #63
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Thanks Jeff,

I may have to rig up a custom dash to house a new GPS and the acewell...

btw the bike is SICK!....gotta love the old school iron. I remember a couple of alps when I was 16 and I always said I would love to own one!
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:01 AM   #64
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Sweet Build!
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #65
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Nice! It would be wonderful if you would join me in Rally-Moto Atlantic! I will be Mad Max to your spaceship as we outrun the HP2's!
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:50 PM   #66
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Another spectacular conversion! I have the quote from Boano in my email and my T/A is sitting in the shop and away from the snow. My mind is racing after seeing your pics. Again, Great Job!
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:45 PM   #67
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Jeff this is just
I also liked it in its rat alp form hehe


freaking awesome
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #68
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Thanks! I hope to get it painted after the new year.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:00 PM   #69
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Really nice job picking and choosing what would work for you. The Alp is a fantastic bike, I miss mine.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:18 PM   #70
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The build looks great. I'm not too far from you ,let's ride sometime.
Thanks, I guess for the Acewell link. I looked at their stuff a while then bought a speedo for my MZ Skorpion. The stock stuff is on it , but i'm going a different way. Think punk-rock hooligan instead of nice standard. I put 10,000 miles on a standard that I modified with Superbike bars and home-brewer risers. Sold that for what i payed for it , then bought this new one at Vintage Days for a G. I'm not going nice, near stocker this time.
For the riding you seem to like ,I have a KLR or if you'd rather play rough an ATK 605.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:04 AM   #71
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The build looks great. I'm not too far from you ,let's ride sometime.
Thanks, I guess for the Acewell link. I looked at their stuff a while then bought a speedo for my MZ Skorpion. The stock stuff is on it , but i'm going a different way. Think punk-rock hooligan instead of nice standard. I put 10,000 miles on a standard that I modified with Superbike bars and home-brewer risers. Sold that for what i payed for it , then bought this new one at Vintage Days for a G. I'm not going nice, near stocker this time.
For the riding you seem to like ,I have a KLR or if you'd rather play rough an ATK 605.
I love those old ATK's, I was a factory racer for them in 04 & 05 but that was on the 450's after they bought Cannondale.

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Old 12-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #72
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I use bike to bike communication through my a Autocom. I hate the cheap little PTT switch that comes with the system....



I threw together this crude drawing of what I'd like to have made from aluminum, what do you think?

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Old 12-27-2009, 10:17 PM   #73
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Jeff:

I live in SE Ohio and stumbled across this thread via your signature after reading a reply in Chip's TWVT thread while planning my spring/summer TWVT ride.

I had to click! I love rally bike looks and this is just the inspiration I need. Great thread!

Your design for the switch is very reminiscent of some of the switchgear I've seen on rally bikes to control trip computers and electric roadbooks, looks very nice. Machining something like that can't be too difficult.

Had a few questions about your build, specifically regarding the fairing. I read through the thread several days ago, but don't recall you mentioning the origin and cost of the rally fairing... can you give us some more info on that? Did it include the carbon fiber backing that you mounted your GPS / trip computer to?
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:04 AM   #74
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Your right, I did get the ideafrom seeing some rally bike switches. I'm already talking to another inmate about having these made.

The fairing kit came from www.boano.com and was $1100 shipped from Italy. It is made from carbon fiber and comes just the way you see it. All I did was add my insturments and controls.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:49 PM   #75
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How did I miss this thread? Jeff AWESOME, absolutely AWESOME.

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