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Old 09-09-2010, 11:25 PM   #16
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I got my brackets back from Aqua Jet Cutting Center today. Excellent service For $45 +gst its not worth spending hours cutting them by hand

The ignition bracket will mount like this. I have yet to make another bracket that it will bolt to which i will also mount the speedo to


The engine/tank brackets in place

I have another spacer to machine to hold the rubber tank mounts but they will end up here !
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:07 AM   #17
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:34 AM   #18
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:35 PM   #19
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A rainy day so after a few other jobs, into the shed. I needed to machine some round blocks for the tank mounts. I had some 50mm bar from an old roller laying around so I chopped of some bits in the power hacksaw. I havent had this long but its amasing how much it gets used.

Then machine them in my little lathe

One done
I machined a piece of hex bar to go between the two mounts to act as a big nut.
Both done
And with the rubbers on

Thats the front mount taken care of, now the back. But not today. time for
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:47 PM   #20
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Old 09-10-2010, 11:57 PM   #21
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awe mate you got the coooolest shed
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:25 AM   #22
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:23 PM   #23
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My little lathe wants to be your little lathe when it grows up.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:26 PM   #24
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My little lathe wants to be your little lathe when it grows up.
: yeah im hoping my little shed will grow into his shed one day too
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:47 PM   #25
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: yeah im hoping my little shed will grow into his shed one day too
Little sheds will grow into big sheds if you feed them lots of money
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:16 PM   #26
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Got the back tank mount made before going for a ride on the Beemer to blow out the cobwebs. Used a bit of 40x3mm stainless. marked out 2 sets of holes, 10mm between. One set was countersunk and the other tapped for 6mm threads.

After some hacsawing and filing.

Ten cut some bits of 6mm stud to screw into the other holes.

A trial run with the tank.

The studs will be trimmed of and tig welded underneath to hold them in place.
Now to figure out how to make a nice job of the bracket that goes under the tank, joining the 2 sides
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:29 PM   #27
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nice work Phil,how do you reckon the YZ forks would go on a gspd?
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:47 PM   #28
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nice work Phil,how do you reckon the YZ forks would go on a gspd?
Thanks, the YZ forks would go well on the Beemer, (I used to have a KTM set on it once but sold them to Vege ) but you need special clamps if you want to keep the offset the same and they cost big bucks. Also they have 300mm of travel so need shortening to 220mm, same as stock. You cant get any more travel out of the stock Paralever rear so theres no point in a long travel front.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:01 AM   #29
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Phil.... Is there any preload on the tanks front mounts.

The reason I say that is the Safari is maybe 32 kgs full so it needs all the support it can get. (but with some give)

I don't know if you tried the tank on first but normally you have to jimmy the tank forward to get the two 6 mm bolts in at the rear. (maybe 6 mm preload)
That makes sure the tank is well seated on the front frame rubbers.
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Phil.... Is there any preload on the tanks front mounts.

The reason I say that is the Safari is maybe 32 kgs full so it needs all the support it can get. (but with some give)

I don't know if you tried the tank on first but normally you have to jimmy the tank forward to get the two 6 mm bolts in at the rear. (maybe 6 mm preload)
That makes sure the tank is well seated on the front frame rubbers.
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Yeah. Ya have to push & wiggle it forward onto the rubber mounts and then push it down onto the studs. Its easier with the studs because ya dont have to try and hold it forward while you cross thread a bolt in. Ive moved each mount back 10mm so technically the rubbers are in the same spot in the tank. Fork/tank clearance is I will check out the rubber pads under the tank, as i reckon they should be supporting a large part of the load.
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