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Old 09-12-2010, 02:20 AM   #31
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:20 AM   #32
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:13 AM   #33
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Bit slow the last couple nights. Last night was grocery night & tonight I helped a mate out with a blown up light fitting. Been sitting staring at the bike and playing with bits of ali trying to figure a better way of doing the brace under the tank. Tricky mongrel ! Decided to go with the same concept as original but I will get the bits water jet cut. Just finished drawing it up.
While i'm waiting for that to come back i'll get onto the seat again.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:19 AM   #34
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What direction are you going with the seat?

I'm going to do a taller, slightly wider version of the stocker that's suitable for off-road and leave my modded Corbin for road use.

The Corbin is several kilos heavier than the stock one.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:13 AM   #35
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What direction are you going with the seat?

I'm going to do a taller, slightly wider version of the stocker that's suitable for off-road and leave my modded Corbin for road use.

The Corbin is several kilos heavier than the stock one.
Will be using lengthened stock base. I was looking at getting one done overseas. Have talked to Corbins, Sargent and Renazco. Corbins cant do with stock base and wont make a longer one. Sargent wont make a long base, wont sell there bases so I can make a longer one but would do a seat if I supply them a lengthened base.
Renazco dont make bases but are keen to build a seat and I was keen to go with them, UNTIL I found he's already booked till next February.
I sent Rick Mayer an Email but havent heard back. I recently spoke to Mack at Rider seats in Tauranga. He said he can build what I want. I can also take the bike there and trial it as its built. I havent had any feedback on seats hes built so it might be a leap of faith if I go that way.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:48 PM   #36
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I've met a couple of people with Rider seats who liked them.

Mind you, a man of your talents could probably make a pretty good seat himself for much less $$. It's not rocket surgery, Rosie & I have modded the seats on both her bikes - remove/stick on foam with F2, shape with electric breadknife & sander, stretch & staple on new vinyl. The DR seat cover might need some sewing though as it has a bit of shape.

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:58 AM   #37
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I think the seat will require starting from scratch as it needs to be wider and longer and shaped differently. More like the seat on my Beemer. It will probably need to step up at the back for the pillion section.
Tonight I pulled the cover off my original seat an hacked that in half ! at the moment its held together with some temporary brackets until it gets plastic welded


I may try a bit of heating on the sides where the two profiles dont match perfectly before I take it to the plastic welder
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:43 PM   #38
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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.
could one not use your aqua cutter man on a bloody big lump(s) of aluminium?
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:02 PM   #39
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could one not use your aqua cutter man on a bloody big lump(s) of aluminium?
Yes, they could cut out clamps but you would stil need to machine all of the holes and mill out material to lighten the. not sure whether you could hand finish the outside cuts to a reasonable finish. Not as nice as a CNC mill finish any way.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:24 PM   #40
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During the week I designed a bracket for under the tank and had it water jet cut. I made all the dimensions the same as the original except the tank mounts are 10mm rearward to suit.

Did a trial fitting and found an interesting problem. When the tank is mounted and sitting where it wants to the bracket is not centered.

You probably wouldnt notice this if fitting the standard bracket as with the rubber on it you would just push it into position and wresltle the two bolts on either side in. If you push the tank across to center the position it puts stress on the rear tank mounts. Not happy with it so will get it re made this week.
I picked up a YZ/WR front guard on friday.

Tried this headlight on for size. Ive had it sitting in the shed for a while. Its not the enduro one with the 35w bulb. This one is DOT approved with a glass lens and a 60/55 halogen.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:47 PM   #41
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Fookin hell mate that looks totally wicked
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:48 AM   #42
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hi phil i designed a new front tank mount for my safari when i had it, you will find over time the front tank brace will sag and sit on the top of the cooling fins.
if you look in side the tank you will see that the left side is fatter then the right, i used to run the left side out and use the right side as a reserve,
the photos of my tank brace are in adv some where ill try and find them.

but basically it was a upside down L plate with a mount leg that was mounted to the oil cooler bolt and i used rubber washers at the bolt point and also on the two tank mount points..this held the bracket approx 6-8mm above the cooling fin. the rubber washers fixed the vibration problem.
be very careful as the two front tank mounts are brass threaded.. unless they have changed them..

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Old 09-19-2010, 12:58 AM   #43
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sorry phil the photos are gone.. but here is the thread about safari tanks
my comments are on page 1 and 3

your bike looks neat...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=435286

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Old 09-20-2010, 11:58 PM   #44
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I picked up the seat base from the plastic welder today





Next thing will be to make new mounting brackets as the seat is also sitting 10mm rearward
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:43 AM   #45
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Looks like a real beast so far, interested to see how the rear end turns out.

Good luck with it.
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