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Old 09-22-2010, 10:51 PM   #31
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...... the bloke hasn't even bought the hardware to mount it!
Yes I know.... but I have the bolts now, Coventry Fasteners in Artarmon, never knew they were there.

I don't have a drill/drill press so tmw morning the one at work will be used and then photos will be posted.

I also bought a reasonable size sheet of Scotchcal from http://www.ozicozi.com.au/surfacetec...age=contact-us instead of a plexiglass headlight shield because the plexi would result in lost light ( which I don't have enough of already ) and because it is strong and should save the headlight http://www.ozicozi.com.au/surfacetec...page=film-data.

Anyway, more to come......

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Old 09-23-2010, 02:16 AM   #32
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PM sent mate

Sydney Rider, glad it all works well mate, probably a bit over engineered but without having the lights in front of me i figured it was better to err on the side of caution than make it too weak (that one can nearly support my weight 100kgs...)

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Maggs,

Are you interested in other small jobs (not freabies)?

If so, I have a need for 2 identical brackets to mount a fuel tank I've just ordered. Specs are at:

http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/arti...large-tank.php

and scroll to bottom of frame. I will also be fitting the tank to a DRZ250 as in the url.

If you're interested could you pm me.

Thanks,

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Old 09-23-2010, 09:44 PM   #33
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Howdy,

It never rains and then it pours.....

I have the bracket mounted and the lamps attached with photos in my phone but the usb cable for my phone is not working so as soon as I get home I will grab my spare cable and upload the pictures ( and then look at buying a phone that doesn't have a proprietary external cable ).

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Old 09-23-2010, 09:50 PM   #34
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Sydney Rider, glad it all works well mate, probably a bit over engineered but without having the lights in front of me i figured it was better to err on the side of caution than make it too weak (that one can nearly support my weight 100kgs...)
Maggot1300,

Just to let you know how over-engineered it is - the holes were perfectly positioned and so the bolts just slid in, the bracket looks perfectly square and best of all it supports the lamps perfectly. The lamps are mounted in the furthest corner of the bracket ( you will see it in the photos tonight ) and there is no flexing when the lamps are pushed down by hand.

I tested the bracket with a lot of weight and of course it doesn't even move.

What can I say, a damned fine piece of engineering and one which should have a 'Built by Maggot1300' sticker on it.

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Old 09-24-2010, 12:52 AM   #35
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Now you can see the result.

Howdy,

Here, finally, are the photos.

The front view;



The side view;



The side from underneath;



The 'Euro' is on the gutter side of the bike so that it throws across the front of the bike and up to the left and the spot is on the right.... this worked really well on the F800GS and will work equally well here I am sure. The plate misses the IMS tank so that is not an issue, and I simply needed to bend out the metal support for the brake line ( but this could come back in now I think ).

I don't think that the plate will reflect light in any way and it is high enough that it will project over the fender bag so everything looks like it will just work.

The lamps will be wired tonight, and then aimed, but right now I am a very happy ( Sydney ) rider and I want to thank, again, Maggot1300 for his efforts.

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:26 AM   #36
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That's an awesome idea.

I don't NEED spotties, but by god i'm considering trying to figure out the dimensions for a plate and spotties on my RF900.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:22 AM   #37
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Re enquiry re other small jobs

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PM sent mate
Matt,

Did you get my response to your pm?? I dunno whether its got lost in the ether or not. If it did, then, yes I would like you to make up the brackets as per the url posted earlier. If you could supply some of the foam then that would also be fantastic.

PM the cost and your details and I will get money to you.

However, if job is either too small or just a PITB then let me know.

Thanks for the help,

Bruce.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:30 AM   #38
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Matt,

Did you get my response to your pm?? I dunno whether its got lost in the ether or not. If it did, then, yes I would like you to make up the brackets as per the url posted earlier. If you could supply some of the foam then that would also be fantastic.
Hey mate, sorry bout the late response, I've been swamped with work the last few days (got to work at 8 this morning and i'm still here... ) I'll get them sorted asap and dig up some foam rubber that will suit the tank.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:48 AM   #39
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An update on my bracket

Howdy all,

I took myself off for 800klms of riding ( 400klms of great dirt/mud ) last weekend and even though I blew out a fork seal the bracket didn't move a mm.

And I was really pleased that I had it because I did actually need/use the driving lights so this was very good.

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:55 AM   #40
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Glad to hear it's working ok mate
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:22 PM   #41
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Wink

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Hey mate, sorry bout the late response, I've been swamped with work the last few days (got to work at 8 this morning and i'm still here... ) I'll get them sorted asap and dig up some foam rubber that will suit the tank.
Thanks. As long as I know something is happening I'm OK. Doesn't really matter if its not immediate . I just wasn't sure whether you got my PM. I was working from my own experience - I often don't login so don't see PMs.

Thanks,

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Old 09-28-2010, 06:54 PM   #42
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Maggot1300 you are a legend. Hope karma treats you well coz you deserve it!

Cheers

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