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Old 01-27-2013, 09:55 PM   #1246
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Jeremy, materials alone cost about half a new 500XCW, then you need a big enough CNC and software to run it, all the overhead, blah, blah, blah. Free, is kind of stiff, it's like saying "You didn't build that". It's a risk I hope pays off.
yeah, I included the quotes though...

but mid 4 figs for the mats? I would NOT have thought more than a thou for two blocks of alum. BUT, i havne't looked it up either.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:53 AM   #1247
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is some one having pictures of the dash of 1986 Paris Dakar BMW race bikes, or even better parts for sale?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:39 AM   #1248
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[QUOTE=Seth S;20587662]The two LED products that I know of right now that are very good are the Squadron supplied by Baja Designs and the Rigid Industries lights. I am sure there are others out there but you can look at those two companies to get a feel for what they offer.

Many thanks for the info

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:26 AM   #1249
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Weight on bars.

I ran this setup a few years ago with everything on a Meca System bracket attached to the triple clamps. The weight was never a problem even on 500km days! Even with the organisers GPS which was at least a couple of kgs it's self. A previous poster mentioned that the weight is quite far back (as opposed to frame mounting) and I think this is maybe why this setup works.


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Old 01-28-2013, 06:55 AM   #1250
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yeah, I included the quotes though...

but mid 4 figs for the mats? I would NOT have thought more than a thou for two blocks of alum. BUT, i havne't looked it up either.
I know, but you made that easy, I had to give you grief.

Otoh, I started with well over 600lbs of mold grade aluminum, where are you getting yours at those prices, I'd love to pick some up for the next tool.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:28 AM   #1251
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I've got over 1000 miles on my HDB Ralley lite + my home made fairing while I wait for Paul's prettier design to hit production and have not had any issues w/ the set up.

The whole bracket & light assembly is so compact and lite that I do not notice it at all.




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Old 01-28-2013, 10:25 AM   #1252
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I know, but you made that easy, I had to give you grief.

Otoh, I started with well over 600lbs of mold grade aluminum, where are you getting yours at those prices, I'd love to pick some up for the next tool.
Our 2 blocks of mould grade aluminium were 32"x24"x6" and were $1800 each.We machined away over 70% to achieve the finished product.
There is no cheap way to make a mould,only less expensive one's!!!!!!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #1253
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Our 2 blocks of mould grade aluminium were 32"x24"x6" and were $1800 each.We machined away over 70% to achieve the finished product.
There is no cheap way to make a mould,only less expensive one's!!!!!!!

If it makes you feel any better we have titanium blisks that get forged to shape and them machined to final dimensions. These get used in our jet engines and each blisk costs about $150,000. Occasionally someone screws one up and it gets scrapped Luckily the factory I work in only deals with blades
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #1254
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If it makes you feel any better we have titanium blisks that get forged to shape and them machined to final dimensions. These get used in our jet engines and each blisk costs about $150,000. Occasionally someone screws one up and it gets scrapped Luckily the factory I work in only deals with blades
I have sectioned numerous blades from RR back when I was working in the UK's National metrology lab when we used to check the shot peening results in the blades using x-ray equipment (sometimes I wonder if my kids will develop a third hand or something. Which may be usefull when racing but then again... ) ... Boy, every single time I was getting my hands on one of these things was WOW !

As Paul and Mitch said, this method is way expensive. Even if you owe the CNC equipment it is still expensive and you have to make enough out of whatever you are developing to justify the cost... Otherwise you are left with a pretty aluminium part and a hole in your pocket... It can happen once, or twice but after that you start having troubles with your wife etc ...
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #1255
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It can happen once, or twice but after that you start having troubles with your wife etc ...


With 2 Squadrons, F2R, horn and IPhone Ram mt, about 6 1/2lbs,



Take off the horn and IPhone mt just over 5lbs,



Take off the F2R, under 3lbs,

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:20 AM   #1256
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With 2 Squadrons, F2R, horn and IPhone Ram mt, about 6 1/2lbs,

Take off the horn and IPhone mt just over 5lbs,

Take off the F2R, under 3lbs,
I thought you would continue

Take off the lights, under 2 lbs

Take off the fairing, under 1.5 lb

Take off your pants sorry, got a little bit carried out there

The amazing thing is that it looks heavier, may be because of its height, but the scale there proves me wrong ...

Well done !
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:56 PM   #1257
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The fairing, I think my scale is a little off, light by about 1/8lb,




The side plates and Squadrons,



One Squadron,



A Baja Designs SII,



A Rigid Dually,



Here are the relative sizes.





That's all I got Dimitri,
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:10 PM   #1258
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I've got over 1000 miles on my HDB Ralley lite + my home made fairing while I wait for Paul's prettier design to hit production and have not had any issues w/ the set up.

The whole bracket & light assembly is so compact and lite that I do not notice it at all.




That looks vey good, is that mounted to the forks or the frame?
I'm still looking for a way to mount my setup on my 350F, would prefer a frame mounted system but not alter the frame in any way.

Would you be able to post a shot of your mounting solution?

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:49 PM   #1259
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Since I know I'm not the only one that had to look it up:

A blisk (or bladed disk) is a single engine component consisting of a rotor disk and blades, which may be either integrally cast, machined from a solid piece of material, or made by welding individual blades to the rotor disk. The term is used mainly in aerospace engine design. The word is a portmanteau of blade and disk, the two components it replaces in turbomachinery. Blisks may also be known as integrally bladed rotors (IBR).
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:50 PM   #1260
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As the post says:

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