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Old 03-11-2012, 11:05 AM   #166
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I have been learning to use a mill at the local TechShop here in San Francisco so I decided to create a simple relocation bracket for the bottom of my windshield. Result: Much smoother air for the driver.

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #167
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:39 AM   #168
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Not really for my GS... but for me... when riding my GS:)

Uvex company re-designed the original sun visor on their Enduro helmets for some reason. It is much thinner and what is worse it's much weaker - mainly in torsion. So sometimes the wind causes squeaking by small torsion of the sun visor and by small rotation in its three supporting points. So I decided that I will reinforce it with some fibre glass. I've used very fine (110g/m˛) glass fabric, polyester resin, sprayed filler, black color sprays, some sandpaper and that's basicly all. So the result is that the visor is stiffer (not as much as I wished to, but it's pretty ok). I was quite limited by space on the bottom side of sun visor because there is almost no space between the sun visor and the plexiglass when it's fully opened, so I couldnt use as many layers as wanted. Well, there are some pictures:





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Old 03-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #169
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Not really for my GS... but for me... when riding my GS:)

Uvex company re-designed the original sun visor on their Enduro helmets for some reason. It is much thinner and what is worse it's much weaker - mainly in torsion. So sometimes the wind causes squeaking by small torsion of the sun visor and by small rotation in its three supporting points. So I decided that I will reinforce it with some fibre glass. I've used very fine (110g/m˛) glass fabric, polyester resin, sprayed filler, black color sprays, some sandpaper and that's basicly all. So the result is that the visor is stiffer (not as much as I wished to, but it's pretty ok). I was quite limited by space on the bottom side of sun visor because there is almost no space between the sun visor and the plexiglass when it's fully opened, so I couldnt use as many layers as wanted. Well, there are some pictures:





good idea!
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #170
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So I decided that I will reinforce it with some fibre glass. I've used very fine (110g/m˛) glass fabric, polyester resin, sprayed filler, black color sprays, some sandpaper and that's basicly all. So the result is that the visor is stiffer (not as much as I wished to, but it's pretty ok) ...I couldnt use as many layers as wanted.
I see what your going for. Try a sheet of 'coremat' in between two layers. The core keeps the load-bearing skins some distance apart, which greatly increases stiffness of the structure. It's like a surfboard or the center if an I-beam. The center web is there only to hold the load-bearing material some distance apart.

Or easier than coremat, make and glue a couple of foam half rounds, around 3/16" or 1/4" diameter half rounds, under the brim. Razor cut a rectangular shape, glue it down and sand it into a half round shape. Two will get the job done. Arc the half rounds from left to right not front to back. Use foam compatible with the resin of course.

Heck, a couple of strips of your cork mousepad will work.


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Old 03-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #171
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Yeah I understand basics of mechanics... moment of inertia and other stuff (study building structures :) ) but as I mentioned I dont have there enough space from the bottom side of the sun visor... it almost "touches" (if it actually doent touch somewhere) with the plexiglass visor if its opened... so there is no place for that "sandwich" structure... so I had really just few layers (bout 3-4) of that fibreglass fabric :/

BTW: the cork mouse pad assumed is the best surface for optical mouses... I have it for years and havent had better (when I didnt use the mouse pad after some time the veneer of the table got smooth and after that even some parts of venner got lost :-D )
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:51 AM   #172
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Sure looks like there's plenty more than 3mm of space in there.

If you can't figure out how to make a couple of small 3mm ripples, or 3mm coremat layer in the fiberglass cloth, maybe try putting a piece of cut bicycle tube under the top visor mounting point. That may help with torsion movement and squeaking.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...49#post7836449


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Old 03-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #173
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Biggest problem is actually on the sides... thats where you need to reinforce it as much as possible and there isnt 3mm at all... not sure if even a 1mm
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #174
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Sunday Bump..

It most be some other creative works around here.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #175
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:53 AM   #176
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As I'm probably the only biker in The Netherlands having PIAA 520's, I made myself a lightbar from Duraluminium:








Much better than the small Hella's that entire Europe has
At least 3x more light compared to the stock headlight (high + low beam).
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:41 AM   #177
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John Deere tool holder

I already had a John Deere bike...



so I made a John Deere tool holder.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #178
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A little tool

A tool for the 1200's made several years ago for their wheel spindles in Titanium

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #179
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:49 AM   #180
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Panniers

Where did you get those lock sets from?
Building some panniers and ordered what I thought were complete sets from Holan, ,,only got locks,,
Now they are telling me they wont have the latches in till late JUNE!!!

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2 alu boxes 40 liters each and 7 liters toolbox. The rack is developed special for the toolbox.







Soon will be ready with topcase rack and topcase.
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