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Old 01-02-2013, 08:59 AM   #241
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:16 AM   #242
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I need the help of the gurus of this site... I remember that one night not more than a month ago I was reading
about the problem with fuel pump. Then someone showed some pictures of adding a gauge so he could know
the pressure of the fuel and based on that to understand if the fuel pump has failed. I cannot find that post
and it would be a nice handmade alternation and very helpful.. I believe...

BTW.. I really like the following idea. Did the capacity of the box reduced with the addition of the pad?
and if yes by how much? keep the patrons...I believe that some people from over here they will need them..

About the carpet inside the box. The walls are the same - the thickness is about 1-2mm and about one more mm that is really soft... The bottom of the box is elevated for about 20mm due to the soft foam on the bottom and the carpet... it is not much compressible due to relatively stiff carpet... but if you put there something it may compress the foam lil bit but not much. So on sides its almost the same, bottom lil bit decreases the clearance for about 20mm
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:14 AM   #243
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A few things !!

during the las 2 years I have done a few things like a windshield spoiler, headlight plastic protector, oil cooler mesh protector, adapt adventure footpegs, cut the bike in half 3 times , 2 for the gear box and 1 for the clutch, adapt vario top case, master cilinder front brake, replace and fix screw, instal quick couplings on the gas linesand alot of adjusting and renewing since is an old bike but exelent ride!!!
I did all of this with alot of reading of the knowledge from this threads and good adviceses from people like JVB, and many other exelent inmates!! THANKS!!!

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #244
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WARNING: Do not click on that link unless you have a couple of days to spare!

I ended up reading the whole built thread, then thr RRs, then researching what have been posted on those two threads.

On a serious note: quite an interesting fellow. Amazing tech skills and great story teller.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #245
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1150GS Back Rack

I've been using the back rack on my Y2K 1150GS mainly on multi-day trips to hold my running shoes. The stock rack is barely large enough to hold those, and is otherwise useless. My plan is not to hold a lot of weight, just make that rack a bit bigger with some good attachment points. I had some spare 1/4" thick ABS sheet laying around, so I zipped this out last night (appx dims 12.5" x 7.5"):



The stock rear rack, drilled and tapped:



Rack installed. One other benefit, I think it helps to update the look of the stock rack:



Although this one is sturdy and inexpensive, I may make one a bit larger, and if so I will probably use 1/4" thick aluminum plate.


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Old 01-03-2013, 05:17 PM   #246
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I've been using the back rack on my Y2K 1150GS mainly on multi-day trips to hold my running shoes. The stock rack is barely large enough to hold those, and is otherwise useless. My plan is not to hold a lot of weight, just make that rack a bit bigger with some good attachment points. I had some spare 1/4" thick ABS sheet laying around, so I zipped this out last night (appx dims 12.5" x 7.5"):



The stock rear rack, drilled and tapped:



Rack installed. One other benefit, I think it helps to update the look of the stock rack:



Although this one is sturdy and inexpensive, I may make one a bit larger, and if so I will probably use 1/4" thick aluminum plate.


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Good grief...that looks incredibly professional! How did you cut that so precisely?!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:27 PM   #247
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looks good, but dont make it larger unless you reinforce underneath first!

10 lbs on a rough road will crack the stock rack

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Good grief...that looks incredibly professional! How did you cut that so precisely?!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #248
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during the las 2 years I have done a few things like a windshield spoiler, headlight plastic protector, oil cooler mesh protector, adapt adventure footpegs, cut the bike in half 3 times , 2 for the gear box and 1 for the clutch, adapt vario top case, master cilinder front brake, replace and fix screw, instal quick couplings on the gas linesand alot of adjusting and renewing since is an old bike but exelent ride!!!
I did all of this with alot of reading of the knowledge from this threads and good adviceses from people like JVB, and many other exelent inmates!! THANKS!!!

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Any details on the gauges?
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #249
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Good grief...that looks incredibly professional! How did you cut that so precisely?!
Um, I am a professional.

Fabricator, that is. I worked for a couple of years exclusively with Acrylic and other types of plastics.

Most plastics including ABS work very well with traditional woodworking tools.

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looks good, but dont make it larger unless you reinforce underneath first!

10 lbs on a rough road will crack the stock rack
Yup, I know that stock rack is very limited. I just wanted to increase the surface area a bit, make it useful for carrying my running shoes and maybe light groceries.

Thanks for the compliments, guys!


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Old 01-03-2013, 05:46 PM   #250
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one thing to keep in mind, my stock rear rack was cracked from being used as a lifting point ( bike on its side)
any extra leverage you put there will severely weaken the stock design.

just my opinion of course, you are a pro it shows, I have no doubt you have already thought more about it than I have!
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #251
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Any details on the gauges?
Hi !
I use 2 vaccum manometers from 0 to -30 inhg or 0 to -76 cmhg and the most importan thing are the orifice that are the ones that keep the needles stable so you can have a good reading, I made the orifice with two insulin syringe needles gauge 25 (0.455mm / 0.018in)





the only thing that I bought were the manometers the rest are left over and scrap recycle.

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #252
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just my opinion of course, you are a pro it shows, I have no doubt you have already thought more about it than I have!
No doubt Mouth, no doubt.

BTW, Nice rack!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #253
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one thing to keep in mind, my stock rear rack was cracked from being used as a lifting point ( bike on its side)
any extra leverage you put there will severely weaken the stock design.
I appreciate the tip and the concern. Perhaps the add-on looks bigger in the photo than in reality. It's only about 2" wider and 2.5" longer than the stocker. The most I would load this with is a gallon of milk or gasoline. I've got racks and Pelican cases for the heavy stuff.

Honestly my main concern was to make the stock back rack useful for something, and to improve the appearance. It was pretty much just an ugly tail light mount prior to my addition.

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Old 01-03-2013, 09:22 PM   #254
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Nice work JVB. I like it!
OBTW... where did you find my pliers??
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:13 AM   #255
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Nice work JVB. I like it!
OBTW... where did you find my pliers??
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You lost them a long time ago? I really don't know where I got them, HF maybe?

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