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Old 05-26-2014, 01:57 PM   #316
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I am: cheap, impatient, have no welding, machinist, photography, or electrical skills. Wrong GS, but here are my homemade items. All are kinda ugly but seem to work fine.

GPS sunshade. Made from a cereal box, held on with a rubber band.


Rack extension.


Brake pedal extension. I bought a $36 TT one but it fell off the first day (despite locktite). I plan to refine it with "teeth", drain holes, etc.


Conspicuity LEDs


Fuel pack mount


Windshield lip. Lousy pic but my best creation. Works perfect! Adjusts. Piece of surplus plexi, bent with a hair dryer, held on with Velcro.



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Old 05-26-2014, 03:30 PM   #317
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I think those are backup lights
yes, off road strictly!!
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Old 05-26-2014, 07:44 PM   #318
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air wings.....

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Old 05-26-2014, 07:45 PM   #319
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rear cover (from mud flap)
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:54 PM   #320
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Flei...

Fuel pack mount

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/27/qa9uta9a.jpg

That's a winner in my book...and there's NO logo on it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 03:01 PM   #321
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Laugh Raise Rear Brake

I installed new footrests and found that reaching the rear brake was difficult especially when standing. I like the footrest where they are so I needed to raise the rear brake lever. (Note: previous owner had attached an aftermarket brake pedal extension.) I admit my work is very crude, but I only have ordinary tools. I think it will be an improvement, I'll find out tomorrow. It's okay to make fun of my workmanship, I laugh at it too.

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Old 06-28-2014, 07:36 PM   #322
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great job!

no easier, more available source of zinc metal than that myriad of plates available at lumber stores.
the spacers too, and nice angles and bends...

You gave me some ideas here. ( I will probably round all of the edges and corners to something slightly less than razor sharp though)

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I installed new footrests and found that reaching the rear brake was difficult especially when standing. I like the footrest where they are so I needed to raise the rear brake lever. (Note: previous owner had attached an aftermarket brake pedal extension.) I admit my work is very crude, but I only have ordinary tools. I think it will be an improvement, I'll find out tomorrow. It's okay to make fun of my workmanship, I laugh at it too.

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Old 06-29-2014, 10:40 AM   #323
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work well
I like this rack, I have been thinking about building something similar, how does it stay attached?
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Old 06-29-2014, 04:56 PM   #324
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TT Zega panniers, right side.

Nasty hot, especially driving in the city....not no mo'....Some scraps of SS..and problem fixed!























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Old 06-29-2014, 08:43 PM   #325
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How dose this attach? I have been thinkng of doing something similar
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:46 PM   #326
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I installed new footrests and found that reaching the rear brake was difficult especially when standing. I like the footrest where they are so I needed to raise the rear brake lever. (Note: previous owner had attached an aftermarket brake pedal extension.) I admit my work is very crude, but I only have ordinary tools. I think it will be an improvement, I'll find out tomorrow. It's okay to make fun of my workmanship, I laugh at it too.

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Ihate taptalk cant reply to the correct post... im sure it me doing sonething wrong
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:42 AM   #327
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Nasty hot, especially driving in the city....not no mo'....Some scraps of SS..and problem fixed!


Good job. If you spray the shield with high-temp engine paint, the SS shield will last a long long time.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:14 AM   #328
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Nasty hot, especially driving in the city....not no mo'....Some scraps of SS..and problem fixed!

Avalher,

You do KNOW...that if you had the slightest motivation...you could be SELLING these "Avalher brand HEAT SHIELDS".

You don't...TT will.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:19 AM   #329
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Follow up: Reaching the rear brake is much better, very happy with this add-on. Also some have asked, the spacers are 3/4 inch and this is attached underneath with washers and lock bolts.

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Old 07-12-2014, 07:46 PM   #330
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Affordable tablet/phone/GPS mount

Here's the thread I posted on how to do this. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=993463
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