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Old 08-11-2012, 11:36 PM   #16
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:23 AM   #17
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #18
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:14 PM   #19
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:57 PM   #20
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For me your URL did not work, is this the kit you bought?

http://www.rallymanagementservices.c...rally-moto-kit
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #21
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For me your URL did not work, is this the kit you bought?

http://www.rallymanagementservices.c...rally-moto-kit
yes, Dave @ Rally Management Services is our only re-seller and provides other parts and services above the basic kits here:
http://www.rallymotokit.com/
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:09 AM   #22
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Another installment.





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Old 08-16-2012, 08:15 PM   #23
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Getting closer!






Here is what the tower looks like after these steps.

Notice the Ram GPS mount, and the little bracket fabbed for the trip computer mount.



Notice here the stock ignition mounted to the uprights using the stock bracket with just a little bent in it.



Driver's view...



Next up will be getting the rest of the wires clean-up up, and splicing-in the lights..

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Old 08-19-2012, 08:12 AM   #24
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Okay - so before getting to the wiring, we need to do something about the inside of the fairing...







Here's what it looks like on the bike...WAAAAAY better with black on the inside!

It's these kind of details that I think makes the difference between an okay install, and a awesome one..!

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:35 AM   #25
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Whoa! Sorry for the total stall on this thread - I've been super busy with stuff.

Should be able to get us all caught-up pretty quickly here...

Here's another instalment on some ancillary stuff:


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Old 09-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #26
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Okay - so cleaning up the wiring is not particularly sexy, but is really critical to making sure that everything works the way it's supposed to , and so that wires aren't rubbing on metal causing short-circuits when you;re in the middle of nowhere...

Here are a few pics of the wiring all tidied up:

Note on this next one that I re-mounted the ignition using the stock mount, just bent to fit inside the uprights...



Here you'll see that I've mounted the ignition relay onto the side of the uprights, and mounted the stock connector holder to fit in between the uprights.



Finally, you can see how the stock connectors fit in between the uprights..



Lot's of zip-ties involved, and lo't of twisting/routing to be sure the wires are not being pulled, especially when the handlebars are turned...
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:03 AM   #27
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So now that the project is shaping up, it probably not a bad idea to figure out how we're going to dress her up to go out on the town.

One of the things I like the most about rally bikes is all of their cool livery.

I started out with the premise that I want to carry the design of the number plates forward, all while minimizing the white space on the bike. So, I snapped a couple of photos, and then went at them with magic markers. I weven printed a few extra copies, and ha my kids go at it with me! Fun, Fun.

Here are a few of the original sketches...







After fussing for a while, I decided that I liked the last design the best for the fairing uppers (since they match the number plates), and the first design best for the fuel tank.

I got a hold of Erica at http://www.longnamedgirl.com/ to help put the concept into design. Erica was great - she worked with me, and came up with a preliminary template of the faring graphics, and then I worked on the final design in Adobe Illustrator to come up with these two final mock-ups.



and..



After extensive consultations with myself, i decided that number two was best.

On Chris Vestal's recommendation, I reached-out to http://www.bikegraphix.com/ . Dan Hirner knows his shit, and they print on the most durable bomb-proof vinyl you could ever imagine.

In just three days (yes three days), these came back..



I've got to run, but I'll post the fully, fully finalized "reveal" next....

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:00 PM   #28
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sweet

Wow it is turning out to be a looker...And probably be a runner also .
Cant wait to see it done nice work
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:57 PM   #29
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #30
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Okay - so here it is...the BIG reveal...drum roll....

Applying the graphics is easy with a bit of soapy water, and a hard-plastic squeegee. Once everything is properly in place, and most of the water is squeegeed out, I take a heat gun, and carefully rub-in the vinyl while applying a wee-bit o heat.

Here's the bike, all done!





and finally:



I'm pretty darn happy with the way it turned out.

A few things to say overall:

1 - The bike is amazing for long distance dual-sport riding. This weekend I rode 800 miles off road, with lot;s of higher speed big gravel runs, and the fairing was great at speed. We were regularly running 130kph in the cold, and the fairing provided nice laminar flow that hit me just about on the shield of my helmet. Great for clearing water off the shield!

2 - The kit is great to live with. It is off literally in about 1 minute, back on in about two minutes. It is a non-issue to take off.

3 - It seems bomber - I've dropped the bike a few times, and somehow the faring doesn't even seem to make contact with the ground.

4 - It seems expensive, but compared to other overseas options, the all-in cost to get this stuff from RallyMoto seems reasonable, given the super quality of the lights, uprights, faring, the mounting and the wolfman bag options...

5 - Chris is a great guy, and worthy of our support. If you're even remotely thinking that you'd like your bike to be as cool as mine ( ) then you owe it to yourself to get in touch with RallyMoto at http://www.rallymotokit.com.

Here's on last shot with the beast in it's element, all dirty and stuff (I've been accused keeping my bikes too clean - which this bike certainly is not most of the time!).

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