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Forum: The Garage 10-28-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,073
Posted By DaBit
I did. Try to heat it even, and it will...

I did. Try to heat it even, and it will eventually almost drape itself around the form. It does shrink and deform during cooldown though.

Also, I found that welding HDPE using hot air and the...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,684
Posted By DaBit
Definitely more beautiful. Kirk is one of those...

Definitely more beautiful. Kirk is one of those guys that stand out above the rest.

I could have used steel. Did that on my LC4, and it certainly makes life easier. But i wanted to fool around...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,684
Posted By DaBit
Sooner or later I'll find out if these resist a...

Sooner or later I'll find out if these resist a minor crash.:evil
I am not too worried about the left side. All members there are loaded in 'bending' and extension during a crash, which is something...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 20,684
Posted By DaBit
Oops, missed this thread. Of course there was...

Oops, missed this thread. Of course there was progress; I also made a pair of composite cases to go with the racks :)

http://www.icecoldcomputing.com/motor/lc8_koffers_gemonteerd2.jpg

The...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,722
Posted By DaBit
Oh, many things happened. Only not that many past...

Oh, many things happened. Only not that many past year; I had to exercise with carbon fiber and build things for the LC8.

This is the current status:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-26-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 33,976
Posted By DaBit
Wow, 8", that's great! Would you mind to...

Wow, 8", that's great!

Would you mind to share the drawing of that linkage? I happen to have aquired a CNC mill recently... :evil
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
You don't need to do the entire lifting in one...

You don't need to do the entire lifting in one stroke with hydraulics. Extend cylinder 3" lifting the stuff, block, retract cylinder, do another 3". Stuff like that. They lift entire offshore...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
What about hydraulics instead of all those...

What about hydraulics instead of all those pulleys and cable? Hydraulic components can be found everywhere.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
@Kirkster, How do you cut that steel plate...

@Kirkster,

How do you cut that steel plate so straight with the grinder? Anything special? I seem to always have a slight wobble in the cut or other mayhem. Usign good quality cutting discs and...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
Yep! :D They are trying to make us all...

Yep! :D



They are trying to make us all stupid. The intellectual level goes down every year. Sing-along, dance-along, cook-along, blah. Within 10 years we all are too stupid to wipe our asses....
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
I would use the 4th axis to rotate round stock so...

I would use the 4th axis to rotate round stock so I can make my adapter bushings etcetera. No need for a fancy setup; just one of those fairly cheap manual indexing tables, a lathe chuck and another...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
I won't get that far. I do want to experiment...

I won't get that far. I do want to experiment with a 4th axis in the future though to see if that could save me buying a lathe. 99% of the turning jobs I have involve just simple spacer bushings etc....
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
Not yet; I only had the X axis running in test...

Not yet; I only had the X axis running in test yet. I did modify the shaft coupler and made the bracket for the Y axis today, though.

Have to solder together another stepper driver, but it won't...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
You also did a great job cutting those tubes to...

You also did a great job cutting those tubes to size with straight angles using a grinder. I don't find it easy to obtain a straight and uniform cut in such thick tubes using an angle grinder....
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
Yeah, well, one income, 4 mouths to feed. Makes...

Yeah, well, one income, 4 mouths to feed. Makes you think twice about spending your hard-earned money.
I think I have around $750 in my watercooled, aluminium-capable TIG setup :)



And there...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
Get yourself a watercooled torch. And do it...

Get yourself a watercooled torch.

And do it because they are smaller and lighter, and the cabling to the torch is also more flexible and lighter. Increased duty cycle (100% @ 250 Amps DCEN /...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 88,215
Posted By DaBit
I have used both a pressure bladder and sand in...

I have used both a pressure bladder and sand in experiments, so you are not the first :)

The sand works fine, but you need to put some thin kitchen foil on the laminate, and put the sand on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-16-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By DaBit
Indeed. Even with a pair of scissors made for...

Indeed. Even with a pair of scissors made for aramid cutting all those pieces was quite a job.



I am aware of that, so I used 2K urethane paint for boats on those racks. Advantage of that...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-15-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By DaBit
Thanks! Currently around 200 miles on...

Thanks!



Currently around 200 miles on asphalt only, although those 200 miles included some torture which included damaged roads requiring full suspension travel while standing up and some air...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By DaBit
The cases. Since I use the cases only...

The cases.

Since I use the cases only occasionally, I decided to use a fairly simple construction method which would not yield the lightest cases possible but lighter than regular aluminium.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-14-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,002
Posted By DaBit
950 Adventure composite luggage system

Bits and pieces of my luggage system are here in various topics, but I decided to put in in one topic.

When I bought my 05.5 950 Adventure a few months ago, it came with the aluminium Zega cases...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,125
Posted By DaBit
I have only used elcheapo manual benders for the...

I have only used elcheapo manual benders for the occasional bending I did. Sand helps a lot with tight radii, but avoiding tight bends is even better. For really tight 'bends' you can always cut the...
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 88,215
Posted By DaBit
Uhhhh, yup! :D

Uhhhh, yup! :D
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 88,215
Posted By DaBit
It is a pigment made to dye polyester, vinylester...

It is a pigment made to dye polyester, vinylester and epoxy resins. But what is the maximum amount? The datasheet doesn't say much more than 'add as much as is needed'. It is also a very strong...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 88,215
Posted By DaBit
I think I tried ruling them out although your...

I think I tried ruling them out although your 'forced air heating is a no-no' is definitely an eye-opener.
However, these panels were not cured by additional heat; outside temperatures were high...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 88,215
Posted By DaBit
Hmm, I do get that orange peel texture also...

Hmm,

I do get that orange peel texture also sometimes.

http://www.icecoldcomputing.com/motor/lc8_koffers_maanlandschap.jpg

Out of 12 panels it was this bad on 1 panel and not quite as bad...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-03-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,987
Posted By DaBit
Hmm, not a bad idea at all. You would probably...

Hmm, not a bad idea at all. You would probably need to glue the entire surface area between inner tube and tyre (at least where you want to patch) and the inside of the tyres must be smooth also....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By DaBit
Yes, but sometimes I see people checking their...

Yes, but sometimes I see people checking their oil twice during a day's ride, mumbling about having to add 77,93ml of oil to get the level juuuuust between min and max.

If this practice makes you...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-02-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By DaBit
On the 950 2,5 liters of oil is stored in the...

On the 950 2,5 liters of oil is stored in the tank and another 0,5 liter is in transit through the engine. Therefore the LC8 oil system will keep lubricating the engine until oil level is down from 3...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
Nice tool once again :)

Nice tool once again :)
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-25-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By DaBit
Single brake disc is not really a problem when...

Single brake disc is not really a problem when running knobbies, and the smaller rim is an advantage. So yes, maybe an SXC/EXC wheel is not such a bad idea at all. Unfortunately I expect these to be...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By DaBit
Are there other 21" front which fit the 950Adv?

I could use an extra set of wheels to run knobbies, but the need is not high enough (yet) to spend lots of $$$ on it.

Now, somebody locally has a rear 950Adv wheel for sale for a nice price. This...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
No, just what came with the welder, and that is a...

No, just what came with the welder, and that is a single pushbutton on the handle operating in 4-stroke mode
I can set two currents on the front dash of the welder. Then:
- Push the button, arc...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
I don't have a pedal, so I just travel a bit...

I don't have a pedal, so I just travel a bit faster.
I am still in doubt: should I try to modify the welder a bit more to accept one, or should I just continue without it and adapt myself? Adapting...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
I love your welds at the end of the sheet. I have...

I love your welds at the end of the sheet. I have a hard time preventing a small 'mouse bite' at the edge of the sheet. I solved it once by leaving a little extra material there, weld, and then cut...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By DaBit
Yup, I did:...

Yup, I did: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=779620
Mine went when doing full power in 5th to pass some trucks and then switching to 6th.

Temporary fix was to remove the thread...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 376,462
Posted By DaBit
You should! That's nice work, especially for an...

You should! That's nice work, especially for an 18yo. Those often start something, find out it costs sweat and blood, and then leave it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,003
Posted By DaBit
I think a screen made of polypropylene would be...

I think a screen made of polypropylene would be the ticket. Flexible, light, quite unbreakable, easily weldable if one wants to use more parts to construct a screen, can accept paint with some...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-07-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By DaBit
OK, thanks! will try that too; adjusting the...

OK, thanks! will try that too; adjusting the synchronisation is a quick job
(relative to other maintenance tasks on the 950, that is :D)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-06-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 78,346
Posted By DaBit
I could not find a suitable radiator for my build...

I could not find a suitable radiator for my build either (at least not for a price I wanted to pay), so I visited a car wrecker, chose a few radiators, payed ~$20 for them, and chopped them up.
...
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