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Old 02-24-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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What Have You Made for Your Bike?

well since im a cheap ass and at the same time i work as a architectural fabricator i tend to make stuff rather then buy it. tomorrow is my first dirt bike trip im taking with some friends and i needed a larger bash/skid plate for my DRZ. i also wanted to learn how to TIG weld aluminum so i made this today in about 2 hours.




i plan on adding a pair of gussets as well as extend the lower section with another piece on each side next monday on my lunch break.

also i am in the middle of fabbing a stainless rack to hold my gear/rotopax for longer rides.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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I made this rack, wanted one that was strong , but not too bulky and looked like it could have been factory.







Then I matified this RMZ 450 WB muffler to fit the KLX650, along with the guard to keep the heat away from the side panel.



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Old 02-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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I made a USB charger to go in my tank bag so I could use my phone and run the GPS while riding. Designed the circuit board, had it professionally made and assembled it in my kitchen.


I also made the adapter plates to mount the Pelican cases to my GIVI side racks. That was pretty easy though.




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Old 02-25-2012, 12:02 AM   #4
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KTM 990 Adventure ABS '07

GPS braket


ABS sensor spacer for dirt wheels


SAS blank off plates


SAS valve bypass


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Old 02-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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A couple of convenience items...

There is a Turbo City Borrego rack under the Marsee tailbag, and the extra platform behind it. In front is a custom Rotopax mount holds a 1 or 2 gallon 'Pax. All of it is built onto the Turbo City rack, and it's all modular. Mounted on my DR650.




Momma's XT 250 got a side mounted RotoPax, and the same type of platform as above....



For my road-going Vespa I made a special mount which attached to my standard issue Vespa front rack, for the RotoPax which can be carried by itself, or the mount allows the Vespa rack to be folded down for additional carrying space. Extra gas comes in real handy in DV and such and the extra weight over the front wheel improves the scooter's handling.


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Old 02-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
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Made up a set of stainless steel saddle bag racks for my ZL a while back. Polished up good.





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Old 02-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #8
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Thumb A few of my KLR projects.

Made this tail rack for the KLR



And these foot pegs tied into pannier racks.



Made these panniers.



Made these alum. liners for plastic panniers.


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Old 02-26-2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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I'm in the process of building a cafe bike out of my 1976 Yamaha 500.
I am scratch building a fiberglass tail section. This is the mocked up foam mold I have gotten done this week. I plan to lay the glass on it this week.

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Old 03-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #10
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well i was planning on tearing apart the rear suspension to grease the swing axle, bearings, etc. so i knew i needed a lift/stand and well, i didn't feel like spending $100 on a lift thats made of aluminum so i made one from stainless today. works perfect, needed to test it to make sure it was the right height then monday i will take it back to work and blast it so it has a nice brushed finish.





the foot pedal will also get some grip tape on it for added traction.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:35 PM   #11
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Pretty much the entire electrical system on my bike is my own design. Wiring harness, rewound the stator myself, light controller... all mine


There's a little spot between the frame and bottom of the exhaust can that likes to grab your pants and melt them against the pipe. Some 1/4" ABS and i've got a little deflector that keeps your pants from melting on that section of pipe.
(No pics of that... yet)

Snowmobile... has had a lot more work put into it.
Vents are all custom
Throttle cable is custom
Custom motor mount brace (with some help on the CAD side from our mechanical guys at work)
Tunnel case on the back is my own spec, made my own mounting brackets for that, and the tunnel supports/rear bumper are my design
Air intake is my own design, works 1000x better than the stock abomination Polaris came up with
Helped another guy who has a machine shop design the rider-select delete kit...

Extended-run kit for generator...

I like plastics.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:06 AM   #12
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