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Old 05-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #451
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When you guys do your training runs are the RBs set up in Km or Miles or both?
All of my roadbooks have both Miles and Kilometers. One number is very large, and the other is very very small (just below the big number in sample below). I can make either one the large number when I print them. Most of our training rides have had Miles as the big number. If you have the wrong odometer setting, you can squint to read the small number, or hand write all those numbers larger while marking up your roadbook. For those preparing for Dakar or another overseas rally, it's best to use kilometers so you get used to those distance numbers. As far as I know, nobody else shows both miles and kilometers in their roadbooks.

I put Miles as the larger number in the Mexican 1000 Rally roadbooks. For the Diabolical Rally I'm thinking of using kilometers to be more consistent with other rallies.

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Old 05-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #452
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Not sure if the front number plate is a little over the top.




I mounted up my HID race light so I could move the road book holder further forward than the Enduro Industied Bracket would allow. Next I'll take it out for a ride to see how it holds up.


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Old 05-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #453
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nice rear fender mini faring idea!
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #454
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nice rear fender mini faring idea!

I'm still undesided on if the mini fairing ( yes a cut up rear fender) is trying too hard or not. It comes off easy enough, as does the whole road book set up. Thanks for the possative feedback though :)
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:46 PM   #455
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nice rear fender mini faring idea!
Better if done properly though

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Old 05-20-2012, 01:15 AM   #456
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What that heck is that thing an old honda 400? Is that suposed to be a coffee cup holder he's got mounted on the handle bar? Sorry to say, that is one fugly bike.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:32 AM   #457
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What that heck is that thing an old honda 400? Is that suposed to be a coffee cup holder he's got mounted on the handle bar? Sorry to say, that is one fugly bike.
It's now an XR480 four.
CB400 taken out to 480, lengthened swing arm with Ohlins shocks, XR250 front end etc...
Built by an inmate (pez_gs) for the ozzy Scrapheap Challenge. Been featured in a couple of magazines too.
There's a build thread here about it too.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:42 AM   #458
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? Is that suposed to be a coffee cup holder he's got mounted on the handle bar?
It is a donation tin.

I did hear about someone using an old helmet visor for a screen.

I thought that could work OK.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:33 AM   #459
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:36 PM   #460
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It should be mentioned that it was built for an annual charity event, the donation tin was not for personal gain.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:50 AM   #461
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Not sure if the front number plate is a little over the top.
Most rallies require a front number plate holder. This is what we fabbed up for my bike in Australia. Just a flat piece of lexan held in place with zip ties.

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Old 05-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #462
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Most rallies require a front number plate holder. This is what we fabbed up for my bike in Australia. Just a flat piece of lexan held in place with zip ties.


Makes sence, looks no worse than my cut up rear fender . I like your hybrid front fender, the solution to the "high fender / low fender " debate is found.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:24 AM   #463
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Makes sence, looks no worse than my cut up rear fender . I like your hybrid front fender, the solution to the "high fender / low fender " debate is found.
Thats the...its going back in the crate in 10 minutes to be shipped home front fender.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #464
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This is where I am now and will wait to hear feedback for the guys testing it.

I've moved the connector rack back to the upper triple it allows for the horn and later a USB port to be mounted on the clutch side and then I can remove the throttle side for access and all the components will still be mounted up undisturbed. Also can switch between the Nav Tower and stock headlight within minutes. The whole thing comes off with 3 bolts/side and disconnect the wiring. then strap on the headlight mask.



There are a series of holes for both the lights and the roadbook mount bracket.
The lights are in the upper holes, but can be rotated 180deg and be 1 5/8" higher and of course lower using the lower holes. Using that the headlight mask could be moved all over the place depending on where you want it.



I have the bracket mounted with 2 bolts/side, but have been riding with only 1 per side and it hasn't moved, I made the roadbook mount .005" wider then the rest of the parts such that when the bolts are all tightened up the roadbook mount is already under tension. It is in the 2nd of 4 holes on it, so it can be moved higher or lower or more forward as well as the headlight mask can be moved higher or lower.



I've made it so I can take it off and put the headlight in the stock/lower Squardon position, but I've been riding it with the nav tower side plates in place, but the roadbook and mounting bracket removed.









I'll be moving onto the fairing soon.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:11 PM   #465
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Looks great Paul...very clean and compact.
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