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Old 10-23-2012, 09:44 AM   #211
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BTW ther are a few fender options that might help with venting for the oil cooler but may still help keep at least some mud off of it
Ya know, this brings up a point I've been thinking about. The original oil cooler location has it's obvious disadvantages, especially if you plan to ditch the bars. But the relocation to behind the fender does seem just as dumb for the opposite reasons. One gets airflow but is in a dangerous place, the other gets no airflow but is protected. What's the point in relocating the oil cooler if it doesn't do anything, a finned oil pan would be much better and much less complicated. Hell, quite a few riders don't even use an oil cooler, and I for one was thinking of going this route, not least of which for weight savings. But why does no one ever put the oil cooler vertically on the frame tube? That way it's to the side of the fender, gets plenty of airflow without having the motor behind it, and won't get crushed on a fall over.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:55 AM   #212
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the other gets no airflow but is protected. What's the point in relocating the oil cooler if it doesn't do anything.
There's plenty of airflow there for an oil cooler to do it's job. Even with a fender one inch in front of it, there's still plenty of airflow. The one real drawback to the location under the steering head is that it can get coated with mud easily, even with a fender in place.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:41 AM   #213
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why does no one ever put the oil cooler vertically on the frame tube? That way it's to the side of the fender, gets plenty of airflow without having the motor behind it, and won't get crushed on a fall over.
This is exactly what I've been thinking about for the dobber. I think there will have to be a 'custom made' mounting bracket, but I really think it could work.

I'm still keeping the crash bars .... but I just like to cruise with my feet on them for longer rides.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:58 AM   #214
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This is exactly what I've been thinking about for the dobber. I think there will have to be a 'custom made' mounting bracket, but I really think it could work.

I'm still keeping the crash bars .... but I just like to cruise with my feet on them for longer rides.
That's a funny coincidence, I was actually looking at Dobber for a visual reference when I posted, and was imagining it with a sideways cooler mounted. I must be psychic .

Does anyone manufacture a finned oil pan?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:31 PM   #215
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Speedo Sensor

The Trail Tech computer uses a reed switch and magnet for its speed sensor. I used some high-temp epoxy to mount the magnet in the hole of one of the brake disk buttons.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/56-speedo-sensor/magnet.jpg

With the magnet fixed I tried different locations for the reed switch and decided that mounting at the top of the caliper adapter gave the best cable routing while giving a good signal. I drilled and tapped a hole in the adapter for it.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/56-speedo-sensor/sensor.jpg

Here's how I routed the sensor cable up along the brake line with a few nylon ties.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/56-speedo-sensor/cable.jpg

At first I used the brake line guide I had made up before, but it was a tight fit for both the brake line and sensor cable.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/56-speedo-sensor/old-guide.jpg

I didn't want the brake line to get hung up and kinked, so I made a new guide from a block of hard plastic I had. I put a 22 mm hole in it and made the base a little wider to better match the 58 mm fork upper.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/56-speedo-sensor/compare.jpg

Here's the drawing I made up for the new guide.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/56-speedo-sensor/guide-drawing.jpg

The new guide with the cable routed through it.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/56-speedo-sensor/new-guide.jpg

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #216
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Mendo Forest

I took the bike up to the Upper Lake District of Mendocino National Forest for a long weekend of riding.

http://stuff.gotdns.org/bike/orgs-build-up/57-mendo-forest/mendo.jpg

I was expecting to just ride the easier trails, but was surprised that the bike was nimble enough to ride through every trail there except for a few that had ruts too deep for the cylinders to pass. The bike is noticeably more work to maneuver through the tight parts than my KTM 530, but the tractor like power makes it so its not too bad. Its really good on the faster trails, and just keeps chugging on in the uphills as long as I can keep it balanced.

I did some night riding to test out the lights. The high beam of the 8" Trail Tech Race Light really lit up the trails. I'll try to get a photo of the output next time.

I had a lot of fun. Here are a few videos that show the bike in action.







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Old 11-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #217
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You didn`t need to switch the headlight on for me (in the first clip), I could see perfectly.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:00 AM   #218
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #219
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Nice videos mate
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #220
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You, sir. I want to ride with You. Nice videos mate
+1. Nicely done. Great riding.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #221
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I want to ride with You.

Nice videos mate
+2 Thanks for posting, that made my day!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:00 PM   #222
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I'm wondering how this bike is doing now ?

x3300 are you still happy with all the mods. Or did you improve more things ?
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:54 AM   #223
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I'm wondering how this bike is doing now ?

x3300 are you still happy with all the mods. Or did you improve more things ?


Great bike, great clips
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:41 AM   #224
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Any hi res pictures of the bike ... with the HPN tank on it
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