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Old 06-10-2008, 12:04 AM   #196
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And the winner is......

Wow, I have enjoyed seeing all if the great ideas. I must say it is comforting to know that weight or the ability to see out of the windscreen are not of concern for many of these timkering mad fabricators. However I much give my vote for the Best Farkle Award to RoyB for the extensive array of gadgets and the very nice workmanship and finish on it all. I have to say that with the with a flip down plate I would be WAY to temped to run from the flashing lights on my tail.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:54 PM   #197
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I finished the metal working part, less a bit of hand sanding to go:

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Old 06-11-2008, 06:54 AM   #198
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That looks awesome, Zomb! What color are your going to finish it in?
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:07 AM   #199
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The obvious color would be black. I'm not into doing the obvious though if you know what I'm sayin'.
I designed it to look mainly like this rack, so i want to do it in matching red:

With the exception, at least for now, of the horizontal bungee side strap. and the angles came out a little different:

The way I'm thinking about getting the red color is to take in one of my motor mount brackets to the hardware, get a quart or so of regular oil based tinted to match, thin it, and spray it through a rechargeable can or if the stars align, find a guy with a cheap spray gun.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:28 PM   #200
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The way I'm thinking about getting the red color is to take in one of my motor mount brackets to the hardware, get a quart or so of regular oil based tinted to match, thin it, and spray it through a rechargeable can or if the stars align, find a guy with a cheap spray gun.
Dude, that's way too nice for a rattle can paint job. Get it powder-coated!
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:54 PM   #201
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Dude, that's way too nice for a rattle can paint job. Get it powder-coated!
What kinds of color range can one expect to choose from at a powder coating facility?
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:41 PM   #202
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There are myriads of colors for powder coating, however, it depends on the particular powder coater you visit as to what colors they may have in stock.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:08 PM   #203
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Does anyone know about how much I could expect to pay for powdercoating?

Also, not sure if any of you have checked out my trip plans, but I'm past due on my Westward Journey, and want to get this thing hauling stuff in that capacity sooner rather than later. I can always blast oil paint off and coat it later. If I made a hasty powdercoating decision, I would have a much harder time getting that off.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:13 PM   #204
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The local powder coater I've been using (AZ Powder Coat) could coat that for $20-30, with about a week turn around. Fairly decent quality
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:37 PM   #205
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FANTASTIC THREAD!

Gets the ideas flowing - now I need to just quit my job designing industrial crapola which makes money for other people & figure out a niche for designing/fabricating(sourcing) farkles!


Zombie_Stomp - looks great, and powder-coating is definitely the way to go for durability to match the ruggedness of your construction.

I happen to have a can of Safety Red (bought for the calipers on my 300ZX-TT) which I'll use very little of & looks like it might be a reasonably close match.

http://www.caswellplating.com/powder/powder_colors.html

That rack looks like it will fit in my p-c oven with no problem, so if you would like to ship it to me I can hook you up - or, depending on your timing/route/hassle factor to remove-reinstall-repack, if you swung thru Gastonia, NC on the way out I would be happy to pop it in the oven for you (only prep required is to sandblast or scotchbrite & degrease).
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Old 06-12-2008, 02:00 PM   #206
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FANTASTIC THREAD!

Gets the ideas flowing - now I need to just quit my job designing industrial crapola which makes money for other people & figure out a niche for designing/fabricating(sourcing) farkles!


Zombie_Stomp - looks great, and powder-coating is definitely the way to go for durability to match the ruggedness of your construction.

I happen to have a can of Safety Red (bought for the calipers on my 300ZX-TT) which I'll use very little of & looks like it might be a reasonably close match.

http://www.caswellplating.com/powder/powder_colors.html

That rack looks like it will fit in my p-c oven with no problem, so if you would like to ship it to me I can hook you up - or, depending on your timing/route/hassle factor to remove-reinstall-repack, if you swung thru Gastonia, NC on the way out I would be happy to pop it in the oven for you (only prep required is to sandblast or scotchbrite & degrease).
What's my special turnaround time? I could pass through on my way out to Asheville, (first stop on the way out west) granted I had a place to stay while it was being coated, and granted it would be a quick turnaround. Otherwise, yeah, I can ship it, heavily insured of course. I have a lot of hand sanding to do first to get all the flapwheel lines out.

Edit: the Fiero parts done by your co. look the closest match, was that "safety red", or "red"?
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:15 PM   #207
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Edit: Rather than keep bastardizing this fine thread, started a new one:


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=351652

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:19 PM   #208
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That's gonna be a good thread about powdercoating, with a great launchpad made of questions right here. I'm already subscribed. Moving back to more on-topic, this device down here is one thing that stood out as "I just gotta build one of those!" It holds a phone and a camera. I want especially to have the camera mount for short videos and riding snaphots. A+, and Cheers to gerhart (see post 186).
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:16 PM   #209
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this lite weight performance box is available exclusively from Hilti*.
Most likely a one-of-kind application and designed for gloves rather than a helmet but large enough to neatly fold and store a rainsuit or carry a loose 12pack.



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Old 07-10-2008, 12:04 PM   #210
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Hodakaguy & I fabricated a custom headlight brush guard for my 08 KLR650.


Here we are starting the fabrication. In this picture we are heating the round stock with a torch and bending it around different diameter pieces of pipe to obtain the correct radius.


Here we are sizing up the bottom piece of the frame for the correct angle before welding it in place.


Fitting up the mounts. Here they are in rough form and will be rounded and cleaned up before powdercoating.


Fresh out of Powdercoating and on the bike!


Closeup of the guard on the bike. The guard is mounted to the front fairing via rubber well nuts, the same kind that mount the windshield to the fairing. This provided a solid mount for the guard and makes the guard easily removable for maint.


Here you can see the curves in the guard. It flows with the lines of the fairing.


Front shot.
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