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Old 03-09-2009, 08:34 PM   #31
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I never get tired of looking at your bikes kubiak. I first saw them a few years back on SMJ but rarely visit that site now. Glad to see you've made the switch also.
thanks! yea im getting kind of burnt out on supermoto.i love this sight!
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:36 AM   #32
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That is way cool!

Out of my narrow range of technical ability, but cool.

I would love to add some avoirdupois to my Nighthawk tank, but I guess that will have to wait.


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i used the stock xrl steel tank then welded wings on it to hold fuel.stock holds 2.8 and with the fuel wings it holds 6.2 gallons.i first made a 4 gallon then a 4.5 gallon then last made the 6.2 gallon.i added some angular styling to it so it doesnt look too huge.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:14 AM   #33
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OK how did you manage to cut the plextglass/lexan? I am having huge problems with cracking/splitting as I cut it ... I thought of sandwiching it between two peices of wood - and cut the whole thing - but haven't tried it yet.

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I used a grinder to slowly grind away the plastic. I just finished it for my KTM690R so I dont have any pics yet. Used a heat gun to get the plastic hot and pressed it on the light to get it to conform to the curves. Let cool, repeat as necessary, often using my hands and other various items around the garage to help in the molding process. Not perfect, but it will get the job done. No one makes one yet so I filled my need.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:42 PM   #34
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Here's a powerlet panel I did for the GS last year...









And here's the link for how I did it...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403911


I also had an idea for tiedown points, and Twin Headlight Ernie ran with the concept...








and here's the link on that post...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409305

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409283



Cheers!
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #35
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Here's a powerlet panel I did for the GS last year...
And here's the link for how I did it...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403911
I also had an idea for tiedown points, and Twin Headlight Ernie ran with the concept...


and here's the link on that post...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409305
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=409283
Cheers!
I really like the tie downs.
You can buy the split collars from Grainger:

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...25&submit.y=12

You can get them in steel, aluminum, and stainless.
That will save you the trouble of machining these yourself.
The power outlet deal is way cool as well! But all I have is a 2D GPS :-(
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Old 03-11-2009, 04:23 PM   #36
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Heat shield

Just some diamond plate heat shield to stop the big gun pant burns and if you look closely you will see some cheapo Harley rubber foot pegs screwed into the skid plate. Lets you stretch just a bit on long rides.

Also bolted on an MSR box for tools/tubes, etc. Not sure if they even make em anymore and I found this on close out a long time ago. Used strap from original tool bag to keep tools from shifting and placed in a rubberized bag from sears/craftsman. Nice little water resistant bags that are easy to get into and you can get out tools in a snap.





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Old 03-11-2009, 04:33 PM   #37
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1236539298

kubiak

I have seen pics of your bike else where on the net. Every time I see it I think, please just leave it parked in front of my house with the keys in it. I promise to take care of it, really I do!!

John


edit: h'mmm it seems the pic link isn't working, I'm talking about the bike on the first page of this thread with the orange rims.
I tried to nuke this msg but that isn't working either, sorry
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:13 PM   #38
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Tent carrier

I made this plate to carry my tent (always a pain in the a--!) and any other small item. I used a plasma cutter to shape this out of a piece of aluminum, had it powdercoated to match my Jessies and added a few loops. If anyones interested in one, drop me a pm. If I get positive feedback, I'll post it in the vendors. A person could use a water jet for a perfect cut, but it would drive the cost up.

http://rugbybum.smugmug.com/gallery/...88508809_QZCrP

Thanks,

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:36 PM   #39
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1236539298

kubiak

I have seen pics of your bike else where on the net. Every time I see it I think, please just leave it parked in front of my house with the keys in it. I promise to take care of it, really I do!!

John


edit: h'mmm it seems the pic link isn't working, I'm talking about the bike on the first page of this thread with the orange rims.
I tried to nuke this msg but that isn't working either, sorry
if you dont see my bike for awhile its hard to recognize sometimes since i change it up so often!i liked the repsol design but like always got bored of it after awhile.i had to tame it down a little,it was really bright!
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:06 PM   #40
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I made my own skid-plate


A guy I work with nix-named it the shovel. He thinks it a little over-kill But it works..
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #41
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When I bought my Husky in 06 here were no aftermarket solutions to a few problems, so I went to work. I made this pipe guard out of aluminum from an old road sign. (Could I be a closet KLR rider?)


Several guys broke their cases when chains came loose, so I made this out of Delrin. I mocked it up in cardboard, and then made a template out of wood I use my router table to cut them out. The idea is to transfer the force across the whole case and not the stud that just brakes off when the stock "Case saver" is hit. I extended it up to protect the clutch slave from damage also. I hope I never have to see if my idea is sound.



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Old 03-11-2009, 09:38 PM   #42
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Speaking of heat shields

I made these heat shields for my White Bros. header on my XR650L from a stainless steel door kick plate from good old Home Depot. Started with a stiff paper templete and went from there. The front one is held on with radiator wire type hose clamps. The rear is held on at the pipe mount. The front one saves my jeans, the rear one protects the rear brake line. To get the color to "sort of" match the header I heat treated the shields in my gas grill.

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Old 03-11-2009, 09:43 PM   #43
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When I bought my Husky in 06 here were no aftermarket solutions to a few problems, so I went to work...., so I made this out of Delrin. I mocked it up in cardboard, and then made a template out of wood I use my router table to cut them out.

Kick ass! I have my next project!!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:46 AM   #44
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:52 AM   #45
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Here's a powerlet panel I did for the GS last year...

Yeah, can't leave home without the server farm, huh?
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