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Old 03-15-2011, 06:17 AM   #28366
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Nantech, Ive been considering making one of thsoe. except without a Mill some aluminum, I was going to use plastic, or steel.

How much to make me one of those?
Thats the bad thing about one-off parts... they're cool, but really take too long to make to be worth my time :( I'm pretty sure you can buy the same thing for under $40 and it'll be finished nicely with a cool logo. I usually make stuff for buddies, or i'll trade out work or services... no, not THAT kind of services

If you have access to a bandsaw then you can make the same thing really... I think you could go down to walmart and buy the thickest cheapest aluminum frying pan, and cut it up. probably cheaper than trying to buy a piece of aluminum at Ace... unless you know of a scrap yard. i get all my scraps at work.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:40 AM   #28367
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:46 AM   #28368
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I have previously owned 3 dualsported XR650r and a Gas Gas 300 2 stroke and this bike though way different it hasn't disappointed me. I just had to mentally grasp the fact that I would be using 80% of the engine's capability rather than the 20% I was using on the bigger bikes.

That is probably the best description I've seen for what riding a 250 is like.
From a link posted on the last page.

I wouldn't dare buy one though, fat guy like me it would not be happy. It would be like that last piece of straw that breaks the camels back.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:58 AM   #28369
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welp..breakfast sux this morning..may hafta go with chicken noodle soup
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:00 AM   #28370
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Too heavy for a WRR?

I don't think so Terry. That is one tough bike. Playing with gearing will likely get you the best of both worlds.

When I had the XR250 it pulled just fine 1rst and 2nd but offered enough on top to cruise at 70mph and that was 11 year old technology.

If the DRZ bites the big one my next bike will very likely be the WRR.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:02 AM   #28371
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I figured as much, I was hoping you had programmed some cnc machine to cut it .



Ill make one out of some high tech plastic.




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Thats the bad thing about one-off parts... they're cool, but really take too long to make to be worth my time :( I'm pretty sure you can buy the same thing for under $40 and it'll be finished nicely with a cool logo. I usually make stuff for buddies, or i'll trade out work or services... no, not THAT kind of services

If you have access to a bandsaw then you can make the same thing really... I think you could go down to walmart and buy the thickest cheapest aluminum frying pan, and cut it up. probably cheaper than trying to buy a piece of aluminum at Ace... unless you know of a scrap yard. i get all my scraps at work.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:03 AM   #28372
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tonight's BMW mod brought to you by NanoFab...

the "BIG TOE".... the other name was already taken ;)

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Looks good. I have something similar on my FJR. A guy on the FJR forum makes them.

Just in case you haven't thought of it, put some loctite on the threads. Don't ask me how I learned to do that. I also bedded it with some epoxy.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:12 AM   #28373
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..unless you know of a scrap yard. i get all my scraps at work.
I just realized what it was you made for your beemer..a kick stand footy print.....told ya I wasnt feelin good..
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:24 AM   #28374
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Japanese bikes and parts

I'm wondering if we shouldn't be stocking some commonly used parts? Clutch Cables and similar fair wear and tear items?
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:36 AM   #28375
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nah..if there is a run on parts, then they will jack up the price..but then if we make a run on the parts before they jack up the price.....
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:52 AM   #28376
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nah..if there is a run on parts, then they will jack up the price..but then if we make a run on the parts before they jack up the price.....
Hey it would just owning a KTM then.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:09 AM   #28377
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Found this googling around

Motorcycle News
The 2011 Japan Earthquake and subsequent Tsunami late last week has affected the motorcycle industry in a big way, especially since Japan is home to the "Big Four" motorcycle manufacturers: Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki.


As the disaster relief efforts continue in Northeastern Japan, not much news is available about how much of an impact the devastating earthquake has had on motorcycle exports from Japan.
But some information is becoming available from the Big Four companies.
Honda released a statement earlier today, reporting it will halt production at all factories, including the Kumamoto Factory, where Honda produces the CBR600, the VFR1200F, the DN-01 and the Super Cub. Honda reported that production activities at the Kumamoto Factory will be suspended March 15-20.


Honda said to assist in relief for Japan Earthquake victims, it has donated 300 million yen toward the recovery effort, and supplied 1,000 generators (gasoline-powered and home-use gas canister-powered), along with 5,000 gas canisters. Honda said it will dispatch its staff to explain how to use the donated generators.


Honda also stated it would co-operate with "rolling electricity blackouts," which will help slow electricity usage. The rolling electricity outages are being done to avoid a total electric blackout; this is because electricity demand may overcome power supply capability due to Nuclear Plant breakdown from Earthquake.


Yamaha released a statement, reporting its factories were not damaged by the quake. Yamaha continued to keep it's factories open, and will re-evaluate the situation on Tuesday. Yamaha also reported it will co-operate in rolling electricity blackouts.
Suzuki released that it will suspend production until March 17. On that day, Suzuki management will decide when to return to production.


Kawasaki has not released any information regarding the earthquake, and if it had any impact on the motorcycle manufacturer.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:24 AM   #28378
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I figured as much, I was hoping you had programmed some cnc machine to cut it .



Ill make one out of some high tech plastic.

well, i didn't say NO... but i didn't say yes either... lol. whatcha got for tradin' ??? (What i really need to do is make something one of these pilots around here wants and get me some flight time logged in my log book, if i can find it from 12 years ago.)

no CNC in my garage unfortunately... just the trusty old manual mill and lathe.

locktight is definitely in order. I milled out the bottom to help hold the BMW foot in place, but the foot is kinda curved from use/design and it was pointless. epoxy might be a good idea. Just waiting to decide on how i want to coat it first.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:30 AM   #28379
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I just realized what it was you made for your beemer..a kick stand footy print.....told ya I wasnt feelin good..

i feel ya Doc! I've been under the weather the last three days as well. sore throat, runny nose, body aching... maybe we're going through men-o-pause or maybe mine is allergies and yours is something you picked up from one of those goats?
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:38 AM   #28380
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yours is something you picked up from one of those goats?
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