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Old 02-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #3016
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All of the wood, in this case it's all cvg fir.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #3017
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Slapped this together from scraps at lunchtime, shot a couple coats of clear on it:



A piece of 1/2" mdf that I veneered years ago as a test piece, and a couple pieces of maple. Cut a 30 degree saw kerf near the front edge of the panel, and cut the maple pieces to match.



Added a plexi windshield and some bump-on feet. Done!



Works perfect! Holds the book open at a convenient height and angle.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #3018
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Slapped this together from scraps at lunchtime, shot a couple coats of clear on it:
Nice! What are the clips that are holding the book open? Are they made for that?
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #3019
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Nice! What are the clips that are holding the book open? Are they made for that?
Yes - I got them at Staples a while back.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:30 AM   #3020
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I thought the clips where the kind used to hold tablecloths to picnic tables.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:40 AM   #3021
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The clips are 5-3/4" stainless steel ACCO banker's clasps.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:59 PM   #3022
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #3023
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Nice work

Was faced with a similar problem, but went a slightly different route. I like the wood more, but the dogs don't...so, carpeted the threads, and used laminates on risers to match the floor downstairs.




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Old 03-01-2013, 05:06 PM   #3024
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Temporary GSA Case Lid

Searched high and low for a used replacement left case lid for a friends GSA. (don't ask how he lost it. Suffice it to say it was completely flat )

Anyway BMW wants $530 for a new lid or $527 for a whole new case??...

He's not going to buy new so until he finds a used one, I made him this temporary one so at least he has some protection from the elements and theft.

BTW if anyone has a left case lid out there for a 2003 1150GSA



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Old 03-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #3025
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:50 PM   #3026
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This is an amazing thead filled with marviously gifted and skilled people.

Me, not so much but I love making things better where I can.


I put this together tonight.


1) waterproof silicone encased LED string
2) velcro one wrap
3) RTV silicone glue







Wired to the left green switch.







How many times have you needed the find something in there in the dark only to first find a flash light or having to hold one in your mouth while rummaging for something?

Or look for the last pack of M&M's while slabbing it in the middle of no where.


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Old 03-03-2013, 05:56 AM   #3027
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...How many times have you needed the find something in there in the dark only to first find a flash light or having to hold one in your mouth while rummaging for something?

Or look for the last pack of M&M's while slabbing it in the middle of no where.


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I really like this idea. I'm assuming your tail bag is more or less a permanent luggage piece. Is the wiring quick release, and if so, what connectors did you use? And were you able to neatly route the wiring and all that jazz so that you don't have cables hanging off the bike with the tailbag removed?

I tweak and play with my bikes all the time. I've found, more often than once, that the way I have something routed (wiring, line, etc.) in some way prevents something from being disassembled later on. a classic example would be hard wiring in a stealth switch for my tail light on my first KLR, and routing it in such a way, without connectors, that prevented me from removing the subframe. I've gotten better with experience, and spend more time now analyzing the layout.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:05 AM   #3028
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Since I figured I'm going to need a flashlight in more places than just the saddlebags, I mounted my Mini Maglight to the handlebars with one of those flash light clips screwed to a hose clamp around the handlebars.

Most people don't even notice it there.
The Mini Maglight I converted to LED with a push button end.
It works well as a candle in the tent too!

I should add that I like this size flashlight best because I can hold it in my mouth while I work on the bike in the dark, if I have to!
OR tuck it in under my hat band over my ear like we use to do ciggarettes way back when I was a teenager trying to look tough! Gave those up a long time ago BTY!
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:35 AM   #3029
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This is an amazing thead filled with marviously gifted and skilled people.

Me, not so much but I love making things better where I can.


I put this together tonight.


1) waterproof silicone encased LED string
2) velcro one wrap
3) RTV silicone glue
That's pretty slick. Mind sharing where you got the string?
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:35 AM   #3030
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I'm a HUGE fan of quick disconnects and in-line fuses and use them on nearly every wire or hose I add.
So far I've not had a problem with routing add-ons but I'm sure my day will come.

No, the fuel cell and tank bag or easily removed.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...408937&page=11

The string was so long I cut off a peice to put in Steve's tank bag. With it I soldered on a male cigarette plug with an in-line switch. And since I didn't need the plug that came with it from him, I soldered it into the power feed on my bike.

It looks like this.



I used clear Rescue Tape to seal the cut end on my string.

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I really like this idea. I'm assuming your tail bag is more or less a permanent luggage piece. Is the wiring quick release, and if so, what connectors did you use? And were you able to neatly route the wiring and all that jazz so that you don't have cables hanging off the bike with the tailbag removed?



I tweak and play with my bikes all the time. I've found, more often than once, that the way I have something routed (wiring, line, etc.) in some way prevents something from being disassembled later on. a classic example would be hard wiring in a stealth switch for my tail light on my first KLR, and routing it in such a way, without connectors, that prevented me from removing the subframe. I've gotten better with experience, and spend more time now analyzing the layout.
I get most of my LED's from here. I've been very happy with them.
The LED clocks and bulbs direct from China.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/top-emitting/



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That's pretty slick. Mind sharing where you got the string?
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