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Old 04-04-2010, 05:14 PM   #76
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You are speaking....

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Any chance you can share the SolidWorks file with us?
of the Skid Plate?????

The answer is yes, PM me with an email address I can send it to.
Note: there is an error in either my flat layout of the plate OR my welder goofed in his layout work......
cause, the right front corner didnot turn out as shown in the cardboard mock-up. I am diagnosing the problem currently.
might have solution and photos next weekend.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:48 PM   #77
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Absolutely fantastic build! I love the idea of the aux gas tank. Are you not worried about weight when the bike is loaded with fuel and gear for long hauls/offroad? Or is the engine overbored to more than 600? (I may have missed part of that, I think some overboring was done...) If so, what is the total displacement now?

That AT tank looks like an RD07 tank... but the RD07 have the airbox underneath the tank. I know its not an RD03 tank, because that one is more angular and less visually appealing (to me). So what model did you take that tank from? I would love to do something like this...when I have the funds...

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Old 04-06-2010, 05:32 PM   #78
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thanks...

The tank is an RD04. I got it from France, thanks to Jeff@theQuadShop.
The aux tank holds approx. 3.25 gallon US and should weigh in at approx. 25 pounds full of gas.
The weight is a necessary evil as running out of gas really sucks.
The engine is over bored half a millimeter to clean-up some rust damage on a cylinder wall, the gain in displacement is trivial.

I've had the chance to ride it up and down the street a little (I live on a col-de-sac).
It seems peppy in 1st and 2nd gear at least. I think 600 cc and 50 horsepower should be adequate.





Skid plate, turn signals, chain guard, chain guide, pannier racks, panniers, tail rack, a trip to DMV.....the list goes on and on.

stay tuned,
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:37 AM   #79
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Side covers Ray, what about the side covers??

Are they going back on??

To me, it looks a bit like the hunchback of Notre Dame!!

Taste is an individual thing, but I must say, this isnt doing anything for me Ray - thank god it's your bike.

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Old 04-07-2010, 02:36 AM   #80
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Ray,
Having torn them down to the frame before I know just how many hours you have poured into your project, repairing, replacing or rebuilding everything you touch along the way, keep up the good work, your bike looks great.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:14 AM   #81
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Great build, Ray! When are you going to take her for a spin in the real world?
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:51 AM   #82
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I dont have the numbers in front of me at the time but my jetting is pretty far from stock. I dont think a stock 600 would benefit from the jet kit I have.

Have you looked at the Dynojet kit for the TA?
No problem, thanks.

No, I haven't. Was just thinking about it as a solution to gain clearance when crossing deeper water.

Ray, for the radiotor covers, you could try Kydex. I used 3mm sheet in black. Cut out, bolt in place, get out the heatgun and shape where needed. After that cut out the airducts.

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:04 AM   #83
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To all my fans....



Tricky....
Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

After the panniers are mounted, I'll see what is required in the way of side covers.
Don't want to make it look too good, ya know.

mas335
Thanks for the words of encouragement, that's what makes posting worthwhile.

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I rode the southern half of inaugural ride on an '85 K100 RT and another year rode an SL 350 Honda the whole distance.
It's a two day event, good fun. Questor is riding the route right now in the Ride Reports section of ADV.

stay tuned
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:14 PM   #84
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Hi Blackberg,I don't want to derail Rays thread but do you have any more pictures of your bike?Also what are you using for the speedo/revcounter?Each time I see a naked 'Alp it makes me want to reach for the spanners
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:45 PM   #85
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Hi Dave,

In short: XR600 forks, springs and rear shock by Wilbers, NTV disc, XR something headlight. Dash: Sigma sport BC800 speedo, 4 leds, 12V plug. Oil temp gauge replaced the dipstick. RD03 bashplate, seat shortened and 3cm higher, new cover. KTM Adv rear rack. Laser ProDuro streetlegal exhaust. 15/52 sprocketcombo. Renthal bars and 50mm risers.
Still need to tidy up the rear and probably Ray will see better in the dark. Great bike as well, btw.

One from the other side

Dash, temporary setup.


The only thing it doesn't do is keep running when horizontal in 2 feet of muddy water.

Hijack over.
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:32 PM   #86
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OK boys....

move it along, no loitering here.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:29 AM   #87
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move it along, no loitering here.
Apologies Ray,just searching for new ideas
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:11 PM   #88
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a little more progress....

this weekend I got around to fabricating the rear rack.
As you can see, the aux fuel tank filler neck is located right under the original rack top plate.



So some sort of flip-up rack is necessary.
This is made out of (2) pieces of 3/8 x 1 aluminum bar stock an 8 x 12 x 1/4 inch aluminum plate.
It poivts on (2) 5/16 bolts and is retained in the down position by (2) spring loaded plunger pins.





I'll replace those pan head screws with flat heads....





viewed from the rear....





I think it turned out quite well.
Of course it will be a pain in the ass to fill this tank with the bike fully loaded, but I don,t want to haul around loose gas cans.

stay tuned

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Old 04-14-2010, 01:12 PM   #89
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Extend the filler neck...


Quote:
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this weekend I got around to fabricating the rear rack.
As you can see, the aux fuel tank filler neck is located right under the original rack top plate.



So some sort of flip-up rack is necessary.
This is made out of (2) pieces of 3/8 x 1 aluminum bar stock an 8 x 12 x 1/4 inch aluminum plate.
It poivts on (2) 5/16 bolts and is retained in the down position by (2) spring loaded plunger pins.





I'll replace those pan head screws with flat heads....





viewed from the rear....





I think it turned out quite well.
Of course it will be a pain in the ass to fill this tank with the bike fully loaded, but I don,t want to haul around loose gas cans.

stay tuned

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Old 04-14-2010, 03:03 PM   #90
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extend the neck...

in which direction?
and to achieve what end?

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