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Old 03-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=MacG;18146896]Thanks for the kind words
That dash is 3 pieces welded together(two sides,one top) ,but could be made using bolts.
Here are pics of a simple one piece I made for a buddy to try a short windscreen on his 07. The dash was simple,just two 90 deg. bends,it just wasn't as wide as the one seen on mine. Without the windscreen,the 4 bolt heads you see would be gone.On this one I was trying out the windscreen,the dash was just an easy way to mount it. The windscreen didn't do much and he sold the DR shortly after so the project didn't go any further.

I bought your buddies DR and I liked the way you made the dash. I finished it out by:
* relocating the indicator lights
* adding the side mounts to the Cycra hand guards
* making a cover plate over the handle bar clamps for my heated grip controller
* made a larger wind screen out of 1/8 Lexan
* added some cheap imitation carbon graphite tape






I would still like to add a 12V outlet, Low beam switch, and some type of digital clock. I also need to drill/tap the handle bar plate and get rid of the wire ties
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #17
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I bought your buddies DR and I liked the way you made the dash. I finished it out by:
* relocating the indicator lights
* adding the side mounts to the Cycra hand guards
* making a cover plate over the handle bar clamps for my heated grip controller
* made a larger wind screen out of 1/8 Lexan
* added some cheap imitation carbon graphite tape
I would still like to add a 12V outlet, Low beam switch, and some type of digital clock. I also need to drill/tap the handle bar plate and get rid of the wire ties
You got nice bike ! I just did the dash while I was experimenting,you have a nicer windshield on now. The dash looks good with the carbon fiber on there.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:22 PM   #18
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Tool tube

I replaced the OEM tool box with a tube from Agri Supply. I made a simple bracket from 1" angle and attached the tube with hose clamps.





Redneck fork protectors. I keep about 3 or 4 layers of Gorilla tape strips on my forks. If I need tape to repair broken plastics,tail lights, etc., I just pull a strip from the fork.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #19
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Mac Dash ...

Hey KYw.....

I really like the "Mac Dash" ... since you have one on a newer DR with the updated headlight schroud ... curious to what it looks like from the front since the dash pushes the schroud out a bit.

Do you have any pictures from a front angle ??

Thanks ..

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #20
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Did you do the welding on the Mid pipe? And you also made the tool tube brakcet and Dash?

The Mid Pipe welds look to be done by someone who works at GE welding Turbine blades into 747 motors. Space Shuttle quality.

The brackets? looks like my Jr. high school metal shop project!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:10 PM   #21
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Sweet, I've got one of the Agri Supply tubes but haven't tried to mount it yet

That bracket looks like something even I could fab!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:24 PM   #22
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Did you do the welding on the Mid pipe? And you also made the tool tube brakcet and Dash?

The Mid Pipe welds look to be done by someone who works at GE welding Turbine blades into 747 motors. Space Shuttle quality.

The brackets? looks like my Jr. high school metal shop project!
I did all of the work myself. I am primarily a machinist,the welding is more of a necessary hobby that helps when I am building things. I really do like to TIG weld though.

Yeah,the bracket is very simple. A hand drill and a hacksaw will do it.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:44 AM   #23
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #24
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This new light was a great addition worth every penny.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:06 AM   #25
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frame paint

I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering how you did the paint job on the frame? Did you take it apart or just tape off everything? Also how did you do the sanding/prep work in the tight areas?

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Old 11-17-2013, 04:06 AM   #26
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I know this is an old thread, but I was wondering how you did the paint job on the frame? Did you take it apart or just tape off everything? Also how did you do the sanding/prep work in the tight areas?

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I took off items that were fairly simple and taped off the rest. For the prep work I cleaned the bike really well with a pressure washer. I removed everything that was simple to get out of the way,taped off the rest. Sanding was done with coarse or medium scotchbrite. The tight spots were done by holding a small piece of scotchbrite in hemostats. It's been quite a while since I painted the frame and it has held up very well. :
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:40 PM   #27
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Just have to say beautiful fabrication work! I wish I had that kind of skill.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:15 AM   #28
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Just have to say beautiful fabrication work! I wish I had that kind of skill.
Thanks for the kind words
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:35 AM   #29
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Awesome bike! Gives me some ideas.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:04 AM   #30
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I didn't have a bender for the exhaust so I took a 90 deg. elbow and a few pieces of straight tube. It took a while to get the angles cut correctly but it worked out OK. I welded a support from the tube to the OEM mounting point for more rigidity.

It's probably not the best idea to cheat a bend (i.e. not to have the centerlines tangent) like that.

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