Could someone in Sydney make me a bracket?

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  1. Sydney Rider

    Sydney Rider Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    I want to mount my VisionX lamps on my DR with a bracket that attaches to a plate that sits below the four supports that come from the fork bracket and above the front mudguard;

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    ... but I don't have the skills or the metal to do it.

    If someone wants to swap their skills and metal for my beer I would be very happy - it doesn't have to be fancy and I would think that if I just brought the bike and the lamps it may not take long at all to do on the spot.

    I am in North Sydney, somewhere close would be good but I need to have it finished by next Friday.

    PM me if you can offer any assistance.

    Tony
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  2. mike-s

    mike-s 2 squeaky wheels

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    Are they something similar to this (link)?
    If so it ought to be a piece of cake for someone with the material time & skill to make it as it would only need to be a flat bit of metal, aluminium would do the job nicely.

    If i got hold of the right materials i could do the job, but i'd wager that it wouldn't be pretty, at ALL.

    aside from the base bit of metal all you'd need is a ruler, drill & bit set, file & hacksaw and you've got it.
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  3. Sydney Rider

    Sydney Rider Been here awhile

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    Mike,

    That is the standard bracket that they come with.

    I need flat plate with the four holes plus a bit of extra support where the lamps mount ( I will try and draw a picture of it and post it ).

    Tony
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  4. Maggot1300

    Maggot1300 Been here awhile

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    I'm in melbourne so probably not too much help but i manage a waterjet profiling company and it would be a 5 min job at the most if i had the dimensions you need for the plate (also carry plenty of 5083 ally in stock). if you can't get anyone local draw up something with the spacing for the 4 bolt holes and approx how much extra you'd need on the side to mount the lights to and I'll post it up to ya express but it might cost you a beer next time i'm riding up through Sydney:1drink
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  5. Sydney Rider

    Sydney Rider Been here awhile

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    That is an extremely generous offer and if I cannot get a plate sorted tomorrow I will certainly take you up on the offer.

    Tony
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  6. mike-s

    mike-s 2 squeaky wheels

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    If your worried about strength then a simple right angle bend/lip at the front or back of the mount with a few mm of material would be sufficient to strengthen the whole assembly up a fair bit. But if it was made from 5-6mm ally then i can't see it having much in the way of strength issues if it's going to be used for mounting two spotties.

    And good on you mags, an absolutely awesome/generous offer.
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  7. Maggot1300

    Maggot1300 Been here awhile

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    no worries mate :thumb
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  8. Sydney Rider

    Sydney Rider Been here awhile

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    Howdy,

    I tried to get a couple of people I know to make me a bracket but no luck ( one is away and the other too busy to even think about it ) so Maggot1300 if you are still happy to make me a bracket I would really appreciate it.

    This is my standard front mudguard;

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    ( a better/bigger image at http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu164/WhereIsTonyRightNow/DRDrivingLights/DR650BaseGasket.gif and this is what I think will work for me;

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    ( a better/bigger image at http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu164/WhereIsTonyRightNow/DRDrivingLights/DR650BaseGasketMaybe.gif

    As you can see I didn't quite make the equal but the template layout on the bottom of the image ( where there is not 'gap where I didn't have enough cardboard ) is the right one.

    The scoop at the front would allow me to use a front guard tool kit but if its too hard then that could dropped.

    Missing from the picture is the distance from the back of the plate ( non-scalloped ) and the rear bolt holes... and that is because I don't know who much metal should be there given that the weight of two lamps up front - Google tells me that each lamp weighs .25 pounds = 113.398093 grams so not much :-) I think 20mm would be enough but I would certainly accept any suggestions.

    As well there is no distance from the front of the plate to the leading edge of the front bolt hole but this measures out as 110mm.

    I didn't want to confuse the picture by trying to show where I thought the holes should go and then confusing the situation. I always get told to put down the tools when people see me doing things.... now you know why :D

    I hope I have given you enough information - if you need more please let me know.

    I have PM'd you an address for the delivery of the plate.

    Thanks again for the great offer of making the plate, I will certainly buy you a beer or two next time you are in Sydney ( or I am in Melbourne ).

    Tony
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  9. Maggot1300

    Maggot1300 Been here awhile

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    easy as mate, I'l CAD it up tomorrow morning when i get into the office and cut it tomorrow arvo, I'll have it in the post Tuesday morning express so you'll get it Wednesday.

    If i need any more info i'll PM you but it looks like i have all the dimensions i need. Only thing i can think of is i'll be using 5mm 5083 ally (light weight but will be strong enough) so you may need to grab a couple of longer bolts to re-attach the guard and I'll put a slight radius on the outer edges so you don't have sharp corners on the front of your bike :thumb
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  10. ararat

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    Maggot1300 you should get a medal for this. i buy you a beer any time we meet.:deal
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  11. jtb

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    Maggot,

    What a bloke! There are not very many 'good blokes' left in this world, but you sir are one of them!:nod :nod
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  12. Maggot1300

    Maggot1300 Been here awhile

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    bloody hell you blokes are gonna give me a big head:lol3

    SR the mounting plate is cut, It'll be sent off tomorrow morning on my way in to work and if I can work it out I'll put a photo up when I get home so you know what you're getting (and I'll make sure it fit's on the guard i pulled off yesterday as they have the same mounting holes):D

    Any issues with it (wrong dimensions, holes out of alignment etc) let me know asap when you get it and I'll get it fixed up before Friday.
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  13. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    good on ya Maggott...

    so, I assume you guys can do one off pieces then at your work ??

    might have a few bits I would like made up..
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  14. Sydney Rider

    Sydney Rider Been here awhile

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    And so you should......

    Thank you for that - I will get it as soon as practical from the PO and will be able to put it on my bike within an hour so we are all good.

    Tony
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  15. Maggot1300

    Maggot1300 Been here awhile

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    yeah i can make a few odds and ends:D biggest problem i have these days is i don't have access to a brakepress or a TIG welder so getting anything folded and welded is a hassle. flat plate ally, steel, foam, rubber, carbon, ceramics etc etc no worries (the ally for this bracket is offcut from a job i did for one of the FRP v8 supercars)

    btw Warna I dive down around mornington most weekends so if you do need something done i can drop it off (i'll be diving at morington pier this Sat for clean up Australia day, unbelivable the amount of crap that's down there...)
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  16. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    excellent.. not looking for freebies obviously.. happy to pay for the service.. I've just been having trouble finding any waterjetters that will do one off's and/or very small job runs..
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  17. Maggot1300

    Maggot1300 Been here awhile

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    easy as mate, One off's small runs etc are no problem since it was agreeing to do those type of jobs that we ended up doing work for several high end clients (lotta work from the de-sal plant...)

    let me know what you need and I'll sort it out
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  18. warnabrother

    warnabrother .. if you see the Rozzers

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    :clap :thumb
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  19. mike-s

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    That is a fantastic attitude to have as long as you can fit it in with other things on your schedule.
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  20. Maggot1300

    Maggot1300 Been here awhile

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    Just updating, SR the bracket went this morning in a 500gm express post satchel so you should have it tomorrow. if it needs any mods (might do since i didn't have the parts here to measure draw up myself) let me know as i can modify the CAD file easily enough and I'll fit it in between other jobs.

    good luck with it mate:1drink
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