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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by rob1313, Jan 10, 2008.
And with the clothes on...
Nice job EI . I like the solid plate concept that you've built everything up from. The whole modular tower concept (should have an "MTC" sticker on the fairing somewhere ) looks good and solid. What is the bottom plate made of? Looking at the edge of it in one photo it doesn't look like steel. Almost looks like painted perspex? Or is it aluminium?
I can't believe how far forward you've rotated your handlebars though:eek1 . The levers and handguards are pointing so far down! In fact, it doesn't look like the hand guards would guard your hands at all brushing past tree branches and stuff. More like lever guards.
Thanks for the kind words!
It´s all made of makrolon plastic, that you can warm up with a hot air gun and bend. Allthough I had to beef it up with a small piece of aluminium underneath the center of the baseplate.
Really durable stuff that have survived several "lay downs"
I stand alot when driving, and that possision of the handlebar suits me best.
Nice work Evil!
A bit differnt since last year. I´m a bit jealous. Well since my last contact with the gravel, my adv really needs a repaint and a new look.
Looking forward to drive with you again.
Nä men hallå där Sven!! Nice to see you here!
Well, gravel and rocks makes new looks all the time....
See you soon!
Here's my home-made job. The mount is Touratech for the 2610.
That's nice Chad. I like those lower mounts. Is your tubing screwed to those lower mounts or welded? Aluminim or steel? Good job.
Thanks LF, the mount is solid aluminum (no tubing here) and everything is tapped, threaded and bolted together. I bent the round stock in a vise. The rest was cut from billet aluminum with a hacksaw and file, then drilled out with a little drill press.
A few days after I had put the whole thing together, I stumbled onto the Rally Riser offered by one the Inmates here... I was very happy to see the same design that I used in my "risers". Needlesstosay, I ordered the Rally Riser on the spot. They compliment each other nicely!
Update to post #73.
The Acerbis roadbook holder has gone, replaced by a Touratech one. (The Acerbis is now on a quick release bracket for use on other bikes for infrequent use)
The right hand disc has been removed, so the second brake hose has gone, and the master cylinder and hose have replaced by an EXC item. (thanks JayBo1 )
Heated grips were the next addition, the under-grip version, wired to the accessory plug under the dash and topped off with Pro-grip rally grips.
Lastly, for the colder weather, a set of handlebar muffs!
No you may scoff, as I did when I first saw a pair on an off-road bike (Hi Loz ) but they do work. The "Oxford Sport" pair were cheap at £20.00 and have a wide aperture when on the second press stud, allowing ease of access to the controls when seated or standing. They fit over my handguards, and do an excellent job of keeping my hands dryer and warmer than without. I hate thick gloves nearly as much as I hate frozen fingers, but with this set up I can ride in my summer gloves all year.
So, I recently picked up an 06 640 Adventure. Love it so far. It had a Roadbook Holder on it that I figured was just taking up room. Don't know that I'll ever race so I figured I'd move it out (for sale in Fleamarket) and see if I can mount the Zumo in it's place. Now these pictures are just a rough draft of what I am thinking. (I'll eventually do it w/ metal)...but I thought I'd throw it on here for some advice/further ideas.
Here's the linky link.
I have read that ppl get worried about the vibrations the thumper causes, but don't particuallarly want to spend the $ for that fancy Touratech holder. Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on what would help this set up as far as that goes?
It seems to be in a pretty good position for seeing it and the steering isn't affected by it....so it seems to be a decent spot I feel.
Any thoughts good or bad appreciated as it's a work in progress...
Here's one I built. Looks like I wasn't the first one with the brain-wave to build it like the stock on, but better. There are several in the previous pages just like mine. I built it for the RAM cradle, and just went with simple adel clamps to secure it. There is enough give to soften any blows. (edit: adels sucked, so a metal backer was tacked and the RAM cradle screwed to that. The GPS has been swapped out for a Garmin 60Cx)
Well, after the roadbook holder wouldn't quite fit right on my 97' Adventure, I scrapped up some metal from a road sign (orange of course) and some thicker stuff from ones of those Razor scooter things.
No welding involved, just lots of drilling, screwing, grinding. It's not pretty. Just a nice minimalist setup. Hasn't vibrated apart so far. One problem is that the antenna is tucked under the dash a little so reception is harder to receive. Anybody know where those remote antennas can be found?
Bumping this because its photo links are still active!
Great info in here!
I modified the bracket several times to get it to work... It now clears the cables while at the same time allowing fuss free tank removal and does not interfere with a tankbag ....
I put a slotted bracket on the front dash mount for a strap or tie cord and use the pocket for storage... The strap keeps stowed thing like inner tubes, rain gear or my heated vest from exiting the pocket...
Here is my 05er ADV
And here is my 89er