Map dashboard...Voltmeter, and USB outlet...... Thingy.

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  1. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    This morning it was time to dig out the print. Chisel....axe....chainsaw.... what ever you got on hand....
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    Then the piece was fine fitted to the CF cover....
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    I then tac'ed it in place using 5 minute epoxy.... Gottalovethisstuff......:D:clap
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    Then with the same 5 minute epoxy, i filled the contact edge all around....
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    I changed direction a little with this one. Rather than just velcro'ing it down, I wanted a bit more factory look, so this one is now bonded with the CF cover, and I will simply lay down one final layer of 6 oz. This is important , just in case I go the way of making a door in the future to use as " glove box".
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  2. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    I have those lights!

    The red is the one I went with because the blue/green washes out really horribly during daytime.
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  3. ebrabaek

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    That is good to know..... I will admit to not have tested them in direct sun. Are yours the waterproof ones as well....??
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  4. ebrabaek

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    The issue a was up against here, is a common one. You usually ends up breaking the natural lines of the bike. As the usb charger is quite long, I had no choice, but I always try to draw upon existing lines, and design. So with the new Renazco seat installed, I wanted the flow of that to continue forward, And although a brutal drop on the top, I am liking it....:evil:evil
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    On the ER sanded, and ready to go...
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    On the ER with resin applied.... Before cloth.....
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    One and only layer down... Note the little blocks of wood, to hold the fabric in place around crazy corners...
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    This will now cure under the lamps, as the desert is on the way down to 15 deg. overnight....... Brrrrrrr. Tomorrow's gonna be fun...:freaky:freaky
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  5. ebrabaek

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    Then the edge is trimmed to match the original piece, and sanding with 80 grit... then sanding with 220 grit.... Did I mention sanding....:D:D
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    Then the inside old part had to be cut off.......Dremel is your friend.
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    I am starting to really dig how it looks.....
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    Then the hole for the USB charger was drilled.
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    Then it is time for a poll. I am thinking about putting the voltmeter in the center, so mas to leave room for future expansion to the right for switches..... Plan B is voltmeter to the right...... Wadayathink...?????
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  6. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    in the middle and keep the place on the right =D

    Very very very very nice looking! you did that very well :clap
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  7. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    I also like it in the middle.
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  8. ebrabaek

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    Thanks Gents..... It went in the middle.....:clap:clap
    Thanks goodness I have this stuff to mull around with, as my attention to detail would have taken me in the direction of model train set's....etc.... But I wanted to make a nice bezel for the voltmeter, so a two stage bezel it was...
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    So the hole was cut...
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    And the first bezel was bonded in place....
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    And then the smaller bezel was bonded........on to the bigger bezel...
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    Then one layer of 1618 epoxy, to make it look nice.....:D:evil:evil
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    Ahhhh....waiting for it to dry.......:lol3
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  9. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    Things are looking good. You should consider taking it easy and enjoy an espresso as your reward...
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  10. ebrabaek

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    Ha ha..... Thanks... I certainly will do just that, as the machine turns on at 2:30 MST....:D. Time for a delayed lunch, of leftover Danish goodies My brother brought with him for Christmas, then to have a look at one of 4 new prospect X-over vehicles..... Then..... perhaps a dublo......or two.....:freaky:freaky
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  11. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    Wow! that looks really bad ass! Cant wait to see the final product!
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  12. ebrabaek

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    Thanks.... I would imagine sometime tomorrow afternoon, it should be ready....... I hope....:D
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  13. ebrabaek

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    Many would be fine with the last step, where it ended up like this.....
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    There is nothing wrong with that, but over the last few years, I have found that all the bling...3d show floor....finish, is not my cup of tea on a working bike. I know I know..... Sounds very double moralistic....Right :D. But that belongs somewhere else. To each their own. There are actually a reason behind this. You see as I have mentioned in many of my other threads, the thick show room floor coating is begging to be scratched, and it shows fast. Granted, it can be fixed fast as well, but I found that by using my own " rub method" you get a thinner layer, with a satin finish, which has better or should I say less show of the scratches. So onward with this time 120 then 220 grit I went....
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    Here it is after the 220 grit...
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    And after 600 wet... You can now start to see the stealth look that is taking shape. You cannot replicate this with any spray....etc.... It is all in the love of your work....
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    Then as this piece is too big to fit in the oven, and the desert went down to 14. F. this morning..... I used the jet-A driven heater to thermally bring up the temperature on the piece, readying for the rub. Before the rub....
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    After the rub...... Me like.....
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  14. Loutre

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    believe it or not, I was waiting for this the whole damn day :lol3 great work!
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  15. ebrabaek

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    Ha ha.... Well... For that I am honored.... I really are..... But wait... It gets better. in about an hr I will fit the smoke lexan lens... Mount the led, and USB charger, and in about 3 hrs, it will be on the bike...... Getting ever so close..... Mmmmmmm .... lunch....:lol3:clap:clap:freaky
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  16. ebrabaek

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    It's alive......
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  17. Loutre

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    Oh FFS that's awesome. Now I can go to sleep :lol3
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  18. ride2little

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    YOU, are a true artist. Fabulous work! (Did I just say fabulous?! scratch that...) OUTSTANDING!
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  19. ebrabaek

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    Sorry..... I know you are in the EU.... But wait another 5 minutes if you can....... he he....:freaky
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  20. ebrabaek

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    Thank you sir.......:clap
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