My new wire wheeled wee......in progress

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by tileman, May 4, 2009.

  1. tileman

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    20lbs is about 9kg which is a bit to lose off the front end. When I get home I'll be weighing the fairings, lights etc and figure out what the front parts that I'll be removing are. Then I'll have an idea on what I can lose, although I don't know what the weight difference of the spoked front wheel compared to the standard is, maybe its heavier so that will have to be factored in.

    Glitch managed to get his DL650 down to 171kg including fuel (~376lbs) so thats something to aim for, although he eliminated a bit of stuff that I'll continue to use so we shall see....:D
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    Great progress, keep it up :clap
    That last drawing with the smoothly curved windshield looks awesome.
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    Added a mudguard, a bit lost on colors though?

    I have a 640 adv guard at home so heres a rough idea of how it would look. My dl guard broke in the accident so its a replacement. I was originally going to paint it mat black and the fairing white but it looked a bit wierd so I went for a kinda ktm orange. Yup, I know, if i want a ktm buy one, but hey, its easier to change with this system and a whole lot cheaper....:wink:
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    The nav tower brace, mounting bracket from headtube, and the spacers to the side plates. All these parts are easily modifed and/or moved so changing the design is a lot easier now that I understand so much more of the program.

    Maybe I'll be able to do some drawings for others in needed.........:eek1
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    you finished yet?
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    Haven't even got back to OZ yet !!!!!!:cry (3 weeks)

    But if you mean the drawing, well as you can see I got bored, hehe, and the 10 inch screened EEEpc I have is not really up to 3D rendering and the eyes get a bit sore having to be sooo close to the screen.

    Hows your build going? or are we all looking elsewhere for build threads now that Mezo is onto the move and his build is kinda stationary at the mo....?????

    Have you still got those dr inner tubes?
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    And yup, I know its in the wrong thread, but then again we have Lawn Porn in Mezos so I figure its all good.................:D

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    I got a chance to test fit a capo rear wheel earlier this week and there's lots of potential there. It would take some custom spacers and the rotor would need to be brought out from the hub a little, but it could be done. It may be better to also use the caliper and mount instead of the suzuki one.
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    Sweet. The hub I used needed both a spacer for the rotor and the sprocket (the DR650 hub is narrower) and different axle spacers but its easy enough to do. You could even do 21 inch front for a tubeless front or even try so of the home remedy efforts for a full tubeless setup!!!!!
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    This is the original idea.

    But maybe have offset bolts into the headtube would be a better idea.....thoughts please....
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    Heres the CAD of the headtube mount. I'll have pics in the next few days as its getting built today hopefully.
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    Took a few hours but still, happy with the result. 1/4 of a kilo.

    I have 3 8mm bolt holes to attach the fairing/headlight/instrument side plates/mounts and another 4 8mm holes for hex bolts that will bolt to a curved plate inside the headtube similar to the attached pic


    comments?
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    Well its not going to fall off in a hurry is it :lol3

    Impressive work mate.

    Have you found a ktm front end to bolt on yet
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    Nope, and I have given up for the moment. I have a newish dr front end on the way and a newish dl set of triples so I'll go back to the way is was pre crash except I'll put new seals and the like in. Yes, you know I'd like a USD fork front end but there is to many engineering problems if I wanted to keep the same geometry as I had. Well thats my reasoning anyhow.....:freaky
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    I finally bit the bullet and ground off the existing headlight frame mount and gave my new part a trial fitment.
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    Bit the bullet, drilled some holes in the headtube and bolted the bracket on. Feels pretty damn solid to be honest so I'll call it a success.
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    Nice mate but I think "pretty damn solid" is an understatement you should be able to hang another bike off that sucker.
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    maybe??? :D

    Should hold up other parts real easy. Doesn't weigh that much really. I see that your getting back into the DR project? yahoo!!
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    Got the front end mounted with the new guard. Had to grind off the old guard mounts but no biggy.
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    I got the chance to do a primary trial fit of the headlight and the oil cooler. Using the delron that I got the other day form a dump bin I know of made the job easier.

    What do you think?