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Discussion in 'Racing' started by wrk2surf, May 4, 2011.
No, this one.....
The one you linked is good but I'll need to change my headlight
pretty much sums it up, great post!
Finally made some more progress on my build. I had a quick version hacked up a while back which I raced the Sandblast rally with. No need for nav gear for that race, just an enduro route sheet holder, but made a good shakedown of the idea. Since I was designing as I built what I ended up there didn't really work well for mounting the rodbook so I decided to start over. Going to be racing the Mexican 1000 in just under 2 months so I need to get everything together soon.
Here is what I have so far:
More pics and info on my blog in this post: http://dakardream.net/blog/?p=508
Slightly off topic but since a lot of the followers of this thread build stuff someone might know. I would like to use some 1/4 turn fasteners like what typically holds on an airbox cover to fasten my faring. Anybody know where I can buy a box of these? The closest I have found is dzus fasteners which would work but are not exactly what I want.
they are called Dzus fittings but I have heard of others looking to use heavy duty velcro to attach the faring.. perhaps it was Ned Or C Vestal
quick question.. do you have radiator braces or does your tanks envelop them?
Lots of quick access (i.e. 1/4 turn) fasteners there.
Thanks for the links. I had always thought of dzus fasteners as the ones that needed a screwdriver to turn them, I see the ones with the little handle on them are called dzus as well. That southco site looks like it has a lot of good detail. I now see what I really want is the "bail handle dzus fastener".
With stuff like this I tend to usually know what I want, just don't know what to call it or where to get it. Google is no help if you don't know what it is called!
I used a bunch of the "D-Ring" version on my rig. I like them a lot. A long time ago I got them here:
The D-ring handle does not flop around while riding.
I just spoke to a supplier here in Melbourne and his statements back this up. One problem he did mention is that HDPE (even 10mm thick) softens in direct sunlight. Also to give it some UV resistance it would need to be made black (something to do with molecules) which would add to the problem. He said that a sheet of HPDE laid down in direct sun would soften noticably over a day, although he wasn't sure of the memory characteristics of the material.
I am going to attempt to take some of the DXF files I have and some pics of what I am doing to show them and then hopefully thay may be able to find a good solution from the products they stock (which are many). They do machining with tolerances close enough to what I want so maybe I'll have a design in the next few weeks.
My nav tower is getting pretty close to finished (as in holes for parts/bolts etc) and I now know the holes that aren't required.
Here's what we're playing with for a simple bolt on handlebar mount, it has cutouts for Vector/Striker and Watchdog computers, if you want one bolted up top an RMS roadbook bracket can be used.
Should have the prototypes finished tomorrow and head out Thursday to test.
Nicely executed. Is that a HDB top mount where the four buttons are located?
Yep, had to make it so it bolted up to my current setup, and all that's needed is longer bolts, we'll see how it does.
I probably won't be building a rally setup anytime soon, but this thread is interesting. Thought I'd toss out another option to Velcro.
3M Dual-Lock has at least 4 times the grip strength of Industrial Velcro and available with VHB (Very High Bond) adhesive.
Available all over the place, Amazon, iTapestore, etc.
We have used it at our aerospace company in commercial for-flight electronics and it holds up to the most brutal vibe and thermals tests the govt required to qualify.
I've had some on the dash of my 990 since 2007 and it's held up to years of direct exposure to the elements.
Here's a couple e more of mine working but not finished need to clean up wiring
it a mess
Just received my Roadbook from RMS, can't wait to get the bracket from HDB!
Nice work, Paul!
Very tidy looking set-up, the only thing that confuses me is the roadbook on top and the Vector on the bottom... Maybe it's just me
but I always thought the set up would warrant the roadbook on the bottom (for weight as well)...
the craftsmanship looks great though, well done!
Weight issue aside, why do like them reversed? Having never done a roadbook event, I'm curious.
Thanks Aaron and Duke, Bro, this is just a proto of a simpler version of roadbook mounts that will accommodate my handguards, be easily removable and most importantly inexpensive for a weekender, and not meant as a Dakar substitute. As far as weight and momentum of the roadbook and odo's, if you think about it, the roadbook is in about the same place regardless of adding on an odo.
If say a RMS roadbook bracket was bolted up front with an odo it would create an even greater pendulum effect and an even more vunerable position for the odo, which in the case of an ICO or Watchdog is equal to or more expensive than the F2R roadbook. This is designed to accommodate the RMS Brkt if desired.
RMS Brkt anodized black to cut down reflection.
As a weekender I need this to be as survivable as possible with as little at risk as possible, the roadbook will almost always be vulnerable, but at least the odo can be protected well, that's one of the drivers of the design. This is the easiest of the designs we discussed prior to build, mainly on account of time constraints.
I'm still working on a frame mounted fairing/light/roadbook version and will throw it out there for comments and criticisms, but I have a busy day today, need to go out and play with this and the roadbook switches and motor driver.