Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by wrk2surf, May 4, 2011.

  1. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Wheelie Ergo Sum

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    Does anyone have trouble with the rubber o-ring that secures the cover on the f2r roadbooks breaking? I've only owned this thing for 3 months and it looks like the second one is about to rip. I've even kept this one unattached unless I'm actually riding. Any alternatives?
  2. Baja Dad

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    I had 4 of them pop at the Sonora Rally

    I carry and extra one in each RB
    I bought a bunch of O-Rings at Mcfadden dales
  3. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    Measure how big that ring is and go to one a little bigger than it from McMaster.
  4. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    Once you have the correct dimensions and you're shopping for replacements, a thicker diameter would be good but also try to find Viton based rings as they're much more UV resistant as well...don't underestimate how much UV weakens them and makes them brittle.
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  5. MadM

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    Another one of Paul's Rally lite pro is finished! Test ride is tomorrow, still missing navigation equipment though, have to get that sorted soon.

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    Handlebar view. I have to thank @640 Armageddon from Aurora Rally for supplying a switch block on the right side for my custom wiring job, so everything is within reach of my thumb.
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  6. DirtJack

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    All very interesting. Maybe it's just camera angle or something, but the screen seems taller than it appears on the rally bike. How does the height compare to the Rally Lite screen?
  7. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    I think there are a couple of factors: angle of camera, closeness of camera to the bike, and angle of the windscreen itself. The screen was also tipped forward in those photos, so that it was more "vertical" there than it will be when it's finally mounted, and also more vertical than when it is mounted using the KTM RFR parts. Another aspect is that the KTM RFR rally tower and associated nav parts are taller behind the screen than the HDB setup, making the screen look smaller on the RFR 450.

    Based on photos in the HDB thread, the HDB fairing is about as tall as the top of my black mounting plate that you can see in my photos. The photos below the exact piece that is mounted above my lights, which was graciously given to me by another inmate. By my estimation, the RFR windscreen is about 5-6 inches taller, and a good bit wider than the HDB fairing.

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  8. Baja Dad

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    here is a new one I have been working on Image-1.jpg
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  9. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    That's awesome :clap :clap

    Got any shots from other angles? I'd love to see the whole bike.
  10. DirtJack

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    I like what you are doing. 5 or 6 inches taller would work well in my Rally lite 701 since the iPad mini extends above the screen in either orientation, although I do have some up/down mounting choices with the Big Squeeze when the iPad is mounted vertically. I looks like it may be fairly easy to fabricate a mount for the upper screen grommets. The lower fairing mounts will be easier on a 701 than 690 because of the differences in the two bodies.

    The final concern I have is light reflecting back from the clear screen and light cover assembly. I'll be following your progress.

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    (Yes, I know I have brake line issues in this picture; I don't actually run with the iPad mounted in that orientation. It was a quick mounting just for the picture :-))
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  11. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    This metal plate looks like a guillotine waiting to chop you in the face or neck.

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  12. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    I think I'm going to try it without the light cover assembly first, like Scott Britnell did. If you look at the photos below, I don't think it looks too bad and I'm sure he had a good reason for not using it, as it looks like it would have fit in front of his lights.

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    Yeah, I thought about that. I wanted to try it out as a mounting solution, but frankly I'm not sure I'm going to keep it, and it's very easily removable. So far I just have my RAM Mount plate on it, which can be easily relocated. I thought about putting my water temp gauge and volt meter on it, too, but they'd be in direct sunlight and that might be hard to read. Also, I don't really need to keep a constant eye on them, so putting them right in front of me really isn't necessary. I could stick 'em on the side of the tower, I guess? Or maybe just chop off the top portion of the aluminum plate to make it less intrusive?
  13. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    You can still have the horizontal portion of the mounting plate for the accessories, I would just trim off the vertical, giant, metal blade pointing up at the rider or at least roll the edge.

    Everyone I know that rallies has at one point or another kissed the top of the fairing or nav tower.
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  14. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Having clear plastic in front of the lights is pointless unless it's sealed to the light and can keep dust out. Otherwise you end up w/ a bunch of dust on the inside of the light cover,which will greatly reduce the efficiency of the lights and makes it hard to clean the lens of the light and the back side of the fairing in front of the lights.
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  15. theantipaul

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    +1
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  16. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    One of the guys at the RMR this weekend got a cut on his neck from the Nav tower. Breakaway or heavily rolled edge is key.
  17. BLucare

    BLucare Ambitious, but rubbish

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    Thanks for the info, YP. That's what my gut instinct told me, which is why I didn't order the stone guard right away. I'm glad I avoided it now.

    I also reached out to Scott Britnell on Facebook to try and pick his brain a bit about his Husky rally setup, as well. Seems like a top guy, at least from what I saw of him in Dakar this year.
  18. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    I thought I needed a light cover at one point so I made one for my HDB Rally Fairing, but it turned out to be worthless, just collected dust.

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    If you are concerned with rocks breaking the lights you are better off with a Lamin-X type protective film.
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  19. 640 Armageddon

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    The good reason was cause I did not designed the tower to have the cover :D . And that was for a good reason as you say. If you put just the cover, you will create actually more reflection (pause and think about it). So the solution is (1) no cover and (2) lights as far out from the screen as possible. Problem is that then you have all this mass really forward on the bike (for that specific design with the constraints I had), which is not that bad, but not perfect as well. Look at the HDB for example. If it was up to me to improvise on a kit of my own and would not mind drilling the hell out of the parts, I'd put a thin PE part, shaped like the clear protector from KTM, but the cutaways would allow the Bajas to 'fit' in there. (Dunno if that translates ok in writing...)

    D.
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  20. 640 Armageddon

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    That, or be the one who throws the stones to the other people :pope :hide