Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

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

  1. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Where did you get that ODO?
  2. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    Hi Gany,

    I think the aluminium backing plates will be fine, anything over 2 x the dia of the bolt in thread depth (16mm in your case) will be plenty with that alloy. You can also think of it like this; that alloy has roughly half the yeild strength of the steel in a nut so double the thread depth of a nut and you'll be right.

    Use either loctite or anti-seize (buy a big jar of this), I use either on anything except fairing/bodywork bolts. It depends how often you'll be taking it on and off.

    You know what happened to my 3mm sheet tower! But like I said I think it was mosrtly my fault due to the bends I did and it not being supported well.

    Cheers mate.
  3. tileman

    tileman Been here awhile

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    Looks good gany. Are you going to run the side plates flush with the rear of the mount? If so is there enough space between the bolts and the forward mount to fit?

    The parts look well built, nice design.
  4. Gany

    Gany Been here awhile

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    Thats the plan. Ive had to notch the plates to allow for the bolt heads. Will find out whether it fits or not when the parts are cut!
  5. Tomaz

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    Sorry for the delay, Pilo, I only notice this post today.
    F2R RB730 cables and plugs are provided by LOCATIS, a portuguese company.
    You can contact José Ramos. I believe he will help you.
    Tomaz Pessanha
    F2R
  6. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Agree very much with all Bill's comments, especially re: odo being above the roadbook. The ODO is absolutely critical to keep up with moment by moment.

    Also agree very much with Troy's comments re: positioning and simplicity.

    Awesome to see people all over the world hard at work on this stuff! At some point, we'll have to organize a way to make and share roadbooks with one another.
  7. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    That really cool ODO.
  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    I had thought about asking that. I've been given the impression that roadbooks are earned, not given. Like the Marines.
  9. Locker43

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    Hey Jeremy, I promise, no "band camp" jokes!
  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Drop and give me twenty songs on the recorder:lol3 I'm making a few routes this summer and I'm happy to share if you ever make it up to VT:devildog
  11. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    That's in the works. I'm assisting someone who is developing a new roadbook creation tool (software) and associated website that should significantly simplify the process. It’s basically an advancement on the Google Earth approach I've been using to create roadbooks. Not sure how long it will be before something is ready to try, but from what I've been hearing of the plans, it's a tool that I'd love to have!

    If you're in this thread, you've already earned half the points you need!
  12. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Software that allows you to use a tablet would be really cool. All the routes I've done, I had a notebook and a pen. I would stop and write the mileages down at intersections and hand draw the tulips. Took forever but I had fun.
  13. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    what about a GPS and a vid camera..... you could make the roadbook on your time, not the ride.
  14. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Mike, now you figure out how to use a computer huh??

    Why you guys gotta bring up old S.
  15. Pilbara

    Pilbara In the flow...

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    Its already done just need to get Tripy to get maps for all other countries outside of Europe.

    I was very inmpressed with the way the Tripy worked for support crews at Dakar.

    Cheers
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  16. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I bet I can throw at least 500 miles of good dual sport routes together and probably 1000 miles is a reasonable goal. One of our current loops is 260 miles. Start a website with a subscription fee, like a club and you get bonus points towards your entry fee by uploading routes. That way the people that don't make routes contribute in some way. www.routebookclearinghouse.com
    :lol3 Ned, another business opportunity for you:lol3
  17. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    Tomaz - Thanks for the info. I'm trying to find a local US source. I may just replace them.

    Nordieboy and Crankshaft - The Odo is an old-school enduro computer called a Pacemaker 3. I had it lying around. Pretty burly and shows fixed mileage, speed and adjustable mileage (or whatever else you want to show). I'm not sure they are even sold anymore. I tried to sell it a few years back with no takers so now it has been re-purposed!

    http://www.pingear.com/pacehome.htm
  18. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Support crews will be using Tripy at Evia next week. I am still skeptical,
    but the organiser has ensured me that all bugs have been ironed out

    And on that note, I have about 3000kms of Roadbook routes for mainland
    Greece, 99% of it can be done on larger bikes as well (gs1200, 990advs),
    I scan them all at a copy shop that does architectural plans / blueprints

    Now someone just set up the damn club :lol3
  19. tileman

    tileman Been here awhile

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    I have seen the ridewithgps site which can I think create a pdf of a route. Its built I think for bike riders but it should still work. Create your route, get a pdf file of it with turns etc and off you go :evil, I'm sure there would be more to it but its a thought, excepting of course that it wouldn't be able to create warnings and the like. The local printer here will print directly onto a roll of whatever length.
  20. The Bladerunner

    The Bladerunner Adventurer

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    Hi,
    just found this excellent thread. Great input folks. :clap

    I'm just back from the Tuareg Rallye in Morocco (2000km in 8 days). Raced there in 2011 and 2012.
    And here is my roadbook setup. It is fairly basic as I am on a tight budget.

    It worked very well and i like it so high up, because I can have a quick look on ICO or roadbook
    and barely have to move my head. And I don't care about my front wheel. The only time to look down there is at the gas station to check for air :lol3

    Also I have free views on my factory odo and this works as my ICO backup.

    I use a self adhesive magnet right on the front disc, no hassle with drilling e.g.
    I fix the roadbook cover with an extra piece of cut out inner tube. This way it will stay even after chrashing.
    The original tiny rubber ring is just to small.




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