Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

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

  1. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    x2 on all that below.
    I lost power to the F2R before during a past roadbook ride. The F2R knobs make it real easy to just take your left hand and slide up both knobs and advance the roadbook real fast. (and safe)

  2. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Paul,
    I really like the direction you are heading with this one. On thing that sticks out relates to my recent post on the F2R. Your bracket around it will not allow for easy manual rotation of the knobs. I feel it is important to be able to easily rotate them if something comes up.
    Again, did not skip a beat when I lost power to the F2R in a roadbook ride once. Just took my left hand and slid it over the top of the 2 knobs. Real fast and safe.


  3. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    now be sure to test it with 100mm width paper
  4. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    You mean the standard 6" (150mm) roadbook size right? Ya, the internal belt system gets in the way.
  5. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    yes, that is what I meant...just check my australian road book...was thinking it looked smaller than 6" :lol3
  6. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Here is my new weekend racer set-up



    Scored a used TT RB holder on ebay, got the regular DS version of the ICO and used a HDPE cutting-board as the base.

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    Used two steel brackets mounted to the hand-guard mounts to support the RB holder. With the BRP dog bones there is no way to use a handlbar mounted system like the one Rally Management Services provides.


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    Lexan rally fairing mock up

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    Finished Lexan rally fairing.

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    The whole setup is on/off in 20 minutes

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  7. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    Looks really nice, YP! Shows that you don't need to spend much to put together a workable setup. A few comments: Most people like the roadbook further forward and pointing more upward so that it is easier to read while standing. The ICO DS can't read in KM like the VRL can.

    fun fun
    Charlie
  8. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Thanks for the pointers Charlie.

    I can easily adjust the angle by bending the brackets, just need to do a test ride to figure out the optimal angle.

    Yes the ICO DS only does miles, but it's 1/2+ less than the VR Rallye.

    When I end up doing an actual rally I'll fork out for the Km version.

    When you guys do your training runs are the RBs set up in Km or Miles or both?

    Thanks, Dan
  9. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    the ktm stock ODO that was used in 03 pn 58314069300 I used in the Mex 1 K has two trip meters, the trip 2 is adjustable and has MI and Km capability.. it also has a clock, av speeds, lap timers, max speeds and if a certain wire is cut can countdown as well...
  10. DaveRMS

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    We start people in miles, because we don't know what ODO capability they have. But we encourage anyone seriously considering rally to switch to KM for training so that they can develop the feel of timing how long KM distances are covered.

    HogWild's fancy roadbook-a-majig can print any route in either format.

    Dave
  11. HogWild

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    All of my roadbooks have both Miles and Kilometers. One number is very large, and the other is very very small (just below the big number in sample below). I can make either one the large number when I print them. Most of our training rides have had Miles as the big number. If you have the wrong odometer setting, you can squint to read the small number, or hand write all those numbers larger while marking up your roadbook. For those preparing for Dakar or another overseas rally, it's best to use kilometers so you get used to those distance numbers. As far as I know, nobody else shows both miles and kilometers in their roadbooks.

    I put Miles as the larger number in the Mexican 1000 Rally roadbooks. For the Diabolical Rally I'm thinking of using kilometers to be more consistent with other rallies.

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  12. redbastard

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    Not sure if the front number plate is a little over the top.


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    I mounted up my HID race light so I could move the road book holder further forward than the Enduro Industied Bracket would allow. Next I'll take it out for a ride to see how it holds up.


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  13. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    nice rear fender mini faring idea!
  14. redbastard

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    I'm still undesided on if the mini fairing ( yes a cut up rear fender) is trying too hard or not. It comes off easy enough, as does the whole road book set up. Thanks for the possative feedback though :)
  15. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Better if done properly though :evil

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  16. redbastard

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    What that heck is that thing an old honda 400? Is that suposed to be a coffee cup holder he's got mounted on the handle bar? Sorry to say, that is one fugly bike.
  17. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    It's now an XR480 four.
    CB400 taken out to 480, lengthened swing arm with Ohlins shocks, XR250 front end etc...
    Built by an inmate (pez_gs) for the ozzy Scrapheap Challenge. Been featured in a couple of magazines too.
    There's a build thread here about it too.
  18. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    It is a donation tin.

    I did hear about someone using an old helmet visor for a screen.

    I thought that could work OK.
  19. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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    Nothing but respect for the custom rig builder. I'd put money in the tin.
  20. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    It should be mentioned that it was built for an annual charity event, the donation tin was not for personal gain.