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Discussion in 'Racing' started by wrk2surf, May 4, 2011.
I received my HighwayDirtbikes Rally Frame
Can't see this on their website. Source?
Highwaydirtbikes.com - I think it'll be on the website later this month (or next? I forget if Paul said end of June or end of July ) .
I had a pre-production order in so I received mine before they were listed.
I'll post some more detailed pics as I install it
I got started with the assembly.. here's what I've done so far:
All pieces are aluminum (anodized black) and the thing is amazingly strong (as witnessed last Wednesday when I watched him cartwheel his bike end over end :eek1 )
As you can see in this photo, the bar risers actually bolt with 4 12mm bolts to the upper triple clamp making them incredibly stout:
Between the risers (of which they have different heights available) you can see the adjustable damper mount
The system is designed so that you can run one headlight, or two. You can run it with your stock fairing or a rally fairing (which they don't have done yet). For now I'm going to replace my stock headlight with a single Squadron unit and get rid of the pathetic excuse for a stock headlight; then I'll consider going with two squadrons or maybe a stryker and a squadron after they have the full fairing available.
Either way... I'm excited about doing some night riding now instead of fearing it with the stock candle
The squadron mount has a precise fit spacer with an boss built in for the anti-slip ring. You torque it down tight, the ring is made to crush out the right amount:
Here you can see I have the squadron mounted in the middle hole in the bottom location. Both mounting locations have 3 different mounting points giving lots of adjustability/tuneability depending on what you are using for lights
This is the backing plate for the squadron that allows mounting it to my stock 500's headlight mask
This spacer/re-enforcement ring is aluminum
Lots of cockpit space for roadbook, etc
...to be continued.
That, is nice...
Great pics Geek! I should have my version for the 690 next week and I'll post up some pics also. Looks really rugged, which is what I've come to expect from anything Paul makes. Take that beast for a night ride and let us know how the lighting works.
That is sexy. Simple and effective. Great Design Paul!!
So I got up early to get some wrenching in before we head up hiking in the mountains for the day... I wanted to get a mental grasp on what types of things I am still going to have to work out.. like wiring (yay! I have room to mount my horn ) brake line routing, etc.
Here's a bunch more pics...
Here's what makes this design so stout...
notice our triple clamps have two holes on each side (I took this photo last night when doing a spring swap)
Paul has designed his system so that the center bolts go through the risers like normal...
..but instead of the rear top clamp just bolting the clamp down, it goes all the way through and into that second triple clamp bolt meaning the entire system is bolted to the top triple with four 12mm bolts instead of two!
Since I already have the HDB system for crash guards and top clamp installed on my bike; everything bolted straight up quickly
Looking at the tree...
Looking down from the top - you can see how the tree mount extends in front of the HDB instrument guard
The bottom of the tree goes in with two bolts to the existing holes in the lower triple
The top of the tree mounts up with four bolts
test fitting - everything aligns perfectly.
A big reason for me installing this is for Roadbook usage. The thing is, sadly that is only a small percentage of seat time.
...so for me the system has to 1) work and 2) be easy to remove!
The roadbook installs on the machined tower sticking up from the top
Here you can see how the mounting bracket on the f2r wraps around the pivot
Then another machined clamp and 4 nuts and its mounted - obviously easy to adjust the viewing angle.
With stock headlight mask
...then here is the cool part... 4 bolts (the tower bolts - not the roadbook's rotation bolts)... and in under a minute:
the entire thing comes off. I'm going to come up with some sort of a bracket that goes across with a RAM ball so I can mount my GPS in the space.
Now I'm back to regular "dirtbike" mode.
btw.. the mount for the roadbook has multiple mounting holes so you can fine tune how high or low you want your road book to be.
Combine that with all of the holes in the frame (the 6 holes by my thumb).. and you can fine tune the roadbook to exactly where you want it.
If you want the roadbook further forward, just move the re-enforcement brace to the rear.
Overall I'm impressed with how well thought out this solution is.
Now I just gotta figure out my part of the equation.. how I want my brake line routed, my wiring loom positioned, etc.
Paul that looks GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Does it include also the steering dumper submount? Seems yes.
Did you know which steering dumper brand is designe for? Ohlins/Scott?
The product is still not available on the web shop?
Does it fits/available for WR450F alu frame 2007/2011?
Made some mods to the tower brackets. A little more pretty, as maria would say.
I'm so excited to see people working on this. It can only lead to more roadbooks for us all to ride!
Me too. Lots of cool stuff going on here. Especially Paul's KTM light and fairing mounts. But you can keep the roadbooks. A lot of us non-racers just need a little place to tuck a GPS and duck out of the wind.
Geek's been nagging me for about a week for that, here's a cheap, quick and dirty solution, a bombproof one could be made that wouldn't be able to rotate, but even with the roadbook bolted up with one bolt/side I haven't been able to make it move yet.
I need to buy and learn that modeling program, would be fun. Since my Wife is an animator, she would probably pick it up quick and then teach me
Paul, maybe you can make an iPad mount? Using the ipad as a GPS and a road book maker would be really cool.
A 7" Android works very well.
I use a cheap ZTE V9 which is a resistive touch screen. You can use gloves with it.