Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

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  1. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    I downloaded this for my mac, finally a cad program that works for a mac!!!

    I found it really good. Quite simple to learn with all the youtube vids and such.

    Only issue I ran into was the options that didn't exist for the free version were things I think are quite useful. The ability to unfold a 3d object makes creating a part really helpful for cutting shop. There some other things that existed on the help vids but the free version lacked. If someone has a way around this please post here as I'd love to have another go at it.

    I mention this as if someone was to try and design parts that they would like to manufacture ask around or even have a look at what the programs will let you do, as once you have used 1 program it can be difficult to change to another. It took me a while to learn soildworks after using autocad.
  2. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    Fusion itself does not have the sheet metal capabilities that Inventor has. (note that Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Inventor Fusion are two different programs) . The only way to unfold a sheet metal part would be to design it as a sheet metal part in Autodesk Inventor. It is more complicated to use as it is a feature based software (where Fusion is not that is why it is so easy to learn). The only way to do sheet metal would be either to find a free dedicated program (I have no idea if it exists :ear) or download the Inventor trial and do everything in 30 days :D . I have all the tools at work so if there is anything I can do to help I would be happy to be of service :1drink

    As jesusgatos pointed out, there are cases that you want free form designs. And this design (for the switch I mean) may be easier to deal with if you use such a program. There are dedicated programs that one can use to make Free Form Designs, I think the best one at the moment is T-splines. The fusion that you downloaded should have an Edit Form button, which comes from Alias (another software package) but T-splines will be in the next version of fusion... (preview here ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vjs1zIeDc4 ) .I have used it to design handles (in its original form when T-splines was not part of Autodesk) of anything you can imagine and it gets the job done quite easily ...

    Sorry for the out of topic post but I think it would be helpfull for anybody here that wants to contribute in the designs ... :norton
  3. DRjoe

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    If I give them a call will they know what I'm talking about if I ask for a cable for an ico or do I need to no what the plug type is.

    If you do have a spare your willing to sell that would great but I do need it by the end of next week.
  4. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    They would not have a clue but there is nothing special about the cable it's just a three wire hall effect sensor you fine you can buy cable and M8 sensor if you want


    M8 / L = 40 60 — 10...30 DC housing: stainless steel (316L) / active face: PBT orange end cap: PA (polyamide) / lock nuts: brass / 5000 -25...75 200 10 2.5
    ME5015
  5. tileman

    tileman Long timer

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    I agree. The little i worked with it before the trail ran out was an eye opener. The designs that can be created with Fusion (based on the helpful vids) are quite amazing in such a short space of time. I'll have to download the new version soon!!!
  6. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    wow, may have to check it out. I can't find a compare to the full version. Got the skinny on that?? I've been using solidworks for a while, but it's a seat I didn't pay for. I'd like to phase out my cracks.
  7. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    You can find the trial version of Autodesk Inventor here : http://usa.autodesk.com/autodesk-inventor/trial/ . It is different from fusion but still you can use YouTube to get help... T-splines has already an add on for Solidworks so if you already know how to use it may be better to go that way?

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  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    but I want to get rid of my SW 'seat' that I didn't pay for. trying to go legit.
  9. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    If you want to learn how to use a more powerful program, you can buy a 24-month student licence copy of SolidWorks for less than $150 (available online). It's for personal/educational use only, but it has all the features and functionality of their $10,000 premium suite that we use. If you want to get into any kind of serious 3D CAD work, I would highly recommend the SW platform.
  10. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Not to be argumentative, but I would have to disagree. Most of the feature-based CAD platforms are similar enough that if you understand the concepts, it's a lot easier to move from one to another. So if you have access to anything, don't hesitate to jump in there. The skills you'll pick up will translate.
  11. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    I am with jesusgatos in this one ... For serious CAD, SW is the way to go ... I have worked since 2oo2 with Autodesk's Inventor (those were the days my friend :evil ) , and I wish I had gone the SW way... I find it difficult to switch after all these years but I still use SW for some personal designs and CFD work ...
    In this case I would go with the 24 month student license. To go legit I think this is the only way :ear
  12. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Do or Do Not. There is no try.

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    That is indeed true, but when you are using four or five packages it can get complicated... There where times that I used Rhino, Inventor, Autocad, Solidworks and another two which I try to forget (spaceclaim and keycreator :cry ) ... I got so confused at one point were I was orbiting most of the time without particular reason :rofl ... I think if you master a couple of the above (mainly Rhino for surfacing and either SW or Inventor as an engineering tool) you will be fine ... Now if you are gonna go mad there is CATIA out there , but good luck with that :D

    Switching from Inventor to SW should not be difficult. But you have to switch and not going back and fourth ! :deal
  13. Capt. Egregious

    Capt. Egregious Been here awhile

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    Great thread. Really good info. and ideas. I have not used a RB yet so the learning curve is steep. How are you guy's routing the front brake line? Is a low mount fender needed to keep the line out of the tire if you route it under the dash/bracket? Sorry if this isn't the right forum to post Q's about brake line routing with RB/lighting towers.
  14. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    its in here.. you have to go back quite a few pages...but here is a photo to give you the idea

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    You use rubber cushoned metal clamps found at Napa or other autoparts store .. take the hard sheath off of the brake line and let it dangle out in the wind and no you dont need a low fender...they look good but can be a hindrance in mud and other terrain.
  15. Capt. Egregious

    Capt. Egregious Been here awhile

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    Sweet. That's just what I was looking for.:D
  16. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    on a KTM, you have to first strip the outer plastic casing.

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  17. DRjoe

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    Cheers mate.
    Does the 2 wire ktm sensor actualy work with the ICO?
  18. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    I'll test and find out
  19. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Heading to Unadilla next Saturday to compete in the GNCC race there with all the rally stuff mounted on my 390. Paul told me to try and break it, so I'm just doing what I'm told:lol3

    Been working on getting it mounted up, so i'll post some pics tonight!
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  20. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Great timing, thanks Chris! Just stripped the plastic off and now need to run and get some P-clamps.