Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

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

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Looks fantastic.

    Does it auto generate the roadbook by creating waypoints in Google earth?
  2. DaveRMS

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    Discussion moved here.
  3. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    here is my cheap and cheerful attempt. be used mainly for touring as i like scribble down routes and notes before i leave as find can be more acurate than a gps some times.

    I fitted a koso Xr-Sr dash and Free2Ride roadbook.

    Next time round if i can save up (money was tight hence koso dash) i will fit with a touratech Imo or the SiXo dash witht he F2R book

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  4. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    finished there last week

    very crude and DIY'ish compared what rest have done on here. but without propper folders, shears, benders and cnc i was left to make it with a hammer and vice

    ignition will be moved just for time it was easiest place stick it so bike be useable

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  5. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Sorry meant ask also,

    what printers can you buy to print roadbooks.

    i did the whole printing on a4, cutting and taping but its total pain and sometimes tape sticks out and sticks on rollers causing it to tear.
  6. Gany

    Gany Been here awhile

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    Any more pics John? What lights are they?
  7. john_aero

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    they are boano rally lights

    here finished africa twin from side

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  8. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    I'm anxiously waiting for the fairing too. :wink:
  9. theantipaul

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    Hey Dan looks like I'll get back on that this week, had a lot of things going on lately and something had to give, should have parts before Thanksgiving, that's the goal anyway.


    The last few weeks I've been working with cross-country to rig up a frame mounted light system for the Baja 1000, this is what we came up with. Starts with the frame mount, using 3xM8 bolts that has a fitted tapped stainless steel backing plate in the steering stem. Also has 2 side hole to bolt up, but we've found they weren't necessary.

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    With single 8"HID and 2 Squadron LED's

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    On the bike.

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    The double 8" HID's are interchangeable

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  10. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    With the frame mount as a base, next was to make a roadbook holder mount.

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    With RB holder and a single squadron it comes in at 5 1/2lbs.

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    Mounted on the bike w/2 Squadrons and stock mask,

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    They're all interchangeable with the mount.
  11. Gany

    Gany Been here awhile

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    Thats awesome work Paul.

    Is that with the 1/4" HDPE sheet again? Im about to order some myself. Did you notice much side to side wobble or flex with the roadbook or headlights? I would expect a little bit but I dont want it to become annoying.
  12. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Very cool!
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    Actually it's all white powdercoated aluminum. JK

    The first 2 plates are 3/8" and are very stiff but can be made to deflect with the dual 8" frame, the RB side plates are 1/4" and flex a bit more, need to test it more before I would call it good, it stiffens right up with 1 or 2 additional standoffs, so in a sense it's tunable. Thing is I've been looking to source 5/16" HDPE and can't find it anywhere in small quantities, Gany I would start with that if I could get some.

    Tony is the only one that has ridden it with the dual 8's, they're bolted straight to the 2x 3/8" plates and appear so far to handle it very well, also needs more testing, but these setups are pretty promising.

    What the duct tape on the tank?
  14. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I saw that:lol3 How is the light output? Ask Tony if I can borrow it for a night ride, I would love to see the look their faces when that thing gets lit off:lol3
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    We dropped him off before we hit camp at about 11pm, as he took off all you could see were these 2 lasers cutting through the night and the OnX LED's were flooding the close up stuff. It was cool!

    Thing is I doubt it'll be long before they're dinosaurs.
  16. rmhrc628

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    That is very very cool!!!!!

    I have the dual BD lapaz HIDs and also a squadron.

    How does the squadron compare to the HIDs for throw and general lighting?

    I've only used my dual HIDs once but the light throw out is ridiculous - gave me a 1.5km range!!!!
  17. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Yea, the HID stuff seems to be going away for sure. I was riding Friday night with my Stryker headlamp and the stock 500 XC-W headlight and I could see pretty well. My buddy was behind me with a Squadron and was really lighting up the trails, it was amazing actually. I'm convinced that a Squadron for a headlight and a Helmet light are all you need for night trail riding. The technology is amazing.

    I was spotting deer in the woods with my helmet light all night long, I bet I saw 50 at least and one Porcupine... they're bigger than you think:lol3
  18. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    So are you selling the under and over squadron brackets ?

    Will there also be a side by side bracket made ?
  19. theantipaul

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    Hey I just make the stuff, haven't really ridden much with dual 8" HID's, I'm sure others are much more qualified to answer that, but the Squadrons don't throw anywhere near far enough for speed, good for just about everything else, but I've heard the new OnX's with the prototype long range lenses are good to 80mph racing offroad now! and they're still improving them!

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  20. Yellow Pig

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    Now finish this:

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    So I can get rid of this:

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