Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

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

  1. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    No problem, you're entitled to your opinion, but at 3/4lb and true 3600lumens what are you comparing them to?
  2. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    I have the HDB nav tower "lite" on my 690 with one squadron and I don't feel it at all. [​IMG]

    Click the pic^
  3. Baja Dad

    Baja Dad Long timer

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    Then if there are heavy for you I will help you lighten up your bike. ( Give them to me ) :evil
  4. Mudguts

    Mudguts when in doubt GAS IT

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    Your thinking about it all wrong , it not a negative they are heavy it's a positive , it's front end traction and it helps with the weight distribution for a evenly balanced bike :D
  5. godwinmt

    godwinmt They call me Crash

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    I was planning on leaving the key barrel where it is...I wish I had my WR here (360 miles away at my parents until my doc gives me the OK to ride again which will be a couple months yet :cry) and I could get that part of it mocked up. Looking at a few others i've seen, it shouldn't be too difficult to get the mount low enough to get teh tower scooted forward enough to stay out of its way.

    Anyhoo, after some suggestions, here's rev 2. Big difference is splitting the tower into 2 sections and adding slots for adjustability so the roadbook etc. can be shifted forward and tilted as needed. Current weight is 5.4lbs, but most of that is in the bent plate up top which I have yet to lighten. It's getting there :clap

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    As for the mask, I'll be using one of these setup for a WR:

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  6. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    yeah, I included the quotes though...:deal

    but mid 4 figs for the mats? I would NOT have thought more than a thou for two blocks of alum. BUT, i havne't looked it up either.
  7. ms-oz

    ms-oz Mike

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    is some one having pictures of the dash of 1986 Paris Dakar BMW race bikes, or even better parts for sale?:ear
  8. jm-2008

    jm-2008 Been here awhile

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  9. barrier

    barrier Says who?

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    I ran this setup a few years ago with everything on a Meca System bracket attached to the triple clamps. The weight was never a problem even on 500km days! Even with the organisers GPS which was at least a couple of kgs it's self. A previous poster mentioned that the weight is quite far back (as opposed to frame mounting) and I think this is maybe why this setup works.
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  10. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    I know, but you made that easy, I had to give you grief.

    Otoh, I started with well over 600lbs of mold grade aluminum, where are you getting yours at those prices, I'd love to pick some up for the next tool.
  11. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    I've got over 1000 miles on my HDB Ralley lite + my home made fairing while I wait for Paul's prettier design to hit production and have not had any issues w/ the set up.

    The whole bracket & light assembly is so compact and lite that I do not notice it at all.

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  12. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Been here awhile

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    Our 2 blocks of mould grade aluminium were 32"x24"x6" and were $1800 each.We machined away over 70% to achieve the finished product.
    There is no cheap way to make a mould,only less expensive one's!!!!!!!
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  13. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    If it makes you feel any better we have titanium blisks that get forged to shape and them machined to final dimensions. These get used in our jet engines and each blisk costs about $150,000. Occasionally someone screws one up and it gets scrapped :huh Luckily the factory I work in only deals with blades :clap
  14. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    I have sectioned numerous blades from RR back when I was working in the UK's National metrology lab when we used to check the shot peening results in the blades using x-ray equipment (sometimes I wonder if my kids will develop a third hand or something. Which may be usefull when racing but then again... :D) ... Boy, every single time I was getting my hands on one of these things was :eek1 WOW ! :eek1

    As Paul and Mitch said, this method is way expensive. Even if you owe the CNC equipment it is still expensive and you have to make enough out of whatever you are developing to justify the cost... Otherwise you are left with a pretty aluminium part and a hole in your pocket... It can happen once, or twice but after that you start having troubles with your wife etc ... :deal
  15. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    :rofl

    With 2 Squadrons, F2R, horn and IPhone Ram mt, about 6 1/2lbs,

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    Take off the horn and IPhone mt just over 5lbs,

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    Take off the F2R, under 3lbs,

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  16. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    I thought you would continue :deal

    Take off the lights, under 2 lbs

    Take off the fairing, under 1.5 lb

    Take off your pants :huh sorry, got a little bit carried out there :D

    The amazing thing is that it looks heavier, may be because of its height, but the scale there proves me wrong :deal ...

    Well done ! :clap:freaky
  17. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    The fairing, I think my scale is a little off, light by about 1/8lb,

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    The side plates and Squadrons,

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    One Squadron,

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    A Baja Designs SII,

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    A Rigid Dually,

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    Here are the relative sizes.

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    That's all I got Dimitri, :freaky
  18. geoz

    geoz Orange rules

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    That looks vey good, is that mounted to the forks or the frame?
    I'm still looking for a way to mount my setup on my 350F, would prefer a frame mounted system but not alter the frame in any way. :huh

    Would you be able to post a shot of your mounting solution?

    thanks
  19. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Since I know I'm not the only one that had to look it up:

    A blisk (or bladed disk) is a single engine component consisting of a rotor disk and blades, which may be either integrally cast, machined from a solid piece of material, or made by welding individual blades to the rotor disk. The term is used mainly in aerospace engine design. The word is a portmanteau of blade and disk, the two components it replaces in turbomachinery. Blisks may also be known as integrally bladed rotors (IBR).
  20. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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