Rallye navigation bracket photo thread

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

  1. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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  2. waldecker

    waldecker Been here awhile

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    Looks nasty- hope you are ok.
    At least your ciggies seem to have survived....:D
    Waldecker
  3. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    I had a little rest after ;)

    Bike flipped end over end, luckily my kneebrace took the impact when I went flying over.
  4. Gany

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    Nasty! Did the MD survive the impact?

    Question, how often is the reset/mode button used on the remote during a rally and is it during a special or a non critical stage? Heres a pic of my prototype, im pretty happy with the result. The extra button top right will not work with some clutches so will scrap that idea. Which leaves me with 4 buttons... With this 4 i was thinking i could either run trip 1 and 2 +/- buttons and use the mode buttons on the trip itself or elsewhere, or run trip 1 +/-& mode, trip 2 mode only (no+/-). What would be the most useful configuration?

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  5. watagans300exc

    watagans300exc Been here awhile

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    Awesome work mate.

    When you are ready to sell a few, put me down for 2.
  6. italrally

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    may be this is also not so bad :-)))

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    I saw these units today in the flesh. The photos don't do them justice, they are well thought out and the prototype's finish is top notch. Put me down for a couple as well.
  8. LukasM

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    On the Tuareg Rally there were lots of trip-km resets during the day, so it was critical that you had good access to the reset/mode button. I only used trip 2 to count overall kms for the day, so basically never had to adjust it.

    In my - admittedly limited - experience, I think the classic 3 button layout of the F2R, RNS, etc switches will work much better in practical application.
  9. Gany

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    Thanks for the responses! I just need to find an economical way of reproducing the housings. Anyone know what type of plastic is ideal for this application? The prototypes are CNC ABS plastic, however Im concerned that ABS will break too easily on impact. Any other plastics preferred to ABS? If I go the casting route instead of CNC, what about epoxy vs polyurethane?
  10. tehdutchie

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    Nope, unfortuantely not, the GPS holder bent inwards and this cause the MD Roadbook to collapse next to the electric motor.

    Trying to fix that now with the spare roadbook that I have.



    with regards to 'zero-ing' the ICO units, you might do it three times a day. More then 50 times a day you would be adjusting the totals, slightly up and down.
  11. michael1968

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    Hey Gany,

    We use cast polyurethane for guards etc at work (mining oem) quite a bit. It's extremely tough but not hugely stiff. The stiffness might me fine for this application, we use it in sheets of about 1m square.

    The switch block looks great by the way, I might have to line some up with you for the beemer.

    Cheers,
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    Does anyone know where to get the metal gears to upgrade the plastic gears in the TouraTech Roadbook Holder?

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    I have a set, PM me your address.
  14. 640 Armageddon

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

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    Hi Gany,

    Nice switch,

    There are some PU which may be suitable for this application but you should play with hardness to make sure the material withstands the hits. If you go plastic, take into account the flexibility of such materials, they can have a serious effect when in service/crashing etc...

    High impact thermoplastics are good but the injection mold is not cheap ... :huh

    Keep up the good work, :freaky
    D.
  15. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    We ran dual ICO's like this for 7 years and around 170,000 rally km all up, only failure was the occasional cable snagged up near by the fender by bushes, but that's why we ran x 2 sensor units & cables :thumb

    never a single magnet issue, a blob of silicone on the back circlip always kept them in place
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    After a few month of waiting yesterday I got my groundplate for Touratech roadbook, IMO and Garmin Quest III (but now Montana).
    Special thanks to 640 Armageddon for his great job. 640 Armageddon made a great job with the CAD-programm. Without him I saw no chance to get such a strong groundplate.
    Now my metal worker made me a good plate and I just checked if everthiny fits and hope getting to install it at the weekend on my BMW G450RR.

    Let's show some fotossss...
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  17. watagans300exc

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    Wow!!!

    That ground plate is awesome.

    Say, 640 Armageddon, are you planning on selling those?? If so, how much??

    Cheers,
  18. 640 Armageddon

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

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    Nice one Sven, glad it worked out ok,

    Get the details that I e-mail you sorted and then it will be rock solid :freaky

    Actually no. Not yet at least :evil
    A website will be online mid June? sth like that. In which we will have an announcement that will change the way people navigate with roadbooks :deal .

    Tower plates will be present to this website, and we will see if we can keep up by doing customised jobs such as Sven's with details from customers. It is a long shot, so we have to see how it goes...

    Follow the vendors forum and I will update everything as soon as the news are online... :freaky

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  19. Muecke

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    My metal-producer said that it was not as easy as we expected. He needed to modify the files in order read it in his machine. So it was a little bit more work for him. He uses a 3mm aluminum in very good quality. The problem is that my metal-producer has good and big machines to produce but 4mm or more is very rar to produce in his job.

    I know that the welds are only on points but in the moment it seams so strong and if it is not working I know the address to tune it up. :)

    Tonight I have just painted it with clear finish (paint) because the plate was glass bead blasting before. Now it has a nice look.

    If somebody want to buy such a plate. No problem. Contact me. I can produce them. But it is not very cheap and trust me I do not want to earn money with it.
  20. DaveRMS

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    Most roadbook prints have the distance on the left and the notes/cap headings on the right. Is there a reason why this plate has the IMO on the right and the GPS on the left? Seems reversed from common placement.

    Just curious...

    Dave