Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by HighTechCoonass, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Form follows function.I'm diggin it with a spoon.
  2. Avispao

    Avispao Hornet 900 Adventurer

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    My old gps mount. It had a hole underneath for powering.

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    Worked great in two big trips, but i hadn't the opportunity to improve it by making it a bit smaller.
    Now i use a chinese plastic one, because in Spain homemade items are really forbidden (and in EU mostly).

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    I made this camera mount too, but i used it only once.

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    Now i bought a 808#16 camera which doesn't need anything but good velcro.
  3. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    ^ ^ ^ I like it! :freaky



    Wait... what? :huh :cry :ear


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  4. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    By what law?

    Everything you mount to a bike?

    Do you need a description/certification in your bikepapers?

    In Germany even you changed the brand /type of your tires you have to change vehicle documents at the inspectation station.
    So companies deliver a certification certificat with the article you bought for your type of bike.
    Is it it Spain also?
  5. Avispao

    Avispao Hornet 900 Adventurer

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    Here, everything you mount on the bike (or car) must be, as minimum, EC approved. So you can't make any "improvement" to the bike on your own and you must buy something on the market for that purpose (givi, touratech, etc).

    My chinese mount isn't EC approved, but is more disguised than my homemade toy, and it only costed 4€ in ebay. I'm out law, but i decreased probabilities of the police noticing it.

    Some things, as fog lights or simply changing the seat, need a project made by an engineer to be approved in the papers of the bike (or car), which cost about 200€ minimum. Associations of Engineers are very strong in Spain, and they made it to f?ck us all.

    Other things as luggage racks, or mirrors only need a certification from the maker telling that they can be used in your bike.

    The tires have no problem at all while you respect the characteristics written in the documents of the bike: 180-55/17 ZR 73W, for example, so you can mount any brand.
  6. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    Screw that noise. I'm glad I don't live there :/


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  7. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    yeah, but most of the folks in Spain now how to drive, so I guess there are tradeoffs to be made.

    ;-}
  8. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    A small contribution. Rather ratty than crafted.

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    Several lids of tin cans stacked, held together by ducttape.
    The cord is threated with oil and lightly coated with wax.
    Made for life.

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    And where it really mattered:
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  9. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    I find I'm less likely to lose/forget about a sidestand foot when it is firmly attached to the side stand.

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    and after a coat of paint...

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  10. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Kudos. Classy and professional. :clap

    I guess I simply lack the patience and determination for that level.
    Anyhow I'm not afraid of forgetting to untether the horse. :D
  11. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Trained in navigation and map reading I love this gps. It is a perfect companion on the bike as on foot.
    After all what more does one need but a heading and a distance? To find a way towards the goal is half the adventure.

    Got a problem: find the best place on the bullet. First was simple:
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    Cons: out of line of sight and gets wet. Device can take it but drops hinder readability.

    See if this idea is viable:
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    Yep, now if I had a leftover of some job on the stairs...
    et voilà:
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    Has been tested in the rain. Not a drop gets to it, provided we keep moving.
    I wouldn't have it otherwise. :evil
  12. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Hockey puck.

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  13. Daz the Aussie

    Daz the Aussie Dualsporting Actor

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    Freebie courtesy of the Geico people at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach last year. Slightly modified to fit. I grabbed a heap of 'em so if this one breaks I have plenty more to replace it!

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  14. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Sweet build here!
  15. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    VERY NICE! :clap
  16. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    Just ordered a puck off Ebay for 3.99, you are my hero!!!!!
  17. majorpayne

    majorpayne Been here awhile

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    Finally got my rack system finished up, sort of. Gotta clean it up a bit and paint it but this is pretty much it. I'm pleased with how it turned out for being made with scrap metal and put together hastily with my mig welder. I could've been patient and taken it and tig'd it up but I'm not good with patience.

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  18. majorpayne

    majorpayne Been here awhile

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  19. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    I decided to replace my soft tail pack that was my camp cooking kit with a larger Pelican case. I wanted to be able to remove it easily so the entire kit could be carried to where ever it was needed, or be quickly removed when not needed/wanted on the bike.

    I have the Touratech stainless luggage plate which has a large tube frame on the edges. I fabricated a mounting system that takes advantage of that and the plates trapezoid shape. Basically, two side blocks that wedge tight on the sides and a third on the back with a securing plate to hold it on. Just two thumb screws to remove it. I used a plastic cutting board cut to fit the bottom of the case to add stiffness and to fill the gap between the case and luggage plate. I rabbeted the edges so it fits flush to the bottom of the case and allows the mounting blocks to fit flush as well.

    Luggage plate
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    Top case mounted
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    Bottom view mounted
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    and from the back
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    Bottom of the box
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    side block
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    rear block and securing plate
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    securing plate and thumb screws removed
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    reinforcing plates inside
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  20. BOBaloo22

    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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