Tiger 900 project

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by tripodtiger, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Coachgeo

    Coachgeo Diesel Adventurer

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    Would think a place that makes bumper stickers could easily make you upsome fake headlight stickers.

    but you might consider LED lights. Take a headlight and remove the "headlight" bulbs and replace with lower candlepower LED's. Hence.... they now are "marker lights" that are "look-a-like" novelty headlights in the day time.
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  2. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Cheers coach.

    We've got some interesting laws over here about lights and stuff. I recall having additional lights on an old Ford that didn't work. They were wired up but didn't work. When I had the car inspected for rego, it was knocked back because of the lights.

    I love attention to detail but hate petty crap. But some people, with little bits of authority, live on it.
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  3. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    For your viewing pleasure.
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    Leigh has had some help, when he's needed it.

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    The plugs are in the final stages. Painting for the finish surface. The moulds are next. Then, all the work that Leigh has done will be destroyed. Smashed up and tossed to the tip.:cry

    I reckon, no more photos until it's completed.:wink: Especially no photos of the completed nose cone etc.

    :brow

    I'll just throw this one in to so you don't have to go back to page 1 to see where it started.

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    :D
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  4. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Why is everything being destroyed? Doesn't make sense to me.
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  5. LeighSA

    LeighSA Been here awhile

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    The "plug" is an exact part that you make the mould off so you can then make as many bits as you need out of the mould. The process is "plug" (make the part in the shape you need) then make a "mould" around the plug, then remove the mould from the plug, then prepare the mould (release agent etc..) then lay up the fiberglass "part" inside the mould, wait a while then remove the "part" from the mould. Once you have the mould, the plug (the original shape) is really useless!!:puke1 Hope this explains it. So how is your Suzuki DL 1000 outfit progressing?:D
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  6. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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    So when ray gets too excited riding and destroys all your effort you can rebuild from the "mould" with relative ease, right?
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  7. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Ahhh right, thanks Leigh. :thumb

    The Strom? well, it's progressing very slowly. Just have to wait and be patient, the guy doing it for me has a lot of other projects on the go including a house reno.
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  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    sounds familiar.:lol3
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  9. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Hey Chocco,

    I was going to offer something in reply, but that may just jinx me.:deal


    :thumb
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  10. choccoloco

    choccoloco Cabin Fever....

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    Don't worry Ray, it's only tongue in cheek, using you as part of the analogy to clear up the description used for the "mould".

    I've never ridden a sidecar before, so you'll have all the pointing to do when I eventually get mine.
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  11. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    So Ray

    Any Updates?

    Im getting Ichy palms again . . . . .
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  12. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    Yes and no.

    The project is now 'under wraps', as it nears completion. No more photos until it's done.
    The molds (yes, I finally realised that I kept typing 'mould':lol3) (but now that I've typed that it still looks wrong :huh) are progressing. And that will allow Leigh to get into the metal. And that is one of his specialities.

    Patience, grass hopper.

    Get that 400/4 running proerly, then get back into the Wasp, please.
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  13. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    I am about to get serious, but will also build a light sidecar for the 400/4

    This
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    Plus this
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    Might be good for the OCR this year. Need to pick up the frame to get started on the Wasp Relpika :evil
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  14. boxertwin

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    C'mon Ray,

    I've been watching this thread eagerly. You're killing me. We demand a progress report with photos!

    Please.....
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  15. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    If I have to wait...you do too.:rofl

    However, a bit of a teaser... I'm off to Adelaide at the end of next week for the 24hr Trial and then a week with LeighSA. :clap I'm taking the second Tiger over, on a trailer. It may be empty on the way home, but it may not be. We'll just have to wait and be patient.

    It's not as finished as Clancy's, but










    is more so than TD's. :lol3
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  16. Clancy

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    Well bloody hurry up:huh Wish all you'se blokes would stop draggin yer feet:lol3 :lol3
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  17. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    Heck, it's more finished than my next build, which isn't even started. I keep dragging my feet and have not even selected a tug for the project. I'm considering a Tiger but can't seem to pull the trigger on a specimen.
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  18. TouringDave

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    Ahhhh but after our Woods Point weekend there was movement at the station.


    And yes, I know, you've all heard that one before.
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  19. Clancy

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    Yeah, and it's probably a fkn train, and knowing Vicrail, it's going to be either late, or cancelled:wink:




















    Sorry Dave, couldn't help it. 3legs made me do it.
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  20. TouringDave

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    :D