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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
Now, that's what I call POSITIVE FEEDBACK!!
(yep... pun intended) :huh
I bring these on my rides:
Thanks! Question answered.
Do you have a new 606 n the front? Those are scary!
I haven't gone out at night with the lights, except on the freeway coming home just after I installed them. Everything else has been daytime riding AND dirt. I'm very anxious to get them on the trails around here. I have exactly .17 miles to get to ridable dirt that will take me whereever I want to go.
I went walkabout this morning and this is what I saw:
I don't, but I can get some more pics. I haven't weighed the entire assy, but the brackets start with a steel anchor welded to the stem, then the tower brackets that go up to the roadbook. For the lights, there's an "anchor" that bolts into the tower brackets, and a flat plate alum that holds the lights, bolted to the "anchor."
With all the wiring removed:
And what's YET to be removed, plus loosing the stick speedo and all that junk, it may be a wash on weight. If someone has the deets on stock cockpit weights, I'm interested and I'll get some weights when I get done.
The tower brackets are 6061 1/8" alum. except for the steel stem anchor, everything else is milled or cut alum. Probably 6061.
Maybe someone noticed the easton pad... I got a set of bars installed with the pillow tops and grip donuts, and heated grips. I need to get some parts milled, or I may just purchase from HDB, the triple clamp top with all the mounting holes for the push button switches.
I'm going to have a sexy view when I get done with it. Then I'll have to get the frame cleaned, and when my motor gets back I'll get some vid. I got the RAM mounts for the GoPro also.
That is some good looking bike pron their. What is your inseam? That number will save me some grief as I am installing my CRFs, What are you running for spring weights? I have a 12.5 eiback for the rear, I will be having ESP revalve the front and respring it for me.
Marko, you are a good looking guy!
Very nice, Jeremy!
Customization in it's truest form.
Solidworks has taken some market share from AutoCad over the years, eh?
Damn, that is one motley crew!
THanks, I worked on that for about a year, mostly off, I think maybe about 10 hours of measuring and waiting, and measuring and staring.... FInally I get the set I decided on and of course there are some interference issues and one set of mounting holes are a CH off. My fault i'm sure.
When I started with SolidWorks, AutoCad didn't have 3d. I think my first version of SW was 2007. when I updated in 2009, I didn't know AutoCad had introduced 3d, but it didn't matter at that point. I'm frustrated though, that I can't export directly to DWG or DXF. I had to get my drawerings scaled by someone else before they went to print.
I'm looking to buy a set of Cycra Probend Racer Pack for 7/8" for the XRL,
anyone know of a killer deal on a set?
A inch wouldn't work for me. I had to shave my stock seat down a 1 to 1.5 inch in some areas. So I need the Renzco shaved 2.5 inches to work for me. I think that effect the comfort of the seat.
Cool. Make sure you measure your lower clamps to make sure the HDB top clamp will fit them. If not, you'll need the lower clamps too. Paul is a great guy to deal with.
I'm running the FMF Power Bomb, & I have the small guard from FMF, but my right knew of my pants is toasted from hitting the exhaust. Anyone else having this issue? Any ideas?
My DRC Exhaust Heat Shield does a good job protecting my pants from my FMF Hi-Flo Exhaust Header.
Can you post a pic? Placement may have something to do with the problem.
Ya, raised in the 11oclock position into oncoming traffic is what I remember. Somethin about them usds.
I believe Corbin seats are usually lower than stock but from what I've heard it's like going from sitting on a 2x4(stock seat) to sitting on a 2x6. Some folks love em, some hate em.
When you're a pioneer, you have to expect some hiccups, especially when measuring out stuff in space like that. If something didn't get a CH off in the process, it would be from sheer luck. Given the motivation and time to re-design, it could be close to perfect.
I was thinking Solidworks would export a DXF, but I guess it will only natively import. Maybe it was some third-party converters the mechanical guys would use to do that, but not sure. I'm a PCB CAD designer myself, but I did learn AutoCad when it first came out. That was before Windows came onto the scene; the commands in DOS and the commands within AutoCad we had to type in. At the time, it seemed pretty nifty. Now it would be considered an outrageous hassle! To "print", we used a machine called a plotter. It would draw by pen on paper, moving the pen back and forth in one plane and the paper back and forth in the other, pen up and pen down. An engineering marvel to watch, especially with a D or E sized drawing, it seemed blazingly fast. Despite zipping around like mad, though, it would still take minutes to draw out complex drawings.
That console is going to be so unique and useful for your application that perhaps you could have a market for it. Once you get it worked out and going, perhaps someone will request you to fab them one. Could be a great start to a business. What's this with the snow in the walkabout - that can't be en Mexico ni San Diego, verdad? Did you move up north into snow country??
I inherited a Corbin seat for my V65 Sabre. At first, I kept it on the shelf because it is notably uglier than the stock seat. One day I was working on the bike, thought of the Corbin, and tried it on. Felt hard as a rock! But lower. Felt weird, but I could put both feet solidly flat on the ground. I thought what the heck, let me take a ride with it on. After all, I've heard people swear by them. But I didn't even put the bolts in I was so skeptical. A few rides around town later, I had a pretty neutral feeling; it wasn't as cushy but it was tolerable and it did get me closer to the ground without sacrificing the bike's cornering ability. So I started venturing further out on it. I didn't get sore or anything so when a three-day riding trip came up, I got to pondering. I decided to take the chance on the Corbin, then didn't really think about it until I realized afterward that I never got that uncomfortable feeling I usually would get when riding all day. So like I forget who said it a couple pages ago, not thinking about it is a great endorsement!
Maybe the fact that it is wider and has a contoured shape - wider at the cheeks, narrows where the legs drop down - contributes to increased comfort. Maybe being harder helps... wouldn't seem like it, but maybe. It seems less comfortable to hop on it, but it certainly is more comfortable after being on it for hours.
I'd surmise that those who love it spend lots of contiguous hours in it while those who hate it are in for shorter stints and/or looks. The extra width is probably why the 2x6 analogy, but with stock being one of those rod shaped pillow rolls.