V9 Bobber

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by brstar, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. High Octane

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    Hmmmm
  2. brstar

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    Yep its what I thought.
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  3. brstar

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    Um! Been here for a bit. (Tropicana)

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    Also cogitating about about what is a realistic seat size and shape.

    Note CAD design in progress.
    Some issues involved with the CPU and RAM available.
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  4. brstar

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    Fly to work again in the morning. Sunrise dam.
    Thought I may have got the seat sorted but not so.
    Instead this time at home saw the indicators moved inboard just enough to clear panniers and the number plate.
    Also fitted a toolbox though still need to make a full set of tools up to suit the Guzzi.
    And find all the kit specific to the Suzuki.

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    Blue bags are my carry on luggage.
    I have a park and ride arrangement where the vehicle storage people keep the bike in a warehouse and drop me of at the flight terminal, also pick me up on return.
    Very convenient if you need to be checked in before 6am.


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    Left the original mounts in place for now. The rubber mudflap is in part to cover the hole normally hidden by the number plate.

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    I like it when one little item manages to do several jobs at once.
    Lets see it relocates the indicators without wiring changes,
    Supports the rubber mudflap,
    And holds the number plate.

    Looks tidy as well.
    Well near enough for me.

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  5. brstar

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    Luke I think that is pretty much my cute little wife's moto for me.
    Said with a sweet little lisp.
    Pic below has me concerned though.
    Perhaps she has been checking out the recycle bin.
    She brought this one home yesterday.
    I mean what is she saying???
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  6. brstar

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    On another note but semi connected in a fabrication sense to the build capability.
    The cordless roller can do 48OD light wall steel pipe with only a little crushing into a slight oval shape due to the die being 50mm?
    Cordless batteries have a longish recharge time requiring some attention to fluid levels.

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    Going with the lower profile arbor for the wisteria.
    Will reuse the pitched pipe elsewhere.
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  7. brstar

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    Always did like well placed curves.
    Whist riding as well.
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  8. Hookalatch

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    Watch out for that wisteria. I planned for one little plant to cover a small arbor inside my chicken pen. The wisteria had other ideas.
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  9. brstar

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    Size?
    Shape?
    Scale?
    Style?
    No wait we a going for comfort here but then again we may as well try for it all.

    Some padding required.

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    Not much progress but at least I have some visual indicators for where to go next.
    Other than back to Sunrise next week to change out an apron feeder.
    May spend some money after on Ali sheet etc after the next shut.
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  10. brstar

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    Nup! its upside down.
    Spun a little duplicate of the stock Guzzi locking pin out of a stainless bolt.

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    Very cozy.
    Girl thing she is only small.
    Note Chinese safety boots size 12.

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    Closer.
    Rear seat steps up 40mm
    Have a plan for a plastic hook locating thingy that goes under the tank and an idea for the two rubber dohickeys under the passengers posterier.
    Also 4 rubber door stops to keep my butt of the frame.


    Checker plate?

    Well it was laying around wasn't it.

    Time I'm finnished with this machine it may be more of a Brewster than a Bobber.
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  11. Hookalatch

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    Nice job. It does look more functional right side up although it looks like upside down would hold you in place pretty well.
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  12. brstar

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    Well there has been some time and moola spent on this so far.

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    Next time home will look into foam sculpting & gluing plus leather cutting, stitching & fixing.

    A good local upholsterer would be handy perhaps
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  13. brstar

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    I think exceess is the term Luke.
    All quiet on the western front.
    The attention span struggles to keep up with the whimsical.
    Should really get the solo running and on histerical rego.
    I love what you have done with the hardtail so far.
    Sprung seat and all is well for a town bike.
  14. brstar

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    A nice little load of hardenup.

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    Some things can only be seen from the air.

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  15. brstar

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    A bit of turkey carving.

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    Not really that successful, started pulling it apart again as it seemed to be to soft for any length of time.
    The closest foam place had little options as to foam densities.
    Will have to look further afield.
    I consider this a crucial part of a vehicle that may carry me one day on my long time wished for 16k klm round trip.
    Apparently of to Cape Lambert tomorrow for a Rio Tinto job.
  16. FLYING EYEBALL

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    will the Postie bring you some memory foam?
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  17. brstar

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    Emailed Russell seats about their daylong .
    Its possibly a long and expensive way to do it but my Butt still remembers my last long distance run on what I would have thought was a comfortable seat. (650 Wee 10 -12 yrs ago)
    Not going there again if I can help it.
    Perhaps the postie will bring something.
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  18. Hookalatch

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    I found a large variety of different densities and sizes of foam on Ebay. It was cheap to get it in the US. It would be a shame to abandon what you have done on the seat so far for a Day-long. Don't let Luke influence you about scrapping a promising project. On the other hand I have been using Day-long saddles on several different bikes for more than 30 years, going back to when Bill Mayer still owned the company and the design he developed. For me they have truly been day long. Really never think about butt comfort all day.
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  19. kymbo

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    g,day brstar Have u tried clark rubber have great selection foams/ rubbers .
  20. brstar

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    @Hookalatch
    Will look at it again next week when I get back home again from Cape Lambert (iron ore)
    Ebay may be a potential though getting a mixture of densities to build in layers is what I would want.
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    The nearest Clark rubber store did not seem to have much density variation in the high quality foams.
    10 years ago though at a different store the options were much larger.
    Will have to check a couple more stores I suppose.

    There is an outfit over east that advertises so may ring them as well.

    Russell seats have their own foam making machine apparently so are able to mix and match body weights etc.
    The draw backs will be cost for thew work and also shipping the seat both ways plus the time taken to do so.
    Of course the plus would be a quality product that would make me forget the time and cost.
    A bit like the Fournales rear shocks @ AU$1300
    Cheers for the input.
    Now I have a plane to catch.
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