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Fantastic job


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Duffy1964 wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 11:56 am Fantastic job ImageImageImage


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I couldn't agree more :thumbup:

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I needed to make some brackets out of alloy tube, but of you squash the ends in the vice it looks crap… so I made this little die that profiles the ends round which also make them stronger.

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That looks so much more professional than just using a vice as you rightly point out 8)

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I made a speedo housing earlier in the build, but I was not happy with the result :oops: so I tried again... this one is better...

turning the dome took some doing! I have rubber mounted it as I always feel electronics need it…



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I wanted to add some custom detail onto the bike, in particular on the valve covers... So I tried the technique of etching alloy... have to say it worked rather well! Oh, and although those indicators are small, they are amazingly bright!



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Looks great , keep um coming 👍👍
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Are they mo.blaze indicators by Moto gadget?
I had some as secondary indicators on my SP2- and yes, they're very bright.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.
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tony.mon wrote: Wed Nov 16, 2022 10:06 pm Are they mo.blaze indicators by Moto gadget?
I had some as secondary indicators on my SP2- and yes, they're very bright.
they are El. Cheapo off Ebay :lol: lets see how long they last... :thumbup:
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Those indicators are that small I nearly missed them :lol:

Good job with the new speedo housing, thanks for adding the video 8)

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PS. The etching also came out great :clap:

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Onto for me what is the most enjoyable part of a build... the wiring. I have a process for this I stick to. First I draw out the wiring diagram in Microsoft Visio, and colour code the wires. Then I order the wire in, which is quite cheap and any connectors I need. So often the standard of the electrics is what make a bike trouble free in the future. I then build the loom actually on the bike, circuit by circuit, wire by wire, which I hold temporarily in place with some Velcro cable ties. When its all in place I use that braided sheathing and close the ends with heat shrink tubing. it make a neat job. Rather than connect the main battery leads up, I use a fly lead with a 10 amp fuse just in case I make a mistake. I crimp, and if needed solder every joint. I have rubber mounted the coils and put them on an alloy heat sink. I also like to make my own HT leads out of solid copper lead, so I can get them to fit perfectly...

I have also used up the last of the Tygon fuel tube I had in stock... Its 8mm ID and I am unable to source any more without buying a large quantity, which is really annoying.

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Keep up the good work Tony, it's all coming together very nicely 8)

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buzzer wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:35 pm Onto for me what is the most enjoyable part of a build... the wiring. I have a process for this I stick to. First I draw out the wiring diagram in Microsoft Visio, and colour code the wires. Then I order the wire in, which is quite cheap and any connectors I need. So often the standard of the electrics is what make a bike trouble free in the future. I then build the loom actually on the bike, circuit by circuit, wire by wire, which I hold temporarily in place with some Velcro cable ties. When its all in place I use that braided sheathing and close the ends with heat shrink tubing. it make a neat job. Rather than connect the main battery leads up, I use a fly lead with a 10 amp fuse just in case I make a mistake. I crimp, and if needed solder every joint. I have rubber mounted the coils and put them on an alloy heat sink. I also like to make my own HT leads out of solid copper lead, so I can get them to fit perfectly...

I have also used up the last of the Tygon fuel tube I had in stock... Its 8mm ID and I am unable to source any more without buying a large quantity, which is really annoying.

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fav part is wiring? :eek2 :eek2 :eek2 this proves you are a very sick man.





carry on :clap:
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Amazon have listings for Tygon 8mm id in metre lengths.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.
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tony.mon wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:39 pm Amazon have listings for Tygon 8mm id in metre lengths.
thanks for that! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: 1 have ordered 3 meters... :D
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