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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9160 on: August 30, 2020, 03:14:07 PM »
Oh yeah that sucks... sick but not sick enough... something wrong with our world when that situation happens!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9161 on: August 30, 2020, 05:31:04 PM »
Ahh well sh*t happens I guess.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9162 on: August 31, 2020, 07:09:52 PM »
Unfortunately it does, and 2020 seems to be a concentrated year of it too!

On a separate and bike related topic, a mate at work just came back from two weeks of adventure riding in the outback here. Man it looks like fun!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9163 on: September 04, 2020, 12:29:09 PM »
And as a result I'm now bitten again by the proper scrambler idea I had originally for the 450.

I can get Shinko SR244 tyres here now which I never could back when I built it originally, and they're proper 50/50 dual sport tyres that are apparently good enough on bitumen and gravel roads, and that would do nicely. They're also really cheap, less than $190 for the pair! They also come in the proper factory sizing for the 450 of 3.00-18 front and 3.50-18 rear.

I'd put some proper good quality motorcross 'bars on this time, Renthals or Pro Taper or something, and I'd have to fabricate a bash plate. I've still got the hand guards too.

I reckon ~$400 would get it where I'd need it to hit some gravel roads in a national park I just discovered are near by. This is all around the area I normally ride roads on:

https://www.visitmoretonbayregion.com.au/natural-attractions/mount-mee-forest-reserve
https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0025/159028/mount-mee-trail-map.pdf

Won't be until next year if I do it though, the Kat head is the priority this year which has me budgeted to be broke until January.
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9164 on: September 08, 2020, 06:59:12 AM »
"I'm now bitten again"

Funny how that happens eh
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9165 on: September 10, 2020, 02:06:24 AM »
Haha indeed!

I'm contemplating revisiting some fabrication ideas as well.

Firstly I still have yet to get that GS500 tacho onto the 450, and to do that I really need a housing to wrap around it and the speedo. Simplest option is to fibreglass something up, just need to find some sort of pipe that has a 60mm outside diameter to form a tube for the speedo. I have a suitable diameter pipe to form one for the tacho already.

Next, I really want to be able to have universal racks/luggage between the 450 and the Kat. The Kat has Hallmark L brackets (predecessor to Ventura), so I think some DIY L brackets for the 450 are in order. From my measurements and eye balling it's doable, materials will be ~$20, just need to figure out the how.

Finally would be the bash/skid plate for the 450. Just a simple one that wraps from the front down underneath the sump cover will do the trick. Mounting at the front should be easy as I can use the lower set of bolts for the front engine mount. Underneath on the right side shouldn't be too tricky as there's an engine mount there I can use. The left side is the tricky one as there's nothing there. If the sump cover was above the bottom frame rails it would be nice and simple, but it hangs down lower which is why that bit's a bit tricky. Some 3 to 4mm 6061 aluminium plate looks like it would do the trick as well.

It's nice to get the brain working on some creative ideas again, now to get motivated enought to make them reality!
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Re: Last Post Wins - V3
« Reply #9166 on: September 20, 2020, 08:24:04 PM »
Got the Kat head back last week, so clean! Now I need to play the waiting game for a couple of pay checks before I can swap it. I need to procure gaskets, seals, etc.

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