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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Racing Section => Topic started by: Bill the Bong on January 29, 2017, 10:40:53 am

Title: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on January 29, 2017, 10:40:53 am
I already have one of those billet cradles for my eTrex, however, I want to run a 2nd eTrex for the Baja, as I'm in the lites class.  So, rather than buying one of those moerova expensive cradles, I made this quick and dirty one of Kydex.  Took about 10 minutes.  Looks like it will also transfer less shock to the GPS.
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on January 29, 2017, 10:42:04 am
While I was Kydexing, I sommer made a clutch cover protector for the CRF
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on January 29, 2017, 10:42:49 am
On the bike.  No idea if will work.
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Amsterdam on January 29, 2017, 11:21:31 am
Thanks for the tip.  I had never heard of this material.
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: chopperpilot on January 29, 2017, 05:50:34 pm
Wow! Will have to Google a bit! Cost of the Kydex and where?


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Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Kykdaar on January 29, 2017, 06:26:09 pm
Very cool :thumleft:

Also going to look closer at this Kydex.



Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on January 29, 2017, 09:35:51 pm
Wow! Will have to Google a bit! Cost of the Kydex and where?


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I get it from eBay, about R50-60 for a A4 2mm sheet.  I normally buy about 4 sheets with free shipping, that's the sweet spot. I'm sure plastic suppliers should have it (Maycies [spelling]).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KYDEX-T-P3-52114-3-thermoplastic-sheets-ep-1-524-mm-0-06-inch-30x20-cm-noir-/182429140042?hash=item2a799fc44a:m:mp74cLB-VvepgZGDGr7jpAw
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: chopperpilot on January 29, 2017, 09:44:18 pm
Thank you!


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Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Amsterdam on January 30, 2017, 11:25:52 am
Available locally at a slightly higher price - http://www.openmolds.co.za/product-category/kydex/
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on January 30, 2017, 01:22:18 pm
Available locally at a slightly higher price - http://www.openmolds.co.za/product-category/kydex/

I'll use them in the future.  Not having to wait 6 weeks is worth R40.  Thanks for the link
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on January 30, 2017, 03:48:12 pm
So, how do you join this stuff to itself, and would it be petrol-proof? Thinking fuel tanks & stuff?
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on January 30, 2017, 06:05:09 pm
Not glueable to the best of my knowledge.  Most people use mechanical fasteners to make holsters and the such.
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Pom17 on February 08, 2017, 03:44:56 pm
Wont you be able to plastic weld the ends together, basically just melting and fusing, like HDPE?
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Weedkiller - Adie on February 09, 2017, 06:17:57 pm
So, how do you join this stuff to itself, and would it be petrol-proof? Thinking fuel tanks & stuff?

http://sekisui-spi.com/assets/images/products/KYDEX%C2%AE_Sheet_Technical_Brief_150-B_-Bonding_KYDEX%C2%AE_Sheet_to_KYDEX%C2%AE_Sheet.pdf

http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57733

Weetie waar jy dit gaan kry in RSA

Adie
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on February 10, 2017, 09:55:53 am
So, how do you join this stuff to itself, and would it be petrol-proof? Thinking fuel tanks & stuff?

http://sekisui-spi.com/assets/images/products/KYDEX%C2%AE_Sheet_Technical_Brief_150-B_-Bonding_KYDEX%C2%AE_Sheet_to_KYDEX%C2%AE_Sheet.pdf

http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57733

Weetie waar jy dit gaan kry in RSA

Adie

Dankie Adie - Ek het 'n paar mense in the Chemical industry - ek sal hulle vra, hulle werk met vliegtuig adhesives ens.

As ek regkom met die gom, ek gaan 'n stuk KYDEX koop en 'n klein petrol tenk laat maak vir een van die fietse - somer om te toets.

Sal 'n nuwe thread begin.

Cheers!

Steve
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on February 10, 2017, 10:54:06 am
Cool.  Hou asb rekort van die suppliers en waar mens die adhesives kan kry.  Miskien is hierdie die begin van groot dinge
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: DjfLoYd on April 03, 2017, 02:28:55 pm
Bill - here is another option for you to ponder

https://m.facebook.com/3dtrex/ (https://m.facebook.com/3dtrex/)

(no affiliation).
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Buff on April 03, 2017, 02:33:56 pm
How did you attach it to the bike BtB?
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on April 03, 2017, 02:34:51 pm
Thanks, I genuinely think that the plastic versions transmit less shock to the GPSs than the billet metal ones.  My Kydex job not only survived the heat of the West Coast Baja, the eTrex 10 inside it did not shut down at any point.  Result.
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Bill the Bong on April 03, 2017, 02:37:02 pm
How did you attach it to the bike BtB?

It was mounted on a piece of of HDPE cut from an old swimming pool sand filter.  The strip was bent with a heat gun and bolted to the handlebar cross bar.  Pooratech to the extreme.
Title: Re: DIY Garmin eTrex Cradle
Post by: Buff on April 03, 2017, 02:50:43 pm
I love it, boer maak 'n plan  :thumleft:

Crossed Up used a Tupperware bakkie for his (similar to the ones below). He made a bracket for it then cut the lid portion out at the same size as the GPS screen and lined it with foam to absorb the shock. It works a treat  :thumleft: