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Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2015, 06:58:18 pm »
Awesome sensible build Kobus. I hope I'm not off sides with this question but would you mind posting costs of your build?



Not going to happen, my wife is also a member here, will happily PM as long as it is under a non-disclosure agreement  :biggrin:

Just kidding, will have to update my costing spreadsheet then I will post, for now I can say it is not cheap.
 

Offline Toffie@2

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Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2015, 08:48:44 am »
Hi Geel Kat

Awesome work so far! :thumleft:
Maybe a stupid question or I missed it somewhere, but what power source are you using to close the circuit on your relays; to activate them basically?

Thanks!  :ricky:
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Offline Buff

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #62 on: December 24, 2015, 06:59:33 am »
I'm seriously impressed Kobus, that's some very neat and detailed work you've done there, the bike is looking great, well done.


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Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #63 on: December 24, 2015, 10:28:37 am »
Hi Geel Kat

Awesome work so far! :thumleft:
Maybe a stupid question or I missed it somewhere, but what power source are you using to close the circuit on your relays; to activate them basically?

Thanks!  :ricky:

I run fused power to the 4 switches I have on the top clamp (you can see them in the on photo, each has a LED which lights up when the switch is on:

These switches do not feed power at all, they just serve to control the relays:
- Main power to tower
- Main Beam
- Bright
- Hella accessory socket on the top clamp for charging stuff (I still need to install the socket, the wiring is done)

Will update my wiring diagram since I modified it a bit.
 

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Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #64 on: December 24, 2015, 11:20:24 am »
Hi Geel Kat

Awesome work so far! :thumleft:
Maybe a stupid question or I missed it somewhere, but what power source are you using to close the circuit on your relays; to activate them basically?

Thanks!  :ricky:

I run fused power to the 4 switches I have on the top clamp (you can see them in the on photo, each has a LED which lights up when the switch is on:

These switches do not feed power at all, they just serve to control the relays:
- Main power to tower
- Main Beam
- Bright
- Hella accessory socket on the top clamp for charging stuff (I still need to install the socket, the wiring is done)

Will update my wiring diagram since I modified it a bit.

 :thumleft: Thank you for the explanation! Cant wait to see the end result!
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Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #65 on: December 28, 2015, 07:02:12 pm »
Managed a decent 200km+ test ride in the Cederberg over the weekend, happy to say everything worked as intended and nothing has fallen off (not even me  :biggrin:) even though I pushed my limits a bit on the ride and did all sorts of terrain, fast open gravel, fast twisty gravel, rocks, sand all went well.

Handling is great, the extra weight and fuel distribution not and issue at all and suspension handled everything well.

A few tweaks to be made, navigation gear added and a full service to be done and the bike should be ready.

Will update my wiring diagram and post that with a costing sheet over the next day or so, also any other changes, progress or comments.
 

Offline SteveD

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #66 on: December 28, 2015, 09:29:46 pm »
Ride lots, so that any weak spots are exposed. Then eliminate them, and repeat. Ideally you'll get it so reliable that the only failures during the rally are from Loss Of Talent Resulting In Rider And Bike Flying Independent Parabolic Paths.
 

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Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #67 on: December 28, 2015, 09:35:38 pm »
A little progress today...

Changed the supporting brackets for the LED's from DPE to aluminium - takes up a bit less space.

LED bracket complete.





Bit of advice Drill a hole  or file a hole at the top and bottom of the bend on the Ali bracket, I had a bracket like this crack through that I had to remove the fairing compleatly at the side of the road, the lights carry a lot of weight when they are vibrating
« Last Edit: December 28, 2015, 09:37:12 pm by Grumpleton »
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Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2015, 08:06:13 am »
Bit of advice Drill a hole  or file a hole at the top and bottom of the bend on the Ali bracket, I had a bracket like this crack through that I had to remove the fairing compleatly at the side of the road, the lights carry a lot of weight when they are vibrating

Thanks, makes sense and will be done  :thumleft:
 

Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #69 on: December 30, 2015, 04:35:39 pm »
Awesome sensible build Kobus. I hope I'm not off sides with this question but would you mind posting costs of your build?



OK here you go, build costs to date - DO NOT LET MY WIFE SEE THIS  :o

There are still a few items remaining, I will add these to the sheet as I update the rest of the build.

 

Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #70 on: December 30, 2015, 04:46:28 pm »
Ride lots, so that any weak spots are exposed. Then eliminate them, and repeat. Ideally you'll get it so reliable that the only failures during the rally are from Loss Of Talent Resulting In Rider And Bike Flying Independent Parabolic Paths.

This, and Lack Of Talent are my two biggest concerns, but yes, I will ride as much as possible the next few weeks.

Did about 70km in sand yesterday (quarry and Atlantis) and I am quite happy with the handling of the bike.
 

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Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #71 on: December 30, 2015, 04:53:07 pm »
Coming along nicely dude.
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Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #72 on: December 30, 2015, 04:57:01 pm »
Coming along nicely dude.

Thanks Andrew  :thumleft:

Took only one photo on last weekend's test ride.

The most fun I have had on a bike in the Cederberg ever, I did not want to stop, wife had to bribe and threaten me to get me to stop riding  :biggrin:

 

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Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #73 on: December 30, 2015, 06:47:45 pm »
Very nicely done so far Kobus ... am well impressed  :thumleft:
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Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #74 on: January 10, 2016, 03:30:11 pm »
Not much new...

Did a service yesterday, valve clearances, checked bearings, new oil and filter, new air filter, new chain and sprockets.

Changed the sprockets from the stock 13/50 to 14/47.

Then it was time for some shake-&-break riding.

Did just over 500km of mixed riding between yesterday and today, most of it sandy tweespoor (quarry type riding), a bit of dunes and of course a bit of good gravel and tar there and back.

Glad to say, nothing on the bike broke, the rider is a bit broken today though  :o

Edit: The new 14/47 is perfect  :thumleft:
« Last Edit: January 10, 2016, 03:32:35 pm by Geel Kat »
 

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Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2016, 03:36:17 pm »
Jy het sekerlik meer as verwag gesweet ;D

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Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2016, 03:40:47 pm »
Jy het sekerlik meer as verwag gesweet ;D

Geweet ek gaan afchop, maar fokkit ek is effe moeg vandag  :biggrin:
 

Offline Sputnik080

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2016, 10:43:44 am »
Well done!!! :thumleft:
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Offline Geel Kat

Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2016, 12:22:25 pm »
Another small part of the puzzle.

 

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Re: A build of sorts...
« Reply #79 on: January 22, 2016, 01:12:33 pm »
You're going to love the Baja. That good-looking WR will lap it up.