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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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Two jobs today...  first was to make a paddock stand.  I hate the universal ones as they are very difficult to get a bike on one on your own..., and often not that secure.  this one positively locks onto the wheel spindle, and when its on the lift I can clamp it to the top so its nice and secure.


Got rid of a bit more of that orange paint LOL  

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Originally posted by Christy Christy wrote:

Originally posted by Buzzer Buzzer wrote:

Two jobs today...  first was to make a paddock stand.  I hate the universal ones as they are very difficult to get a bike on one on your own..., and often not that secure.  this one positively locks onto the wheel spindle, and when its on the lift I can clamp it to the top so its nice and secure.


Got rid of a bit more of that orange paint LOL  

Lovely job. Clap


Its a magic tin...  each time I open the lid its re-filled itself Wink

I made a speedo housing earlier in the build, but I was not happy with the result, 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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Don't forget the bolt lol..Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

Don't forget the bolt lol..Thumbs Up

I will try...


Originally posted by red leader one red leader one wrote:

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an indicator of your age there LOL

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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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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 Oh, and although those indicators are small, they are amazingly bright!

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They do indeed look neat!, what make are they? I was thinking of adding indicators to my 1968 Triumph Tiger 650 and those look as if they may do the job without affecting the lines of the bike.

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Originally posted by rbt1548 rbt1548 wrote:

 Oh, and although those indicators are small, they are amazingly bright!


They do indeed look neat!, what make are they? I was thinking of adding indicators to my 1968 Triumph Tiger 650 and those look as if they may do the job without affecting the lines of the bike.

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funny you should say that...  my mate has just bought some for his old Royal Enfield as they don't look out of place...  here is the eBay link



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Originally posted by Buzzer Buzzer wrote:

Originally posted by rbt1548 rbt1548 wrote:

 Oh, and although those indicators are small, they are amazingly bright!


They do indeed look neat!, what make are they? I was thinking of adding indicators to my 1968 Triumph Tiger 650 and those look as if they may do the job without affecting the lines of the bike.

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funny you should say that...  my mate has just bought some for his old Royal Enfield as they don't look out of place...  here is the eBay link



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Here is the finished wiring… and the final diagram of which I am always happy to share a full size version. Its one item that is always nice to pass onto the new owner when I eventually sell on...  Imagine fault finding without it!   I like to use the braided sheathing rather than the hard PVC stuff of old. I see that many cars and bikes now use it. Its a bit fiddly but if you touch the end on the soldering iron after you cut it, it stops it fraying. Another nice advantage is if you need to pull one or two wires out, you can do by just parting the strands.




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The footrests/and levers are now finished… I pondered how to do the brake light switch and then came upon this neat hydraulic one which bolts onto the union…


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I like them hydraulic ones I fitted to front brake on 650ttThumbs Up
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Interesting that you solder the electrical connectors.  

Automotive connectors are generally only crimped, I have been informed that this is because a soldered joint may fatigue, due to vibration.  

It’s also clear that in a volume production environment, soldering would be more expensive than crimping, and that is a strong reason to avoid soldering, and of course for a harness, it would be very difficult to automate.

Whilst I have soldered connections on cars, bikes and boats over the years without problems, it would be good to know whether there is a “best practice” approach.
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