Neat! Painting up or leaving raw? I have had sorry experience of supposed SS grills proving rust worthy on me that I now VHT spray the crap out of everything. I wouldn't wish the same on you.
Hey Malo my man! Thanks! No... Leaving it raw. I remembered we had this discussion a while back so when I went sourcing for this grill I actually did a water test for three days to make sure this aluminum was genuine. All good! This baby won't rust.Neat! Painting up or leaving raw? I have had sorry experience of supposed SS grills proving rust worthy on me that I now VHT spray the crap out of everything. I wouldn't wish the same on you.
Yep! Salt water shouldn't be a prob. But plan on cutting out second set for both oil cooler and rad as back up... I see them lasting trouble free for at least 5 years if not more. Really don't want to go the paint route...Ah you've gone alu… that won't rust but will oxidise (dull over is grey/ white matt finish… though stay away ftom salt water spray… I have a vague recollection that'll rot your alu pdq).
My prob was with SS (stainless steel) turning out to be too low grade an SS (i.e. wasn't stainless and therefore rusted). Alu is obvs lighter, easier to work and doesn't rust (though not as strong and can rot). It's all a balance. You could lacquer it up if you want it to stay shiny shiny
Thanks mate! Just about finished dash as well! Got some cleaning up to do... Not perfect but does look good!Hey bro, just bcoz it takes me literally years to progress a project doesn't preclude me from expecting results yesterday from others 🙄 esp when you do such fab work 😁
10mm chrome button switches. imbedded into the handle bars. three on the left - 2x on/off & 1x monetary and same on right. I changed my throttle to a CNC one like on a scramble....wanted to fit the Motogadget micro switches but it was waaaaaaayyyyyyyyy outside my budget....What did you replace it with? Pics?
Although I did a terrible job of expanding inner diameter of tabbed ring the overall fit is snug and once locked in will not move. Sorry! Did't take pic of clip locked in place!Grill work...
New oil cooler grill.
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Rivets failed. Piece needs to be welded back and holes in the grill...
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New rad & grill
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4 hours and 228 holes later...
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LEAD headlight conversion. Thanks to Malo and ptxyz for their input.
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Thanks! Was inspired by both you and ptxyz! You could always do plug n play connector. Non? On the "Little help with LED please" thread I saw a canbus in yur pic. I ordered a pair from Fleabay,Great idea to create the right spacer from the OEM part. Wish I'd thought if that when I bent my retaining clip instead (real pain in the…).
My other learning point was I then needed to bend the prongs of the led connector to be wider to mate with the bike's wiring. I should have just used a second set of the OEM bulb holders to act as adapters (esp as non-OEM parts are cheap as chips on AliExpress, if indeed they prove to be the equivalent part as I've not purchased them yet).
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