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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #90 on: June 26, 2020, 12:33:16 PM »
I don't like my centre stand it's to hard so I put a 10mm plate under it and it lifted easier





19mm even easier



Check the clearances





That is just looking to smack your ankle



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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #91 on: June 26, 2020, 01:12:30 PM »
I can see why they put it there it's all to do with the panniers





So I pulled it out and cut a gap out a little over 1cm

It's the only place that works where both sides are evenly vertical



This type of mod crosses skill sets which I never learned Im just a Hack.  So Ved the mating sides deep so the weld penetrates the centre.



I put a tube inside that tube then tapped it home and welded the three together

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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #92 on: June 26, 2020, 01:37:10 PM »
The bridge between the foot leaver and stand has to come off







Check the cut angle and V it out over half. If your real careful bend it cut again but not as deep bend again and work your way out with the extra cuts and if your lucky it's a close seam.



Not yet



Bingo





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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #93 on: June 26, 2020, 02:03:02 PM »
Weld the bridge back on and check it for clearance





Sits firm on three feet



That is not as high off the ground as I planned and I know where I went wrong.

The pivot point is now near the middle so the height at the pivot point is multiplied out to the wheel at 1.5 or some such ratio.

Ho well I can live with that. I can put it up I can stand there and put it down then put it up and put it down if I did it ten times I would be bored.

Put weight on the rear of the bike and the front comes off the ground so it's functional.



Clean it up, paint you would never know


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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #94 on: July 03, 2020, 04:39:23 PM »
Now that I have used it for a bit I was thinking I could have done the same by just bringing the foot leaver in like I did but extending it 100mm or more. The extra leverage may be the same as shortening it. At some point it will and it would be interesting to know.



This is more than 50km into a dirt road ride with a 850.

Note the mud splatter on the swing arm and around the shock. You can see some is getting on the shock.



This is the one I made and it's doing its job.



The fork socks are keeping a little off the fork seals. Multiple that out over years and it's worth it.


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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #95 on: July 10, 2020, 01:41:40 PM »
Now it's time to make the bottom rack. So took the bolt out and cover off then heated the pipe and pressed it on.



Put a rag over it and pressed with my thumb held till it set.





Drilled



For some reason I changed direction and decided to put the cover back on



Got it ready



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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #96 on: July 10, 2020, 01:59:34 PM »
Heat



Bold down to set then take off and heat that area



Massage a down bend





Measur



When I put the right angle bend in it it flared at the sides so clamped the sides back in



Now it's a ridged bend.

Idearly it would be one peice but I'm using up leftovers from the top rack



And adapter peice



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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #97 on: July 10, 2020, 02:17:17 PM »
Because it's a tapered thread I had to heat the joiner nut to make it screw both ends in also heate till soft either side of the joiner so it set in its new happy spot.







Seems to do its job



At this stage I'm prepared to take that on a 3 month ride. Strong, repairable on the fly lightest in the business



The other side I'll just making a weekender till more parts arrive



This one is made from the cheep gardening tube. $6 for 600mm. It handles completely different to the other stuff. The line between soft and melted is really fine. It's far easier to melt and fashion into a new shape.

You can make a right angle bend a flat foot end and all one peice.



Now I wait for the right side long trip part



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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #98 on: July 10, 2020, 11:27:14 PM »
So simple yet ingenious

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Re: Tioli mods
« Reply #99 on: July 17, 2020, 03:05:03 PM »
I like the lambs wool seat cover its a good companion warm, softens the seat reduces fatigue however it's not good in the rain left outside overnight and collects dust dirt.



So I'm going to try this cover



It's shaped to fit this specific seat



The idea is it's a 3D mesh. Supposed to be good in hot weather and let air pass under I'm guessing it would be good in the rain



Feels strong enough and bouncy like a mattress



Definitely cooler under seat I will take it off for now as its winter and put back on come summer. Seemed to be as comfortable as the lambs wool will see when I test it more. May be the answer for a 3 month ride.



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