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Re: My project (1GE)

#151 Post by rd84 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:42 pm

Nice job ! -is that laser cut ?

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Re: My project (1GE)

#152 Post by Speed Freak » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:13 pm

Yes, laser cut.
My bikes:
RD500 YPVS 1GE
RD350 YPVS 31K 1985
Honda CBR 1000 RR SC57
Yamaha R1 RN04

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Re: My project (1GE)

#153 Post by Bengt Weil » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:46 am

Are you considering offering the stainless air filter 'cage' for sale?

Looks like a really nice, functional piece and I'm sure there are quite a few folks that could use one...

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Re: My project (1GE)

#154 Post by Speed Freak » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:07 pm

Would make it more easy to get a version out of aluminum as I have to buy a big sheet...

I can ask in 2 weeks... Holiday season :smt015
My bikes:
RD500 YPVS 1GE
RD350 YPVS 31K 1985
Honda CBR 1000 RR SC57
Yamaha R1 RN04

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Re: My project (1GE)

#155 Post by Speed Freak » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:02 pm

Bad thunderstorm outside, seems to be standard every evening now...
But I got some equipment today and made a try to cut 1mm thick papier gaskets with my plotter...

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Not 100% happy with the result - in case I need some gaskets on sunday afternoon it would be acceptable.
But there is also some room for improvement.
My bikes:
RD500 YPVS 1GE
RD350 YPVS 31K 1985
Honda CBR 1000 RR SC57
Yamaha R1 RN04

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Re: My project (1GE)

#156 Post by Kalim » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:55 am

This is good job, probably way good enough !

I used to do my gaskets too.

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Re: My project (1GE)

#157 Post by Speed Freak » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:53 pm

Got my adhesive mat today...

Not a RD500 gasket, but Yamaha (R1 trackbike).
Had one for a gearbox repair in my garage and made a copy of each gasket for my database.
Now I need one gasket for the generator cover because the bike will get a flat cover (generator removed).

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Final CAD file:
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Best option was using only ~30-40g knife pressure on the plotter and cut 3x.
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This pictures show my first try but with an error - the lines were not merged and the plotter lifted the knife for every single piece of the shape which is causing the unclean cut at every start of a new line.
Second without this error is close to perfect :smt003
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=> Up to 0,5mm thickness it`s no problem.
1mm might need 4-5x cutting, then I think it can be also as accurate as the 0,5mm material.
More knife force results in an unclean shape.
My bikes:
RD500 YPVS 1GE
RD350 YPVS 31K 1985
Honda CBR 1000 RR SC57
Yamaha R1 RN04

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Re: My project (1GE)

#158 Post by Vin » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:36 pm

Speed Freak wrote:One more open point closed...

The broken plastic air filter support frame will be replaced by a stainless steel one (or maybe I will do another one out of aluminum to save weight)

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Hi Speed Freak, Did you get in a position to make and offer them for sale?

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Re: My project (1GE)

#159 Post by Speed Freak » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:17 pm

Hi Vin,

I did not offer them because there was no financial advantage between making one or more (got it together with the engine stands).

I have all data ready to make them, I just need to order.
If there is interest I would ask for a price for ~10 or 20pc.
My bikes:
RD500 YPVS 1GE
RD350 YPVS 31K 1985
Honda CBR 1000 RR SC57
Yamaha R1 RN04

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Re: My project (1GE)

#160 Post by Vin » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:41 pm

Okay understand mate, I will be in for one if enough interest to make. regards Vin

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Re: My project (1GE)

#161 Post by Speed Freak » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:21 pm

I will get a price when the company opens after christmas holidays and post it in the for sale section.
My bikes:
RD500 YPVS 1GE
RD350 YPVS 31K 1985
Honda CBR 1000 RR SC57
Yamaha R1 RN04

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Re: My project (1GE)

#162 Post by Vin » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:47 am

Any progress on the build Speed Freak?

Just starting my own 1GE build at last!

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Re: My project (1GE)

#163 Post by Speed Freak » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:24 pm

Trying to do more CAD work when I have some free time... :smt005
Most of the time I`m not motivated to open CAD after work again at home.

To be realistic, to get everything done within the next 5 years might be a optimistic target due to some changes in my life.
At the moment it`s not even clear where I can store all my motorcycle stuff as I will move to another place, closer to work.
Not sure if I can find a garage which is next to a new flat which also needs to be found.
But in the end of this whole process there should be a nice garage next to my house :smt004

Not really happy about the situation that the RD is not finished up to now due to my stupid target to get everything into CAD but I don`t want to skip this target as it would make the whole work useless which was already done.
My bikes:
RD500 YPVS 1GE
RD350 YPVS 31K 1985
Honda CBR 1000 RR SC57
Yamaha R1 RN04

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Re: My project (1GE)

#164 Post by Speed Freak » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:17 pm

Progress...

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My bikes:
RD500 YPVS 1GE
RD350 YPVS 31K 1985
Honda CBR 1000 RR SC57
Yamaha R1 RN04

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Re: My project (1GE)

#165 Post by wolfgangh » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:32 am

Hi, would it be possible to 3D-print parts of the cooling circuit, like connectors, T-junctions etc with a consumer type 3D printer? I mean in terms of strength, temperature range of the plastics used?

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