As I showed you (in CAD) last time, I have come up with a
pretty clean solution for mounting navigation or smartphone
without ugly plastic brackets. In the meantime we have made
the first prototype in real steel. Also we fixed the topnut
of the Tolle forks which was a real pain in the ass to install
and remove because it only had 2 small flat parts. After some
machining it now has a decent hex so that it can be installed
with a socket wrench, so much better!
|After sitting on the bike and looking at the handlebars, I decided
the ugly bracket of the clutch lever also had to go. I had made
a new design in Cad and had these machined on a 5-axis machine
that allowed for nice organic shapes. I designed them so stock
Harley levers can be used in an emergency, but ofcourse I will
design my own version also.
My mate Rene (Just Fubar) came over to do some nice TIG
welds, much better than my own welds, haha! After all the welding
was completed, I sandblasted the bars and did the acid and oil
thing to give them a nice finish.
I am quite happy with the riders view now, next jobwill
be prototyping the levers and finding a place to hide the cable
operated master cylinder for the front brakes..