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yeah, it's pretty simple to make a top clamp for the damper. Scotts mount holes should be centered over the stem front to rear, I forget the bolt spacing but remember it being a pretty simple number.
Well, not this time. :D

This pic shows that the GPR damper bracket/lower clamp is not centered on the OEM upper triple. Not sure why, but don't like it. This issue isn't a problem, but would be nice to center the new custom damper bracket on the new billet upper triple.



This pic shows that the damper mounting holes are offset, not in-line with the center of the stem. The damper mounting holes are also offset to the bracket/lower clamp mounting holes. The bracket/lower clamp mounting holes are also offset to the stem center.



Here's the problem. The space between the mounting holes on the new billet upper triple is 80mm (90mm hole centers). The damper body width is 76mm. The wall thickness (where the bolt goes through) of the new custom bracket/lower clamp wouldn't be more than 1mm on the damper side.

Can't make the base of the new custom bracket/lower triple wider than the new skinny billet bracket/lower clamp because of the shape of the new billet upper triple. A wider bracket will hang over on the sides.

I don't want to raise the damper at all. Needs to be in the same position as now.

Seems sketchy to me, with these tight tolerances, but might be possible. I'm doing my best to get some good measurements, and will try to make some hand drawings. Beyond that, I definitely need help.
 

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I'm sure there's some tolerance as far as hole location goes, if they were all perfectly centered you wouldn't need a slot in the arm (just a hole).

I suspect you could get away with no material on the inside of the bolt but could be wrong.
 
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I'm sure there's some tolerance as far as hole location goes, if they were all perfectly centered you wouldn't need a slot in the arm (just a hole).

I suspect you could get away with no material on the inside of the bolt but could be wrong.
True on the forward/rearward positioning of the damper, but left-to-right position of the damper would have 1mm on each side between the damper and new custom bracket/lower clamp. Damper mounting holes and new bracket/lower clamp machining needs to be good, but not too difficult IMO.
 

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Not much done, but got the measurements from the billet upper triple.

Rear mounting holes are close to 2mm offset from the stem center.

Now, I just need a sharp pencil and a cold slap in the face.

 

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Just a preliminary drawing to figure out what I want.

Shape looks good. Should be centered left-to-right and front-to-back, over the new upper triple.

 

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Working on this bike again.

Haven't finished the drawings for the steering damper/handlebar mount (of course). Putting it back together without the damper, for now. So, no freeway- just local rides.

Months ago, I ordered 4 more of the custom turn signals. One was broken in the last crash. Searched the entire house and garage- no signals. Found the online receipt, but there was never any shipping info. Too late now. Guess I was in too much pain to notice they never arrived. So pissed at myself. Had to step away from the bike for a few days.

Ordered 2 more turn signals yesterday. Said, "Last One" on the site. Can't find them anywhere else. Not good, since I break one every few months. Also made custom brackets for the particular shape of these signals.

Been cleaning up the bike and installing fresh parts. :rock:
Hopefully putting on the pipe in the morning. Will try to get some pics tomorrow. Just have this ATM:



 

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The smell of outdated petrol surrounds me. :knucks:

All senses are tingling with anticipation. Been a year since I heard the growl of my BEET Racing pipe.

Just thinking... my helmet is destroyed. Got a backup helmet or two- but definitely need to get something new.
 

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Took a test ride yesterday.
Not much of a test ride. Didn't check out anything, just got on and rode.

Didn't really feel anything special. Rode to the gas station and topped up the tank.

Rode a little further and grabbed a Chipotle burrito. Guess I needed a little more COVID in my diet.

Thought after a year, the first ride might juice me up a little. Didn't happen.
The burrito was pretty mundane, too.

Definitely good to have a running bike. Probably just need a little more seat time to get back my mojo.

 

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Some days it’s just not there Smoke. Same as the weather, no matter what we do, sometimes it’s just a cloudy day. Next time the sun is shining and you’re smiling a bit, go for a toot on it and I bet you’ll enjoy it just the same. It’s nice to have a bike to ride when you just need to unwind and/or forget about it all.
 
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Still haven't rode the bike, since my last post. Just haven't felt like a joy ride, and have nowhere I need to go.

Looks like armageddon in downtown LA. Less than 10 miles from my house.

Terminal cancer, then COVID-19, now rioting and destruction like I haven't seen since Rodney King. Situation TARFU, heading for FUBAR.

Suddenly, I need to ride. Really bad. Gearing up, now.
 

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I love a nice rack!

Drilled some holes to bolt a rack to the subframe, but these spacers aren't going to give the rack the height and angle that I want.

Should have some aluminum tubing arriving tomorrow.

 

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is that to carry riot gear and implements for when riding too near LA?
 
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