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Discussion in 'Scrambler How-To's and Guides' started by Plumbermark, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Plumbermark

    Plumbermark New Member

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    image.jpeg First time post. I just finished a little project to make my scrambler my own. What do you think?
     
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    That looks great, my hat's off to anyone who actually makes their own accessories for their bike, instead of just buying them from the many suppliers out there as I normally do !
     
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    Can you tell us about the tank cover? That really looks good.
     
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    Tank cover is vinyl that matches the seat. Wrapping the edges didn't stay so I found a channel vinyl with an adhesive on the edge and finished it off. Still a work in progress. I think I needed more coats of spray glue because I am getting a few bubbles but the materials and concept are spot on. I have pictures and can do a small step by step so you can see ha ow it went together. Thanks for noticing.
     
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    Well it looks great in photos.
     
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    image.jpeg Thought I might add a picture of the reflective tape under flash. I made the plate as an alternative to stock reflectors which I will be removing. Safety first!
     
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    Simply TOP !! I want it!
     
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    Making it is simple. You should try it.
    Materials
    1. 2-12" X 12" pc of 1/16" aluminum
    2. 6- 1 1/4" insulated pipe straps
    3. 6- 1/4" x3/4" screws/washers/nuts
    4. Paint and sticker or I used 3m reflective vinyl adhesive for the black background.

    Construction
    Cut out aluminum plate in a 10 1/4"X 10 1/4"X 7 3/4" triangle. I rounded the edges and cut a round notch where the frame slider could go. All done with a fine blade on a jig saw.
    Mounting holes on the right side were all 1" in from the sides. Nice and uniform. Notice where I slipped the straps around the frame because the locations are the only places they fit without hitting something else on the bike.
    Mounting holes on the left side are in different spot because the straps are in different locations than the right. I put the straps on and measured them up using their exact location on the frame.
    Once I mounted up bare aluminum plates I pulled them off and finished mine with reflective tape and the rat bones sticker. You could paint or whatever to match the theme of your scrambler. If you use the adhesive be patient. I'm still pressing bubbles out from behind the tape.
    Remount your finished plate and enjoy your personalized number plate.
    I included pictures of my progress and you can see my strap locations.
     

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    Thanks Mark for your kindness ,
    clever&good job.

    I'll try to do that next weekend.

    Sergio
     
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    Excellent idea, I just ordered the aluminum plates, insulated p-straps and reflective tape on Amazon for $63. Now I just have to decide what sticker to put on............
     
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    Really great job with limited tools!

    I happen to own a waterjet. I've been working on inserts for this triangle as well as the panel towards the rear of the bike (the vaguely Florida shaped plastic panel). Once I've got a design I like (I want to use the existing mounting solutions rather than brackets/straps/etc) I can do custom cut outs if people are interested. It won't be on the cheap end, but it can be YOURS and highly customized. Also on the agenda are levers, pegs, something with the tank, a TIG welded custom stainless exhaust... I may have figured out a clean way to mount a full bottom plate as well.

    Will post pics later.
     
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    SWEET!

    Are you planning on getting rid of all the brushed aluminum? Have you tracked down a matching yellow paint yet?
     

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