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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:41 am 
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:lol: Thanks Carlo & ducttf1 for your wisdom & opinion. Sometimes that's difficult to give in an open forum. I'm leaning toward the angled decal because it follows the frame in that area even though the yellow & black pinstripe runs horizontally. I just wanted to seek clarification on these subtle differences.

Below is a photo of the glass laying on the frame. Some tight spots need to be investigated mainly on the seatbase. I think the rear screw bosses are a little long on the frame. But, it's still early for this milestone.

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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:15 am 
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Hi, and yes everytime I fit a seat to a frame those bossses seem too high and the fiberglass fits tight. So every TT has some spider web cracks around the screw hole! Doesn't matter what frame and fiberglass I am using. You could just take a little metal off and get a better fit, the fiberglass is usually too thin to take down some. Lou


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:58 pm 
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Hi Lou,
yes, I agree I will need to take some off the bosses and it also looks like I'll need to angle them up a touch.
Is there a rubber washer fitted in between the frame boss & the fiberglass panel?

Lou, please could you also PM me a sketch of the electrical plate with dimensions???? Please? This would come in handy. Naturally, I'll need to convert inches to mm.

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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Hi Steve, no rubber washer, just the plastic one on the outside of the fiberglass. Yes I will try and post the dimensions on the Forum tomorrow. I am sure other guys can use them, and don't worry, some of us use the metric system here in the states. My friends make fun of me because I order metric stock for fairing brackets and the electrical panels etc. A little harder to get here, especially in small quantities. I tell them it's more 'authentic' and they laugh. Lou


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:05 am 
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Legend Lou!
Thanks for that!

So, to order metric sized material is a difficult task because suppliers don't stock it or because it's not a common standard size? I thought you'd use the next available stock size. Say, the electrical plate in question is 4mm thick aluminium, what would the standard imperial size be? Would it be 0.16 inch thick? I was born in the Metric era. The Imperial system is not one of my strengths. That's what you get working here for GM! And to think we use global engineering best practices!
Wheels of the world.

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 Post subject: tt electrical plate
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:19 pm 
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Ok Steve, I hope these help. This is not a perfect piece, these are hand made so if your dimensions are off no worries as long as the components fit on the plate and it fits the frame, you are fine. The big electrical plug hole is not cut on this plate but the other photos in my last post show the shape if you are using original style plugs. When you wire up your bike you will see why there is a square cut in the low front edge of most fuel tanks. To clear the wiring, TT's are 'shrink wrapped' motorcycles. If everything is not in the right place they are a mess. The big holes on the plate are 14mm with a chamfer and the small holes for mounting everything else are 5mm tapped holes. I am in the USA so I guess if you don't order large quantities of material it can be difficult to find. I actually go on ebay and buy my metric stock from the UK. Cheap, even with the shipping, and delivery is quick. Lou


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:21 pm 
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;) Sir Lou,
you are a super legend, period!
That is a perfect place to start.
You are absolutely spot on with the fuel tank having a square cutout along the lower edge. Good pick up.

Now, just a couple more questions...
1. The top bend tab to attach the wiring plate looks to be over 1 inch wide or make that 30mm? Is this correct?
2. The Molex connector hole is recessed 2mm to allow the locking wing tabs to attach to the plate, right?
Superb.

I appreciate you going to a lot of effort doing this and making these things. So, in return, I'll make up a 2D profile CAD file in IGS translated data for forum members to use. Remembering, that not all plates, frames & positions will be the same. To save a bit of time, I will get this plate profile laser cut and finish the holes myself.

Another thing, I won't be able to get a Motoplat push button starter similar to the original version, so I'm looking into using this unit with the original starter solenoid...
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SPST, die cast housing, silver contacts, brass screw terminals. Amperage rating 60A at 12V. Mounting opening 16mm diameter. 60034BL Waterproof neoprene boot seal suits 60030BL, 60031BL & 60033BL (black)
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Thanks again Lou. Very much appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:23 pm 
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:roll: Hi Lou,
please check the CAD image below & advise if this looks ok.
Thanks,

Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
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Hi Steve, wow, beautiful job on the drawing! You should re-head the post as 'cad drawing' of the electrical panel so guys not following this thread can see it. Your dimension is fine on the tab in your cad drawing. That starter button should work fine. You can make a nice 90 degree bracket and it wil look great. Yes 2mm makes a perfect notch for the connector. Pretty fancy I just use old stencil paper and pencil and keep my fingers crossed. Lou


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 Post subject: Re: Aussie TT2 track bike build
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:46 pm 
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That is a nice drawing. What CAD software is that? Since I'm now retired and can't use my old 3-D CAD system at work to draw up Ducati parts any more, I've been sort of looking around for a simple 2-D system to throw up on my home computer. Any recommendations?
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