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post #11 of 33 Old 04-23-2018, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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The fan mounting issue, solved.


The radiator couldn't really be tipped forward much without running into the fork tube at full lock, so I settled for moving it ~5mm to the right. Seems to be enough.


The 'radiator swinging in the breeze' problem, solved.


The radiator bug shield/hider fits.


The provided brackets that are supposed to fit to these two screws weren't even close to right; will have to fab some later.


It doesn't look too bad. I have to make a new Molle tank cover and may be able to put some light storage in the gap between the tank and the fairing.


Tomorrow will be petcock and 'how much fuel' day, and Wednesday will be a quick 300 miler to lunch at Foxy's Landing.

"Fools go where angels fear to tread", Tom said in a spirited manner....
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Good job Tom! I personally didn't and wouldn't bother with the brackets to hold the overflow and rad to the tank; I think they do more harm than good but YMMV. Tank Vest unless you're handy with a commercial sewing machine....I'm not!

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I am handy with a sewing machine and made the Molle tank cover that is on my IMS 10. The commercial version would cost as much as I paid for the 6.6 tank...


This is my corner of the sewing room. Our sewing tables have a full-width 3' leaf that opens out of the back, so I can work on pretty big stuff. We have a 4'X6' cutting table in the cutting room next door (my daughter calls it a 'bedroom', but we know better. She sometimes stays over after a late shift in the ER and we have threatened to install a Murphy bed in the cutting room. She is opposed to this...).

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Again; nice work......closest I've come to sewing is tying a fly onto the end of a fishing line! LOL

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The left wing will abandon .75l of fuel; .2g.

After that it will take 26l to a reasonable fill level; 6.9g. I think you could stuff 7g in there.

That gives me a ‘dead on the road’ range of 290 miles.
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Awesome Tom; thanks. I've heard the 7 gallon comment before too.....anyhow, not much unusable left over, as I suspected.

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Molle tank cover before the Molle. PALS baseline laid out.

I made this one out of 1680D ballistic nylon. That stuff is a bugger to sew!


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Wow, nice work!'

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There's not as much room as on the IMS 10, but it should work out OK.

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