Can-am/MT350 love child.

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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:50 pm

Needed to make the back hole.

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Purchased a corner round end mill.

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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:56 pm

Test fit

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It still needed a bit of finishing here.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by jungleMTbiker » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:05 am

I'd be tempted to fill the corners with some sort of vibration absorbing potting. Of course that might make it hard to replace the battery...
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:21 am

Last bits on this part.

Just got the sides to finish
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I changed the design a bit and haven't gone for the mounting plate on the underside as it looked crap. So needed to counter sink some cap heads on the inside on the part and bolt it direct to the yoke. I used a little home make counter sink so they could be done. Didn't work at first then i remembered i had to run the drill in reverse.

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Part of the way through polishing i put it on the bike and it didn't look very good. So i sanded it down with 2000 grit and gave it a clear coat of lacquer.

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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:11 pm

jungleMTbiker wrote:I'd be tempted to fill the corners with some sort of vibration absorbing potting. Of course that might make it hard to replace the battery...
Its bolted in. Battery is just the back up so will last ages. I'm not 100% happy with it it looks loads better on the bike.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by 350biker » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:14 am

Fabulous piece of aero quality work there Tony. Must get down to see you sometime soon as I have now bought a share in a PA28.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by jungleMTbiker » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:50 am

Its bolted in. Battery is just the back up so will last ages. I'm not 100% happy with it it looks loads better on the bike.
Honestly I was thinking more about keeping mud and water out.
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:44 pm

jungleMTbiker wrote:
Its bolted in. Battery is just the back up so will last ages. I'm not 100% happy with it it looks loads better on the bike.
Honestly I was thinking more about keeping mud and water out.
Jet wash will fix that :D
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by Andi_Archer » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:45 am

Could you perhaps make a rubber insert from two pack compound similar to used on Mythbusters or maybe machine on from a rubber block as you have all the engineering kit?
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Re: Can-am/MT350 love child.

Post by canam » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:17 pm

Back again.

Make a bit of a mistake on the headlight mount it looked great all wired up. Then i realised i couldn't remove it without loads of hassle.

So i cut a slot in it.

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