Ally plate forming

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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by bikenav » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:46 pm

they look good possibly. corner radii a little small perhaps, as far forward as is possible I presume they are designed for solo rideing in which case looks possible there may be room to move a little, vertical mounting is a compromise c of g/ground clearance bare in mind the potential "flop" from straps etc. Dry mounting your luggage is the ideal of course. Have you thought of mounting anything on the "inside" of your plate spare brake lever,tyre levers etc. look forward to seeing the finished article in Llandoverey or similar one day.

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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by deksawyer » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:24 pm

That's a great effort, but you really need to have a bigger radius on those corners - use a tin of beans or something to mark the corner and cut/file to shape.

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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by Cone » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:15 pm

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You reckon, they have to go to the powdercoaters tomorrow or I’ll miss. The run!!

The missus won’t be happy if I go back into the garage!!!

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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by Cone » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:33 pm

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Bigger curves on the corners now due to popular demand

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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by Cone » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:31 pm

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Very frustratingly the chap who did the powder coating said he new someone who could laser cut at a reasonable rate... Doh

But if you don’t look too close they look okay so will do for now

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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by Cone » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:33 pm

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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by JenniferT » Tue May 08, 2018 7:37 am

That's a great effort,

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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by BIG DON » Tue May 08, 2018 6:12 pm

Looking good, can't beat a little DIY



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Re: Ally plate forming

Post by Cone » Wed May 09, 2018 11:44 am

Yes they did look good - the words did.

As it turns out 4mm thick ally isnt very strong when the bike lands on it in a river bed..
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straightened out okay too, powder coating survived mostly intact even through the straightening. I do think it probably protected the bike well as well.
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