I also install my parking brake. The stock one seemed to fit best and is easy to use . It had the switch to indicate that it is on and was smaller than most others I looked at. A nice leather boot and it should work well.
All good stuff there. Those fenders look mighty spiffy. The guy had his stuff together that rolled them. It looks like you have the rear length set perfect. The front trimming will really showcase the front wheels. I wasn't quite sure what I was looking at on the last picture. (Inside the tank??) The fuel tank doesn't have to be pretty, just hold gas...ha! 8-)Will be waiting for the big unveiling. The direction you have taken with the build, I have no doubt the tank will be a work of art. (PM sent too)
Between Jimmy, Kevin, Scott and Rodger I could not be where I am at at this build.
I am most grateful for all the information and help you all have given me.
The talent that all of you possess is like Alfred Neuman's Spy vs Spy. Just when you have it all figured out the other guy just blows you away with a new and most clever idea that blows your idea right out of the water!
This has been a great forum to share ideas and Talent and I thank you all.
Kevin, can you send me the angle that is cut on the front of the fender on the Exocet as I might copy those.
Rodger, Thanks for the tip on the seat cover. I ordered one today.
Scott, Thanks for taking care of me! I may screw up a little but I am glad you can bail me out when needed. Hard to believe you are on the other side of the pond.
Jimmy, What can I say. thanks for your wisdom and bending an ear when needed. You are a true craftsman that hides behind modesty. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Some mod's needed to be made to the tank to clear the rear fender but the design is done and I should have the finished product by late next week.
If no one has committed on it, allow me!! That elevated table you built looks industrial strength and sturdy. What are the dimensions?? As for the loom, it looks like you re-engineered it!! What did you do with the tip-over sensor plug? Did you eliminate it, or keep it?? I am planning to keep mine in the wiring loom..... Just in case I tip over. It all looks good.
I can see the bottom of the tank and where you have to trim for the rear fender. As long as it holds gas, it works..LOL ..everyone is doing a great job.
I spoke to Kevin today. He tells me another guy in Texas is about to order an Eco-Exo. Hopefully he will make an appearance on the forum as well. Ed, I appreciate all the good comments and look forward to doing my own build soon. Roger
OK everyone I need some help on the fenders and side cases I am thinking of installing.
First the fenders. I am thinking of cutting them at an angle in the front.
How does the length look in the front and back? Angled or straight in front?
For the side cases I am thinking of getting these with this mild steel EVO side carrier loop welded on the side of the frame in the location of the case shown in the picture above.
Or this one Givi E41. I am starting to lean on this one as it is more retro,thinner and the LED light intergrates better. It is also larger and has a top access for everyday use. It is about 1.5" taller though.
Looking good Ed, I would give the fenders a angle to give them a bit of shape, just another thought It might be worth getting a mold taken from them as they look great, be good to have the option on GRP ones too, do these need bracing due to the length do they wobble??
The side cases are ok, but narrow ones would be a lot better, Or the bag style panniers hanging on the side rails could be a more flexible option??
Ed: The angled cut would ad a nice departure to the rounded curves of the front end chassis, but to make sure, you may want to draw a rounded template and place it over the front. There isn't a ton of ways to cut a fender. I like the rounded front end, like the old Honda's and Yamaha's. I have set of Hondaline square bags that I was going to experiment with. After looking at the Givi E41 it may be a better option. I noticed the E41 lines are similar to the chassis, curved and bowed. What is the distance between the exhaust and the bottom of the bag?
It all looks good, the fenders will look especially nice after they are coated and braced. You will be riding in high style this summer and with the bags attached the sky is the limit where you can go. Thanks for the updates and I will be looking for the pictures..