I believe Scott may be a moderator. If he has full edit authority you might ask him to remove inappropriate posts and/or remove the entire thread of your other entry. There are also some steps you can take yourself to block specific individuals from entering information on your build thread as well. Most of the folks that read and enter information are well intentioned, but then on occasion, I have read entries that were totally whacked.
What I find interesting about this forum, is the Eco-Exo is a fairly new concept in a kit vehicle, it prompts questions and ideas across the board. I was lucky that Edward and Erik were/are building the same time I started mine. Their insight was very useful. Together we learned a right way, a best way, and a wrong way to get things done. Even though all three kits left the factory designed for a stock build, mine has a 2008 engine with appropriate support gauges and harness, Eds has custom bonnet, bags, electronics and exhaust and Erik's is using a Minimalist design by using Ducatti as his theme model. Some of the information we exchanged at first may seem inappropriate, but could serve as a model for others that may want to combine our efforts into yet different direction.
I read the Eco-Exo portion of the forums regularly. If you need to ask me anything about anything pertaining to your project, by all means ask (any of us or all of us). If you need a "FAST" answer, you have my email address. As I said I read the forum regularly but as my build is finished my entries are more preventive maintenance or Modification oriented.
All that being said, good luck and happy building...
It has been a couple of weeks since we last heard from you. How is the build coming along? Post a few pictures for us to check out. Keep in touch.. BTW: I will be passing your way in a couple of weeks.. (after the middle of August)..
Good to hear from you Fred. I was beginning to think you fell in the same hole that builder from Texas did. While you're waiting to get started ... Good time to start collecting parts. Front wheel and such. Are there any parts you might be needing? I have a front brake caliper I could contribute to your project. Just let me know.
Post by smokinguitarplayer on Oct 12, 2014 17:53:55 GMT
UncleMark . I think I have all the parts ... have the wheels, brakes , wiring loom , and some other things that were suggested. I just need to "oomph" to get the thing started. When I had the time, I was waiting for the kit now that I have it I got slammed. FB
Hey Fred... we haven't forgotten you. I was wondering when you were going to drive the 1st nail into the trike project. Winter is here and it is snowing in almost all parts of the country. Time to do a little playing around with it.
I personally wouldn't mind doing another one... but I would have to keep it for myself..
Post by smokinguitarplayer on Mar 3, 2015 4:06:12 GMT
Roger ...(and everybody else) .. Well it's 3/2/2015 and just today , I am starting to get started ...well ... at least mentally. I hired an old friend of my son's, who is an engineer and worked as an engineer for Penske Racing building engines for quiet a few years to help me get started and to help me over any humps. He's a really versatile mechanic and fabricator and with his help I cannot fail. If Roger and everybody else is still on this forum, we will probably be seeking help also ... as soon as we get ANY thaw, I will begin to get my workspace cleared out and get myself organized and then start to tear that donor scooter apart ... so hopefully , in the next month, the tools will hit the project. I will update. PS ..in the meantime I haven't been idle....started working on my private pilots license as well as other projects, been playing a lot of guitar and of course running my business.
Fred, as with any build, take the time to do it right and don't shortcut anything. We have some proven builders on here and lots of free information so feel free to ask any question. While I do not know much about the Burgman 400, the web site BurgmanUSA.com will have answers for any question or problem you run into. Also you can post classified ads to sell off any left over parts of the donor bike.
I let my private Pilots license expire back in 1983 due to the costs of renting an aircraft, insurance, parking fees and fuel costs. I was stationed over in Stuttgart Germany and the costs were almost 3 times the costs stateside. But to be able to jump in and fly to Innsbruck for a Saturday Lunch was priceless.
On two wheels now, one is a car tire. Looking for a 2F1R trike.
I am poor, please do not ask me for money or tools. I will ride 100 miles to help for a beer and sandwich.
Hi Fred, Good to see you back on topic. Tough this build is pretty much straight forward when you're in progress the start is the most difficult part. For taking apart the donor I may recommend to make as much pics as possible on the loom and connectors and brake system(!!).Make pics of the connectors which aren't used too to prevent confusion later! Use colored t-wraps to mark the sensor and connector then it's a no brainer to reconnect later. For simplicity I do recommend to use the donor bar switches (weather proof too!), connect the car key switch in series to the emergency bike stall switch as an additional anti theft device is recommended. I'm sorry to tell the original bike switch doesn't fit under the front bonnet with steering column. Because of this I moved it under the rear bonnet for an additional anti theft device. The original Exo with steering bar would have been the easiest route which I'd love even more (and creates space for a passenger). Oh yeah, you need to connect one hand brake lever switch to the brake switch (rear light pressure switch mounted in the master cilinder). Don't forget to press the brake when starting the engine or it's dead as a graveyard (don't ask..) The loom is pretty much cut/extend exept the lights. If you open up the loom you will see fixing points you can remove or extend from there to reduce fixing/solder joints. The orange wire is the switched feed wire and this is worth looking to reduce the fixing points. Common sense works best here and some patience for orientating. If you cut through the main loom cut the wires with a bit of distance. The shrinking tube will not clutter to one big ball later when extended.Add 2 paper tapes on one wire and number it before cutting in between. The color codes on several wires are near identical!! If you coded the wires it's okay to use a one color wire (I used black) for extending all wires which saves costs. Spiral wrap I used is a clean way to finish the loom. No sticky tape needed and it's good for repairs later tough it's time consuming to wrap the loom but it should be once in a lifetime. I used shrinking tube with hotglue inside to seal the solder joints to protect them from corrosion and water. The spiral wrap will allow the water to get in the loom easely but it gets out fast too which is my choice vs tape.
Just have a look in our threads and feel free to quote+ask if you need to.
Talking about flying brings back fond memory of the Davis DA-2A I rebuilt and put 2150 hours on it before selling it to a chap in England. I wonder if Stuart ever saw it? I sold it in 1989. Here is a picture of my toy's around 1985 when I started my second job as an Appliance tech. Things sure have changed since then.