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    Quote Originally Posted by exploring/carolina View Post
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    Made an example in wood. When it is what i like, I will draw it in CAD and have it milled in metal and get it welded to the frame. It has a hole for the led indicator as well.
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    When grinding rough welds in thin materials be sure you don't grind the weld down to a foil thin situation. After grinding the only way I can think of to check it is to tap all around the weld with a hammer and listen for dull sounds and also to make sure it doesn't crumple on you.
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    Timely topic.
    I just inherited a CX500 Custom that has been similarly hacked. I'd like to tidy this up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenicx View Post
    Made an example in wood. When it is what i like, I will draw it in CAD and have it milled in metal and get it welded to the frame. It has a hole for the led indicator as well.
    It could also be the holder and transition from frame to seat loop. You don't fancy making 2 more do you?
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    Second thoughts, the hole is in the wrong place making the loop too low, same issue
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    What are you guys doing for a rear fender and what are you using to mount it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MechEngr67 View Post
    Nickmoto,

    So I made a few modifications to my original plan and I got to use my friends welder yesterday so I guess I'm committed. I have the bolts in the front like I Planned but in the back I welded these L brackets they will keep the side to side movement to a min and I think I am going to drill and tap the frame so I can use a bolt to hold it down. than I will be able to use the cross rail to mount a rear fender if I choose to do that. I may just do a tire hugger and use the electronics tray as a "fender"



    Mech,
    Cool to see a fellow mechanical engineer. I too am working on my CX, but not as far along as you. I have a question about the metal seat pans, how are you planning to attach foam and then leather to the metal? Rivets?

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    Josh

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