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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 6:18 pm

on the long drive home from the ride yesterday, i was thinking about, well laughing about the big hole in oring 212 headlight. so i had an idea, when i sinch my msr fender pak down so it won't fall off, it tends to distort my front fender which makes it sag down, which allows the tire to rub on the fender tip. there is a fender stiffiner i've seen,but that's all it does, i'm a multifunction kind a fella, so i decided to make a bracket to hold the msr pak, and a combo headlight guard. starter with 1/4 alum. 5" wide 14"long , milled in a relief cut for the wire loom
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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 6:22 pm

did a little forming to match the contour of the fender
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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 6:26 pm

milled in some slots to lighten, and so i can hook straps of fender pak.
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PostSubject: Re: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 6:28 pm

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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 6:34 pm

then i drilled 2 3/8 holes through bracket, and bent some 3/8 alum. rod and tig welded the headlight guard to bracket.
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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 6:38 pm

then i remounted fender, with bracket, an it looks like this
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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 6:44 pm

with the fender pak it looks like this. this is the pic i thougth i was posting in the previous post WOOPS! my bad.
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PostSubject: Re: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 6:53 pm

Nice! I really need to develop some fabrication skills.
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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 7:01 pm

there's nothin to it griz, just a little imagination, some patience, and thousands of dollars in tools.LOL an always remember if ya can't fix it with a hammer it's an electrical problem!
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PostSubject: Re: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 8:27 pm

Good job Jerry, that is a very clean job. I have a pretty well outfitted shop, but I am envious of your toys there.
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PostSubject: Re: 650L lite guard   2/7/2010, 8:32 pm

big jer wrote:
there's nothin to it griz, just a little imagination, some patience, and thousands of dollars in tools.LOL an always remember if ya can't fix it with a hammer it's an electrical problem!

Hahaha, either that or a bigger hammer. That looks really good.thumb I need to check out mine now, lol.

*think i would like to see it bent a little more. the end looks to far away from the fender
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PostSubject: Re: 650L lite guard   2/8/2010, 4:03 am

Good job! You need any more room your shop....I could store those mills for you in my garage



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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   2/8/2010, 7:24 pm

[quote="Hodakaguy"]Good job! You need any more room your shop....I could store those mills for you in my garage



ya know it is a bit cramped, but i'll manage, i do appreciate the offer though. i do have alot of other stuff [junk] you could store LOL
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PostSubject: 650L lite guard   3/1/2010, 7:56 pm

yesterday was the first time i got to test my light guard/fender pak rack. an it worker perfect, no more fender rubbing tire an no more goin back to look for the fender pak after it fell off. i completely lost one on the haul road coming back from prudoe, just luckily i didn't need my spare tubes! an luckily it didn't get cought up in the front wheel an wreck me either! so i guess this home grown brain storm was a sucess. i guess the sun shines on a dogs ass every now an then
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PostSubject: Re: 650L lite guard   3/1/2010, 9:07 pm

big jer wrote:
there's nothin to it griz, just a little imagination, some patience, and thousands of dollars in tools.LOL an always remember if ya can't fix it with a hammer it's an electrical problem!

So today's escapades were electrical??? I should have known... LOL

I skipped the thousands of dollars in tools and used a ball peen hammer, a broken hack saw blade, a big vice and some no longer sharp drill bits.. he he
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