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Author Topic: Ducati Mobster  (Read 10918 times)

Offline coyote13

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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #30 on: Feb 01, 2016, 11:55:46 »
If anyone can suggest a cheap and easy way I can work around the factory immobiliser and install some different gauges I'd love to hear it!
From what I can tell it's impossible to get around the immobiliser unless I go for an aftermarket ecu which I'd rather not deal with. Does anyone have any experience with this or have any other suggestions for me to look into?

The guys over on www.ducatimonster.org forums might be able to help with your immobilizer.  Think you'd have better luck with that kind of technical question on a more make/model specific forum.
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Offline maxBetteridge

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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #31 on: Mar 19, 2016, 18:00:02 »
Lots of progress in this post.

Right now all my parts are waiting for me to pick up from the anodiser so nothing is assembled just yet.

I am going to wrap my grips in leather the same way I did my GSX. It will be about 20mm wide strip wound around the bars and needs a 'clamp' at each end to stop them from unwinding. I found that on the last one the clamps didn't really do much, they were loose enough to be able to rotate around quite freely but that was enough to hold the ends of the leather where they needed to be. These parts are a bit over-engineered but if I made them much smaller the cap screws I used wouldn't fit. (I made 3 sets of these)

Half way done:


Ready for anodising:


I also managed to score 3 full hides of the soft greeny-brown leather in the first pic. Was originally from a closing down handbag factory so it's a LOT nicer than the leather I used on the GSX.

I received my basalt fibre from China:


And made the mould for my speedo enclosure out of a big block of scrap billet:




Prepped the mould with mould release wax then PVA. Laid two layers of basalt and then 3 layers of glass then peel ply.





The Basalt darkened up a lot which I was a bit disappointed about but when you get it in the sunlight you still get a distinct gold glow so I'm happy enough.

For the second and third parts I practiced a few tricks with the layup, the two layers of basalt were glued together with spray glue before I did the layup. This helped a lot to keep the fibres nice and square and made it a lot stiffer when putting it in the mould. I also heated up my mould to about 60C and wet the surface out with a thick coat of epoxy and left it for about an hour (upside down so the excess dripped out) so it was tacky before I laid the basalt in and added the rest of the resin. These came out a lot shinier:

Offline maxBetteridge

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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #32 on: Mar 19, 2016, 19:25:50 »
Also made brackets to hold the new speedo and mounted it with some rubber grommets (this is the practice part, haven't cut the nice parts yet)



Made a new faceplate for the speedo from ali plate. This has holes which the backlight shines through to show the markings, the text will be laser cut onto the anodising (but won't light up with the backlight obviously). This part I've asked to be anodised black so the laser cutting will show up well I hope.



This whole speedo project has been developed as I go along. When I started I wasn't planning to have any sort of bezel but my friends talked me into it so.. the back of the bezel:


And the front:

The partially assembled thing:


And a quick video of it:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBwdojeAM9[/instagram]R/


Made some new headlight brackets next.

The clamps to attach to the forks:


I made some ears out of stainless plate


But after thinking on it for a few days I wasn't quite happy so designed some new ones which played on the shapes and angles of the frame








And finally disassembled everything and spent a few hours sanding to get it ready for anodising



Offline Tune-A-Fish©

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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #33 on: Mar 19, 2016, 19:35:12 »
Sweet headlight brackets... I bought some just like em from China for $19
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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #34 on: Mar 19, 2016, 20:33:41 »
Sweet headlight brackets... I bought some just like em from China for $19

Cool story bro. . However this guy just proved that he had the fortitude to forego the Chinese made crap and bucked up, chucked up a chunk of metal, and made his own from scratch just the way he wanted them. You attempted to place the label of fool on the guy but I don't think it reached its intended target in this case.
I get not knowing, but I can't for the life of me understand not trying. It's only metal it can be fixed. Man up and risk a mistake in exchange for a lesson.
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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #35 on: Mar 19, 2016, 20:38:09 »
Cool story bro. . However this guy just proved that he had the fortitude to forego the Chinese made crap and bucked up, chucked up a chunk of metal, and made his own from scratch just the way he wanted them. You attempted to place the label of fool on the guy but I don't think it reached its intended target in this case.

No shit. I can read and see that this is some high grade shit... He likely see's the humor.

Crap? it's the same in the end with slightly lower quality... my headlight wont know unless i tell it SHHHH!
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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #36 on: Mar 19, 2016, 20:38:19 »
Dude!  The stuff you are doing is freakin cool.

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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #37 on: Mar 19, 2016, 20:43:20 »

No shit. I can read and see that this is some high grade shit... He likely see's the humor.

Crap? it's the same in the end with slightly lower quality... my headlight wont know unless i tell it SHHHH!

Point is let's not assume that everybody gets this fucked up sense of humor where we insult them and hope that they get the "joke" while the rest of the world looks in and sees somebody acting like a tool. I've used Chinese parts. But I sure as hell appreciate epic work like is doing. As far as being mostly the same? That's debatable. This is pro grade quality. Dude knows his way around a machine shop, obviously, and there will be nothing quite like it when he's done because he put in the effort. But in the end, the fact that he made it from a raw chunk of metal into what he wanted....that sets it apart.

MaxB, friggin killer dude.


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Offline maxBetteridge

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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #38 on: Mar 19, 2016, 22:04:40 »
Cheers guys, you're both totally right (except the part where you imply I know what I'm doing). I am a big fan of cheap Chinese crap but at the moment I'm just playing to my strengths and CNCing some eye catching bits.
The way I see it I just saved myself $19 ;)

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Re: Ducati Mobster
« Reply #39 on: Mar 19, 2016, 22:07:52 »
Rock on, Next time make two of each and sell it here, I have the same chassis and would love some of those parts for the front end.

Oh wait! :)
"I didn't come here and I ain't leavin"  Willie Nelson

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