Making a Custom Aluminum Dashboard

Written by Lala C. Ballatan

Are you a proud owner of a Moto Guzzi ‘Jackal’? Well, then you are likely to be an envy of many. But if you missed out onrepparttar benefits of a tachometer, you might just go byrepparttar 102695 sound and feel ofrepparttar 102696 engine whether or not it was happy withrepparttar 102697 revs you are using during changing up or downrepparttar 102698 box. We can forgive you if you are clueless as to what those revs actually were.

Used motorcycle parts like a tachometer could really be a beneficial thing to improverepparttar 102699 general condition of your Moto Guzzi motorcycle. However, new or second-hand Cali EV dash is not that easy to get hold of. Given this difficulty, you could produce a new dashboard for yourself. You could even produce a better dashboard thanrepparttar 102700 original Jackal item.

Itching to start already? First, you must get a bit of 4mm thick 1050-H14 aluminium (BS 1470), (99.5% pure aluminum, a bit of wet & dry sandpaper, a couple of drills and a counter sinker forrepparttar 102701 warning light cluster / mounting screw holes. If you decide to dorepparttar 102702 cutting yourself, you need basic hand tools, drill, hole cutter for 85mm diameter holes, a small band saw few files and a couple of medium / fine flap wheels for finishing offrepparttar 102703 edges and for doingrepparttar 102704 brushed satin finish. Water Jet Cutting, Plasma Cutting, Laser Cutting, CNC Milling are several ways of manufacturingrepparttar 102705 aluminum. You can choose any method feasible for you and that which will create smooth results for your dash..

Here arerepparttar 102706 steps in cutting out your dash from 1.Mark outrepparttar 102707 plate, including profile and hole centres 2.Centre-pop all ofrepparttar 102708 hole centres 3.Centre-poprepparttar 102709 holes using sharp centre-pop. A light tap should do it. 4.Pilot drill each hole centre using something like a 1/16th drill 5.Cutrepparttar 102710 85mm holes 6.Userepparttar 102711 trepanner / tank cutter or an 85mm hole saw. 7.Drillrepparttar 102712 warning light and mounting holes. De-burr. 8.Finish offrepparttar 102713 warning light holes using a bit of wet & dry for a clean edge torepparttar 102714 holes.

The most important accessory for your sports bike

Written by Granny's Mettle

When it comes to accessorizing, riders and owners of motorcycles, particularly those that are new in this field, often spend their money in increasing engine performance. Oftentimes, they put their entire budget on performance motorcycle parts accessories like exhausts, fuel injection, mapping systems, and other components to help boostrepparttar motorcycle's engine.

But once they experience track riding,repparttar 102694 illusion of power asrepparttar 102695 most important component to gain speed fades fast. In fact, too much of it without taking into considerationrepparttar 102696 other factors may just make your motorcycle more than you can handle. Many have experienced that it could actually make one slower thanrepparttar 102697 others with less powerful bikes.

So what performance motorcycle parts accessories should you invest in? Here are some suggestions of expert riders of motorcycles:

•Suspension Lance Keigwin of Star Motorcycle School and Hare Racing, suggests that riders should take full note ofrepparttar 102698 suspension. This is one component that can increase speed in motorcycles, according to Keigwin. Unfortunately, most riders often overlook this factor. He further explained that some ofrepparttar 102699 stock bikes today may perform under regular conditions; however, when pushed beyondrepparttar 102700 average riding situations, their performance becomes questionable. "I do not suggest, however, that you spend a fortune in full suspension components; instead, I suggest you work with your stock suspension and use components that may improverepparttar 102701 stock equipment likerepparttar 102702 gold valve emulators," Keigwin added.

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