Necessity of Motorcycle Parts Written by Lala C. Ballatan
If you are one of many people who consider your bike as invaluable as your family, then we know you’re head over heels. We may be judged heavily for this perception but you might even be willing to dump your partner just so you could spend time riding and caring for your bike… though, we hope you are not that obsessed.
Of course, once you’ve discovered thrill and speed of open road, there’s really nothing quite alike exuberance you felt. Eventually, it will not only be a way to travel for you, it becomes a way of life. Many other motorcycle enthusiasts discover these at certain stages after acquiring their motorcycles. You find these dedicated enthusiasts like yourself all over country.
It’s no surprise to know that you would also demand nothing but best motorcycle parts for your bike. Getting right motorcycle parts is not only a matter of vanity or style. Necessity is most important consideration. Once you do not have sturdy replacements for important parts and even accessories like worn brakes, cracked windshield, bent kickstand, you’re in trouble. All more worse if your local parts store has no replacement parts available.
Most motorcycle parts should be found not to make your bike look nice and sleek. You simply can't afford to be without these motorcycle parts which are equal to that of our limbs and joints.
Making a Custom Aluminum DashboardWritten 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 on benefits of a tachometer, you might just go by sound and feel of engine whether or not it was happy with revs you are using during changing up or down 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 improve 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 than 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 for warning light cluster / mounting screw holes. If you decide to do 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 off edges and for doing brushed satin finish. Water Jet Cutting, Plasma Cutting, Laser Cutting, CNC Milling are several ways of manufacturing aluminum. You can choose any method feasible for you and that which will create smooth results for your dash..
Here are steps in cutting out your dash from http://www.webbikeworld.com/Moto-Guzzi-motorcycles/dashboard-tachometer/: 1.Mark out plate, including profile and hole centres 2.Centre-pop all of hole centres 3.Centre-pop 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.Cut 85mm holes 6.Use trepanner / tank cutter or an 85mm hole saw. 7.Drill warning light and mounting holes. De-burr. 8.Finish off warning light holes using a bit of wet & dry for a clean edge to holes.