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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:38 pm 
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I have been away all weekend, post has brought me lots of Ti bling, connectors, carbon sheet, data cable and bits to be getting on with whilst i was away.

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I think i will be mounting the dash operation buttons onto the dash mounts, they fit nicely into the holes i had drilled into them before. 


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Dash will sit a bit higher than in the first pic, mounted onto the Carbon sheet, it will be getting cut to fit and have the data cable connection fitted into the gap (gap to be filled with carbom sheet) between dash and yoke.

Not 100% sure if i should mount buttons as pictured, or mount them as a bank along side the data cable input in the gap between the dash and yoke, thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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http://thenewcaferacersociety.blogspot.com/2007/12/painful-flashback-street-hawk.html :lol

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 pm 
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Looks like you have picked the most logical position for the instrument buttons - the weight reduction holes in the mounting bracket provide an elegant and ready made mounting location for the instrument buttons without having to fabricate a separate mounting panel.

If you made a separate panel some annoying smart Alec (probably with a whiny voice) will ask; 'why didn't you take advantage of the holes in the bracket and mount the buttons there?' :angel


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:05 pm 
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hoon, not sure they will end up there yet! might be something else up my sleve 8o

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:33 pm 
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toy'd with the dash fitment, cut the carbon sheet, drilled and fitted to the dash mounts, now messing with where to fit the buttons ( washers placed where i might fit them) and 

data lead plug, think plug will fit to the right of the buttons.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Yeah - I see where you are going with this - the new dash idea looks very nice. :D


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I have gone ahead and cut the holes for the puttons and dash, will sort the data cable connector later ( have the mounting holes sorted)

i liked the button fitment between the dash and yoke, keeps the wiring neater.

carbon plate still has more work to come, but happy with it so far.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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i liked the button fitment between the dash and yoke, keeps the wiring neater.


That was my first thought when I saw the buttons fitted into the holes in the alloy bracket, what would it look like from the underside, wires hanging out. Much neater tucked away as you have done it now.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:18 pm 
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Very nice :D


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:17 pm 
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hole for data connector now cut, data connector modified, and bolts fitted.

will be fitting new screws and dust/moisture cover when it arrives.

still need to shape carbon plate and open up hole for hoses to pass through where the ignition lock used to sit.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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have the mounting plate sorted now, got it shaped as i am happy with, sorted all the wiring and almost ready to wire the harness in.

changed the screws on the data plug for black ones blends in a lot better.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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further small touches have been made since last time, dust/moisture seals have arrived and also some more black screws to replace the shiney ones

that were fitted.

i have been finishing off the dash loom attachment to the main harness, got it 99% done now, had a bit of a problem with the neutral indicator lamp wiring, but after asking a question on the oil cooled forum, i now have the answer, will be sorting it out later.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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just the night time brightness dimmer to wire in and all should be good to try and program the dash.


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:35 am 
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dash all plumbed in and functioning, had to adjust some of the wiring to get it all to fit cleanly and without putting too much tension on any joints.
waiting now for the last part of the puzzle, I have ordered a Motogadget Hall effect speed sensor from Germany, coz i dont like the size of the one that i got from Race Technology!! it is massive, but given that the dash is first off made for car fitment, it wouldnt be anyother way really.
so to aid with fitment the nice small sensor was ordered, should be here today, will get it fitted soon as it lands.
fitted the rest of the new Racefit system, wing mirrors, checked out all electrical function.
Biggest test is going to be getting her started after the M-unit and total wiring re fit!! i have working Rfid, she turns over on the starter, spark to plugs, what seems to be fully functional electrical system, just need to get the tank on and slosh some fuel around :Pray :Pray :Pray

got plans for the dash mount, think it needs the two "horns" removing to clean up the lines around the front?
i still need to attach the front of the dash plate to the mounts, but thought i would leave that until after i have had her out for a test run or two.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Motogadget sensor turned up as promised

This is the difference in size!!!!  Race Technolagy one is M12, Motogadget is M5 


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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Did a quick test fit after removing the old sensor, all is good and i now have speed registering on dash :)
this evenings job will be to remove the rear caliper hanger, drill and tap an M5 hole and thread to accept the new sensor.
i have input the gear ratios to the dash file, so it now has all the correct info for me to upload as soon as i work out how Haha.

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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
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been swatting up on how to be a computer programmer geek lol. will attempt to down load the saved program onto the dash tomorrow


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 Post subject: Re: project RETRO
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:08 pm 
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I will just leave this here.............................................

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