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12 hours ago, TriumphTraitor said:

That's awesome, Thank you Marooncobra. 

 

I'm shocked how much bigger the HISS key actually is. I'll make up a mock key and do some experimentation this week. I'll keep you posted! 

 

Cheers

Do you want me to take some video inserting the key, turning on and the employing the steering lock?

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18 hours ago, Marooncobra said:

Do you want me to take some video inserting the key, turning on and the employing the steering lock?

Thanks, Marooncobra. But I don't think that'll be necessary. I just spent the last 5 hours making another prototype. A rough one, stainless steel is hard for me to work with. I used 1.4mm thick material this time and found that at least with my key it works and allows the lock to actuate properly. So I think the thinner material is going to be a solid solution to make this a simple bolt on application. 

 

You can see in the photo I have the original aluminum part installed along with the stainless steel part. This is to compensate for the material I sanded off of the bottom of the bezel. 

 

I am going to draw the keys in Solidworks and make sure this will work with the HISS key dimensions too. Not sure I'll be able to get to do that this evening, but I'll try. 

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Alright, I had some time to get the Keys overlaid in Solidworks. The Blue Key is the HISS Key and the Red key is Non HISS - you can see a considerable size difference. I have also put in the black bezel in relation to the measurements I have taken to my key.

 

You can see there is some interference with the bezel and the HISS key (highlighted in yellow in the pic). I am not sure this is enough interference to prevent the lock from being able to actuate properly.

I am also assuming the HISS bezel has a similar center profile as the Non HISS bezel.

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Is there anyone in the Toronto, Ontario area with a VFR that has HISS, willing to test out the prototype bracket on their bike? 

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Triumphtraitor

 

I did some checking on my HISS ring /key clearance and the key does not touch the ring currently even when locking the steering lock.. Even if you raised the HISS ring by 2mm I still don’t think there would be any interference with the key body.

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11 hours ago, Marooncobra said:

Triumphtraitor

 

I did some checking on my HISS ring /key clearance and the key does not touch the ring currently even when locking the steering lock.. Even if you raised the HISS ring by 2mm I still don’t think there would be any interference with the key body.

That's really good news Marooncobra! Thank you for investigating that on your end.

 

I got a quote from a local supplier to have these manufactured - It's the same cost for them to produce 1 bracket, as it is to make 10 (which includes a fairly hefty set up cost). To avoid the setup charge I would need to order about 550 brackets, which might be a pipe dream.

 

If I can get 10 people interested in buying one I will certainly go ahead and invest in the manufacturing.

 

To recoup the manufacturing costs I would have to sell the brackets at $19.50 CAD each plus shipping.

 

Let me know your thoughts.

 

Anyone else interested in a bracket???

 

Cheers,

 

 

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Hi all, 
 
So I've decided to upgrade the bike for long hauls by adding a GPS mount and power outlet to my 2009 ABS. 
 
I didn't have any room to mount the power outlet on the inner fairing plastics because the ABS module takes up so much room. 
 
I'm working on creating a new mounting bracket to hold either a power outlet or USB, or combination of the two. 
 
I'll hopefully be working on the prototype this weekend depending on the weather and other commitments, but here is the solution I have come up with so far. 
 
As I progress I'll update you all with pics of the completed project
 
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On 5/19/2019 at 6:04 PM, duccmann said:


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Thanks for sharing your install Duccmann. This mounting method did cross my mind, but I had concerns about the rigidity of the bracket and the singular fastening point.

Have you found that you have much flex when you go to plug in your accessory?

 

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Thanks for sharing your install Duccmann. This mounting method did cross my mind, but I had concerns about the rigidity of the bracket and the singular fastening point.
Have you found that you have much flex when you go to plug in your accessory?
 


Not at all
Been there now 8 years.
It’s a waterproof marine plug with the thick rubber cover


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