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About Calculon

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    Stoneham, MA
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    2007 Interceptor
    2016 Versys 650 LT

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  1. Sounds perfect to me then. I have a gen 6 and have had extensive seat time on a gen 8. Good luck on getting the bike.
  2. Cool! Hope it works for you too.
  3. Thanks for looking. Took it out for an extended test ride today and nothing fell off. All is good!
  4. Looks like the file has been approved. Someone want to give it another try?
  5. View File Scan of 6th Gen Grabrail Spacer for 3D Printing This is a two part file for a hard to find part for the OEM luggage kit of a 6th Gen VFR. The official Honda part numbers are, 08L41-MCW-80012 and 08L41-MCW-800123. The file provided is a 3D scan of an original piece and duplicated/mirrored so a left and right can be created. The printer I contracted with used an elastomer plastic that is very flexible and a bit soft which is required otherwise the piece won't seat and mold correctly. You can view the thread in detail here: 6genrailspacer3D.zip Submitter Calculon Submitted 05/07/20 Category Owners Manuals and other  
  6. I just tried to download myself and it worked. It is my account however. Could someone else please try and download the file?
  7. I'll ask the admin. There is an approval process for downloadable content, maybe it hasn't been approved yet.
  8. I've added the files to the Download section here at VFRDiscussion, you can find it here: Good luck getting them printed. It's important to use the right material, has to be a softish/flexible elastomer.
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    This is a two part file for a hard to find part for the OEM luggage kit of a 6th Gen VFR. The official Honda part numbers are, 08L41-MCW-80012 and 08L41-MCW-800123. The file provided is a 3D scan of an original piece and duplicated/mirrored so a left and right can be created. The printer I contracted with used an elastomer plastic that is very flexible and a bit soft which is required otherwise the piece won't seat and mold correctly. You can view the thread in detail here: 6genrailspacer3D.zip
  10. The more I think about it I believe the luggage was thought of after the bike was designed. Just too many goofy spacers and hidden bolt on brackets. One of the advantages of having an 07, there is a tail bracket/mount that is hidden behind the plastic mud guard. On older model gen 6's you have to add that from the luggage kit. That part was already a part of my bike in stock form so it saved me a great deal of extra work. Modern bikes are so much more sophisticated and simplified with the factory luggage, my buddies gen 8 and my Versys 650 have some of the most elegant attachment points and no metal framework or brackets. Appreciate you looking for extra pieces. I don't the exact name of the missing parts on my bike but they are the spacers that feed into the tail license plate mount and rear mud flap. The Honda instructions are so poor it doesn't really detail the parts clearly. That was my biggest surprise, the crappy instructions. I'm guessing whoever they contracted made them, probably GIVI, it has their lousy fingerprints all over it. Thanks for the idea. I'm not the handiest guy around but I have a few skills and the more you do the more you learn.
  11. And it's done... I hope. As long as nothing falls off (crosses fingers). I can't believe the engineers/designers who created the motorcycle and the OEM luggage rack were ever in the same room or even talked to one another. Hopefully my journey is at an end with the luggage but probably not as I will show you a few issues. As I had purchased a used kit I found out I was missing some pieces as this thread details. I received my printed parts yesterday and added the luggage today. Here is one of the printed pieces. It's an elastomer plastic so it has some give and flex but not the same as the more rubbery OEM pieces. It seats pretty well and once you turn the bolts it flexes into place. Time will tell if weather and stress will damage the printed piece. Unfortunately I had other missing pieces, the bolts that hold the grab rails were not included and the stock bolts are too short. I had to go to the hardware store and pick these up, since they are hex-head bolts and not allen head the black caps do not snap into place. If I can find some proper allen bolts I will replace. Here she is in all her glory. Thankfully Honda used the same white paint on the 2006 (the used bags I bought) as the 2007. I may add some vinyl pinstripes or stripes later. Some of the other missing pieces in the used kit were some spacers that sit between the license plate holder and rear luggage bracket. Because of this I could not get the license plate mount and light to lock down properly. It's fastened tightly but because of some play it has some wiggle to it. A very big thanks to TriumphTraitor, my luggage would still be sitting in my house in boxes had he not come through with his contacts and his sample pieces for scanning. I have the 3D file if anyone ever needs these pieces. You will have to find your own printer, I used Proto3000 in Ontario. I should add the crew at Proto3000 were amazingly helpful. I don't know how many small one-off projects they get but they treated me like a big-time customer.
  12. Just thought I'd put closure to this thread. I'm getting the Sargent Seat for the Interceptor. Just making a deal with someone over at VFRWorld for their slightly used seat, going to actually save about $150.
  13. Thanks for the ideas. Got it narrowed down to three items. A centerstand for my Versys 650, or an aftermarket windscreen for my Versys. But before I decide on either of those two I'm now leaning towards the Sargent seat on the VFR. Negotiating with the wife for her to take the Amazon card and I just buy from Sargent directly. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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