28/12/13

The Sonic salt flats dream

Ok, someone teased me with this crazy idea, so I decided to try. 
Please help me spread this around to make this dream come true. 

Rewards and more details in the link below.
And may the spirit of Burt Munro be with you all!

http://www.kapipal.com/e1b99ae95e2e4355845caea8b78e280c


18/12/13

The Dirt-One turn signals

I wanted to keep everything as CLEAN as possible (even if it's called the DIRT one...) and the turn signals are always a bit of a problem to "hide", even more if they are street legal. 

So, quite easy at the front, mounted "bar-end" style with two small aluminum adaptor and the wires through the handlebar.




 For the back I've built two supports to be welded on the frame





The wires passes through the mounting hole and through the frame







Clean!

06/12/13

The Orange Project rear monoshock upgrade

The Orange Project and the TR-1 share basically the same frame so, like I did before with the TR-1,  I decided to upgrade the rear monoshock  on the Orange too.
I took the chance to raise the whole bike a bit and "re-do the math" for the front rake angle.
Yes, I know, she doesn't look good



After a bit of machining..





...everything is ready.
On the right the original monoshock, on the left the new multi-adjustable one taken from a Yamaha R1...with an orange spring of course....


All in place, checking the new height





Back on its wheels



A big thank you to my friend Emanuele who helped me with the whole process

Shit happens...

Not my fault this time, I swear...


Now I have a new relic hanging on the workshop wall

Great...

14/11/13

You will see it only if you know it's there...

In the attempt of keeping down the temperature under the seat of "The Dirt-One" (all the electronics packed in such a small place can become very hot), I decided to turn all the alluminium plate under the seat in a big dissipator.





Also made an extention to act as mudguard/airbox



It looks like the rear diffuser on sports cars





Almost invisible when everything is in place... but you know it's there..


Thanks Enrico!