Made an aux shelf for my K6, super happy with the results! - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc Electronics forum

 6Likes
  • 2 Post By dcdegallier
  • 1 Post By gdrew
  • 1 Post By vanislejay
  • 2 Post By vanislejay
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 04-24-2017, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
dcdegallier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Minneapolis, MN (Uptown/East Calhoun)
Posts: 130
Garage
Talking Made an aux shelf for my K6, super happy with the results!

Modeled after Rick's Aux Shelf - but wanted to go more DIY and see if I could make something similar.

Made an Aux/Acc. Shelf for my V-Strom (DL1000K6) - Album on Imgur
Gert and Rollin' like this.

#BeyondAbove
DL1000K6 - 03/2017, 33k
--
GL500 Silverwing - 03/13-03/17, Sold
dcdegallier is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 11-20-2018, 05:25 PM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
joshuahilbig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 3
Garage
Looks great! I'll make one like that in a couple of weeks. It doesn't vibrate too much?
joshuahilbig is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 11-20-2018, 08:21 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Vancouver Island-Canada
Posts: 384
I did a couple of DYI versions for our 650's too. Yours looks better!

Rollin' likes this.
gdrew is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 Old 11-21-2018, 10:10 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,179
Nice work but is it really a shelf or a nifty mounting plate for the outlets.
The shelf I added above the instruments is actually a flat plate that I can place items on. Sorry, cameraless so no pic.

I need to make something similar, some pics of the actual hole drilling would be nice. What kind of device didja use.
I'm kinda lost trying to poke holes in the plate. I've got a fly cutter but lack proper vices and jigs to hold the material.
notacop is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 11-21-2018, 10:33 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
vanislejay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 553
Quote:
Originally Posted by notacop View Post
Nice work but is it really a shelf or a nifty mounting plate for the outlets.
The shelf I added above the instruments is actually a flat plate that I can place items on. Sorry, cameraless so no pic.

I need to make something similar, some pics of the actual hole drilling would be nice. What kind of device didja use.
I'm kinda lost trying to poke holes in the plate. I've got a fly cutter but lack proper vices and jigs to hold the material.
An easy way is to clamp the metal sheet to a piece of wood like a piece of 2x4, with clamps or a vice grip, then hold the wood in a vice or workmate or clamp it to a work bench or whatever. Clamping the metal sheet to the wood in two spots would be best. If you do it before you trim the raw piece you can clamp on a section that will be cut off so you don't mar the finished piece.

Then drill with a hole saw, the wood helps hold the hole saw centered on the thin sheet.
notacop likes this.
vanislejay is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 11-21-2018, 11:17 AM
Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
richlandrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clover, S.C.
Posts: 4,059
Looking good guys.

It took me ten hours or so to make the first one. I was so proud. I called the wife out to look at it, then showed all my friends. Finally she said why don't you make ten of them and put them on Ebay. Instead I posted a pic on VSRI and offered to make a few. That is how Adventuretech was born. And since I now have to pay the rent here, see link below for those who don't want to make their own. But, looking good guys.

Auxiliary Shelves (main page) - AdventureTech, LLC.
richlandrick is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 11-21-2018, 01:30 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
vanislejay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 553
Quote:
Originally Posted by richlandrick View Post
Looking good guys.

It took me ten hours or so to make the first one. I was so proud. I called the wife out to look at it, then showed all my friends. Finally she said why don't you make ten of them and put them on Ebay. Instead I posted a pic on VSRI and offered to make a few. That is how Adventuretech was born. And since I now have to pay the rent here, see link below for those who don't want to make their own. But, looking good guys.

Auxiliary Shelves (main page) - AdventureTech, LLC.
This post made me smile.
richlandrick and eff like this.
vanislejay is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 11-21-2018, 03:04 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,179
Rick, I am so guilty of replicating your idea of a shelf with stuff in the garage. Mine is so much less elegant than yours though.
notacop is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 11-21-2018, 04:19 PM
Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
richlandrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clover, S.C.
Posts: 4,059
ROFL

Good one.

Do they vibrate much?
richlandrick is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 11-22-2018, 02:13 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,179
The solution to te vibrating aluminum sheet was a length of rt angle extruded stock in the center and some really hokey braces from an angle bracket I had laying around.
Pure Rube Goldberg!
notacop is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome