Hangin with Dusty__ Temp gauge mounting bracket puch E50 Part 1

alright here we are again gonna make another video I got a video everything just because videos or it didn’t happen right anyhow today what I’m gonna do is I’m going to install my temperature gauge I don’t want to go blast and on this thing I guess if I can even consider blasting with nothing more than intake port in exhaust port with a new carbon a new exhaust that’s all I’ve done but you know what at least I did that so here we go I got my gauge wire ran down through the top plate the top tree plate brace rig I’m gonna wind up securing all this nice and neatly I ran it through my existing warrior housing and popped it out down here where my throttle pops out at and I’m gonna wind up bringing it up in here I’m hoping that’s the typical installation routing and that the wire isn’t going to get burnt on the head I would assume this is a temperature rated shielding on here but who knows I might come up with some little metal spring around this thing so I can actually kink it out and keep it away from from touching the head but I don’t know if it’s necessary maybe someone can chime in and let me know at any rate what that brings me to is a mounting bracket and that’s what today’s video is about I’m gonna try to construct a really simple do-it-yourself mounting bracket for temperature gauge and in the process I’m gonna introduce a couple of my favorite little metal tools that help small projects like this turned out to be a breeze right this is how I get started it’s your theta paper and a pen and your tape measure you’re gonna wanna pretty much you’re going to want to pretty much visualize you gotta have an imagination and you got to visualize what your brackets gonna look like so what we’re gonna do here is we’re gonna grab our tape measure and where I plan to mount mine I’m gonna mount mine right under this bolt right here because there’s really no need to get too fancy at this point so what I need to do is I want this thing to ride about right here I don’t want to I can’t I don’t have enough wire to go all the way up high so I’m gonna let it ride straight about here and we got to find that distance and what we need to do is we need to measure to the bottom from the top of where we’re going to mount to the bottom of our part of our gauge display so I’m just gonna eyeball it initially but use my tape measure to get the exact dimension I’m probably going to come just above this little notch right here so so go your paper and draw what it’s going to look like you know that you got your knot up here on your stem and you want to come you want to come out so far you want to come down so far and then you want to come out again really simple you’re making a Z and of course it’s gonna we’re going to determine our width by measuring the width of the sensor display so give me a second while I take these measurements I’m gonna come in come down about a half inch real easy the top piece is gonna be about an inch and a quarter so we’ll go we got a couple measurements we’ll go back to draw and draw a new one we’re gonna go we’re gonna go out into the corner and down a half inch so we got 1.25 there and a great pen and then we’re gonna go point five here great pen I’m gonna have to write in blood and then we’re going to come out the distance of the width of our unit so this thing this thing’s about an inch wide I’m gonna go an inch and a quarter

again just because inch and a quarter is going to give me an eighth inch front and back of this thing too for whatever purpose no it’s how wide do we want it we want this pens going to get shoved up someone’s ass so our units going to be right here and we want to know the width of a actual bracket so we’re gonna measure the length of this thing I’m like I’m eyeballing it at about two inches so we’re gonna go Stewart a quarter two and 3/8 we’re gonna go two and 3/8 so so we need a piece of metal that’s two and 3/8 wide overall and we’re gonna trim it down up at the top too to fit on the bolt head this couldn’t be long video for you guys that don’t give a about it just X out of it but for you guys that want to learn this who knows maybe everybody knows this but maybe they don’t I’m gonna choose to use some stainless kind of appliance grade stainless steel this is the ship side and then you peel this off and you wind up with a nice piece they find you how to splice my videos together I would do so but this is just gonna be one long lengthy video I don’t know how to splice videos because I would rather spend time with a wrench in my hand instead of my mouse and learning how to use new new software right now because I’d rather spend my time wrenching and building things so yeah that’s what I think so we need we need to color piece we need to add up all of our links together so what we came up with is we came up with an inch and a quarter a half of an inch and then another inch and a quarter and it’s going to be two and three seven two and 3/8 wide so we got one two and a half we got a three inch long piece the whole piece is gonna be three inches long by two and 3/8 wide so simply start off let me know this might even be three inches wide already four three and a quarter I’ll turn it down so we want the width of this thing so it’s gonna be two and 3/8 so I’m going to put a little mark there over on this side put a little mark there and I know you guys don’t have this just use your tin snips make you a straight line user you might have this I don’t know you just use your tin snips make a straight line I’m gonna use my sheet metal cutter here slide it into the marks there was a couple of different ways you can do this but I’m just gonna do it by eye and then you grab this lever right here and give it a pull like a slot machine and you and you cut that come around the back side now we’ve got our two two and 3/8 wide and we know over three inches long but now our sensor our sensor is going to sit like this this is the wig now we’re going to cut the length we know we need three inches I wish I had a cameraman so we’re gonna go three inches three inches and we’ll trim that down again now this is where you might want to use this snips give us some index marks you got your little marks there use your green snips and just make a tiny little snip on that mark just a little snip it’s gonna bend it a little bit give you a Ledge then use your red snips on the other mark give it a little snip it’s gonna leave you another little ledge what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna take

them to ledges we’re gonna pull them back and they’re gonna hit square on the blade boom we ain’t no guesswork it’s going to be square it’s gonna be ready to cut so we’ll bring it down back to the back to the shear we’ll slip it in there yeah I just heard them fall over the they just fell over the edge of the cutting blade so now pull it back and square it up boom there’s it there it is square right there right on my marks so there’s our piece now we’re gonna bend this sucker we know we want an inch and a quarter and then we want a half-inch so once again bear with me I’m doing my own camera work this is introduce you to one of my favorite little tools it’s for marking lines if I can find it here you can get this from Elko subscribed tool with an adjustable ruler on the edge when you put it in this direction you can get to about six inch lines if you want anything over six inch you just pull the ruler out put it on the opposite end and now you’ve extended your gauge on the back side up to 12 inches from here to here we’re going to use small lines so we know our first line is an inch and a quarter so you met you set your gauge at an inch and a quarter and you simply just run it up against the metal scratch it back and forth there’s your line right there we know you’re on another half inch so from an inch and a quarter we’re going to go to inch and 3/4 because we’re going to add that half inch I hope I’m not losing you but from the same edge that we pulled our first mark from I think we need to flip it around this time because we’ll be flipping our piece so now we got this is going to be our inch and a quarter that we’re gonna wind up rounding this out nice and neat where it’s going to bolt on to our our headset place there that stem then this 90 is gonna be where our gage is gonna mow I’m gonna run to the brake real quick I’ll take you with me real easy here you can use pliers you can use your vise just make sure things are square take your times mixture your lines are square we’re gonna set this in the brake clamp it down on our inch and a quarter line where it’s going to mount to the handlebars and we’re just gonna take it up to a 90 just like that so before you make your next bend let’s take it over here and now what we’ve got we’ve got this into the corridor spot that’s going to exceed back to accept that bolt now we’ve got to come back towards the seat that inch and three-eighths okay so now you have to bend it on our half inch mark this ain’t rocket science we’ve put people on the moon so you can make your own brackets in your garage we’re gonna Bend that sucker up just like that now we’ve got our little Z see that little Z well get a little fancy here for a second now where it’s going to mount to the bolt I’m gonna eyeball this as Center right here because that looks pretty close to Center and four more I’m not gonna get fancy because I really don’t care I want to get it on there and ride it right now so let me let me sketch something out real quick when you throw this pan away first and get a grip on my anger management skills here we go let’s try this one we’re gonna come up we’re gonna make this real simple I’m not gonna bust off my French curb and start doing all kinds of crazy great awesome stuff but we’re gonna wind up trim it down to that and our hole for

our bolt is probably going to be going right in there somewheres and then our bolts going you know that’s going to receive our bolt down here what we’ll probably do is we’ll pull over on these corners off because that’s pretty dangerous and sharp we’re gonna round them corners off we’re gonna hit this with some sandpaper let’s do that real quick we’ll take this here round that off round that off now we’ll go ahead and just cut this rake to a point for now and we’ll round it off now we got the end here we’ll round that off so we’re getting there now we’re at this okay I’m probably gonna have to unplug my I’m gonna just give me a second but whenever you’re out in this thing whenever you’re routing anything with a connector like that try to refrain from tugging on that connector you don’t ever want to use the connector as a force of you know to pull your line you always try to grab the wire itself and pull with is light of strength as possible you don’t really want to be muscle in any kind of wiring your own you know now we got our gauge it’s gonna wind up mounting on there like that could I take the stuff that get a little sticky stuff that came with it and sure I could but I think I’m gonna make holes to actually mount this thing properly with maybe some little nuts and screws or whatever these little pressed tabs are and I don’t know what the they are oh yeah I don’t think they’re gonna hold me to anything or not long enough I really think this is meant to use sticky pad maybe I will just stick this buck around there I think we will so what I want to do first though I want to I want to drill this hole once again I’m just gonna eyeball this man I’m going to try to eyeball a straight line right through here and then but in the middle here I’m going to try to eyeball me a straight line right there’s probably where I’ll wind up drilling well we might be able to get rid of some more of this here but I’m not sure yet let’s go let’s go check it always double check man you we’ve got probably 15 minutes into this part already we don’t want to just try because we think it’ll happen you know that person that does something stupid and they’re like we’ll I thought exactly you thought you take that thought and you initiate a process to confirm that thought not just do it just check your work so actually that marks not going to work we’re gonna want to use about this line right here so I’m gonna do that real quick draw me a hole you know we’re not even gonna drill a

hole like I just thought of something different we’re just gonna come in here and we’re gonna cut a little groove around here like that you see that I might have to go a little bit deeper but if I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that I’d have at least a dollar you can never go too deep that’s the word on the street I guess and it don’t have to look pretty man it’s just got to work the next one will look pretty so I got a little bendy bendy action on there because it’s not really the bendy in the true sense but I got to smash this flat well there we have it don’t look pretty but once we install it you won’t see hardly any of this because we’ll make sure of it so let’s peel the back you know or let’s peel the protective coating off of there now we got a nice shiny little bracket we should be able to bring it right over here underneath this washer you see that boom see how that slips right up underneath that washer and you can’t even see the fact that it might be a little bit janked up see there I might even be able to bend this up a little bit higher but we’ll tighten it down for now well I got to find my 13-millimeter socket cuz I I am playing with this opening box and here it is spot on my hands don’t work they using a challenge it 13mil we can even do this another way we could take this thing and flip it around and go forward with it now if I’ve got enough length on my cable see there’s another option right there just to spin it up around the other way and then it looks like a true little dashboard I guess just very small but it’s stainless steel some might say it could rub on my cables up here but we could always bundle them up a little tighter at the top and keep them away from it so at this point there we are there’s our little 20-minute job’ but it would have been a lot less time if I wasn’t narrating and taping at the same time that’s the job’ that’s the 20-minute job’ so it’ll hold my gauge though well come over here grab the gauge we’ll just set it up there for now and that’s where it’s gonna mount right there see yeah so easy that was I mean I made it look easy because I have

the right tools but you can substitute that break for your vise just keep it in there square keep it in there straight clamp it down and bend it and practice with your snips and and don’t be afraid now we’re gonna run this lawyer back down through here once again I just don’t know if I got enough room to mount yeah I guess maybe I have this little reach yeah and there you have it I’m not a hundred percent done yet but I’ll follow with a with a picture because I’m getting sick of filming and you’re probably getting sick of watching I would have been sick by five minutes ago but some people out there don’t know this and if I can help them I’ll help how I can I’m not gonna sit here and tell you how to set the timing on a Peugeot whatever and expect any of you to believe me but I’ll certainly share what I can that I’ll certainly tell you know I know the I’m talking about when it comes to sheet metal I know what I’m talking about when it comes to a lot of things but I’m not gonna give any advice to anybody that would mislead them so have fun with metal and don’t cut yourself or your safety glasses and don’t cut yourself but if you do then you can go get a tetanus shot and jacking off with a tetanus shot arm some one of the funnest things you can ever do and you only get a tetanus shot once every ten years these days so and you get the opportunity to jack off with tetanus arm tetanus shot arm you thought the stranger was fun this is like assists like the drunken stranger you almost gotta give yourself a Dutch rudder at that point because you can’t move your arm but it’s try it try it dusty ramps I know