Categories
3D Printing News RC Vehicles

Lynx to F250 Honcho Mods

The LED headlights on the Lynx weren’t that bright and I thought it would be cool to have a light bar so I picked one up off Amazon and attached it to the front bumper with some foam tape. Then I ran into a bit of an issue, I wanted to separate the headlights from […]

Categories
3D Printing RC Vehicles

Carisma Lynx Mods

It’s too cold for painting race bike fairings in the trailer so I’ve been tinkering with the Carisma SCA-1E Lynx ORV RC crawler. I was searching around on yeggi and Thingiverse for a roof rack but then realized that it would block access to the body clips on the roof. Apparently Carisma released STL files […]

Categories
3D Printing RC Vehicles

Hunter 400 V-Tail Quad

It has been too cold for me to paint the fairing for the CBR600RR and not long ago I found a deal on Kijiji for a drone kit that I couldn’t pass up so I have been putting in some time on the drones lately.I don’t care to remember how many years ago it was […]

Categories
2004 CBR600RR #1 3D Printing

CBR600RR Rebuild 5

There’s not a lot of room in the trailer for painting the wheels and I wanted to be able to rotate them and preferably be able to get to both sides while painting rather than do one side and then turn it over. I found a tube in the garage that fit through the hubs […]

Categories
2005 SV650 3D Printing

3D Printing SV650 Parts

To install the little bikini fairing on the SV650 I needed to find a way to mount the rev counter and find some bulbs and connectors. For the clocks I decided to try and clamp them to the screen type part of the fairing and after several iterations this is what I ended up with. […]

Categories
3D Printing Dirt Bikes/Motocross

KYB Fork Protector

One of the fork protectors was missing off the 2007 YZ250F and they are about $25 for a new one.  I figured I’d design and print one and see if it would stay in place on the track. Quick model drawn up in Onshape. Printed in PLA for now simply because it was already in […]

Categories
3D Printing Dirt Bikes/Motocross

48mm Fork Seal Sliders

Coincidentally, both sets of forks on my dirt bikes were 48mm and both needed new seals.  I drew up these seal sliders incorporating a groove in the OD that was intended for a tie wrap to hold the two halves together.  Most often these are made from metal that has more mass and thus more […]

Categories
3D Printing

3D Printer Plate Setup

In this article I’ll go over a few things I learned while setting up a Prusa style 3D printer, probably a lot of stuff will relate to other printers as well. Once you have your printer built (if it was a kit) and running, the first and perhaps most important thing to do is to […]

Categories
3D Printing Dirt Bikes/Motocross

KTM Shock Spring Adjust Tool

After the success with the fork cap wrench I figured that I might be able to make a strong enough tool to adjust the rear shock spring, when setting the sag for example. The first tool was a little bit long so the end would foul the airbox and the hook at the end was […]

Categories
3D Printing

3D Printing

What is 3D printing?  Basically this involves building a 3D shape by building up layers of material.  The material is most often a plastic (PLA, ABS) filament that is extruded through a heated nozzle but all sorts of materials can be used including filament fused with wood or aluminum. When I first got into 3D […]