Top panel breaks

I have started to think about how to supports and breaks on the top panels. Although I’m still at very early days I thought it will be sensible to make the controller cover made from aluminium the main structural component of this assembly. The top, side, front and rear replacement panel pinning to a sub-chassis….

Cover redesign

3 issues that seem important at the moment: Access to the control panel – Currently thinking of a hatch over the control panel that hinges from the front (pivot point arrowed in red). Potentially this could be locked. Air flow to the bottom of the controller – Marked in green thinking that it would be…

300mm cuts

Have started to think about the opportunity to 3D print panels rather than metal form them. The more I think about it the more it makes sense. Plastic doesn’t conduct electricity, useful trait on an electric bike… and the production will be easier for my CAD skillset. Having had the printer for a while I…

Step back and see…

Great light today, thought it word be a good opportunity to take a step back and have a look at the old bike to observe it from a distance. Being stuck in the garage I’m often working up close and never get to see how it looks from a ‘normal’ street level perspective. Social media…

Rear light holder v1

Have had to put together a holder that bolts to the inside of the seat hoop to locate the rear brake/indicator light strip quickly. Original thought was to cut the metal seat hoop and insert the LED strip inside. But for the sake of getting the electric assembly together for the pilot build I’ll 3D…

Low res scans

Have been unhappy with the exchange between 3D CAS (Computer Aided Styling) and mock fabrication for a while. Very much so to the extent that it has caused me to be overly cautious in preceding to cutting a metal pattern. A solution to that has been to scan amendments that have been made in card….

Riser turned

Spend a but of time visualising the old model further to inspect the design at a higher resolution in motion. Looks interesting. Feel that there are some odd areas that need further resolving, but the self critique is good for progress. Still batting back and forth between cafe and riser, but leaning toward riser —…

Top cover [front]

Filled in the gap between the forks and the top panel. A colour contrast has been made between the two areas. I would like to make several front areas that reflect different function eventually. I.E. storage, extra functions, etc. But for the moment the simple vents that will let airflow under the controller, to avoid…

Fly screen

Started to look at fly screens. I mocked up a first stab in card. based on the CAS design, feel like it could do with some development though in terms of surface development. After seeing the bike naked for so long I feel that I could do with a smaller version. One that is a…