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Been wanting to make one of these for ages.
Last week I stumbled on the right ingredients so I introduce to you the newest addition to the catalogue from Poorasfeck




After five minutes in the shower from different angles, result...shower-proof, box is rated to IP65 dont think its been compromised.

inside view :mrgreen:


so whaddaya fink,
 

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Rods are 10mm alu' tubing
paper is cut down A4 sheet taped together with a width of 19cm,
Holder in total is 210x115x75mm with the winding knobs the full width is 265mm

I plan to get some "P" clips for fitting to a handlebar brace
 

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Dead impressed with that. I have seen some made with tupperware boxes and the like but that is as good (or better) than the commercial ones because of the water resistance.
Are you thinking abought a bit of backlighting. The T Tech ones can have an LED strip behind the paper.
For paper I have an inexhaustible supply from cutoff CAD printing.

Ps the lid thumb screws are neat.
 

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I like that Nick , not that I'll ever use one but that is a brilliant piece of poorasfeck and appreciate a good bit of mcguivering.:thumbleft:
 

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I do have a LED numberplate light that would sit in nicely


may be too bright though.
In my van I fitted leds from a 5m strip, may have a section of three kicking about somewhere


The touratech lighting is low green. Looks like the fluroesence in instruments on a Lancaster bomber :D
 

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Excellent Nick
 

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Excellent job, will work just as well as the pucker ones. Now add a motor and a button on the left side of the bars:D
 

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Looks a great bit of kit.

Excuse my ignorance but where do you get the printed scrolls from? Being more a 'paper map' man this looks like an improvement on my system of bits of felt tipped paper in the tank-bag top.
Are theey just for rally use or can you get tarmac versions?
 

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Looks a great bit of kit.

Excuse my ignorance but where do you get the printed scrolls from? Being more a 'paper map' man this looks like an improvement on my system of bits of felt tipped paper in the tank-bag top.
Are theey just for rally use or can you get tarmac versions?
You can download free software off the web. I will post up a link when I am on a PC.
 

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Looked at those and was tempted, truth is I don't need one but I love the challenge of making things, those are a bargain and Kitped made me a very good offer on his last one, I was going to get it and convert to motorised. Then I found the ingredients to make one from scratch. Buying stuff in small quantities I have probably paid out close to the Raid version but with the fluffy feeling.

Looks a great bit of kit.

Excuse my ignorance but where do you get the printed scrolls from? Being more a 'paper map' man this looks like an improvement on my system of bits of felt tipped paper in the tank-bag top.
Are theey just for rally use or can you get tarmac versions?

There are a few software options some even plot the route from A to B, others are complete manual entries.
My printout I pulled from the web on a picture search and printed to A4, the proper software you can opt for print width.



have used this
Track & Road --- Online help --- Motorbike roadbook software help

and then there are these road-book editors
Roadbook Editor [QuoVadis GPS Software Wiki]
Roadbook Assistant Freeware Download Software Roadbook Assistant - Haus & Hobby

you'll have to search for the right one for you
 

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You can get stick on fluffy bits too Nick

I looked at RS and Maplins to get the parts to make one up but could not find anything suitable at the time so I went with the raid designs one

Stanblokes satnav packed up with all the waypoints in so we'd have been literally lost without the roadbook. It was a great learning curve and I was glad I modified the scroller as we had a lot of ground to cover so scrolling and riding on the move really helped

Great work
 
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