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post #161 of 195 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Great to see ya back Sam! You're on the list for a gizmo! Its gonna be quite a while before I can build any more of them though... got a pretty deep workload this summer and I'm running way behind schedule. I'm gonna build one for fishfiles shortly, he's helping out with R&D, then may be a couple more months before I can get back at 'em. I'll get with ya when the time comes so we can talk about a mounting location for your bike. :-)

My portals idea is based on chain drive too. I'm thinking about using chains and sprockets from snowmobiles. Some of them have floating slack self-adjusters that are pretty cool and useful looking. Sprockets can be mixed 'n matched easily to get desired GR ratios. I figure since they'll handle 100+ horsepower holeshots from 8500 rpm sled motors, they oughta hold up fine driving one wheel each, on an ATV. We'll see... :-)
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We can run that wiring out of the enclosure to suit your mounting choice, me thinks. There is a lot of space between the circuit board and the back & sides for wiring exits. I posted in your 450 thread...


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got my gizmo 2.0 in the mail on Wednesday, haven't had a chance to play with it yet and will be out of town until Sunday. maybe this time i'll take a stab at making an "unboxing" video of it. putz with it some, check the mounting, then get an install date on the calendar!
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Cool, have a great weekend!


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Retro , those 3/8 bolts in the pic are going to have to be the mounting point , underneath the plate where the toggle switches there is a tube , it is going to take a piece of angle iron but on about a 45 degree angle and out the bottom with the wiring is going to be the spot --------I am going to try and fab something up using the sample box you sent
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I'll see if I can find a piece of aluminum that might work there too.


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I sorted through my stash and found a few pieces of extruded aluminum that will work there. We can go with 135 degrees angle, or a 45 degrees angle, or any angle close to those two figures. So the mount type is no problem... just need ya to measure between the inside of one 3/8" bolt to the outside of the other 3/8" bolt to get the bolt centers.

I can make a bracket and take pics with it on the back of a new box when its done, so you can see how it looks on there?

If we use a 45 degree angle bracket the wiring would come out through a hole in the bracket which should work pretty good... a 135 degree bracket would accomplish the same thing though... in either case we could add provisions for a wiring support loop there (usage optional), like I did on my Rancher mount.
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I screwed up , I was showing off the Gizmo box at our party this weekend , left it sitting on the dash , little while later I jumped on the bike and took off on a ride into the woods , realized what I did , went back and looked for it , think it went into the water , would think it has to be close to the house , thinking of taking the scoop net and dredging the first couple of holes

second part of my screw up , I went on the ride with Crock flip flops , I had a pair of socks and boots sitting by a chair ready to put on , so I get off the bike at a pit stop and was like Scooby Do slipping and sliding and caught my balance , my buddy said " that was close ", took one more step and hit the slop , right on my shoulder , it was hurting really bad Sun and Mon , a little better today , when I got back I threw them Crocks away as the bottoms were worn flat
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Man...... That's rough ..... At least the gizmo is water proof .

just spitballing here, but what about a metal detector ??
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That was a junker empty gizmo box @_Wilson_, so no loss. The shoulder injury might be a concern though... hope its just a bruise that heals quickly and not anything more serious.

Don't worry about that box @fishfiles, we don't need it. I can send ya another one... get those bolt centers and I'll make a bracket then send it to ya along with another box then you can work the bugs out of it. That sound OK?
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