View Full Version : Opinions please...

12-05-2012, 6:20 PM
I've gotten a lot of requests for a remote filter that will clamp right to a frame rail and I think I may have something here, but I'd like your opinions please. Honest opinions. If you think it's a turd, please say so.

This design does have what I believe to be pros and cons. On the plus side is that it can be configured in quite a few different ways, using no extra parts at all. On the minus side, the aluminum clamps are rather blocky to my eye, and they're a complete pain in the ass to make.

One wouldn't think that they'd be a pain, being aluminum, but they are. Hole-sawing a 1" hole in a 1/2" thick piece of aluminum is slow going, even with a brand new Milwaukee hole saw in my good drill press, and messy as all hell. A drill bit is even worse. It wants to shake the entire world apart.

Please keep in mind that this is a fairly rough mock-up. The wooden dowel represents a 1"o.d. frame rail. My main goal for this round was to see if my idea for spacing the mounting holes properly would allow for the clamps to mount in different directions and that does work. "Production" pieces would have much better fit & finish, and I might round off the outside portion of the clamps, making them a "half moon". I'd for sure change out the socket heads for button heads where the bracket bolts to the clamps. Anyways, here are the different configurations. Thoughts?

]These first 2 pics are what I would call "bracket up with filter adapter inside." The flat of the bracket is up and the adapter is inside the 90 degree angle made by the bracket.


These next 2 would be "bracket down, filter adapter outside."


This next pair is "bracket down, clamps inside." This particular configuration might be pretty handy when space is tight.


Next we have "clamps parallel, filter adapter outside."


And last is "clamps parallel, filter adapter inside."




12-05-2012, 8:07 PM
Looks good, way better than the remote mount thing that I have in my shed that I really don't want to put on my bike.

12-05-2012, 8:12 PM
pretty frickin slick!