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Offline Alekkas

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Dash Shelf
« on: July 15, 2012, 02:20:22 am »
Anyone go with one of these?

Thoughts on mounting / durability / whatever?

http://bucksporttouring.com/dash.html

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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 07:09:59 pm »
Can't believe no one has answered you yet. So I will! I have one on my bike. It's 18 gauge (I think) steel, powdered coated black so it's very durable. It's pre-drilled at the center for mounting your GPS, satellite radio or whatever. It does look better if you have a Rifle windshield since the base hides the back side of the shelf and any wiring but others have used different shields. Some have painted more of the shield black to conceal the shelf. Just a personal choice. I have toggle switches for my driving and running lights mounted in mine along with a Kuryakin voltmeter. Installation is fairly easy. Larry provides the necessary drill and tap and good directions. Should take about an hour or so, if that. I'm happy with mine and would buy it again if I had to do it over. Quite a few Concours have them. Hope this helps!
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 08:09:40 am »
I had one on my 2k and would do it again.  Here is a link to some pictures, go down to row 7 to see the shelf installed.  Installation was easy enough.  I have the rifle screen on mine too.

http://www.pbase.com/cognosticator/connie_mods&page=all
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 12:52:27 pm »
Yep, got one. 4 switches mounted on left side, thermometer close to left center, voltmeter on right side.
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 04:45:43 pm »
+1 on Larry's shelf. It is a first-rate piece.

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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 04:58:39 pm »
Everything says powder-coated black, but on my screen they all look silver, like bare metal.

Do I need to adjust my color contrast or tint?
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 05:02:24 pm »
Everything says powder-coated black, but on my screen they all look silver, like bare metal.

Do I need to adjust my color contrast or tint?


Mine was black, you sound like your monitor is color blind  ;D
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 07:55:57 pm »
Thanks guys.  SO to install, drill and tap - to where? 

BTW - I do not have a rifle - just a homemade taller shield.  Fits the same as stock on the bottom....
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 10:20:18 pm »
You drill through the two top holes on either side of the shield. They are brass sockets rather than the well nuts for the rest of the screen. Larry provides longer Allen screws to go through them. After drilling and tapping the holes, you put the shelf in place and run the new screws through the shield and the holes in the dash shelf. Then install the provided washers and acorn nuts and voila!
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2012, 10:31:38 pm »
Everything says powder-coated black, but on my screen they all look silver, like bare metal.

Do I need to adjust my color contrast or tint?


Mine was black, you sound like your monitor is color blind  ;D



Now THAT looks black.
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 11:12:19 pm »
It is now difficult to continue offering the shelf due to reduced orders. If there is sufficient interest, I could get better pricing for the laser cutting company. Drop me a PM @ lbuck@bucksporttouring.com or lrbuck@aol.com

I would need to order at least 12 to get a decent price.
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2012, 01:04:18 am »
Larry you can count me in towards the twelve if you are gathering up interest for a run

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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2012, 03:34:51 am »
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Re: Dash Shelf
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 01:07:54 pm »
Order update: I have 5 owners that want the dash shelf. 7 to go.

email: LBuck@bucksporttourng.com

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