Pros and Cons to moving the screen module

Matt

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#1
Hello,

I moved the screen module behind the upper frame. I would like to hear any pros or cons to keeping it here. I haven't fully moved it there and will need to add padding and zipties but this locations seems like a very protected spot. Does anyone think there will be issues? Thermal?

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Redwolf

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I think placing the screen in about that location has been discussed here before, I don't recall anyone finding a problem with it. However looking at your other modifications, I'm not sure I would recommend that particular placement for the front break caliper.
 

F451

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Nice work, I'm always nervous about trashing the screen on my MXR.

Would be awesome if a small sacrificial screen could be mounted up near/on the bars like a small KTM speedo or something to display an odometer function and state of charge.
 

Matt

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I secured it to the cross support. The second photo is the placement of something reflective that I plan to put there allowing me to see the screen without bending over. I padded all sides with foam and put plexiglass over the screen. I used zip ties fastened to the existing two bolts on the rear side of the module to keep it in place. It feels very snug.

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Matt

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I'm liking this idea... A 3d printed mount or something in there would be super cool I might work on that...
There is plenty of room. It would be easier to install if the battery was out. I created a padded backing / siding that was like oregomy and folded into place once everything was in there. A nice 3d printed mold with internal padding would be nice though. Definitely would have to remove the battery to get it in place.

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You using the two upper front number plate holes for the bracket? kinda like a cradle?

I was going to do something like that, but instead I decided to make a mount that just screws(4, M6 counter sunk screws) to the number plate only..

My thinking here was....

  1. Screen mount could be smaller and lighter..
  2. The numberplate mounting seems pretty supportive so the little weight on it should be ok.
  3. If you DO take a hit to the number plate the screen can move with it.
  4. Still super easy to take off the number plate, but screen will come with it.

Screen will be on it's side rotated 90* you need to look through between the fork tube and headtube, sideways, to see it..
 

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