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Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:33 am
by NOVAwing
Virgil,

This is the switch cover im talking about.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-HONDA-GOL ... -1&vxp=mtr

Except where the wing emblem is, instead is a raised, angled hump allowing the mount of 2 round gauges, or whatever you want.

Hard to find any pics as they are not available anymore.

Perhaps some one here has one and can post a pic.

For the radio I'm talking about something to replace the radio itself that is also humped and angled for viewing so you can mount a modern stereo. Or perhaps simply modding the existing radio cover to mount better and allow an aftermarket stereo.

I believe this was at one time available aftermarket also, but like the switch shelter is gone for good. I would think many of us still would love to have these if anyone who can make things out of plastic is listening....It might not be possible with 3d printing, but more traditional plastic molding techniques.

Just wanted to ask, no worries either way, just nice "wish I had" items.

Thanks,
NOVAwing

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:15 am
by NOVAwing
For those not sure what im talking about for the switch shelter to mount extra gauges etc. See the 4th post in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7224

This thing is awesome and I am sure there are people that still want one? I know I do lol.

NOVAwing

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:04 am
by Stew
I wish those were still being made too, I'd get one.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:26 am
by NOVAwing
Ok guys, found pics on this thread for the aftermarket car/boat radio installations.

Perhaps these mounts, or something similar can be 3d printed?
I think I read you need the radio to stay intact to keep parts of the LCD dash working?

So maybe we need something that mounts onto the top of the stock radio and we can just wire our new stereo's into the speaker wires and power, leaving the rest of the functions intact?

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36084

I may be dreaming, but between this type of thing, and the switch gauge shelter, I would think they would sell half decent if advertised like on ebay world wide or whatever....

I can dream...…

NOVAwing

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:06 pm
by bluthundr31
I'm wondering if this could be the switch panel you are talking about, , , ,


They're not being made anymore and are almost impossible to find.
If things go well, , ,they could come back soon, so don't give up on finding/getting one.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:46 am
by NOVAwing
bluthundr31 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:06 pm
I'm wondering if this could be the switch panel you are talking about, , , ,

2016 auction.jpg

They're not being made anymore and are almost impossible to find.
If things go well, , ,they could come back soon, so don't give up on finding/getting one.
Bluthunder,

Bingo! Thats the one. Yea not being made anymore I know.....Sucks.

What do you know that we don't?

Come on, spill the beans buddy!

We all like a tease, but only if she is in bra and thong lol !

Do tell, got us all excited now...

NOVAwing

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:43 am
by NOVAwing
Just found this in the product review page on this site lol.

This is the shelter I bet many of us wish we had.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29359

NOVAwing

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:32 pm
by bluthundr31
I just got one, , , ,(its identical to the one in my earlier post)

I'm in the process of exploring how to reproduce it for those of you who still want one. Any ideas/suggestions?? 3D printing a possibility?? ABS injection mould?? It'll be some time before I can get em ready, , , but I know lots of folks liked them and still want one.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:56 pm
by MikeB
There is a Fire Creek phone number molded into the cover. Anyone tried to call the number?
I know they are no longer in production but the mold has to be somewhere.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:38 pm
by bluthundr31
Yep, tried that number but it is no longer in service. The panel has a 509 area code, , but the website has a 360 area code along with an 800 number that I've left a message on, , , ,I'll keep trying to get ahold of them.

They're in Olympia, , ,close to you maybe??

MODS: I don't mean to get off topic of the OP, , , do you want me to start another thread about this panel project???

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:47 pm
by MikeB
Yes, close to me. Olympia is down the road a piece. But I have never had any dealings with them.
Their big claim to fame was the Windbender windshields.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:50 pm
by bluthundr31
Well put a pot of coffee on, , , , I might have to come to your neck of the Great Northwest sooner or later.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:59 pm
by MikeB
Have to do that sometime.

I'll be headed down to So-Cal in the morning. Tried it two weeks ago but I-5 was closed near Lakehead north of Redding so I had to postpone the trip. That Delta Fire caught me by total surprise.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:55 am
by DenverWinger
Count me 'IN' on wanting one if they mysteriously become available..... :D

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:02 am
by bluthundr31
I got through to the owner at Firecreek, , ,He got rid of the molds to a friend in an "exchange", , ,the friend then got rid of the molds to an unknown truck driver passing through the area. The original molds are no longer an option to getting a panel done. Luckily, or maybe not, I'm working on CAD drawings in preparation of finding a vendor to do the work.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:47 am
by NOVAwing
bluthundr31 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:02 am
I got through to the owner at Firecreek, , ,He got rid of the molds to a friend in an "exchange", , ,the friend then got rid of the molds to an unknown truck driver passing through the area. The original molds are no longer an option to getting a panel done. Luckily, or maybe not, I'm working on CAD drawings in preparation of finding a vendor to do the work.
You are awesome, and a Prince among men!

Do keep us informed of any progress.

Many of us have small amounts of money burning holes in our pockets.


Waiting patiently.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:03 am
by bluthundr31
I just heard from the vendor who is making this panel for me. He sent me pictures of them, and cosmetically, they look exactly like the original panel.

Unfortunately the vendor was only able to finish 60% of my original order in time for Christmas. They are scheduled to arrive Christmas Eve (12/24/18 via UPS). I will be notifying the members who are on the "list" as soon as I get the panels "in-hand". I'll be ordering additional panels once these first few are claimed. Sorry guys for not being able to get more panels by Xmas, , , I did the best I could.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:34 pm
by NOVAwing
bluthundr31 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:03 am
I just heard from the vendor who is making this panel for me. He sent me pictures of them, and cosmetically, they look exactly like the original panel.

Unfortunately the vendor was only able to finish 60% of my original order in time for Christmas. They are scheduled to arrive Christmas Eve (12/24/18 via UPS). I will be notifying the members who are on the "list" as soon as I get the panels "in-hand". I'll be ordering additional panels once these first few are claimed. Sorry guys for not being able to get more panels by Xmas, , , I did the best I could.
This is great news!

Thank you so much for doing this for the community, I know many of us still want this very nice mod. I know you put a lot of time and effort into doing this for everyone.

I do have to say though, I feel you got railroaded on the price.

I don't know what the original ones cost, but the price you are asking for these is unrealistic imho. I simply can't justify that price for a simple piece of plastic that is not essential.

I really want/need it, but I also need other more important things for my bike.
For those with money to burn, congrats, this is a sweet upgrade.

I will have to pause and ponder if I want to spend that kind of coin on this mod.

Would love to see some pics when you get them in hand though.

Do keep us informed, and again, thank you for your efforts, they are appreciated!

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:30 pm
by gwjturner
I would be interested in one of these as well. Did I miss the "MSRP" on it though? I've read through this whole post and didn't see what the cost would be..............

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:13 am
by bluthundr31
This is the UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 Ignition/gauge panel for all years of the GL1500 produced from the "Firecreek" concept/style. Minor modifications were made for production to improve durability of material and strengthen bosses.

THESE PANELS ARE GREAT FOR MOUNTING GAUGES AND ACCESSORIES SUCH AS, , VOLTMETERS/AMP GAUGE, AMBIENT TEMP, OIL TEMP, TPMS, COOLANT TEMP, GEAR INDICATOR, ADDITIONAL USB PORTS, INDICATOR LIGHTS, GO-PRO POWER, FM MODULATOR SWITCH AND MANY, MANY OTHER GADGETS.
THE WASTED SPACE BETWEEN THE CENTER-SHELTER AND THE DASH CAN NOW BE THE CENTER-PIECE OF YOUR GAUGE CLUSTER.
It comes in BLACK only, and there is only a few panels left. More panels will be arriving in January 2019.




There is an "Unobtainium" thread that has more information, or you can PM me if interested.

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:14 pm
by bluthundr31
I had originally said that I would only ship to the lower 48 states for a "flat rate" (because had no experience with "international" shipping regulations, customs, document fees etc.)

Since there have been numerous "international" members asking about the panel, I have "dipped my toe in the waters" of INTERNATIONAL shipping. This has been SUCCESSFUL so far, even a package to Thomsdalen, Norway was received without a hitch, (I bet the postman used a team of sled dogs for that one). International shipping costs are much higher than domestic rates though.

MY cost, is YOUR cost for these panels. I'm not making a profit on member sales. A few members who have the old "Firecreek" panel might want to sell any unused panels, and I've seen old used "Firecreek" panels (holes drilled all over 'em) on ebay for around $90. These panels are gorgeous with the gauges/switches mounted on them, , worth every penny for sure.