ah well... I'd probably just have ended up with a "garage" full of a bunch of non-functional bike pieces if I'd tried anyways... and me standing beside it all with a face something like
hmmm... although perhaps... mount the "vertical" mounts (ie, where the screws are perpendicular to the ground) on rubber, and the horizontal ones... well, the rod thingy idea seems interesting... time to have another good look at how the engine is mounted to the frame...
Otherwise, perhaps... hmm... maybe if I can find my old book on materials science... see if there's something that could work. I knew I should've paid more attention in class...
Buggrit... I need to find a way to measure the various stresses on each mounting point. Or at least manage to make a rough guesstimate.
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Somehow, I'm starting to get the feeling that 1. I'm using a bazooka to kill an ant and 2. I'm just gonna end up with a half-arsed system that will do nothing but screw everything up and break down all the time at best.
Perhaps I should try a gel pad and rubber mounting the handlebars first... and as far as luggage goes, rubber-mounting a rack should be much simpler than doing the same to the engine, although probably a lot less effective.
Anyone have any ideas for a more-or-less permanent solution to insulate luggage/equipment from vibrations? I mean aside from foam/gel wrapping it (which is, at best, temporary and would use up more space than I'm willing to sacrifice). Whacky/weird ideas welcome too
"Hope for the best - plan for the worst. Then watch it all go pear-shaped and wing it." - Me
Have a nice trip.