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Old 07-30-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
ebrabaek OP
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Wicked How to make your own Carbon Fiber/Kevlar Bash plate....

There are many great bash guards available to buy.......But I like the idea of a light weight....500-750 grams....carbon fiber/kevlar bash plate, that will out perform anything made of aluminum. The project will have two phases. Design and Build. During the design phase, I will be using polystyrene foam plates to construct a base mold. The build phase.....I will layup the fabrics along with the honeycomb material. In case you`ve missed it.....here is a thread on a easier project I just finished.......

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603891

A few things to note.... You will be designing your own plate here..... So plan accordingly..... ie....Coffee...espresso...sammiches...beer....wate r.... Whatever you desire.....have patience, and take your time, so not to get frustrated. First I went to the local hobby lobby and got two 1/2 inch and one 1 inch foam panels.......


Then I measured the rough length that I wanted.......


Then it is literally a matter of methodically adding one piece at a time.....




Constantly putting it on the bike....verifying that all is well.......


Then.....after 5 hrs of cut.....sand.....cut some more...... Glue....( 3m contact glue).....cut some more.......Drink espresso..... Then it finally looks like this........















That took a while...... But I thought I`d ask for your input..... Something missing.....to add.....etc.... Before I start the second phase........



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