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Old 11-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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BMW F800GS carbon fiber mud guard raffle

Ladies and Gents I am in the process of making a carbon fiber mud guard in the best of dirtbike fashion. As this is probably the most labor intensive piece I have built (had to disassemble the entire rear of my bike and pull the gas tank so I can make a mold) I figured why not spread the wealth.

To make this fair for all I will pick a number 1-1,000 and if you are interested in this item send me a PM with your lucky number. The piece will be boxed up and mailed to you free of charge (where ever in the world you live) and include any necessary hardware (4 x M8 bolts and washers). It will be a direct bolt on to the the 4 bolt holes on the underside of your subframe so ensure that these are not being utilized for anything else or this will not be compatible.

I am still in the R&D phase so it may not make it by Christmas but it will be there by mid January. I will conclude the raffle by midnight (EST) Dec 15 and notify the winner via PM where I will sort out their contact information and whether they want it clear coated (for the road snob ) or rubberized (truck bed liner for the off road nut ) or whatever color you want it to be.

Best of luck and happy holidays!

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #3
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So are you entering ebrabaek??

WOW! Very generous of you runnin4melife!!

Can't wait to see it the pics!

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:09 AM   #4
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Hell yeah I'm interested... since the mudsling thread went to hell

Good luck and have fun whilst designing!

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:45 AM   #5
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If you have a decent relationship with an area dealer, and with all the cracked gas tanks that are getting replaced maybe you could "borrow" cracked one?

I expect they do have to send them back to the fatherland for warranty credit, but seriously it would save you a boatload of work if you could borrow one for a couple days to make your mold, and I would not think the "timing" on their return of warranty parts is not so strict that a few days at your garage would make a difference ....

I'd be signing up for a guard myself, save the fact that I have a Mudsling all installed....
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:02 AM   #6
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That is a great idea for the tank. The nearest dealer is an hr away and after a few beers the rear of my bike came off pretty easily. The worst part was draining the gas as I had a nearly full tank. I wish I would have thought of that sooner though. Would have eased my suffering
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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So are you entering ebrabaek??

WOW! Very generous of you runnin4melife!!

Can't wait to see it the pics!

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..... I never win anything.... but in all fairness, I think I will forgo the draw, and leave Adam's generous offer open. It will be a fun thread to watch.....
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:15 AM   #8
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...and after a few beers the rear of my bike came off pretty easily.
Reminds me of a girl I knew once... after a few beers all kinds of things would come off.

But I didn't know bikes drank beer. :
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:24 AM   #9
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Hahaha! Well what is the point of having a Bavarian friend if it cannot drink with you? I am off to the local automotive store for now. I am picking up some more fiberglass cloth and resin to finish the mold. It is coming along nicely right now.

I will let my bike know of its philanderous ways

Erling, I didn't win the powerball last night either...
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:22 PM   #10
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Hahaha! Well what is the point of having a Bavarian friend if it cannot drink with you? I am off to the local automotive store for now. I am picking up some more fiberglass cloth and resin to finish the mold. It is coming along nicely right now.

I will let my bike know of its philanderous ways

Erling, I didn't win the powerball last night either...
Ha ha.... I no one in my fam played...... I wanted to, but my wife didn't share that thought....
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:22 AM   #11
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Mold is coming along nicely. This is a step wise build because I have to build a mold to do the layup and then test fit a piece then adjust the mold etc... so it is a bit time consuming. I am taking the week off of this piece to finish my rad guard and will be back to it next week as I am procuring a few tools to assist me in the build. Should have some pics by next weekend
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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In hopes of making this a great piece I have broke down and bought a vacuum pump and other items necessary to degas the resin so I can make a beautiful (or at least not full of air bubbles) piece. As I am stalled right now just waiting for this to come together I wanted everyone to know that it will be made in a few days. I am almost done with the mold for the layup and will make a quick fiberglass setup and test fit it before I go all out.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #13
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Having never attempted this before ... I have a stupid question...

Do you just degas the "cup" of mixed resin before applying it,
or do you apply the resin to the layup and degas the entire part, or both?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:17 PM   #14
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JR, we are in the same boat in regards to doing this before. You de-gas before you apply the resin because the bubbles really screw with the layup sometime. Most of them are just cosmetic though but I am hoping that this will make everything look nice and pretty!
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #15
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Thanks, that makes sense to me and ... only requires a small vacuum chamber
This is something I'm going to want to try in the future and was visualizing the need for a vacuum chamber big enough to hold the finished part ...........
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