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Old 08-11-2013, 03:32 AM   #1951
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OK, here is the finished product as it popped from the mould. You can see where it moulds with the tank I included 'returns' to provide better purchase.





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Old 08-15-2013, 12:07 AM   #1952
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Can you make one to suit a Safari Tank????

I'm first in line for that, money in the hand........
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:52 AM   #1953
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Can you make one to suit a Safari Tank????

I'm first in line for that, money in the hand........

I am afraid not sorry. I mean I could but I need a safari tank, then I make the plug, then I make the mould, then I start making one fairing and it would cost 2K.

It is a real labour of love to be honest. It would be cheaper for you to buy an Acerbis tank.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:08 AM   #1954
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I am afraid not sorry. I mean I could but I need a safari tank, then I make the plug, then I make the mould, then I start making one fairing and it would cost 2K.

It is a real labour of love to be honest. It would be cheaper for you to buy an Acerbis tank.
All good mate, no harm in asking. I can imagine the work/ time involved to create something like that.

I should give it a go, least that way you end up with exactly what you want even if it takes a prototype or two to end up spot on.



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Old 08-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #1955
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It's not hard just expensive. No secret to it.

I purchased a KTM fairing and mounted it where I wanted so I had full lock and the headlight was pointing roughly where I needed and it was straight.

I then covered the tank in cling wrap and filled the voids between the tank and fairing with expandable plumbers foam. That was a nightmare as it grew like an alien and went everywhere,

After the foam explosion set I roughed it with a long stanley blade and then removed it for sanding. Multiple layers of bog to give as smooth a surface as possible and I had my plug.

Back on the bike for tweaking then build a mould which was expensive, time consuming and needed to be made in three parts if I wanted returns where it met the tank.

Then start pulling out samples. Took a few months all up and I have my fairing which I am very happy with and I have a mould.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #1956
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Kaijb-Very interested this, any chance of getting it with a solid front so I can cut it to size and install a light of my choice?
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #1957
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My buddy just got the Trailtech HID light.. The one with three lights.

I'm tempted to steal that one from him =)

Funny thing is it's rated at 21000 LUX, where the one I have in HID is 27000LUX. Wonder if that is with a 55w or 35w HID.

http://trailtech.net/extreme_race_light_kits.html

Power draw is 42 W so it would be a 35W HID. Quality 55's are pretty rare and expensive. (Philips).
I'd be interested in hearing what you think of it compared to your 8" light. I was honestly not impressed with that 3 light setup. I think its hard to overlook the 8" reflector, it seems to really throw light well.

I dont think i'd give up my 8" light for a smaller one. I would be interested in maybe moving to a 100w halogen in my light though.

I have yet to get flashed by anyone running my light, and I run it pretty high. My buddy and I were following my dad last weekend, buddy has a 35w HID in a normal small rectangle reflector, dad said my light was at least twice as bright as the other one.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:14 PM   #1958
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Kaijb-Very interested this, any chance of getting it with a solid front so I can cut it to size and install a light of my choice?

Not at this stage unless I was making six the same.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:18 AM   #1959
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My favorite pack mule.Why do I ride a Honda?1300 mile dual sport trip over 6 days.Never touched the tools.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:07 AM   #1960
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Same here just back from 1,200 + miles never puled out the tool kit.
5 days of some fairly challenging riding, the bike was still going strong , me not so strong at day 5.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #1961
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^^^

How talll are you?

I thought I was the only guy, that made my bike look small.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:18 PM   #1962
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How talll are you?
I was thinking the same thing. I'm 6'1" and I look small on the bike
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:06 PM   #1963
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I was thinking the same thing. I'm 6'1" and I look small on the bike
Arghh that load was 5 days worth and I only took on gas and water. Dwarfing the bike.

A more common sight At 6'1" 250 Lb
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #1964
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:30 PM   #1965
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