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Old 04-08-2010, 07:21 PM   #16
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That's damn cool but there's something about a fiberglass gas tank that worries me... (It is fiberglass isn't it?)

As long as it's made with a high quality vinylester resin, it's perfectly good, if not excellent. Most home built aircraft and many GTP cars have carbon/kevlar/s-glass gas tanks.

I actually just completed a new tank for my bike using VE Carbon/Kevlar and S-glass.

Additionally, a tank like this can be repaired, on the trail if need be. Once you crack a PE tank, it's all over.

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Old 04-08-2010, 07:34 PM   #17
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come on come on more info and those sort after pictures!!
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:14 AM   #18
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As long as it's made with a high quality vinylester resin, it's perfectly good, of not excellent. Most home built aircraft and many GTP cars have carbon/kevlar/s-glass gas tanks.

I actually just completed a new tank for my bike using VE Carbon/Kevlar and S-glass.

Additionally, a tank like this can be repaired, on the trail if need be. Once you crack a PE tank, it's all over.
Very true I think there are some carbon layers in the tank
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:21 AM   #19
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As long as it's made with a high quality vinylester resin, it's perfectly good, of not excellent. Most home built aircraft and many GTP cars have carbon/kevlar/s-glass gas tanks.
I assume you recommend vinylester because of better compatibility with the alcohol content in fuel these days?

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Very true I think there are some carbon layers in the tank
Probably Kevlar for the mounting points?

Do you know if Alberto uses epoxy or vinylester resin? I think most countries in Europe use 5% or less of ethanol, don't know about OZ.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:56 AM   #20
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north america is 23.6 mj per litre

10% per litre but some provinces are bringing laws in to keep it below 5%.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:07 AM   #21
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:43 AM   #22
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I assume you recommend vinylester because of better compatibility with the alcohol content in fuel these days?

Out of all resins, PE, Epoxy or VE, VE has the highest vapor encapsulation rating and the greatest ability to withstand chemical etching, whcih could lead to leakage.



Probably Kevlar for the mounting points?

Kevlar for it's impact strength and high tensile modulus (yes, to keep mounts from tearing), Carbon for stiffness, and S-glass for binding and finish.

Do you know if Alberto uses epoxy or vinylester resin? I think most countries in Europe use 5% or less of ethanol, don't know about OZ.
Who's Alberto????
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:57 PM   #23
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:07 AM   #24
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how does that stretchy blue latex bash plate work???

i thought this was a ktm build.

maybe we should have a build off......
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:39 AM   #25
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Old 04-11-2010, 08:39 AM   #26
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how does that stretchy blue latex bash plate work???

i thought this was a ktm build.

maybe we should have a build off......
That's actually modeling plastic for the beginning of composite bash plate mold.

It is a KTM thread I guess I actually would consider it a build thread using a KTM. I guess you didn't read back far enough to realize that I'm just supporting the fact that fuel cells/tanks can and are made out of composites and simply posted a pic in support of that.
Sorry, I should've realized that most KTM guys can't appreciate anything unless it's orange. My humble apologies.

I have removed the photos so as not to confuse anyone.

MUDGUTS, Great build!
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:27 AM   #27
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That's actually modeling plastic for the beginning of composite bash plate mold.

It is a KTM thread I guess I actually would consider it a build thread using a KTM. I guess you didn't read back far enough to realize that I'm just supporting the fact that fuel cells/tanks can and are made out of composites and simply posted a pic in support of that.
Sorry, I should've realized that most KTM guys can't appreciate anything unless it's orange. My humble apologies.

I have removed the photos so as not to confuse anyone.

MUDGUTS, Great build!

i realize the picture posting reasons and BTW the tank looked nice. just some friendly forum banter. perhaps you bmw guys are to sensitive to take it

well while your down there can you check my shoe laces are done up.
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:52 AM   #28
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perhaps bmw guys are to sensitive to take it

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Corrected.

I don't consider myself to be a BMW guy, I just own one at this current time. I'm an admirer of all motorcycles and have owned almost every brand at one time or another.

And while I was down there doing your shoe laces I realized that there is a string hanging out of your Daisy Dukes. You might want to tuck that back into your thong. How's that for a little thread banter?
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And while I was down there doing your shoe laces I realized that there is a string hanging out of your Daisy Dukes. You might want to tuck that back into your thong. How's that for a little thread banter?
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:29 PM   #30
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there we go thats more like it.

i to have owned many different colours of bikes

so lets get back to the colour in question orange..

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