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Old 02-13-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Thumb Cheap plastic rally fairing hack?...

OK, so bare with me. I am a tinkerer. I like to think, a lot. Some of the thoughts I have are gold. Some, well... are not.

I have had a KLR. I made it look like what I wanted. A rally bike.





It just wasn't. So I got a DRZ. And made it look like I wanted.



I would have gotten rid of the KLR at that time but I was upside down on it and in bad financial states, so I kept it. Always though thinking of the bike I wanted...

I recently got rid of my KLR and bought my GF a F800r. Now I have a street bike to ride when she isn't and now I can mess with the DRZ I had given her so long ago. I have been looking all over for inspiration. All of the threads. All of them. Over and over. I found one that referenced these guys...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...44806925574036

and I had an epiphany, lets see if anyone else can guess what this is. I know it is not perfect and there may be better out there, but I think it is a damn good start for a cheap plastic adv fairing...







I have wanted to get a 3d printer for quite some time and am thinking of making parts of the tower out of 3d printed ABS. I know this is no where near finished but I am getting a feel from the masses if I am crazy or not.

What do you guys think!?




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Old 02-14-2013, 12:51 AM   #2
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Its a rear fender...

what do I win?

Pezz_GS did something like it...



I have heard of helmet visors being used as screens, but that doesn't quite have the rallye look...
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:17 AM   #3
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If there is one thing that I have learned with my time on the internet is that there are no original ideas anymore. Haha.

You win the fact that you won

I will keep you guys posted if anything comes of this.

Thanks for the heads up on our fellow inmate who dun it before me.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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He had problems because he used a fender from a KTM and so it made the bike unreliable.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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I am chugging along. Not sure if I will keep the fender idea.

I am trying to think of what I will make the fairing material out of and I keep coming back to fiberglass. I really want to do something like a vacu-formed plastic but I am not sure what kind/thickness will work.

The pinnacle I am still thinking will be 3d printed. That way it can be shared via the thing-a-verse.

Right now I am toying with the idea of leaving the mount as is and making the lower attachment points adjustable, giving people a lot of options of adjustment. The stem mounting will probably change to allow for adjustment as well.





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Old 03-06-2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:17 PM   #8
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I tinker also. I got $85 stuck in this. It's not really a fairing perhaps a fiberglass windscreen?



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Old 03-07-2013, 10:19 AM   #9
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What is that made from?
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:26 PM   #10
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Ya'll should call the boys at Highway Dirt Bikes, I don't know what they're asking for theirs, but their product stoutness is not in question.

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Old 03-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #11
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Not sure if they make one, don't see it on their site but I will touch base with them.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #12
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Not sure if they make one, don't see it on their site but I will touch base with them.
Sorry I meant to ad this link to the vendors section:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...way+dirt+bikes
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:07 PM   #13
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I have their: top clamp, handguards, mirrors and vibe inserts. They are worth every penny. I will keep trucking along with my project but for someone who wants a bulletproof design, made in america and great support, go with HDB...
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #14
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What is that made from?

Me and a buddy who works auto body on corvettes, made it out of fiberglass

$80 in paint primer resin etc

$5 in Stainless steel fasteners at the local ACE
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #15
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Very nice!

I wish I had that kind of production ability.

I have come up with a new idea. Since we all seem to be cheap skates, how about making available a blueprint style sheet that you guys can just have printed out and use to cut anything rigid into the basic shape. Then from there glass it or whatever you want?

I will still be making the rigid frame out of 3d printed parts for now.



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Me and a buddy who works auto body on corvettes, made it out of fiberglass

$80 in paint primer resin etc

$5 in Stainless steel fasteners at the local ACE
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