140 $ Carbon Kevlar 640 Adventure TankGuards

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ScarrJaw, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. ScarrJaw

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    So I chatted with my Carbon Guy, and here is his deal:
    If we can get a copy of those japanese guards, since it will
    be less work, my carbon guy will charge for no settup,
    and if we order 5 (I'm one) or more we get em for 140 bucks a piece! But thats only if we get a set of em for him
    to copy, the other answer is we send him a tank, he charges us 200 bucks for settup fee... 200/5 = 40, so 180 a piece. I am willing to be the kitty on this, and here is the cool news, he will do colors for free.. I want the black/yellow, but he also does Black/Red along with the standard black on black

    Godspeed has a tank he is willing to loan out for molds, so one way or another we will get these fuckers made!

    So these are our 2 choices:
    1: Japanese carbon guard loan + 5 orders = 140 bucks
    2: Godspeeds tank + 5 orders = 180 bucks
    (greater then 5 orders and the total goes down)

    Common guys lets get this goin!
    Andrew "Wants to save his tank" Denton
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  2. Loadedagain

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    show me a pic and i'll make 'em.
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  3. Buckster

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    Whichever way you go, I'm interested.
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  4. Will

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    Interested!!! :thumb
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  5. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    Interested :wave
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  6. ScarrJaw

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    our goal is this:
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  7. rapiti

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    If you are going to have somebody make some tooling, why not a composite rallye style skid plate?

    That petcock protector looks like a wank to me. Easy to splash a mold, but it effectively makes your tank even bulkier, and who wants to reach behind that beyotch every time you stop or start?

    At least relieve a place to turn the fuel on and off from the outside.

    My $.02. We all have different opinions :thumb
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  8. Berti

    Berti Been here awhile

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    Interested, closer to $140 the better.

    Berti
    '03 640
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  9. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    I'm a likely player too, but could I suggest a modification to the basic lines of the guard...just to be stylish :evil

    Same basic change on both sides...

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  10. Mr D Hertz

    Mr D Hertz Old and Tired Adventurer

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    I'm interested
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  11. ScarrJaw

    ScarrJaw Adventurer

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    there be the pics, how much for em?
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  12. Loadedagain

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    i'll beat the hell outa $140 if it's just a polyester layup using carbon, carbon/kevlar.... but the part is only cosmetic. no protection and i'll guarantee that :wink:

    if you are looking for any type of petcock protection carbon is not the best material. especially a 3 or 4 ply layup. i would seriously consider reinforced kevlar around the petcock. using say.... an aluminium support.

    as someone else mentioned. have you considered how you are going to turn your fuel on and off if the cover is in front of the petcock?
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  13. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    I agree that Kevlar is the way to go on these, I mean if your going to do it then do with the best materials for the protection it needs. As a side note a cosmetic change in the aesthetics as Chris mentioned wouldn't be a bad idea.

    Btw, I did speak to BigTwin about making some for the 640 and he is willing to take a crack at it if this doesn't go through.
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  14. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    I have never worked with carbon fiber but couldn't you inlay a piece of aluminum to act as a guard. It would have to have an access port for the petcock valve and somehow molded into the carbon fiber. Could this work???
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  15. Loadedagain

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    i have to post twice just like everyone else :fitz
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  16. Loadedagain

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  17. Renazco

    Renazco Formerly AKA Boejangles

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    Absolutely! but I was thinking more about a piece of 2-1/2 ABS cut at a 32 degree angle at which point the Kevlar/Fiber can be wrapped around it.
    No need to have the petcock completely covered and you'll have plenty of room to get your fingers in there.
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  18. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    You're such a dick...
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  19. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    You're such a dick.....
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  20. Scoot Jockey

    Scoot Jockey BST Faithful

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    :thumb I'm also interested, and think that the improvements already mentioned here are the way to go. I feel that those japanese originals need to have a hole saw taken to them so that you can still switch into reserve when blasting down the freeway.
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