A n00b building a mini rally fairing for a 690

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  1. jaTillApan

    jaTillApan Adventurer

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    That's some really good input. Thanks man! What does the Elmers glue do to the drywall mud? And what proportions would you say is a good starting point for the mix?

    I'm also starting to turn towards fiberglass instead of carbon fiber considering the cost of carbon fiber mesh and the probability of me screwing it up the first few tries...
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  2. Motomochila

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    Drywall mud and glue is the cheap version of modeling clay. I attach to wire mesh. Once you get shape you can add more glue to your mix to get a harder surface to sand and paint. The painted surface should be hard enough to apply fiberglass mold to. Ratios are trial and error based on how wet your mud is initially. I use lacquer to get a hard finish that I polish before applying my mold release and then gel coat.
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  4. full of days

    full of days Simplify or Die

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    What about the rally raid EVO2 kit?? Bracket and fairing is already proven and tested!
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    I am all for the process of building your our stuff and yes doing a mold and pulling a part isn't rocket science but having acquired the stuff to be able to do it all and the make a few decent parts (not motorcycle related though) I would bet you will be in it two hundred dollars in stuff/supplies, not to mention your time. If you have endless time then I would say go for it. If not then maybe look at this one. http://www.globetrottin.com/Fairing-with-LED-Lights_p_22.html.

    I have not used one or seen one in person but it seems along the lines of what you are after. Once you figure in the cost of the lights, brackets and dimmer you are right close to your cost on supplies alone and it is plug and play on the KTM it appears.

    Good luck which ever way you go!
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