Carbon/Kevlar rear luggage boxes.....It has begun....

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by ebrabaek, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    Yeah that was a disaster, why so many of the same posts? I only hit submit once. :huh

    I've deleted all but one.
  2. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I thought I made some dough whistle out when I began sliding backwards......:lol3

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  3. ebrabaek

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    Yeppers.... As the title proclaims..... Hog hunt. We were scouting a canyon north of Timberon,NM where the hogs are thriving.... NM has declared war on them as they don't want a repeat of what happened in Texas.... So they simply declared them livestock..... Shoot at day....night.... illuminate them.... No hunting license required. Several ranchers are letting people harvest them on their land..... So we were trying to get into the canyon from the south... But as the vid indicates.... Fails. There are several more vid's from that trip on my you tube channel.:thumb:thumb

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  4. ebrabaek

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    Thanks.... I posted several times that same night.... And ended up with multiple posts.... Must have been a bad server day....:thumb:thumb

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  5. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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  6. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Yeppers.... But how to transfer the power.....:D:lol3

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  7. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    That is awesome. What caliber (and gun if you like discussing) to hunt these hogs? I've heard a lot of people have success with large bore handguns (44, 454, 460) and a 2-4x scope; easier to carry on the bike as well.
  8. ebrabaek

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    Pm with the info sent.... :thumb:thumb

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  9. mpanther

    mpanther KotW - Just Ride!

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  10. ebrabaek

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    So a bad thing happened yesterday. I was in the middle of making a header heat shield for a Californian Race pipe manufacture.... Had just finished a set of exhaust cones.....and the unthinkable happened. The oven I use decided to leave the toaster elements on and took the mold and print to a little over 500 deg.... House started to smell like smoke....as the wood base... you get the wiff..... smoke alarm went off..... Fortunately I got to it in time.....and turned it off...but the mold was toast.... Ironically..... not from the heat itself.... since I was using the high temp epoxy....but from the wood warping....and when subsequent cool down....reshaped the mold...... Back to the important part. The oven just about caught on fire..... And several of you have asked me what I use to cure my epoxy in. I called Black and Decker.... and no sooner that I read the snr to them... they offered to send me a new oven free of no charge... Which is awesome..... No receipt. So they stand behind their product.... but I just want to give you a heads up.....and perhaps not leave this curing while leaving the room. I had mine set at 200 deg. F.....and it went.... I have a new one coming, and production will soon resume...... Just be careful. I noticed that in the last few weeks when the heater elements activate....there was a distinct double click .....rather than the single click when the heater normally comes on. So there you have it..... :freaky:wink::thumb:thumb

    Erling
  11. jwacree

    jwacree Been here awhile

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    I just wanted to say, thank you.,, well and show what I made using some of your tecniques.


    I built the tail fairing from scratch using the pink foam and epoxy with fiberglass to build thickness then the last layer is blue kevlar.
    I bought blue and white, but the white part was fiberglass and it turned clear when I wet it with the epoxy.
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    THANK YOU!!
    Johnny
  12. ebrabaek

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    That looks fantastic. It is simply awesome to see a build like yours motivated by the posts I make. That right there makes it all worth for me. You sir just made my day.......:freaky:clap
  13. ebrabaek

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    A long term update.....
    After banging the boxes around, for a few years, I just took them off to sand down the cheap clear coat spray lacquer off. It was worthless, and had browned in the desert sun. I saw, as expected, that there were the beginning of wear marks on the boxes, with the SS hardware. A simple fix I though would be to just lay down a strip of K-39 ( Kevlar) Only thing is it is very hard to cut, and usually frays a little, so I cut a wider piece, and folded it 3 times, and brought out the sowing machine, and stitched it. Then simply just laid down the resin soaked strips, on the contact area, and re installed the boxes. The SS rack's contact point was treated with release agent, and it is now curing in the 16 deg. F. desert sun..... In the middle of feb...... Ahhhhhh.:D:lol3
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  14. Dubl-A

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    Carbon Fiber those Crocs!!!!

    Amazing work, super creative:clap
  15. ebrabaek

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    :lol3:lol3.... Those evil, elusive Croc's have been....ehhhh... quite mentioned..... Finally I caught the bastards,as they allowed a few spines from my fishhook cactus through. At that time, party was over for the crocs.....:lol3:rofl:freaky

    Thanks for the encouraging words....:thumb:thumb
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    The carbon fiber kind of offsets the pink crocs. :lol3

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    Indeed they do.....:D:freaky:clap
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    Holla amigo's......
    I sold the 8GS. Actually traded it in for a '14 wc 12GS, and albeit this is not for the 8GS, it have been a long journey making these, and I am happy to report that the boxes are as fine as they were back when I build them. They have now found a new home on the big piggy. I am in the process of creating new lids. So if you want to have a peak, and follow, then hopple over to the big piggy section, as this is for the race piggy's.:freaky:freaky:clap

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1036514
  19. ebrabaek

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    why isn't this your profile picture :lol3