Custom snub nose F800GS

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  1. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I am having trouble picturing this...... I tried yesterday to use sheets of lexan, but it did not turn out as good as I wanted. When you say track...... You mean the bottom part that bolts on to the two holes on the fork????
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    The track runs down the center of the fork guard w/the guide being fixed to the upper fork tube.

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  3. ebrabaek

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    I see....... That is one of the inherit issues with plastic. It will eventually crack.......thus the need for top stabilization. One you make the CF repro.... You need not worry about the top track, as CF is pleanty strong, and stiff.....Thus not necessitating the track. Might wanna look at this......:evil:evil

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    Done mounting the KTM 690 fender, the bracket worked out nicely! The only issue I had was getting the washers to stay in place as I mounted everything, that was solved with some super glue. I just tac'd them in place and it made my day much easier.

    I had to place the back 2 bolts that mount to the fender before securing the outer 2 bolts that mount to the lower triple first because once on I cannot access that location.

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    Once on you can see that I have 3 bolts mounting the bracket to the lower triple and 4 bolts mounting the bracket to the fender and 1 of these bolts runs from fender to lower triple (center). This provided the greatest stability in all aspects given what I had to work with.

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    In this picture you can see that I made a small sleeve to fill the void between center bolt and the bracket. This worked out great and makes that bolt exceptionally rigid!

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    I really think the fender looks great and honestly it does not look too much like it is a franken fabrication. I still want to mess with the beak a bit as well as see if I can one up Erling on the fork guards (doubtful, but will try).
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    This is really looking great!

    Nice work
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    So I didn't think about this too much when I secured the brake line nylon sleeves to the fork clamps but under full suspension travel this section actually comes very close to contact with the rear portion where the older fender connected. I found this out by doing quite a few wheelies to test everything out. When I got home the sleeves went from the original 90' position to a 45' position. This needs to be fixed, I am toying with a few things for now.

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    This is a quick and dirty fix, it will not stay like this. I am just seeing if this distance will work.

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    So I went and bought some 26 gauge aluminum (easier to bend than glavanized, but easier to screw up too) and made a template for a fork guard. This was based somewhat off of the aesthetics of a MX fork guard but that was the extent. I only made one so far which is currently curing. It is a test to see how it works out.

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    Once the CF cures I will see how it turned out... I am hoping it is good to go. :rofl
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    Nice.... I like the look and shape. I might eventually cut the outside, as such, but I wanted to leave this open, as to protect the top side of the sliders. Unless you use the HTE ( I don't recall seeing you buy that, then I think that you need 4 layers, as the hp is not as stiff..... Buy only you can judge that after casting..... You can always add that on the backside later......
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    Yeah I bought some HP and HTE, I got the HTE after the I decided I wanted to make the radiator guard a week ago. I ran 4 layers with the HTE. I wanted to make it really stiff. I think I used a little too much resin on this one as it began to pool/drip after I started the cure, I just put it on an angle and the excess ran off so no worries.

    Also on the radiator guard, I spoke with my father regarding this and he recommended just drafting a template on CF and using a small router tip to carve out the stuff. He said the CNC machine wont like the CF. I think he is full of it and doesn't want to risk something weird happening so that is what I will have to do. He is very specific about his stuff and since I am not there I cannot sneak in and do it.
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    Ha ha ha.......:lol3. I think CF vs cnc mill.... the mill wins.....:rofl:rofl.... Worst case you need to clean the bit from gummed up resin. Best case.... you have the only CF rad guard in the world. I think, if you use the hte, and control the ratio's...... bake it at 350 deg as last step...... then go easy, like if there is a way to control the fwd. movement of the mill, or gnaw a little here,,,,,and there....back to here.... it could be done...... Me tinks. I'd like to see it done.......:freaky
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    Oh I know but he is also the same man that has 5 chain saws for cutting different types of trees, but they are all the same, Stihl chainsaws.... I don't think I know a man that is more specific than he is hahaha
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    Ha ha..... Do it...Do it...Do it....:clap:clap
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    First fork guard, I am doing a modification to it right now. I did this w/ 4 layers of 6 oz 2x2 w/HTE epoxy, it is rigid but has some mild longitudinal play so I added another layer, and another small layer to reinforce the lower mounts. I also opted to make a small piece that runs to the portion that used to bolt down the back portion of the stock fender. I have no idea how that will look but if I do not like it I can just hack it off.

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    The top section I notched out because I thought it would look cool, then when I test fitted it I needed to notch the lower portion to have good brake rotor clearance. Either way it looks awesome on the bike.

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    Now I have to learn some medicine before I start on the left fork guard. If the strut thingy turns out fine I will do the same on the other side but integrate it sooner to ensure it is really stable. I am also getting much better at the process in the terms of prep/setup/time management etc...
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    Oh yeah, I made a large flat sheet of 5 layers the same size of my radiator guard.... I have to beat Erling at making something first :evil
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    After I made the strut I deemed it was not necessary because in applying the extra layer of cf and the additional cf needed for the strut it made the piece as hard as a rock! So I have a total of 5 layers, 6 covering the bolt mounts and 3 additional midway up the guard (from the proposed strut) all done with MAX HTE. I will fabricate the other one shortly, Will just run 5 layers and the additional one for bolt mounts. I believe mine required a little more fabric because it is a different design than Erlings. Either way it is good to go.

    Also I sent my pops some info on CF CNC fabrication and it is a go on the guard. But I have to program it.... Shouldn't be too bad though as it is just cutting, no 3D.
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    Whoooooooeeeeee...... I added one layer of 12 oz each...... No rocks will ever make it through.
    So no brace on yours ........ Nice.... As dirt will gt in there.... And that is one thing that will slowly grind the carbon.
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    Working on something new, this is the prelude. Will post pictures of what it is when it is done. :rofl
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    Bashplate?
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    Nope, I may make one of those in the future but this will be a luggage rack for the back. Will see how much I like it when it is finished. I will be cutting a few slots for straps/webbing once it is cured.