Custom snub nose F800GS

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  1. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    The picture doesn't show it very well but they are at 45, if I go past that it exposes the radiator even more as well as gets too close to my high fender modification. I tested this on the bike and it did great. I had 1'F gain at idle and with any movement it was right on or slightly lower. I think the low temp gain was because it is steal and held some extra heat.
  2. ebrabaek

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    Yeppers... I thought you mentioned the 45 deg. in your pm, but as you said, it does not look 45 on the template. Good idea you tested it on the bike. Gonna be a long week until the composites get there ehhh.....:D:freaky
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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Yeah I am waiting now, I prepped everything today. Had to to do some grinding and sanding as well and straighten a few bends so it is already. I have moved my manufacturing inside because it will be too chilly but setup a fume hood (made it out of galvanized and a comp fan) to suck up the fumes). Just need the CF now. If it comes out nicely I will make a second o.e and send it your way.
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    Whoooeeeee...... When I made the bash guard... I build a plywood box, that I later lined with Saltillo floor tiles.... ( mexican tiles) It cost me about $25, then pointed my infrared heater inward... Lined the inside with foil..... Worked fantaboulistic. Cant wait to see the results.:freaky:clap
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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    So I am testing out the fume hood today. Making a spacer for a LeoVince Exhaust, with some spare CF I have and a comparable sized piece of plastic to hold the resin and fibers. Nothing sophisticated but will allow me to test the inside system for heat retention and fume removal. :D

    So out of everything I have made so far, past and present making a plug is about the messiest thing. If you are doing this I highly reccomend that you have everything prepped and ready for use (including spare CF/resin/gloves/paper towels/etc...) Because once you start things get messy!
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    :D:lol3..... You noticed that too.....:freaky:clap
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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Ladies and Gents I am in the process of making a carbon fiber mud guard in the best of dirtbike fashion. As this is probably the most labor intensive piece I have built (had to disassemble the entire rear of my bike and pull the gas tank so I can make a mold) I figured why not spread my generosity. :evil

    To make this fair for all I will pick a number 1-1,000 and if you are interested in this item send me a PM. The piece will be boxed up and mailed to you free of charge (where ever in the world you live) and include any necessary hardware (4 x M8 bolts and washers). It will be a direct bolt on to the the 4 bolt holes on the underside of your subframe so ensure that these are not being utilized for anything else or this will not be compatible.

    I am still in the R&D phase so it may not make it by Christmas but it will be there by mid January. I will conclude the raffle by midnight (EST) Dec 15 and notify the winner via PM where I will sort out their contact information and whether they want it clear coated (for the road snob :ricky) or rubberized (truck bed liner for the off road nut :dllama)

    Best of luck and happy holidays!
  8. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Don't forget to PM me with your lucky number 1-1,000 to have a chance at winning a custom CF mudguard for your F800 GS!

    So with the back end of the bike in pieces and the handle bars off for new risers I decided I needed to finish this. Nothing huge but it looks perty! :thumb

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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    So I got home today, had a mountain of boxes stacked at the door. Many little odds and ends, a set of rox risers that I want to toss down the street :becca and a rim/hub that will soon be outfitted with an excel rim courtesy of Woody's, and a big roll of carbon fiber! I wanted to finish that rad guard so I started doing that at first. And that was a messy job! Hopefully it turns out alright it is curing now.

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    and this poor rim!

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    Time for a set of CF rims?

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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I am not that skilled for a rim, let alone do I have the equipment, plus I doubt it would last very long given the way I ride. I have been up since 5am working on the rad guard. It was a pain in the butt getting off the mold (used a bit too much resin, but better than not enough). I had to do a lot of clean up on this piece because the lay up was difficult to get setup but that is alright, my dremel and I have become inseparable today. Here it is right now, I want to sand some more before I clear coat it. This will clip in right in front of the stock rad guard so I have double the protection (important due to the high fender mod).

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    This thing is a springboard for rocks! It is 3 layers in a weave fashion of 5.7 oz w/HTE. It is super strong, I could sand some more to get it to look super pretty but it is a radiator guard...
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    Well done! Looks like it turned out well.

    When are you going to do new side panels?? I want those!

    Also when is the ebrabaek vs. runnin4melife carbon off?? :lol3

    Dave
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    :D:D.... As you clearly see.... I am outgunned already.....:freaky:clap:eek1....
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    Hahaha Erling, I am still very much a novice at this. I have stumbled quite a bit while getting my footing. Everything I do I improve on though. If I would have tried to do this the first time it would have been in the trash before it cured! This was pretty difficult because it was many, many pieces. I had CF sticking to my gloves and went through 3 brushes just trying to keep stray strands of CF from gumming up the layup and even then I was not completely successful.

    I recommend it for anyone that has a work space. It really is a lot of fun and not to expensive given what you can make. I have used 4 yards of material to make quite a few pieces that would have cost a lot more to buy and they are completely custom. Some prettier than others but it is fun and a great skillset to have. Tomorrow I might play with the mudguard some more.

    I cannot seem to get a good picture of this piece, all of them make it look pretty bad regardless of the angle. It is actually pretty nice, does have some uneven spots because I ran a few more layers on a couple parts to increase strength. Oh well.

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    On second thought..... I think I take the cake..... This Dane did not think about getting a Danish advent candle holder for the Danish candle we just got...... Carbon to the rescue......
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    Happy first of December Adam.....Great job on the guard... I am sure it will work awesome.....:clap
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    That is slick! Did you use resin on the wood too?
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    Hehe... Thanks. Yes I used MAX-HP. If you do this just make sure you keep the wood below 160. Above that it starts degassing. Don't ask me how I know this......:rofl:D
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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I am looking at some vacuum pumps right now as I would like to bag the mud guard for better impregnation as well as reduce air bubbles. I was looking at the el cheapo versions (~$80-100) that run 3+ CFM. I am used to heavy duty HVAC style vacs that do 20+ CFM but don't feel like spending $400 or more for something that won't be used professionally.

    The issue I have are:

    Will I need more CFM to draw down to the appropriate atmosphere I am trying to get?

    Longevity, if I am bagging something I will need to run the pump till everything has cured so it will take a while, will this blow a cheap pump up?

    Curing, can I use IR lamps when bagged in heavy mil plastic or will I wind up with plastic soup, same thing with HTE?

    Is it worth it? Even if I do not bag the piece I can still use it to off gas resin before I apply it, but how many bubbles do I create when applying it or pressing layers of CF down...?
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    Yes it is. I degass most if not all resins before use. I bag almost nothing. I am not hammering on the bagging, but it is a mess, and adds to the cost. I tend to achieve the same with mechanically additions to hold the fabric in place, but none of the pieces I make commercially are in a need for bagging. The reason it is beneficial to degass the resin before use, is specially noticeable with the use of post heat cure resins, as the small bubbles you cannot see while stirring, will blow up and those are the ones you see afterwards in the cured matrix. Yes you whip up a few while working the layup, but they are so big that they pop easily. But it is not all good. Some epoxy's degass better than others. For example, the HTE and 1618 is a pain in the a$$. They have a lot of surface tension, and it is like boiling milk....:D So with the hte, I bring it to 90 deg.F. then degass in stages, and same with the 1618. You can also give the cup a squirt of acetone to break the surface tension. Brass has gone through the roof, and I made my own chamber, as seen in my degass video. But I do not think that you can beat the price for any of the ebay vendor's complete kit's. You will get a Chinese pump though. JD Industries.... Yellow Jacket, and some of the few great US made ones. Just make sure it is two stage.
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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Erling, youre like a crack dealer! Lure us in, get us hooked then realize all the nifty things we can do and poof you go all out and dump a $500+ vacuum pump on us hahaha. I am searching craiglist right now.

    Bidding on a JB DV-6E on eBay right now... The price is right if I win.

    The easiest fix to the money expenditure would be not to propose to my GF, I would have a lot of play money then and could get my MIG welder I want :-) and a lot of other stuff hahaha