Custom snub nose F800GS

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  1. ebrabaek

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    Ha ha......:D... Sorry amigo, that's how us Danes roll.....:freakySeriously though... This is properly going to be the best investment you have done ( US made or not) It is one of the single most important piece of equipment to have, as the next step. Secially when you start using HTE or any other post cure stuff, in a mould. Like the header heat shields I make for MRD Racing..... No sanding needed. Pops right our of the mould, after a day in the oven, and is ready to go with perfect finish. And, of course, you now have a paved way to vacuum bagging, if that is your forte. I found my JB at flebay nib for $260+25 for shipping. Just again a word of caution.... The video I posted degassing is with MAX-CLR... and almost any other high performance polymers will not pop as easy. On a side note... Used the system to evacuate the kiddos air mattresses...... Mannnn... this stuff works.:D:D

    (PS) Better NOT skip the proposal.... Usually bad things happens otta that..... :)
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    There's more than one grain of truth in that statement ;-) ;-)

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  3. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Thanks to ebay I now have a JB DV-6E for $56 plus a modest shipping fee of $35. Not bad considering these retail for $300-350. I picked up some stuff to make a vacuum chamber but will have to wait for the vacuum to arrive. I figure I will hold up on the mud guard so I can get a good product now. Not like I am itching to ride as the bike is in pieces but the current 70' weather is making it a bit problematic. Luckily I have plenty of stuff to keep me busy.

    I was looking at DIY vacuum chambers and found a rather ingenious pump hahaha, made it with some kitchen stuff and a penis pump!

    http://trollsforge.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=casting&action=display&thread=1410
  4. ebrabaek

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    He he.....Takker og boejer.....:D:D:freaky
  5. ebrabaek

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    Yay..... The Eliminator is a great US made pump. Word of caution..... I have destroyed at least one SS pot in the process of making a vacuum chamber. 25 inches of mercury is quite a lot, and I ended up with a pressure cooker from BB&B. So put on a pair of safety glasses on the first go of the chamber, cause once it goes..... it goes. I ended up with a acryllic 1 inch thick plate from USplastics.com for about $35 it was 12x12 inches. Most fun of all... Is to test the chamber with the kids.....and....uhhhmmmmm..... lots of marshmallows......:D:rofl:freaky:clap
  6. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    :huh 25 inHG vacumn or 25 inHG absolute? Considering that at sea level atmospheric is around 30 inHG absolute that is a pretty good pump.

    David
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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Yeah I have a pressure cooker for the base. I watched a video of when things go wrong! Plus I have imploded some chem glassware in the past so I have some experience in destruction. Did you make a reusable gasket out of rubber or anything?

    I had a 1/4 inch thick acrylic.... I just ordered a 1 inch piece now hahaha figured that a 1/4 won't work out since you have 1 inch.

    I found a generic acrylic strength chart based on thickness and used some of that physics I learned in my undergrad and given my 9 inch span for the pressure cooker I should be safe with 3/4 but 1 inch is better for longevity.
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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Imagine what that would do to your penis... :eek2 after seeing 25 "Hg crush a pot that would be insane haha

  9. ebrabaek

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    Ha ha.... I found a ok very dense weather strip at the hardware store. It is working ok...... with no leaks, but I think that I eventually will find a silicone plate, and cut out a ring, as that , I think, will work better.
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    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Mcmaster Carr is your friend

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    Silicon Sheet red 1200 psi tensil strength 12x12 1/8 Thk
    p/n 5787T13 - plain back $23 ea
    p/n 5787T43 - adhesive back

    I haven't dealt with these vacumn chambers before, so I'm not sure it will work, but it isn't too expensive to try.

    David
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    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    I am at the point where everything I am trying to get for this is used or really cheap. I had considered putting a coating of paraffin on my 1/4 inch sheet and running a bead of silicone sealant around the top of pot and letting it dry and then removing the sheet and seeing if that would work out. If it doesn't I can remove it and start over with something new.

    Not that being cheap is bad, just let's me use my money elsewhere.
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    Morning, Looks like you have been having a lot of fun and making some cool stuff! :D
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    How much silicon can you get in your resin and have it work? There maybe cheaper methods than mine, but be careful. Penny wise and pound foolish can sometimes haunt you. What is $35 vs a batch of resin? Plus your going to reuse this stuff multiple times.

    David
  14. ebrabaek

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    David...
    We were talking about how to make the seal between the acrylic lid, and the vacuum chamber......:D. I don't know though.... Adam has a wedding to plan, so perhaps he does needs some silicone in the matrix.....:rofl:freaky Ok... shutting up now..... where did I set down the espresso.....:wink:
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    My fellow Garage Gansta..... I was actually considering this myself... So don't feel bad. :freaky:clap
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    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Hey, I'm not going to say it won't work. Just think through things a bit and throw out a few ideas. There are lots of options yet.

    David
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    I am contemplating many things to get a good seal. The good thing is that I can play with a bunch of stuff before I go live with actual expensive resin. I am waiting on my gauge and plexiglass right now so I have a bit of time to brainstorm. Regardless of what is used it will have to work multiple times. We shall see, but I plan on testing the silicone caulk method for fun. It is relatively cheap and if it doesn't work I peel it off and try a piece of rubber gasket I have, if that doesn't I give something else a try. As sure as the silicone gasket will most likely work in following the garage craft I am trying to use available material that saves on overhead cost. If I have to I will break down and buy something.
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    :wingsSorry I couldn't help myself with this. I wanted to test out the piece so here is my first go at it..... Since I created the fiberglass model I wound up with a predicament in that I have a gap between the stock fairing and guard. If I do no like how this piece comes out I will fill in the gap and then use this as the mold for the final piece. I have made 6 fiberglass pieces leading up to this as well as I made paper mache when starting from scratch. I will not lie that this was difficult but none the less it was a lot of fun!

    I have some trimming I still need to do to it. After I pulled it out of the mold I couldn't get a test fit to the gas tank/subframe because it is still too wide (left too much over hang on the piece).
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    So I tested this model out, I will term it CF model 1. It wound up fitting etc... but I want to adjust a few things in the next layup. That and I almost have my vacuum chamber assembled so we are getting close to the finished product. :evil

    Also I didn't do much if any sanding after I did the cut out because I wanted to test fit it etc...

    Used a flash/no flash comparison

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    That looks like a good simple fit. Wide, and all..... I like it. Does it clear the lower swing arm under full stroke..???:freaky:clap:clap