KLR650 Aftermarket Plastic

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by EddyRider, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. EddyRider

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    I find it odd that no one offers aftermarket plastic for the KLR650. I am trying to get a quote on an injection mold cast for 08+ KLR 650 shrouds; I'd probably have to produce a couple thousand to see a payoff, so I'm just wondering what kind of interest there is for a reasonably priced aftermarket shroud, say around $50-60.
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  2. KneeKicker

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    Rather see it for pre 08 models,and it seems like it would be a bigger seller to freshen up a 15 year old bike than a 4 yr old bike.


    I usually just buy a fresh can of Krylon Fusion when I want to make her look new again:lol3
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  3. Entropic86

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    I'd be interested in Plastic for '08+ bikes. That fiberglass crap is annoying.
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  4. el profe

    el profe Been here awhile

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    I'd like to buy new plastics when I get a Britannia fairing, but not when a rad shroud costs $80 a side and side panels are about the same.

    If someone is going to reproduce these plastics, I hope they use a different plastic that doesn't turn to dust after a couple of years of sunlight. I could probably scratch through my side covers with my fingernail. Bummer too, since the rest of the bike looks sooooo good.:D
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  5. EddyRider

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    I guess I should have included in the poll whether you are interested '87-'07 or '08+, I emailed a few plastic mfg.'s today hopefully I get a positive response soon. Let everyone know to vote!
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  6. EddyRider

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    I received some good news from a local plastic manufacturer today, it looks like this might be very possible to get some plastics produced. I'm working on getting a website up and running and I'll post a link when its complete. Diggin' the feed back keep it coming.
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  7. smoky08

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    I will be first in line. Do it!
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  8. Aarono2

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    Second, I need some black side covers for a 2000. :clap
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  9. VikB

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    I'd be interested in some 2008+ plastic, but not if it looked exactly like the stock stuff. If you can make something new than hit refresh and give people an option for a different looking KLR. That would widen your market as folks who have bikes with parts in good condition have an incentive to swap in your stuff. Especially as a lot of people complain about the styling of the 2008+ KLR.
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  10. Onederer

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    Only if it mimics the design of BMW plastics, so the KLR riders with the faux BMX badges can really pull one over. :evil
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  11. EddyRider

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    I've started a site that will hopefully be the base for getting some aftermarket plastics made if you are interested in seeing some plastic in the future I encourage everyone to visit it and take the survey so I can get an idea what people are interested in. Maybe '07 and previous plastic is in more demand? Check it out: www.otbplastics.com

    Its a little simple right now, just give it timehttp://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/clap.gif
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  12. CA Stu

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    An affordable source for plastics would be great. I'd love to dump my faded, scratched 2000 plastic (on my 99) and replace it with some new stuff.
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  13. EddyRider

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    I see the poll has been fixed to represent '87-07 and '08+ bikes, I like it!
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  14. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    I voted yes finally but want to add 08+ to the comment. If you made the plastic durable rather than what is currently used it would be great.
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  15. swissarmybike

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    White plastic would be cool......:freaky
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  16. David_in_TX

    David_in_TX Been here awhile

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    I'd be interested in 87-07 plastic.
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  17. Kawidad

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    You betcha!!!!!!!!:clap
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  18. EddyRider

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    Theres been a lot of comments about having a slimmer less bulky shroud I'm going to look into, I appreciate all the feedback. The material will be a much better quality plastic than stock - gloss finish TPO. Its durable, and highly fade resistant.
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  19. EddyRider

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    I've come up with two designs for a potential redesign of the shroud. One is a little less bulky than stock, the other has a more radical DRZ look. What do you think?

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  20. EddyRider

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    Here's the more radical one.

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