KTM 990/950 TF5 Rally Screens

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  1. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    Just started making these TF5 Rally Screens for the KTM 990/950 Adventures

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    Full 5 layer carbon fibre screen.

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  2. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Like it. A lot.
    Make it smooth & nice at the back/inside, i.e. not like the Rally Raid.
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  3. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    Rear of screen has been done in a layer of surface tissue, which makes it a fine grain, so not the traditional fibreglass back of the Rally Raid.
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  4. gbx2001

    gbx2001 Geophiz

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    C/F screen looks great. The real clincher will be if the airflow coming off it is much cleaner than the stock screen.
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  5. Dustodust

    Dustodust Long timer

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    Good job !
    its not easy to do
    let me know if you figure out how to eliminate the flaws on the carbon under glass look doing a wet layup. Some come out better than others I recently made some low carbon screens and I spend hours and hours and hours trying to make them perfect and its just not worth selling them 15-20 hours in repairing bubbles and polishing, $50 in materials. At $180 each I end up making about $5 an hour after all the finish work and it still isnt perfect
    I have been using the most expensive west systems epoxy, mixing carefully to avoid bubbles, 4 layers of carbon, vaccuum bagging etc . I tried making a better mold today and it failed . I will keep trying until I get it but I should just give up

    buyers are particualar and they want absolute perfection like a vac machine produced stock acrylic screen
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  6. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    Can you do some in fiberglass?
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  7. ontherock

    ontherock ne'er do well

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    That's really nice looking, if I could ride with an arai xd in quiet air I' d be in in a minute! (low seat, about 6'1"):clap
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  8. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    Ironically, this came as a result of myself having an Arai XD and the peak would catch air at speeds if I looked up and almost rip my head off with the buffeting.
    I guess everyones experience will differ dependant on height, but I am 6ft and I tested at 80,100,120 & 160km/h and I could stare at the fluffy white clouds without the air gripping the peak and trying to rip my head off.
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  9. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    DTD you are 100% correct. The first guy I used stuffed up 4 CF screens and it cost me an arm and a leg. I have a new manufacturer at the moment and he has one on the build as we speak, so I'm looking forward to seeing his work as he has a good rep. It is easy to go cheaper with the product doing it yourself, but the reality is as you say, to turn out a near perfect screen is difficult and they guys are VERY particular. I can now understand why the prices are so high, where previously I thought it was just a rip-off!
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  10. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    The black ones are fibreglass with a gel coat
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  11. PMC

    PMC riding rider

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    Looks great
    I'd be interested in the black version
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  12. henryroten

    henryroten Been here awhile

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    +1
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  13. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    I have not really thought about exporting as yet, but I guess if there is a market I would look into it.
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  14. Dune

    Dune Been here awhile

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    I would be interested in a carbon one...
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  15. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    As soon as I have the new carbon one in hand will mock it up for a few pics
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  16. TornadoF5

    TornadoF5 Rhodesian Varungu

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    Gents this is the result. This particular one is a full CF screen will look the same as the carbon look except this being full CF is extremly light, thin and rigid once screwed down.

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    Selling these for R2600-00 ZAR
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  17. PMC

    PMC riding rider

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    Awesome

    If you ever decide you'd want to sell these in the US of A shoot me a PM and we can talk.
    I'd be one of the first in line:deal


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  18. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    Plus 2!!

    Great job! I need one of these! 2nd. in line!!
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  19. emtecko

    emtecko Adventurer

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    Im 3th. in line :)
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  20. alpo996

    alpo996 Adventurer

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    4th!
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