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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by ktm950se, Apr 3, 2012.
I'm in for a set as well.
This project is moving along nicely.
I have a few questions for you guys.
The best protection for the tank would be to use a Carbon/Kevlar/Fiberglass matrix. Going straight carbon would be to brittle, going straight Kevlar would be to flexable..the combo of all three is perfect.
We want a guard that will be ridged enough to protect against a rock, yet flexible enough not to shatter, we also need abrasion resistance.
We have a few options on both texture and appearance.
1. CF on the outside would give a black Carbon Fiber appearance,
2. Kevlar on the outside would be yellow
3.we can do a CF/Kevlar weave, you get a yellow/black weave pattern
We normally would do a gloss finish, however it occurred to me that a matte might hide owner provided scratches:eek1
let me know your thoughts.
Matte black would be my first choice since my tank is black.
I'll take a set too...
As good as the glossy parts look on a Off road bike they usually dont stay that way long I agree the matte finish will hold its finish longer just my 0.02$
Option 1 in matte.
Yes, matte black please.
'Definitely don't want anything that's predominantly yellow.
shiny like these. I would think if you wanted matte you could scuff up with scotch bright or wet sand them to your liking.
Either matt or gloss black. Don't liek the idea of yellow-ey.
First choice... the best protection for the tank. If that means some crazy color/finish... then I would live with that.
First color choice (if it does not change the protection to the tank)... matte black.
I'm in. Black is good. Gloss preferred.
Material - best for protection.
I,m in with everyone else Gloss or matte.
The material will be a matrix of CF/kevlar and FG this gives the best protection from hits, abrasions, etc.
Looks like we will run the carbon on the outside for the black appearance. Ill figure out a way to provide both gloss and matte finishes.
Ill have the first set done mid next week. Those will go to Spenser for fitting and to make sure there are no issues.
We will price them after making a few sets, But I would expect them to be about the same as what is offered for the stock tank threw KTM twins and others, Plus we will give some sort of ADV discount.
Sounds Great put me on the list
Thanks, that's great news!
What is the standard method for mounting these to the tank, some type of silicone?
I'm so happy.
I'm not going to tell my SE about this.
It's going to be a surprise!
Personally, I'd prefer a gloss finish to match the ones on my ADV.
Count me in for a set as well, I'd prolly prefer matte, but whatever.
Thanks for the initiative on this!
Im looking into this.. I have some CFC guards on my 525 that have been siliconed on and lasted for nearly 5 years now..
There are some really good urethane double back PSA tapes out, that might also be an option.
Thanks for all the replies, The project is coming along nicely..
Thanks to you for taking this on and getting it done so quickly!