Rant and Build: NOTMYBIKE... builds a super light F650-R

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by notmybikemodelname, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    When's the kato ready?

    I was quoted 1500 for the mold, but I was responsible for the plug. So that would the 80% of the work.
  2. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    He Joe, where did you get your DZUS fasteners from?
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    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebay
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    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    Yeah yeah yeah

    I think it'd be fun to try to make the mold, but I've seen som pro on tv work with fibres and resins and that shit looks difficult. So at the price Taco is mentioning for the raw materials (to my vallet at least) the scales will at some point shift to affordability over fun


    First of all: Fuck me.
    Second: *cough*

    But then again, you're just not anyone :D

    That's what I was thinking of, but 1500 is perhaps a bit more than you've spent on materials so far
  5. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    I've spent nearly a grand on composites supplies. All on prep work as I haven't got a single mould yet except for the oil tank bracket. On top of that I have bought probably 500 bucks off power and air tools. And I haven't even bought the materials for the mould or parts yet. This is not something you can easily develop a budget for.
  6. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    Holly shit taco are you drinking the stuff!

    I think I've got about $200 at the most in my tanks
  7. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    I usually charge twice as much for something I don't want to do, and usually hope it's so much, they won't do it. :rofl
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    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Have any new pics of the tanks?
  9. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Mate, for this one I thought it to be interesting to see the real cost, so noted every receipt for everything from the local fibreglass supplyer to Bunnings, to Super Cheap Auto. Every mixing pot, stirrer, roller, rolls of tape, rubbish bags, sand paper, the list goes on and on. It all adds up eh. Think I've use 2l of epoxy resin and 4l of poly resin. Few square metres of glass to learn with. Nothing outrageous really.
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    DRjoe Long timer

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    The trip that they where being built for got shelved so they are sitting unfinished.
    They need a bit of sanding, a layer or two of kevlar, some mounting lugs and a paint.

    I'll get them finished after Easter.

    Any more pics of your bike?
  11. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Impressive handiwork. Here's some sexy carbon fiber inspiration for you guys!
    P1020802.jpg
  12. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    That bike is impressive (except the colors :puke1). I saw one of those in the Barbar museum in Birmingham, AL. All kinds of crazy stuff in there.
  13. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    I should probably have it finished in the next few weeks. Been busting my ass at work and just picked up a 450EXC that I've been riding.
  14. LukasM

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    And finally the blind man can see! :D

    Just busting your chops Rob, I know that nothing will ever replace the F650-R. :evil
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    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    Nope. Just different machines for different riding. Nothing more, nothing less. :freaky
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    herrhelmet A Serious Man

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    I don't know what it is about that island but some really incredible racing geniuses in motorcycling and yachting. Britten inspired me to no end, too bad we lost him too soon.

    His bike kicked ass.:cry
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    katumo_jtb bogus journeyer

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    +1. Not a lot of carbon fiber wheels back in the early 90's. Britten's story inspires and humbles me as a (very amateur) bike modder.
  18. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    The weather is crap, and the beer is warm. What else are you going to do. Play music and fiddle in the garage.

    Is the reason we wait a few hours between layers to reduce shrinkage? Heaps of video's they lay one layers straight into the other untill they get the thickness they want.
  19. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Just found this thread and spent a few hours reading the whole thing. Thanks for sharing all this info with us. Started working on some simple parts, trying to get the hang of this so I can move on to the fun stuff.

    Oh and tmotten, looking good! Keep it up.
  20. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    When laminating with epoxy, you should do all of the lam at once. If you don't you have to sand the pasrt before finishing. When laminating with polyester you can and should do multiple layers to keep the shrinkage down, but only if you're not using a finsih resin or adding surfacing agent. If you do, then you need to sand the surfaces before lam'ing again as surfacing agent will act like mold release and your part will delaminate.:lol3