Replica 950 Rallye Tanks

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Pete640, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Andreas240

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    Im no good at IT stuff, but even I can make it work so im sure you can too - wee need to see those tanks you know :D give this a whirl!

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7266&postcount=1

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  2. LukasM

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    Below each photo you will see one address that is called IMG code and includes [​IMG] tags. Copy that line (usually a double click is enough) and then simply paste it into your reply window on Advrider, it will show up in your post.
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  3. Deadly99

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    How's progress coming along Pete?
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  4. Lc8grrr

    Lc8grrr Vtwin madness

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    lets see if this works...

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  5. Lc8grrr

    Lc8grrr Vtwin madness

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    :clap look at that it works. Thanks Lucas!! I need to move the exhaust to stop melting the rh indicator. If the tank works out i'll do it then.
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  6. Andreas240

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    Well done:D
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  7. Pete640

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    Well I can start work on the tanks again - the bashie mould is done, making the replica 950 rallye parts will be mondays work next week which Im looking forward to. :clap Have a couple to do - if you've seen the 690/950 rallye part then you've seen mine. (and yes I'll bang some pics up). Nice mod on the tail light - im still thinking of the rallye rectangular tailights tho so will be moulding the OEM part to make a replica that I can then modify/finish and then mould to make a finished part.
    Wifee made some relevant observations the other day - :freaky - and I'll be building these into the project when I get back onto it early next week. :thumb.

    Pete:1drink
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  8. Deadly99

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    If you plan to keep the rear cargo rack, wouldnt that impact the idea of having the dual side by side rear lights up top?
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  9. K2m

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    Mmmmm The main design criteria of my tanks is the ability to carry a pillion as she comes touring with me............. Thats why mine are not replicas........

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  10. Pete640

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    I promise it'll look good - n work.

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  11. LocuL

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    Updates?
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  12. Pete640

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    Updates - well my 1st 3 bashies were all 2nds due to; (in order),
    1. Incorrect resin viscosity being supplied,
    2. Resin supplied did not have promoter added to it (no cure),
    3. Vacuum pump died 75% of the way thru the job.

    So im 3 for 0. I didnt want one anyway...:cry

    Oh sorry - forgot - yep the tanks are coming along. Have done the "mid section" and will join the 2 halves to it shortly and cross brace at the rear to integrtate the tanks. I'll add some pics later to the interweb thingee - real work is taking up too much damn time.....

    Pete:1drink
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  13. Deadly99

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  14. Pete640

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    :deal :thumb
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  15. Deadly99

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    pics?
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  17. KTBen

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    Looking forward to these tank pics :evil
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  18. Pete640

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    Waiting for my filler flange and cap out of sunny England to see how it will sit on the right side. Will pic up then.

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  19. Pete640

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    OK - so the flange is still somewhere between here and the mother land, cant do much about that, so Ive been back at it. Ive joined the two halves to the centre section. That was easy enough but getting it on and off the subframe was another matter. I know the individual tanks would have been so much easier to make - but thats the easy way out. So back into the shed and a little bit later I have a totally integrated unit that slides on and off the subframe (once its removed from the bike). Thats was the hardest bit of the project so far - more complicated that I thought.
    Anyway now Ive just got to fair and finish the tank (need the filler and hardware to fit it up then do the tail unit. One consession I will be making is rebating the tanks to fit the pillion pegs - 2 reasons there;
    1. Wife does pillion now and again and the tank will be a biarch to take off once its on,
    2. If I need to pillion friends when out on longer rides (injured person or bike)

    Ive added a couple of pics here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/KTMPETE/950RallyeTanks#
    (yeah I know - get a photosharing acc - I will )

    I'll post up more when I get the bits and pieces. And the CF bashie looks great - need to fit that as well

    Pete :1drink
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  20. Frgich

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    Pete can you take pics of the bashie as well please :thumb

    PS how much layers in the bashie(CF and kevlar or?)
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