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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Pete640, Aug 17, 2010.
I could not join my tanks as I had build the mother of all bike tool boxes
excellent work Pete. Are you going to be applying fiber glass/CF/kevlar over the styrofoam? If so, have you allowed enough clearance between your form (foam) and the frame to allow the growth in dimensions? Or are you making a plug, then mold THEN the finished product in the mold?
Hi Deadly .
Frgich - there are a couple of pics of the 2 CF/K bashies that are kicking around my shed atm. One CF twill weave and the other 12x12 (wider). Im going to make a few small changes tho - manufacturers perogative,
Heres the link to the 1st pic:
I like the idea of keeping the passenger pegs, its the tie down spot for Gaint Loop bags among others. Soft luggage will be mandatory so having a secure spot to lash it to makes good sense.
No chance of "indenting" the tanks and having a handle for lifting (aka 690 rr) ? The "indent" seems easy, not sure how you'd mount a hnadle into it though, I'll leave those pesky details to you
Looking good, look forward to seeing the tail section.
Thanks for the pics Pete , bashies really look nice.
Things are taking shape nicely. Deadly can't wait to see them mounted on your bike.
Deadly does seem keen - anyone would think he'd like one
The 950 is back together and the tank is in the shed in glass. Needs finishing then moulding before I'll have the finished part. Can say it'll be done this year, (other projects need finishing) but it will be just as soon as I can.
Just out of interest - (other than Deadly) is anyone else interested in one for their bike. Guessing pretty close to 20lt extra fuel on board, but thats yet to be confirmed till I fill it.
I'd like a piar! Need to know what you'll want for them...I have three small children to choose from. Each are hard working in their own way! :huh
Also interested to see finished product! Like the bash plate pics. might want one of thoes too?
I ´d like a Tank and a Bashplate. I don´t need Passenger Pegs.
I think a Handle on the back would be good, if the original ones don´t fit anymore.
posting the pics of the tank mockup from pete's link (hope you don't mind it, Pete640), nice work btw
I'm in for tanks and a bash plate!
Did you also do the exhaust?
great job there!!!
will it fit 990 as well?
im lookin at this and the bulb comes (dimly) on that with these tanks I will also need a Africa Queen's or GPR like exhaust system since the tank takes up the space that is normally where the mufflers reside.....
That's really the only downside for me (although I guess it isn't for many), mainly due to cost. Looks great though, and I'd love the extra fuel, obviously. I'm interested, subject to total cost. Any need to beef-up the subframe (perhaps I missed this)?
I think that the availability of the GPR exhaust system makes this viable now.
My sub frame is stock "04"
21 Lt............ Mine has survived the time test...... 3 years. They always have fuel in them.
OK - hopefully I can answer all of the questions;
Replica tanks: - No the subframe wont need reinforcement, ive carried more than 50kg of luggage and gear over 1000s of kms of hellish corrugations and its fine. I expect the unit itself to weigh around 2kg, obviously the fuel will add weight but thats the purpose of the tanks. Im expecting 20+ lt capacity, so 44+ integrated. Itll fit the 990's, but not with ABS as this is where the unit is housed. Sorry.... The 990S doesnt come with abs I think - I'll have to look at that..
Yes - I have the GPR system and its made to fit. KTM twins just had them on sale for around $870US I think - bargain. May still do. The centre tank "link" does require removal of the original X over, and the 2-1 wont fit. Maybe I should become a GPR dealer
Pillion pegs are in, no moulded handles, modified OEM units that will still support the luggage plate. Also by recessing the pillions I can fit my KTM luggage racks with a bit of modification (more on that later).
Bashie: - its a multipul CF/kevlar laminate thats vacuum infused. Holes in the front aid airflow around the battery/rectifier/some low headers. Being as wide as it is it deflects just about all of the crap from the front wheel, infact my boots stay super clean all the time, especially riding in the rain.
Did I mention I do a screen as well??? (incorporating a foil and front vent to reduce that fuc#@g turbulence)... more details soon.
Time frames: ATM im looking at having the mould for the bashie finished in Jan parts then as well and the tank im looking at late Feb (hopefully) given it'll be summer here, its hot, I like a beer and I get easily distracted.
Thanks for the interest guys, much appreciated. When I first saw the 950 Rallye bikes I wanted one, but given they were never made commercially I took the next logical approach. Learning more about their most famous rider Fabricio Meoni and the foundation he set up in Africa made me think of what a great guy he was and the great charity work that still continues today. Not comparing myself with FM but I liked the idea that he gave something back to the sport that he loved and thats why 5% of the proceeds of all parts I make I donate to the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service - because all riders come off at sometime, Aust is a bloody big place and these guys and girls do a brilliant job looking after us no matter where we ride. So if you do end up with any of these parts - you'll be helping look after the RFDS as well.
I'll get back to the mould making now - another part for another bike, doh.
Im in on a set of these if/when they make production! Great to see such work going into a project and I look forward to the rest of the development