How to wrap your F800GS in Carbon Fiber......

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by ebrabaek, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    Beautiful job! I'm feeling very inspired.
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  2. Nictrolis

    Nictrolis Been here awhile

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    Great thread, but just a few quesitons:

    - How are the fumes with the epoxy/poly resins? Not exactly something you should do in your basement?

    -Any specific temperatures that you should be working in, or have you found it's generally insensitive to humidity/temp?

    - When you apply the resin, do you just let the edges flap in the wind or are you looking to create an extra half inch or so beyond the edge of your mold?

    - Any suggested tools for the trimming that you did on the edges? or is that all dremel work?

    Thanks!
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  3. ebrabaek

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    A few extra things like...... Plastic underlay to catch the resin drips.......Latex, or equivalent gloves.....acetone for cleanup.....
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    Erling
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  4. FatDog

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    What a great thread:clap I've been wanting to do some DF work for ages. I'm going to order the material Monday and start making parts for my DRZ400SM.
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  5. ebrabaek

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    Awesome...... You can get an Idea of how it looks, when you see the pictures in the beginning of this thread.....although ....mine is a S...not a sm. All so....If you visit Thumpertalk.com...... Search under ebrabaek..... I have ten`s of threads on the build of Darth Vador there......
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    Erling
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  6. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    What do you think about composite panniers - would they be too brittle?

    Thanks for sharing this, very cool.
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  7. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Not at all......they would protect the bike just
    Like other hard cases.......and repairable....:thumb :thumb

    Erling
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  8. bigalsmith101

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    This is Awesome. My 1976 TS400 is about to get some updated fenders, side covers, and bash plate. I'll go over your list of products again. Rad. Along with a friend of mine, we hope to tackle this as well as a home made poweder-coating oven. Saweeet. :freaky

    Thanks for the input.
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  9. Nictrolis

    Nictrolis Been here awhile

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    With the pannier idea in mind (can you say badass???), what would your recommendations be for the number of layers, epoxy vs poly, how to do the corners (extra layers?)? Any other tidbits? Seems like a cheap enough way to get some badass lightweight panniers.
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  10. ebrabaek

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    If you can afford the extra $$$ for the epoxy.....I would go with that.....since it could be a structural item.... In case of a crash. No need for extra layers in the corners....But you would not be hurting anything by putting down a few layers either. Minimum 2 layers all around... I would go with 3....one being Kevlar...... Or you could just go with reinforcing the corners with Kevlar.....
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    Erling
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  11. ebrabaek

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    I thought I`d post the switched setup....stage one....for the new plate. Red switch is switching on/off the outlet, and thus my gps....No more plug in all the time.....Green id for future use......
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    Erling
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  12. FatDog

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    Erling, you're the MAN. Forget the DRZ, I'm going to fabricate the instrument surround and air intake for my Ducati ST3. Very simple pieces but they'll really make the cockpit pop when installed. I'll keep everyone posted on this thread.

    Caution -- it may be a couple of weeks. I'm building my sweet wife a 1200 sq. ft. studio in 100 degree heat and I'm old as dirt:lol3 One thing at a time:lol3
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  13. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Awesome...... Just make sure the heat don`t get to you building the studio..... You need some left over for the duc`s job.....:D:D
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    Erling
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  14. FatDog

    FatDog Been here awhile

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    I'm going to order the supplies today, Erling:clap It's too hot to work on the studio anyway:D
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  15. ebrabaek

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    Awesome....... If you post it the the forum as you go along.... I will watch....in case you have any questions. Pm me a link when you post....just so I don`t miss it......:thumb:thumb

    Erling
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  16. FatDog

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    Will do. It's about time I learned how to download and post pics.
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  17. ALPM

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    This is a great thread! Thanks for taking the time to put this up! I'm definitely going to give this a try. :clap
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  18. ebrabaek

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    Your quite welcome.......Awesome.... Post it, and send me a link.....:thumb:thumb

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  19. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

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    Ebrabaek - thanks - very interesting and inspiring. :clap :clap Got some ideas for my 690e.
    Mac - did u order sample? Match the koolaid:ear

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  20. Mac

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    Not yet, riding weather is still too nice...
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