KLR650 < 2007 fairing project, opinions

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  1. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    hello, I'm roberto from Chile. I had a KLR650 2005. I went to the 2009 dakar and I have a crash in the middle of the valparaiso-la serena stage and I blew off the fairing and windscreen... the speedo and mounting bracket too. I had the clearview windshield and I like it, but it's too expensive to me so I try to figure out what can I do. I like very much the lloking of the rally fairings and I started to think to make one to my KLR. the hardest part was what material can I use, I will like to do it my self, so carbon and glass fiber wasn't an option. here in chile doesnt sell PVC plates, so I bought a big PVC tube and I cut it and melt it with a air pistol. that will be my materia prima

    My brother do me a quick sketch on 3D max and it looks like the picture.

    can you my friends leave opinions and posibles modifications to think it and make it???. thanks

    sorry for my crapy english

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  3. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    hey! I finally made the fairing... It took me like 2 month because of my work, and my cero experience working on this kind of things.

    I have some pics, this is the "materia prima": a pvc tube.

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  4. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    after I cutted it along, I had to warm it

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  5. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    then open it

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  6. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    and made a semi flat thing

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  7. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    and try to make it flater

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    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    ...and flater (some scars from my "dakar accident")

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  9. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    and finally I get some "workable" thing

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  10. kenaroo

    kenaroo I am because i ride

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    Do you know that they manufacture sheet pvc sheets?

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  11. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    this is my guide... a piece of paper with the shape (I don't know how it said in english)

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  12. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    Do you know that I live in Chile??? here only can find like 2x10 meters sheets for like 150 dollars
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  13. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    and now the shapes

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  14. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    the patient

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    LukasM Long timer

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    Way to go Ken!!! :D:clap
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  16. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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  17. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    put the pieces together

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  18. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    bending with the air pistol I had something like this

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  19. ZAPLAJE

    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    :wink:

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    ZAPLAJE Been here awhile

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    presenting

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