Super light 950 super enduro thread: part deux

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by alongat, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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  2. alongat

    alongat Fesh Fesh

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    I like it
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  3. skuikka

    skuikka Been here awhile

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    I've had similar in one earlier SE, and in an Elefant. All have spend lots of time on rocky tracks, zero damage. I keep a 10mm rubber mat between the block and the bash. It also has a mass, but I rather feel safe beating the bike over rocks.
    The plastic needs to be bent maybe 10-15% over but you'll get a feel for it quickly. I heat it gently on both sides until the surface goes matt and then start bending, still applying heat. After the desired angle is reached, hold it until it cools.
    It opens up a tad when the engine heats, so you can bend it a bit tight at first. There propably is more exact forming temperature somewhere, but my heat gun has just two positions, so I haven't been too exact. -20C is about the coldest I've used those in, so it shouldn't get too fragile in reasonable temps.
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  4. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    Nice! What plastic and thickness?
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  5. skuikka

    skuikka Been here awhile

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    Thank you. HDPE 8mm
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  6. GezwindeSpoed

    GezwindeSpoed Been here awhile

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    Do you have a picture of the mounting brackets?

    (Sorry Alon to hijack your thread)
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  7. skuikka

    skuikka Been here awhile

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    One rear bracket can bee seen in the link in the finnish forum. I use the centerstand mounting points for the bash rear mount.
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  8. chevtech

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    Nice mod!

    I have some HDPE that I have been waiting for my kitchen remodel to get done, and I'm going to try and put it in the oven, so the whole piece will be pliable. Has anybody tried that?

    Todd
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  9. alongat

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    Yes
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  10. chasejj

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    Super impressed! I saw some more photos looking like you may have scraped it pretty good and wore through the 8mm HDPE. Care to elaborate what was the situation that did that?
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  11. oldfuddy

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    I went down that road with my SE and almost pulled the trigger with my fabricator and was going to offer up in the vender section but it is costly. My fabricator is a welding fabbing afraid of nothing wizard, but suspect any good fabricator could worth their salt could pull it off. High dual exhaust (not low slung like Dakar), extra 2.5 to 3 gallons of fuel, refuel without removing seat, maintains stock SE rear plastic, works with all aftermarket luggage hard or soft, passenger pegs stay if preferred, tanks not seen from side so as not to change SE lines (minus silencers which are seen more), and a custom rear rack that is removable or can be used and flips up to expose fuel filler so rack luggage does not need to be removed to fuel. Completely eliminates weak SE subframe issue and replaces mongo tail light with exc LED, and tail tidy. Sound too good to be true? It ain't. I spent a year designing it, its very doable with nothing on the market even close to it. Was going to cost me about $2,600 to do the first one and figured we could make subsequent ones for less than $2k. Figured there would be lots of interest matched by lots of complaints of cost so I scrapped it. I'm not going back to the SE, but dual exhaust and 2+ gallons of extra fuel without impact to all current SE aftermarket and OEM rear tail components and not moving the battery is very doable. Recommend FMF cans based on their rigid mount system.


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  12. alongat

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    image.jpeg
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  13. mx-aki

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  14. alongat

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    That is a very interesting rear tank...
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  15. skuikka

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    I momentarily forgot how wide the SE is and stuck it between two large rocks maybe 20Km/h. It didn't stop and the gap between the rocks is nowadays enough for LC8 :)
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  16. skuikka

    skuikka Been here awhile

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    Timo is in his own class. Pity you don't understand the language, he writes well too.
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  17. alongat

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    I picked up a tiny bit of “swornegian” from working in Norway and Sweden a few years ago but only got to Finland once to Helsinki and Espoo - never learned any of the language.
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