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Old 09-01-2012, 04:05 AM   #774
Carlos M
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Originally Posted by HogWild View Post
I like the idea of the flexibility of HDPE in this application. It will flex a bit or a lot in a crash, and bounce right back, or nearly right back. To me, that's the value of using HDPE here. Aluminum will bend, maybe a lot, resulting in a permanently twisted nav setup.
It's buried somewhere in the back of this thread, but a spaniard named Paco Martinez rode a Kawasaki to the finish of the 2012 Dakar with a very ugly nav tower entirely made of HDPE and steel threaded rod. He used HDPE also on the skid plate and fairing brackets.

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Carlos M screwed with this post 09-01-2012 at 04:08 AM Reason: found original post
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