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Old 10-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
ebrabaek OP
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Wicked How to make your own F800GS Carbon Fiber Fork Sliders......

So..... along with the other projects......

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678072

And this set...... Which was made up at a local hose maker for US$ 120.... I was at a go.




So I wanted to make a set of fork sliders......MX style, rather than hack the low fender. First I tried to form a piece of lexan..... and while it would have worked fine functionally, It did not look as good as I wanted.



So onward with a sheet of 24 gauge steel...... Marked 12x5 inches. When I make things from scratch, I always try to.....uhhhhmmmm... make it from scratch, as not to "reform" others products. That keeps me in the clear, if I ever sell any parts. Copyright laws allows you to make sets for your self, but once you sell further copies, you open yourself up for exposure.




Cut to shape.....





Bend it on a SS tube, and installed, and drilled the holes, while fit the abs sensor........ Acceptable.....?????







These will then serve as templates, for a Carbon Fiber mould...... Should be short work......
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