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Old 09-17-2012, 06:40 AM   #6541
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Beautiful, Hemskesven! That answers my questions! I can fabricate steel but I've never done fiberglass or CF. But I may have to give it a go!

Thanks!

If you want to see more pics from my little project i have 90 or so pics in my public photobucket. Some good and some crappy mobile phone pics, i be glad to help if someone have a question.

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:29 AM   #6542
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Took out about 250 ML of oil that the dealer overfilled my bike with. Every tool kit needs a turkey baster! Good grief!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:37 AM   #6543
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Took out about 250 ML of oil that the dealer overfilled my bike with. Every tool kit needs a turkey baster! Good grief!!!
All the more reason to do your own maintenance! However, if your engine did blow seals you may be able to prove the dealer was at fault.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #6544
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All the more reason to do your own maintenance! However, if your engine did blow seals you may be able to prove the dealer was at fault.
I usually do. It hadn't been to the dealer in almost 2 years. With the help of this forum I have learned so much about maintenance and have tried to tackle most things myself. I had taken it in for a few things I was not equipped for and in the process had them change the oil, shame on me. Won't do that again.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #6545
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The carbon fiber looks nice but is way to brittle for my liking to use as a bash plate or side stand re-locator. I'd be very interested to hear how it holds up over time.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:26 AM   #6546
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Also made a heat shield for the exhaust...


You forgot to make a CF rear brake cylinder protector!!!!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:57 AM   #6547
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Thanks Hemskesven... Now there's another hobby I need to pick up.

You make it sound simple to do CF work. If I did it I'd probably have to yell at the wife to break out the saw and come cut me loose from the work bench.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #6548
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Nice Carbon Fiber work! First time, too. Nice! I've never done any CF work. I stick to the sheet metal. Trailjammer Designs has some heat shields in the works for the 990's etc too. Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #6549
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Got to fix a flat. I need to get some better tire irons.

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:02 AM   #6550
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:45 PM   #6551
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What I did to my KTM today?
The very first ride! 255km on the clock!
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #6552
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Started mockup for my off-road trailer

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #6553
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Shiny, and most importantly round! It's so unbelievably nice to have a round wheel again.

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #6554
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Shiny, and most importantly round! It's so unbelievably nice to have a round wheel again.
'Bout time! Looks great!
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:37 PM   #6555
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Got to fix a flat. I need to get some better tire irons.

I really like my motion pro 16" irons, I have two and then have a third smaller one to hold things in place if needed.

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