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Old 05-14-2010, 03:32 PM   #16
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KLR Dakar Fairing and windshield project con't

Now... what to do with the corner nips?!?
Chop or bring the windshield down to it?
I like the line the cowling makes - i think it should follow that line up.

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Old 05-14-2010, 05:07 PM   #17
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I'm all inspired now you have shown the way. I tried to bend the factory large screen to make it a little more upright, but it didn't work, just bubbled where the heat gun over cooked it.
I wish it was that easy! To do what you're trying to do, takes an oven and a mold (or a quick hand during drying)....
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:22 AM   #18
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i would bring the screen down to mee tthe corners as not adding much to the screen and as it curved section and would add strenght
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:59 AM   #19
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Very cool!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:39 PM   #20
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Gerald, nice work in the windshield - I am sure that there was more than a few hours of sanding to get such a nice finish. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the fairing.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:35 PM   #21
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Gerald, nice work in the windshield - I am sure that there was more than a few hours of sanding to get such a nice finish. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the fairing.
+1 great work. I´ll follow with interest
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #22
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KLR Dakar Fairing and windshield project con't

Thanks for the kind words... Looking forward to starting on the fairings this week.

Here is my inspiration (drew this up over a year ago during a sick day at home). Hopefully I can pull it off...

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Old 05-16-2010, 09:01 PM   #23
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:20 PM   #24
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Now... what to do with the corner nips?!?

Cut 'em off...........














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Old 05-17-2010, 03:21 AM   #25
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I wish it was that easy! To do what you're trying to do, takes an oven and a mold (or a quick hand during drying)....
Got a big oven and a vacuum supply now, oven was broken when I tried to play before.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:29 PM   #26
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Hoyks, you'll have to let us know how that goes. Good luck!
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:46 AM   #27
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How is the fairing going?


I made a start on my screen tonight. I took the short factory screen and took a mould of the inside face. It didn’t do the screen much good though, the resin got a little warm under the heat lamp (winter here, so it wasn’t going off) and the plastic went opaque and bubbled, lucky I have a spare.

I nicked some high density construction Styrofoam from Dads’ shed to use to build up the front, so I will glue that on and start sculpting in the next few days.

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Old 07-06-2010, 07:05 AM   #28
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Work keeps getting in the way - but I got a few more hours of sanding, on the final mold and I should have a final product.

Do you have any pictures?
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:31 PM   #29
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Only of my budget vac baging job. I layed up the resin and glass onto the short screen, wrapped it in a release layer, threw in a few rags and stuck it in a garbage bag. The hose of the shop vac was shoved in the top and taped in. I doubt it pulled much in the way of vacuum, but it was enough for the glass to suck into the shape of the screen.


Gluing the styrofoam on is the issue now. the contact gel eats into the foam, so I have to paint it with PVA glue, allow that to dry, the use the contact adhesive.
The foam won't bend either, so it is going on in strips at the moment. Plan B is to get the foam block and sand into it the shape of the screen. It will take longer but is the better option I think.
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Gluing the styrofoam on is the issue now. the contact gel eats into the foam, so I have to paint it with PVA glue, allow that to dry, the use the contact adhesive.
The foam won't bend either, so it is going on in strips at the moment. Plan B is to get the foam block and sand into it the shape of the screen. It will take longer but is the better option I think.
Can you post some pics of this process as I am planning a similar method and since your at this point already maybe you'll find probs that I might be able to avoid ?

Great work, look foward to seeing the new fairing.
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