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Old 07-09-2011, 10:26 PM   #121
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First time fiber

So I had a crack at firberglassing

I will admit I dont particulary like it but I think with a bit of time I will get a bit better at it.

I Think I am strugling with temperature very cold here in melbourne at the moment 12 - 13 deg c at the moment.




its much easier working with metals

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Old 07-09-2011, 11:45 PM   #122
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So I had a crack at firberglassing

I will admit I dont particulary like it but I think with a bit of time I will get a bit better at it.

I Think I am strugling with temperature very cold here in melbourne at the moment 12 - 13 deg c at the moment.




its much easier working with metals

Can vouch for the temp in melb at the mo, bloody cold, but in regards to the fairing I reckon i looks pretty bloody good.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:56 AM   #123
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Puke Fiberglassing is a mugs game

Well guys I have been persisting with fiberglassing and learning as I go. I have made a copy of original and started to modify it to make a mold for the one that will go on my bike. First I layed some woven glass fibre over the blue wr shroud but it moved off the center line and I had to grind it off and start again. I have now glued it in place with an epoxy glue and will glass over it so I can gel coat it and make it super smooth to make the mold.

Let us know what you think

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Old 07-17-2011, 08:41 AM   #124
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freakin brilliant

Nice, very nice !
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:31 PM   #125
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Great Job!!!!!

If your going to make more than one I might have to be inline for one. My project is nearly go with a WR light already installed,
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:28 AM   #126
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Thumb getting closer to a fairing

I have done a bit of sanding and added some layers of Glass matting to get closer to the shape I have been looking for so here we are. The lens is just sitting in on the back of the plug and will sit a little further out on the finished product therefore filling the gaps around the light.


As it turns out I was looking through some pictures from when I was in the design stage and found this picture of helder rodriges 2011 bike ant my faring will end up looking similar to this when its done. (although mine will be a little rounder on the sides)


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Old 07-21-2011, 04:32 PM   #127
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Looks Great !!!!!!!

Are you going to make a couple ?
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:55 PM   #128
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Bluhduh yeah mabey

There is so much work involved so I might make a few. Going to make a good mold so I can reproduce some if I crash and smash it so there may be a few floating around but dont hold your breath because it will not be a quick job

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:41 PM   #129
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Mock up on the bike

Made a temporary light fixture and have temporarily put the fairing into place. I dont want the fairing to be too far forward or to high so this is where I have ended up.


I think I may move forward by 25mm mabey to give a bit more room for instruments.

What do you guys think?

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Made a temporary light fixture and have temporarily put the fairing into place. I dont want the fairing to be too far forward or to high so this is where I have ended up.


I think I may move forward by 25mm mabey to give a bit more room for instruments.

What do you guys think?

Has the proposed carbon tax taken your engine?????

Looks great !!!!!!! mighty impressed, when are you going to make another hehehe
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:51 AM   #131
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This is the plug to make the mold

This piece I am working on is the plug which the mold will then be made from so it could be a while before and actual fairings come out for fitting onto the bike

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Old 07-27-2011, 05:50 AM   #132
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Cool2 A few changes to the fairing

I have made some sheets of fiberglass and then added them to the fairing to make the side extensions to meet up with the tank.



Every thing clears just have to make it look neat and match the lines of the tank. I have made some marks on the fairing to indicate the final cut lines but I am going to sit on it for a few days and look at it a few more times to get the final cutting lines right in my mind and then do the final cuts and make some more brackets to hold the fairing in place

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Old 07-27-2011, 08:26 AM   #133
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but I am going to sit on it for a few days and look at it a few more times to get the final cutting lines right in my mind and then do the final cuts and make some more brackets to hold the fairing in place

thats the way i am too. the more you look at it before you work, the better the final project. hard not to rush in though.....

bikes looking good! i've seen a couple "front fairing projects" recently that looked like crap. you have done a great job.

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:21 AM   #134
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thats the way i am too. the more you look at it before you work, the better the final project. hard not to rush in though.....

bikes looking good! i've seen a couple "front fairing projects" recently that looked like crap. you have done a great job.

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Old 10-07-2011, 04:39 AM   #135
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still at it boys

Still at it guys I have a heap on so dont forget about me

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