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Old 04-22-2011, 06:13 PM   #46
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Keep up the great job. Bike is looking sick!
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:18 AM   #47
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Yes the plan was just to muck around with cardboard then build up the base from MDF and form the surface details with clay. That's where I'm at now. I've made plugs/molds out of many different materials in the past- polystyrene foam, rigid polyurethane foam, timber, steel, plaster and other materials that have been long forgotten. I havn't tried clay so that is the one I'm going for this time. Then I can say "been there, done that".
Thanks for your interest Erling and co. Yes, Kevlar can be a mongrel to work with. I have made 5 or 6 tanks for motorcycles over the years using it in the lamination along with glass and sometimes with a foam core. One or two even with a cloth woven from both carbon and Kevlar - a material more commonly available a couple of decades ago. Generally I put glass on the surfaces that would require sanding or that may be scuffed and can therefore be sanded more easily for repair.
Anyway, all materials have certain characteristics and they all fail in different ways. I have glass, carbon and Kevlar cloth in the workshop so its possible all three could be used!
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #48
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Yes the plan was just to muck around with cardboard then build up the base from MDF and form the surface details with clay. That's where I'm at now. I've made plugs/molds out of many different materials in the past- polystyrene foam, rigid polyurethane foam, timber, steel, plaster and other materials that have been long forgotten. I havn't tried clay so that is the one I'm going for this time. Then I can say "been there, done that".
Thanks for your interest Erling and co. Yes, Kevlar can be a mongrel to work with. I have made 5 or 6 tanks for motorcycles over the years using it in the lamination along with glass and sometimes with a foam core. One or two even with a cloth woven from both carbon and Kevlar - a material more commonly available a couple of decades ago. Generally I put glass on the surfaces that would require sanding or that may be scuffed and can therefore be sanded more easily for repair.
Anyway, all materials have certain characteristics and they all fail in different ways. I have glass, carbon and Kevlar cloth in the workshop so its possible all three could be used!
.... I know you will succeed with this project......

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Old 04-27-2011, 07:28 AM   #49
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.... I know you will succeed with this project......

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Cheers mate. I have produced some failures but I suppose that is part of the learning curve. I found images of some of the previous tanks when looking for this photo for a different thread


Tank to slip over the existing tank on my brothers TE610.

On the bike.

For my X Challenge- still work required on this one.

Fairing, tank and seat base we built for this beastie way back in time!


Regarding my current project, well the base MDF is now virtually complete so the next scary part is to transform myself into a sculptor and see if I can apply the modelling clay and shape it according to plan.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:29 AM   #50
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Cheers mate. I have produced some failures but I suppose that is part of the learning curve. I found images of some of the previous tanks when looking for this photo for a different thread


Tank to slip over the existing tank on my brothers TE610.

On the bike.

For my X Challenge- still work required on this one.

Fairing, tank and seat base we built for this beastie way back in time!


Regarding my current project, well the base MDF is now virtually complete so the next scary part is to transform myself into a sculptor and see if I can apply the modelling clay and shape it according to plan.
Nice work......... What resin did you use for the gas tank???? Did you coat the inside of the tank to sustain the gasoline????? There are few and far between the resins out there that will tolerate the ethanol more than anything else....

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Old 04-27-2011, 08:45 AM   #51
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Wow! the X Challange tank in particular looks fantastic! I'd been thinking of doing a dazzle-ship type of paint job for the F8 after the stock yellow gets all beat up.... after seeing your work though, (and ebrabaek's) I might have to get my ass in gear and start getting some practice working with composites too.

Can't wait to see more. Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #52
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Hello mate,

How is the bike build coming along? I just picked up a second damaged F650 twin very cheaply and am thinking how radical I want to go on this one. Chitown's Stormtrooper and your build are definitely inspiring!

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Old 07-30-2011, 12:31 AM   #53
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:59 AM   #54
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i too want to see more! I have the F650 twin also, and am totally excited to see what a monster yours will look like! good luck,
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:01 PM   #55
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A!!!!!!!! we need more pictures and an update
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:57 PM   #56
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:42 AM   #57
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More pics! Quite the talented engineer you are... very exciting build you've got here.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:42 AM   #58
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This will probably offend both the BMW and KTM fraternity.


The Acerbis fender just happens to be these colours

Anyone know which KTM model this fender is from?
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:58 AM   #59
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Anyone know which KTM model this fender is from?

Just found it...its the Acerbis Tecnik fender
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:24 AM   #60
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Nothing new on this project?!
No way you can tease us like that and not show the final work.
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