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Old 12-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by jesusgatos View Post
That looks like it turned out great. Dig the reinforcing ribs/crossbracing on the bottom. Have you posted anyhing about building that before? Just looks like something I remember reading about when I was first getting into all this stuff.
Thanks, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, it pulled away a little from those ribs but I don't think it will impact on
the strength.

It's 6 layers of kevlar and two of glass, epoxy as the matrix. It's held up to a few big knocks without any visable damage plus it only weighs about 0.9 Kg.

I posted a pic in the F650 Dakar thread on it, maybe you saw it there. I'm doing a toolbox for the front of it next.

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:19 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by jesusgatos View Post
We didn't have a proper vacuum pump on-hand, and we weren't sure our shop-vac would create enough vacuum to get the mat to conform to some of the more irregular surfaces (like the area around the mounting bosses), so we decided to pack it in sand.

this is a GREAT idea! thanks for teaching me something this morning!
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