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Old 01-30-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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140 $ Carbon Kevlar 640 Adventure TankGuards

So I chatted with my Carbon Guy, and here is his deal:
If we can get a copy of those japanese guards, since it will
be less work, my carbon guy will charge for no settup,
and if we order 5 (I'm one) or more we get em for 140 bucks a piece! But thats only if we get a set of em for him
to copy, the other answer is we send him a tank, he charges us 200 bucks for settup fee... 200/5 = 40, so 180 a piece. I am willing to be the kitty on this, and here is the cool news, he will do colors for free.. I want the black/yellow, but he also does Black/Red along with the standard black on black

Godspeed has a tank he is willing to loan out for molds, so one way or another we will get these fuckers made!

So these are our 2 choices:
1: Japanese carbon guard loan + 5 orders = 140 bucks
2: Godspeeds tank + 5 orders = 180 bucks
(greater then 5 orders and the total goes down)

Common guys lets get this goin!
Andrew "Wants to save his tank" Denton
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Old 01-30-2005, 03:13 PM   #2
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show me a pic and i'll make 'em.
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Old 01-30-2005, 03:34 PM   #3
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Whichever way you go, I'm interested.
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:03 PM   #4
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:09 PM   #5
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:23 PM   #6
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our goal is this:

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Old 01-30-2005, 05:48 PM   #7
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If you are going to have somebody make some tooling, why not a composite rallye style skid plate?

That petcock protector looks like a wank to me. Easy to splash a mold, but it effectively makes your tank even bulkier, and who wants to reach behind that beyotch every time you stop or start?

At least relieve a place to turn the fuel on and off from the outside.

My $.02. We all have different opinions
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Old 01-30-2005, 06:01 PM   #8
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Interested, closer to $140 the better.

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Old 01-30-2005, 06:15 PM   #9
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I'm a likely player too, but could I suggest a modification to the basic lines of the guard...just to be stylish

Same basic change on both sides...

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Old 01-30-2005, 06:39 PM   #10
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Old 01-30-2005, 06:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Loadedagain
show me a pic and i'll make 'em.
there be the pics, how much for em?
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:00 PM   #12
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there be the pics, how much for em?
i'll beat the hell outa $140 if it's just a polyester layup using carbon, carbon/kevlar.... but the part is only cosmetic. no protection and i'll guarantee that

if you are looking for any type of petcock protection carbon is not the best material. especially a 3 or 4 ply layup. i would seriously consider reinforced kevlar around the petcock. using say.... an aluminium support.

as someone else mentioned. have you considered how you are going to turn your fuel on and off if the cover is in front of the petcock?
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:41 PM   #13
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I have never worked with carbon fiber but couldn't you inlay a piece of aluminum to act as a guard. It would have to have an access port for the petcock valve and somehow molded into the carbon fiber. Could this work???
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:42 PM   #14
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I agree that Kevlar is the way to go on these, I mean if your going to do it then do with the best materials for the protection it needs. As a side note a cosmetic change in the aesthetics as Chris mentioned wouldn't be a bad idea.

Btw, I did speak to BigTwin about making some for the 640 and he is willing to take a crack at it if this doesn't go through.
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:51 PM   #15
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i have to post twice just like everyone else
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