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Old 08-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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KTM 990/950 TF5 Rally Screens

Just started making these TF5 Rally Screens for the KTM 990/950 Adventures





Full 5 layer carbon fibre screen.


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Old 08-16-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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Like it. A lot.
Make it smooth & nice at the back/inside, i.e. not like the Rally Raid.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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Like it. A lot.
Make it smooth & nice at the back/inside, i.e. not like the Rally Raid.
Rear of screen has been done in a layer of surface tissue, which makes it a fine grain, so not the traditional fibreglass back of the Rally Raid.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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C/F screen looks great. The real clincher will be if the airflow coming off it is much cleaner than the stock screen.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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Good job !
its not easy to do
let me know if you figure out how to eliminate the flaws on the carbon under glass look doing a wet layup. Some come out better than others I recently made some low carbon screens and I spend hours and hours and hours trying to make them perfect and its just not worth selling them 15-20 hours in repairing bubbles and polishing, $50 in materials. At $180 each I end up making about $5 an hour after all the finish work and it still isnt perfect
I have been using the most expensive west systems epoxy, mixing carefully to avoid bubbles, 4 layers of carbon, vaccuum bagging etc . I tried making a better mold today and it failed . I will keep trying until I get it but I should just give up

buyers are particualar and they want absolute perfection like a vac machine produced stock acrylic screen
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
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Can you do some in fiberglass?
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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your windscreen

That's really nice looking, if I could ride with an arai xd in quiet air I' d be in in a minute! (low seat, about 6'1")
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C/F screen looks great. The real clincher will be if the airflow coming off it is much cleaner than the stock screen.
Ironically, this came as a result of myself having an Arai XD and the peak would catch air at speeds if I looked up and almost rip my head off with the buffeting.
I guess everyones experience will differ dependant on height, but I am 6ft and I tested at 80,100,120 & 160km/h and I could stare at the fluffy white clouds without the air gripping the peak and trying to rip my head off.
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Good job !
its not easy to do
let me know if you figure out how to eliminate the flaws on the carbon under glass look doing a wet layup. Some come out better than others I recently made some low carbon screens and I spend hours and hours and hours trying to make them perfect and its just not worth selling them 15-20 hours in repairing bubbles and polishing, $50 in materials. At $180 each I end up making about $5 an hour after all the finish work and it still isnt perfect
I have been using the most expensive west systems epoxy, mixing carefully to avoid bubbles, 4 layers of carbon, vaccuum bagging etc . I tried making a better mold today and it failed . I will keep trying until I get it but I should just give up

buyers are particualar and they want absolute perfection like a vac machine produced stock acrylic screen
DTD you are 100% correct. The first guy I used stuffed up 4 CF screens and it cost me an arm and a leg. I have a new manufacturer at the moment and he has one on the build as we speak, so I'm looking forward to seeing his work as he has a good rep. It is easy to go cheaper with the product doing it yourself, but the reality is as you say, to turn out a near perfect screen is difficult and they guys are VERY particular. I can now understand why the prices are so high, where previously I thought it was just a rip-off!
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:43 PM   #10
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Can you do some in fiberglass?
The black ones are fibreglass with a gel coat
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:22 AM   #11
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Looks great
I'd be interested in the black version
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:27 AM   #12
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looks great
i'd be interested in the black version
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:19 AM   #13
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I have not really thought about exporting as yet, but I guess if there is a market I would look into it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:50 AM   #14
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I would be interested in a carbon one...
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #15
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I would be interested in a carbon one...
As soon as I have the new carbon one in hand will mock it up for a few pics
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