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Offline Torque Curve

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Easy DRZ screen: template added
« on: August 06, 2012, 08:04:39 pm »
3mm polistone (polyethylene). very tough yet easy to work with carpet knife, bench plane or other general woodworking tools.
A piece of 600 x 600 is just under R70 at Maizeys.
Attaches with 6 self-tappers to the existing headlight cover. Removes  / refit in 20 seconds. The red lines indicates bends for rigidity. For sharp bend simply adjust knife to +/- 1mm depth of cut and then bend to desired angle. If done at decent room temp it will not tear.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 08:12:05 pm by Torque Curve »
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 07:36:58 am »
Wow!! Great job TC!  :thumleft:
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 07:42:11 am »
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 08:02:55 am »
Mooi man  :thumleft:
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 08:23:10 am »
Baie nice,maar buig daai ding nie as jy spoed vang nie?
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2012, 09:08:46 pm »
Baie nice,maar buig daai ding nie as jy spoed vang nie?

Nee, die middelste rooi lyn in die eerste foto verhoed dat die wind hom terugbuig.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2012, 07:49:10 pm »
really neat, good job, will hunt for some of that stuff for my self.
 

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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2012, 07:02:40 pm »
OK, gave the screen a proper test today doing 240km+ in typical PE-style strong wind. It works a treat into the wind and no less or more effected by strong side wind than bike without screen. At 125km/h I could sit upright without even the need to drop my head between my shoulders and I could sit at that speed all day. It remains the same right up to top end of an indicated 150km/h. Best R70 I've spent this year.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2012, 09:14:47 pm »
Very cool. great idea! Everyday material and making it work with a few measured cuts
creating a usefull windshield. Pls let us know how well it lasts, at the price this may well be
the material I could use for making up a few parts for my collection of mutant bikes.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 05:11:56 pm »
Excellent work bud !!!

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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2012, 05:12:35 pm »
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Re: Easy DRZ screen
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2012, 08:09:23 pm »
As requested by DJ, here's a template for the screen. The lazy way: Newspaper cutting, photographed, mirrored in MS Paint and dimensions added.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen: template added
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2012, 01:41:28 pm »
Hi there TC, how is your screen performing?
Is the material ridgid enough to withstand the wind pressure?
And how about the self tappers, still holding up? I must say I have my doubts about the way you fix it to the cowl. I don't think the screws will work - they might tear out of the fairly soft material of your headlight cowl, and also tear your new screen.
I would think 12 mm holes in your screen, with rubber grommets fitted, with m6 bolts right through and nuts with large stainless washers at the back of your cowl will do the job.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen: template added
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 02:38:09 pm »
Eikeboom, ons wil nie die skerm aan die pad vasbout nie.  ;)
Boute en washers lyk ook onooglik. 4mm self-tappers is voldoende. As die gate met verloop van tyd uitwerk sal ek iets daaraan doen soos om stewiger materiaal binne-in die cowling was te plak waar die tappers indraai. Die plekke waar ek my skroewe gesit het is ook moeilik om van binne by te kom vir moere en washers.

Ek's besig met 'n vol fairing mock-up terwyl ek wag vir my enjinparte. 3- of 4mm polystone. Dit sal die in die radiator shrouds se drie punte vasskroef en iewers voor aan die headstock. Sal die template ook hier oplaai as ek klaar is.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen: template added
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 04:56:15 pm »
To be made out of 3- or 4mm polystone. (PP) Template will be made tonight after baby's bedtime when I've got the lounge floor to myself. Will add dimensions and angles for copy purposes.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen: template added
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2012, 08:51:35 pm »
Eikeboom, ons wil nie die skerm aan die pad vasbout nie.  ;)
Boute en washers lyk ook onooglik. 4mm self-tappers is voldoende. As die gate met verloop van tyd uitwerk sal ek iets daaraan doen soos om stewiger materiaal binne-in die cowling was te plak waar die tappers indraai. Die plekke waar ek my skroewe gesit het is ook moeilik om van binne by te kom vir moere en washers.

Ek's besig met 'n vol fairing mock-up terwyl ek wag vir my enjinparte. 3- of 4mm polystone. Dit sal die in die radiator shrouds se drie punte vasskroef en iewers voor aan die headstock. Sal die template ook hier oplaai as ek klaar is.

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Re: Easy DRZ screen: template added
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2012, 08:53:57 pm »
Template for one half of full fairing.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen: template added
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2012, 08:56:45 pm »
Flippin nice work this
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Re: Easy DRZ screen: template added
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2012, 11:56:30 am »
Flippin nice work this

Thanks. My previous two attempts were aimed at fibre glass, but I've since then discovered the advantages of polypropylene. The big irritation of fibre glass was getting fibres all over the house since my garage leads off the kitchen.

www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=71375.0

By now I know which shapes work, so less time goes into making cardboard mock-ups and guess-guess-go attempts. I suggest if someone wants to copy this for other bikes, that they first make a cardboard mock-up onto which they can modify the mounting points needed for their specific bike.
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Re: Easy DRZ screen: template added
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2012, 12:08:05 pm »
Excellent thread !!!!
Good work there  :thumleft:
Your screen not too high maybe ?
That pic of the "dakar" DRZ screen high looks brilliant. Compliments on your excellent work bud  :o
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