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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1660 on: June 09, 2011, 12:26:47 pm »
TT case savers, alumunium is your best bet. Made my own, took ages but worked like a bomb.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1661 on: June 09, 2011, 12:36:10 pm »
TT case savers, alumunium is your best bet. Made my own, took ages but worked like a bomb.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~acclaim2/Mikes%20Motorcycle%20Page/TT%20Case%20L.JPG

wow sidetrack, that looks amazing
Agreed, have you got a template?
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1662 on: June 09, 2011, 01:28:55 pm »
Looks good. I would also be interested.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1663 on: June 10, 2011, 01:14:06 pm »
TT case savers, alumunium is your best bet. Made my own, took ages but worked like a bomb.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~acclaim2/Mikes%20Motorcycle%20Page/TT%20Case%20L.JPG

wow sidetrack, that looks amazing
Er that is the TT units not my pic sorry  :biggrin: I copied them and got damn close, took me a day to make but cost around R20-00 for the piece of alu.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1664 on: June 10, 2011, 03:33:48 pm »
You can buy online from http://www.wheelingcyclesupply.com/shop/3/4/index.shtml. Locally you will only get yellow and wait for stock. Maybe someone has a secondhand one to sell ?

I think between n[]va and I we may have a spare one, but it's missing those metal clips on it, so not sure if that helps.

www.renz.co.za do have stock of plastics for DRZs as well. try them.

Thanks that would be great, I see you in the Cape though, so perhaps its not very practical at the moment and may be better to just wait a bit while I decide what the future holds for the DRZ pimping.


I see all this talk going on about case savers :thumleft: So whoever is willing to make a set and sell them I am also keen on a set.

ps. I will hopefully get some pics of the DRZ over the weekend to post here.

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1665 on: June 11, 2011, 04:28:32 pm »
I am gonna cook up some perspex tonight.

Superfoxi helped me make a template today (thanks dude!).

It seems though that the perspex will be too brittle. I'll see what happens after cooking and annealing. Either way I'll be one step closer to a template, and one step closer to making my empire of case-savers a reality. Angry Panda Racing. Nice.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1666 on: June 12, 2011, 10:35:35 am »
Personally think Perspex or any thermoplastic will be too brittle... rather use a fibreglass or carbon fibre process as these have the fibres to absorb some of the impact.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1667 on: June 12, 2011, 01:22:10 pm »
wat van policarbin?    :peepwall:
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1668 on: June 12, 2011, 04:02:12 pm »
wat van policarbin?    :peepwall:


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Polycarbonate

Net soos perspex, net sterker en breek nie so maklik nie. Ook by Maizeys, net n rapsie duurder.
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1669 on: June 13, 2011, 09:15:48 am »
Congrats on the DRZ 1WR!
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1670 on: June 13, 2011, 11:06:16 am »
Ok. So the perspex is far too brittle. I have a first template. I am cooking it now to see how it fits. It seems good but I think will need some modification. Turns out Maizey's sell polystone; I can soure a 2mm sheet at much less than the perspex. so that works nicely. I've now got some excess perspex if anyone wants (4 sheets of 3mm *300mm * 300mm black stuff).

Will post pics of the first attempt once it's finished. Next step: amend template as needed, buy polystone, try template 2 with a sheet of polystone.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1671 on: June 13, 2011, 11:49:29 am »
haha. the first attempt has been declared a fail.

1) perspex is stinky and has made me nauseous
2) hand-forming perspex is very hard
3) it is too thick to bend it the way i'd planned
4) it cools too quickly after coming out the oven
5) i really hope my next meal doens't taste of perspex, its rancid
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1672 on: June 13, 2011, 11:51:07 am »
and to make it sweeter...... tell all the folks who the stove belongs to ^.^
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1673 on: June 13, 2011, 12:02:21 pm »
haha. the stove is my mother's n[]va reckons it's gonna make the food taste weird for the next week. it actually seems fine.

i forgot to mention lesson:

6) engine casings deform and warp at a MUCH lower temperature than expected.

n[]va, to make it even sweeter tell all the folks who the engine casings belong to :)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1674 on: June 13, 2011, 12:04:24 pm »
haha. the stove is my mother's n[]va reckons it's gonna make the food taste weird for the next week. it actually seems fine.

i forgot to mention lesson:

6) engine casings deform and warp at a MUCH lower temperature than expected.

n[]va, to make it even sweeter tell all the folks who the engine casings belong to :)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1675 on: June 13, 2011, 12:08:01 pm »
6) engine casings deform and warp at a MUCH lower temperature than expected.
Oh no! :eek7: :imaposer:
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1676 on: June 15, 2011, 04:03:50 pm »
So I just had my first tar off. NOT COOL.

I fall off offroad all the time. It's part of my thing. It's funny and so far I've escaped serious injury. Today I went into the back of a car. Wet tar and sudden stops, I ran out of brakes, locked up the front and went into the back of his car. Hit him at about 10/20km/h. My bike is fine. His car is fine. My legs are f**king sore, will have some nice bruises later.

And then I got home and my new leo vince x3 pipe is sitting in its packaging on the dining room table, got delivered while I was out.

I will post pics of both the bruises and the pipe soon :)
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1677 on: June 15, 2011, 04:05:54 pm »
Glad you are OK....... :thumleft:

Don't worry about posting pics of the bruisers.......just of the new LV pipe will do.  ;D
 

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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1678 on: June 15, 2011, 04:07:26 pm »
If it's only bruises you will have count youself lucky.
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Re: The DRZ Thread
« Reply #1679 on: June 15, 2011, 04:15:18 pm »
 :o

Waar het dit gebeur? 

Jy het seker groot geskrik.  Bly jou spoed was so stadig en dat jy ok is
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