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Offline Torque Curve

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Fairing mould dakar style
« on: June 06, 2011, 01:00:49 pm »
Following the unsuccessful attempt to sell my DRZ400 I am now shaping a plug from which to produce a dakar-style fairing.
As soon as the first one comes out of the mould I can mod that to fit other bikes: WR's, XR's. pre-2008 KLR's, XT's etc, etc.
It is planned as a quick release set-up to get in for servicing. First pic will be on tomorrow.
Please indicate your interest and bike model so I can determine my MO.
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 01:03:00 pm »
We first need to see one

If it looks good you may have interest
If it looks like shite obviously I wont have any interest
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 02:49:11 pm »
Following the unsuccessful attempt to sell my DRZ400 I am now shaping a plug from which to produce a dakar-style fairing.
As soon as the first one comes out of the mould I can mod that to fit other bikes: WR's, XR's. pre-2008 KLR's, XT's etc, etc.
It is planned as a quick release set-up to get in for servicing. First pic will be on tomorrow.
Please indicate your interest and bike model so I can determine my MO.

if it looks good im in too!

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 04:32:13 pm »
Yeah, if it's good, I'll be interested, for the 640 Enduro, Thanks
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2011, 06:28:05 pm »
lets see pictures.
 

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 06:33:54 pm »
Yes post some pictures please.
If it looks good there is interest.
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 07:42:59 am »
Here's the initial angular shape, cover in first sealer layer. Wire frame and or wooden dowels used to measure lines and reach limits around bars, instruments and fender. Top half would fit precise onto DRZ radiator shrouds, but full version should be stronger and look better.

All edges and corners will be rounded off after first fibre glass layer has gone on, so watch this space as it develops.
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 07:44:07 am »
Not too shabby! :thumleft:
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 07:46:33 am »
Subscribe!!! Cant wait to see end result  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 08:01:52 am »
Looks good, hurry up want to see final result.I think you might be busy soon.
 

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 09:37:43 am »
so far I like!!!! can see the potential!


gooi finished pics man!
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 12:11:17 pm »
Please do not shoot me for asking

I also have a DRz and the frsit thing I did was bin the small tank in favour of an IMS 17/18 litre tank as the Drz std tank gives it very little range.

In my case the IMS covers the radiators as well.

I feel you are limiting yourself by designing that "far"down the bike. Would it not have been better to design to where the original Radiator shrouds are...that way allowing ALL aftermarket tanks to work with your design ?

Otherwise , great work...I love composites , keep it up  :thumleft:
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2011, 01:56:53 pm »
Please do not shoot me for asking

I also have a DRz and the frsit thing I did was bin the small tank in favour of an IMS 17/18 litre tank as the Drz std tank gives it very little range.

In my case the IMS covers the radiators as well.

I feel you are limiting yourself by designing that "far"down the bike. Would it not have been better to design to where the original Radiator shrouds are...that way allowing ALL aftermarket tanks to work with your design ?


The red line on this pic is where the original DRZ shroud meets the fairing before I started work on the full set-up. The fairing-half above the red line can easily be mated onto your IMS tank. I'm thinking SIKA-FLEX to join the two. (it's like super silicon)

The beauty of working from a good mould is that mould 2 can easily be built onto the modified artifact taken from mould 1 etc, etc.
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 02:07:22 pm »
Thanks for clarifying that.

I look forward to seeing this progress.

Sheet , the kevlar + carbon mix material could look quite nice left natural if the mould is good and strong enough to vacuum... :thumleft:  The Suz is yellow after all  :mwink:

Suppose it would make the fairing too expensive though ?

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 02:08:51 pm »
Coooooooooooooooool.  :eek7:
 

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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 02:33:12 pm »
Here is another nice looking fairing on a DRZ
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 03:42:03 pm »
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Re: Fairing mould dakar style
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 03:44:05 pm »
That looks like a 640 fairing.

I actually have a mould for one like that.
 

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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2011, 08:56:04 am »
and i got one off KTMMER, its well made and was reasonably priced.
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