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dubster

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made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« on: April 28, 2014, 10:44:33 PM »

for our S, made a carbon fibre tail top&bottom and a front light cover
for the moment, it is real carbon but laminated on the Original part.  might be that i will make some more, perhaps complete carbon 8)

hope you like it...





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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 11:24:13 PM »

It's great, very good looking indeed !!! Congrat !!!
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 12:17:10 AM »

Looks beautiful! Great job!
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 01:49:35 AM »

Zero sells an expensive carbon fiber rear cowl.

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_18&products_id=177

I like your pieces though :)
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 05:02:46 PM »

thanks for the replys 8)

problem is the labor cost for these parts, think that is also the problem with the rear cowl from zero...

extra is the not that cheap material cost...
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 10:24:30 PM »

Wow! That looks great!

How much time would you say you invested?
Have you made carbon fiber parts before?
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 01:15:36 AM »

yes, made several carbon parts before

my job includes also a lot of work on cars, motorbikes, ...

for the moment, the parts are laminated on the Original, a mould isn't interesting at this time

planning to make a 2nd pair, will count how many hours i worked on it...
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 07:53:00 AM »

I'm also interested to hear how long this takes - it looks really nice!
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 01:07:54 PM »

will keep you updated 8)

also thinking about making other parts like fenders, ...
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2014, 01:21:58 PM »

one better pic of the carbon headlight cover
http://www.ekr8.be/zonneproducten/elektrisch-op-de-weg/

need to work on new versions!! i ordered a 'gas'tank to cover with carbon also...

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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2014, 02:16:25 AM »

Make something to replace the silly storage compartment! I would pay $$$ for a black or carbon fiber locking lid.
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2014, 07:39:41 AM »

Make something to replace the silly storage compartment! I would pay $$$ for a black or carbon fiber locking lid.
2x$$$.
There is enough unused room in there to store my rain suit, lock, and lunch then ride without backpack.
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014, 12:28:02 PM »

so you would like to get rid of the storage compartment?...



have a 'tank' here, havn't looked at it yet, don't think it will be a major problem to get rid of it...
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2014, 10:14:52 PM »

No, make it into a real storage compartment like a Honda NC700.

Dubster, if I made a lid out of stainless steel sheet metal, could you use it as a form to produce CF ones?
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Re: made carbon parts for the 2013/2014 S
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2014, 01:57:25 PM »

it is possible to make a template to make carbon parts.

the problem with carbon is time... if i have to make a mold for just 1 item, it costs hours of work! i can also laminate on the original...

ok, technicaly, it isn't a ultra-light piece but just for the looks it is perfect...

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