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Author Topic: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover  (Read 1016 times)

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Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:24:49 AM »

I was undecided about whether I should get the Hollywood Electric's carbon fibre tank cover or a 2017 new tank with lockable cover.
I decided to go with Hollywood Electric's cover. The black carbon fibre sure does look good with the red SR tank.

Having received it I wanted to make it waterproof, but that turned out a bit harder than I thought it would be.

1) first step to installing it was to space it forwards a bit (I used 5 washers behind both tabs). I first drilled holes for self tappers, but it was hard to get the holes in the exact spot. First attempt and the cover was crooked. So I removed the tank and I had the first holes as a guide to file them out to fit small bolts and align the cover. I used a dremel for  the job (nice and easy).
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 11:29:45 AM »

received and installed.
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 11:33:27 AM »

Looks very nice installed on the bike.
before and after shots.
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 11:38:57 AM »

The first steps to making it waterproof was to cut off the locking cable. I found that when I ride the bike the cover poped up about 1/2 inch from the wind getting under it.
I replaced it with a metal bracket.
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2017, 11:42:53 AM »

The metal bracket
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2017, 11:53:42 AM »

The next step was to glue vinyl to the underside of the OPEN lid.
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2017, 11:56:49 AM »

Next step was to make a 3D printed piece to go around the front lock
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2017, 11:58:40 AM »

The final step was to stick closed cell foam around all the edges (including under the back piece, had to remove the tank again to do this)
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 11:59:47 AM »

The finished product - but waterproof now.
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 02:00:00 PM »

Nice job!

Having seen the Hollywood Electrics carbon fiber in person, you definitely made the right choice!  Plus the weight savings isn't something to scoff at... It adds up.  The most noticeable difference is in the weight of the front plastic fender and Hollywood Electrics carbon fiber one I found... Wow.

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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2017, 04:32:50 PM »

Damn that looks sexy with the red tank.
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2017, 06:04:48 PM »

Very nice looking. I've made a section on the wiki for these: http://zeromanual.com/index.php/Zero_Aftermarket#Cosmetic_Bodywork
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2017, 07:04:53 PM »

I recon seeing how good the carbon fibre cover looks that there would also be a market for a replacement lid on the 2017 tanks. Or at least a stick on panel over the top of the plastic.
Or better still if small bolts were incorporated on the underside so you could drill holes in the lid and bolt it on.
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2017, 07:13:54 PM »

Damn that looks sexy with the red tank.

It would also look very sexy with the orange or yellow tank, but they did themselves no favours by demoing it with a gray tank.
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Re: Installing Hollywood electrics carbon fibre tank cover
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 08:14:40 PM »

I recon seeing how good the carbon fibre cover looks that there would also be a market for a replacement lid on the 2017 tanks. Or at least a stick on panel over the top of the plastic.
Or better still if small bolts were incorporated on the underside so you could drill holes in the lid and bolt it on.
If you're purely looking for cosmetics on the new tank lids some 3M carbon wrap might also be an option.
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