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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:02 am 
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Yup, the one I ordered doesn't have a name listed - assumed its all DSA plastics, but on 2nd-look the DSA does not look quite as nice.
FWIW, if its the Acerbis - I really likey.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:57 am 
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The one you have pictured looks like the Polisport supermoto http://www.polisport.com/en/off-road/pr ... 79&pid=181
It doesn't do squat for blocking mud or water but it does look good and slices the wind nicely :good: I've heard the YZ fender is a in between, doesn't sail like the factory flopper, blocks water and mud nicely but isn't as small as the supermoto fender looking similar to it.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:56 pm 
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Drum roll .........


Just got it in yesterday ...... and "yes" it is the Acerbis supermoto fender.

Let face it, these fenders are mainly "ornamental" - not so much for function. Being it is very rainy in FL, my current low-fender helps a lot with keep spray down. But for this black-theme, I want to get more true to sumo - even at the expense of getting douched. We'll see....

So I'm cutting corners fellas. I'm too immersed in the side panels and the tank cover fab at the moment, but I couldn't resist throwing a bit of Krylon-orange enamel on the fender already !!
Here's my lab-experiment !

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:23 am 
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TimeBandit wrote:
. I'm too immersed in the side panels and the tank cover fab at the moment


Itching to see what you come up with :lurk:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:09 am 
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BugginsDR wrote:
TimeBandit wrote:
. I'm too immersed in the side panels and the tank cover fab at the moment


Itching to see what you come up with :lurk:


+1 :lurk:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:50 am 
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I have the front fender, compared to stock the difference at high speed is awesome :)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:26 pm 
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Nice orange highlights on the fender :good:
It makes the shapes stand out :idea:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:02 pm 
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I have time to post a Tank Update :

BugginsDR wrote:
TimeBandit wrote:
Just don't know yet how to temporarily added profile to this plastic tank.

Clay shaped and taped?

^^^ Yes – this!
Although I'm not good with clay, I decided the same concept with drywall mud :

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Above pic is a shot of the Clarke tank.
For the raised inner-thigh pads, I glued some acrylic plastic to the side and feathered the edges with mud.
For the added profile, I considered that I only really need to add to the very forward of the tank. This added length should provide enough extra area to cast a tank-panel part from (I hope).

The grey "paint" on the tank in that 2nd pic is actually the spray-on latex rubber. I needed to seal the surfaces since my next step is to cast this now "modified" tank profile into heaps of drywall mud for my new mold.

Rinse & Repeat :
THEN I'll have to rip all of this stuff off the left side so I can do the exact same technique to the right. It's a ton of work to produce two molds.

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BugginsDR wrote:
TimeBandit wrote:
. I'm too immersed in the side panels and the tank cover fab at the moment

Itching to see what you come up with :lurk:

Yup, I hear ya ….. so I can provide a sneak-peek of the right side cover :

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Above as it lays next to the Acerbis sumo fender. NOTE: the side cover has yet to receive a clear-coat, so it should "pop" once it does. Until then, I just wet it down with water for the pic.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:10 pm 
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Beautiful! :2_thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:57 am 
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I'm digging it :2_thumbsup:
I'd love to get going on doing some carbon fiber work and your work is feeding the interest more to learn it. Good work :notworthy:


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