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sorkyah
On 11/26/2019 at 12:01 AM, Mad said:

90% sure the roughest will not affect performance, may even improve it .

but try to change plastic , abs will smooth with acetone 

pla or petg will not smooth 

0.1mm layers will provide a better part to ( but is 2/3 times slower )

Petg and pla will smooth, but it requires sanding 

You could also try pla+ 

It's a higher heat stable plastic with a better flow consistency than standard pla 

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If you have the cad file, send it to me

I can test print one for ya 

I have my printer currently setup for DnD/Warhammer figurines 

 

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Mad

I don’t know , I tried a couple of brands, pla+ is a weaker plastic but prints better , I really like petg and how it prints 

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sorkyah
40 minutes ago, Mad said:

I don’t know , I tried a couple of brands, pla+ is a weaker plastic but prints better , I really like petg and how it prints 

Haven't tried petg yet, need to get a roll


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blackout

It's actually tpu, I think my son said.  It has some flexibility so it fits nicely over the throttle bodies.  It turns out he had his printer temp set a little low, so he is going to try one at a higher temp.


Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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mossrider
On 11/27/2019 at 9:23 PM, blackout said:

Left side changes.  Rectifier is moved inward to clear bodywork.

 

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You're gonna end up with a nicer, cleaner install than I have.  Looks awesome to boot!

Jealous.  

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blackout

Making progress on new ram-air box.

The filter is 6 inches long.  It hits a little under the R3 tank cover.  The 5 inch long should fit fine.  And of course, a custom fuel tank makes room for the new box design and will provide a tunnel to feed air to the filter.

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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sorkyah

Got any mockups of what your plan is for the tank?


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blackout
8 hours ago, sorkyah said:

Got any mockups of what your plan is for the tank?

No, just in my head.

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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mossrider
Just now, blackout said:

No, just in my head.

Lol,

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pgeldz

Lovin' it!

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blackout

The ram-air box is just about done.  I just need to fabricate the left side access cover.  An access cover was needed to install the velocity stacks.  In theory, different stacks can be installed while the air box is mounted on the bike.

The seat is installed in the stock fore/aft position to show clearance with the new air filter location.

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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blackout

Access cover done. 

Now back to the fairing stay.

And I need to order some .125" 5086 aluminum for the fuel tank.  I'm curious how many gallons I can fit under the R3 tank cover since I'm giving up space for the intake filter.

 

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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Mad

I would have used a piece of carbon fiber a little smaller than the hole with a tpu gasket that locks in the hole ... but your solution is just so simple ,  I really like it and it's probably way better .. I overthink everything 😅

A custom fuel tank out of aluminum could be something a lot of people need .. you  may even  sell it , and even more if you make it oem compatible 

 

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blackout

Some cutting, adjusting, and sanding on the seat/tank piece and more to do, but here is where I am at now.   

I purchased a 5 inch by 3 inch Uni filter which is slightly smaller than the K&N that I had on.  It fits under the tank cowling with room to spare.

 

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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DewMan
1 hour ago, blackout said:

Some cutting, adjusting, and sanding on the seat/tank piece and more to do, but here is where I am at now.   

I purchased a 5 inch by 3 inch Uni filter which is slightly smaller than the K&N that I had on.  It fits under the tank cowling with room to spare.

 

I see you've got at least one Diet Dew drinker in your house... Good choice.  👍

 

Oh, and the bikes looking good too. 😃

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DewMan
 
Just shut up and ride.

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sorkyah
24 minutes ago, DewMan said:

I see you've got at least one Diet Dew drinker in your house... Good choice.  <img src=">

 

Oh, and the bikes looking good too. <img src=">

Livewire dew is best dew


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blackout

One benefit of being newly single....

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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DewMan
22 minutes ago, sorkyah said:

Livewire dew is best dew

Dream on. OG for life! 😆


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blackout

Fuel tank fabricating started...

 

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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Evill_Ed
5 hours ago, blackout said:

Fuel tank fabricating started...

 

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Looking really good, love your fabrication skills and designs.

 I’m gonna go to NYST this year just to see your FZ in person! (And to ride the track 😜)

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1tondriver
19 minutes ago, Evill_Ed said:

Looking really good, love your fabrication skills and designs.

Yea really impressive and if only I had a fraction of your skills. I am envious but really enjoy seeing what you can create 👍

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blackout

Thanks guys!  

Here are the sealing washers I will use to seal the fasteners that attach the fuel pump to the bottom of the tank.  Rated for 3,000 psi, $3 each from McMaster-Carr.   The stock tank has blind threaded holes so no sealing washers are needed.

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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blackout

So now I cut and tack pieces together.  I don't have a metal shear, so the pieces are cut with a hacksaw.  Not too bad, just takes time.  Believe it or not, a good masking tape can be used to position and draw the sheet pieces together.  

 

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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blackout

A little more progress.  Old school tank vent.  Filler cap is a universal piece. 

 

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Craig Mapstone
Upstate New York

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mossrider
Just now, blackout said:

A little more progress.  Old school tank vent.  Filler cap is a universal piece. 

 

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Building some killer fabrication skills. Making do with the tools you have is rock solid old school too. End result will something to be proud of.  Nice!

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