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Batman addition to K1300S
« on: January 06, 2019, 01:28:39 pm »
Why does it have ears?


As a man who claims not to like fripperies and accessories, this one exposes the lie.  :-[

There is an ulterior motive: to see if a carbon mudguard is stiff enough to stop my fender extender 'chirping' on the tyre over big bumps (i.e. is it stiffer than the standard mudguard). Which means I get to drill holes in carbon and generally make a mess. Wish the mudguard well...
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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 04:45:22 pm »
Looks good Richard. It should have more torsional strength than plastic so less flex. Keep us informed. From that angle it looks like a helmet for Predator  8)
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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 06:10:36 pm »
Shame that they didn't make it longer to save having to fit a Fenda Exrenda.
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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 07:02:13 pm »
Shame that they didn't make it longer to save having to fit a Fenda Exrenda.

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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 07:10:27 pm »
Quite true, TomL, Rae. However, for £17.99 I can fix that, and no-one will notice:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143073745596



The real annoyance is having to shell out for 3 of them so far - one for old bike, one for new bike, and now one for the carbon mudguard test.

I have to adjust the edges of the extender, but my carbon jigsawing skills are improving every time.
The excruciating splintering sound of the jigsaw going through the fibres is still quite unnerving - easily the noisest thing I've ever cut. Carbon resonates well.

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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 02:46:21 pm »
Granny, eggs and err....sucking. How about a finer toothed blade Richard ?
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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 05:51:57 pm »
Good point, I have two jigsaw blade types - wide-toothed wood blades, and smaller-toothed metal blades. I'm pretty sure I used the metal one last time, but I'll definitely use it this time. Maybe there are other types I should consider, but to be honest, once you've started it cuts pretty fast through the fibre.
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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 08:41:55 pm »
A finer toothed blade will not "rip" the fibre so much and leave a smoother edge. Good luck .
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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 10:29:59 am »
It would be nice if someone made a longer front mudguard then there would be no need to screw on an extender with limited clearance. I bought an extender but decided not to fit it due to the minimal clearance. I had visions of a stone getting caught in the tyre tread, hitting the extender and the front wheel locking up with the debris. Some rear huggers are a bit close for comfort too.
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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 10:31:20 am »
Sorry just noticed someone else has suggested the same thing.
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Re: Batman addition to K1300S
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 11:13:41 am »
We went wayyyyy down this track a year or so ago with a renowned Carbon fabricator making a prototype only to lose interest and stop communicating with us.

However, I have a small UK carbon fabricator doing small runs of bespoke skid plates and fairing protectors for my off-road bike so we shall see what we shall see... :)