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  1. All: Sorry to be incommunicado. Been busy and haven't tended to this -- I have meant to reach out to fabricator, but always seems to be somewhat after COB every time I get around to looking at my to do list. Last update was that he won't do vacuum finish, so no matte/satin. I am hoping to finish up my hell week and then have some time for fun next week. I'll plan to ride down to Gettysburg then and see if I can get some pics of samples for color options, etc. He never did give me a final price. Hopefully it doesn't look dramatically different from his estimate a couple months ago. Sorry for the delay.
  2. I've heard of explosive diarrhea, but that's something else altogether.
  3. Oh, BTW, it's just black rubber with texture; not faux cf. See https://www.eazi-grip.com/eazi-grip/. I ordered from U.S. distributor https://www.orientexpress.com/
  4. The center pad is an Eazi-Grips universal type B "Pro" pad. Ironically, I called in my order and the guy who took it misunderstood. I had asked for the universal"E". Oh, well. I agree that it matches the contours of the tank pretty well. The universal products, as well as bike specific pads and grips, are offered in Evo, Pro, and Silicone. Evo has pretty significant raised domes for more aggressive/track riding. The Pro has some tactile relief. The silicone, I gather, is smooth -- the website photos don't really give a great sense. This will please @Lucky Phil: Many of the shape and grip options are available in clear. Too late for Bubbles, though.
  5. Clearly not, but the chops look good.
  6. Manufacturer was doing a race in Vegas and very busy. I'll try to touch base with him this week. I left sample parts with him, so I thought I'd go back through Gettysburg and see him in the shop, take pics of carbon cloth options to post here. May not happen until I have a reason to go through there or a really nice day without responsibilities for a two hour ride each way. Still going to be a couple months... Planning on a batch of 12 to 15, with requested variants. Cheers, Frey
  7. In other news, I finally landed on a center tank pad to cover up PO's crookedly applied pad and subsequent discoloration. The new pad hasn't completely resolved the problem, but it's better than how it was. Another benefit is that we know for certain what gender this bike is now.
  8. Reservoir lid turned out great, right? Actually, the above pic of the lid is from just the right angle that it doesn't look like someone spilled a jar of raspberry jelly on it. This is what it really looks like: This coating will be stripped.
  9. Stopped by powdercoater today to check out the new color: Prismatic's "rancher red" over silver. This photograph didn't capture it very well -- I think the color is very close. The question now is whether to put a satin clear on top. Think I'll take the Tenni out there tomorrow and compare. I'm thinking the satin.
  10. What a difference a little piece of plastic makes: The aluminium one is going to the powdercoaters to get the candy apple red treatment with the pork chops for the Tenni.
  11. Odin's spear was named Gungnir and Thor's hammer was Mjölnir. Long tradition of naming inanimate objects that are special to ourselves, especially reflecting their qualities.
  12. Is that a hammer I see? So, I was driving past the powdercoater today and stopped in to see how they were doing with my porkchops. They have now stripped the chops three times because they can't get a good result. Gotta give them credit for trying hard. Hope to update on progress this time next week. I think they'll just shoot some scrap first. Good thing this is the spare set of chops and it's not going to keep the Tenni or Bubbles off the road.
  13. Thanks for the explanation, docc. Gives me an idea...
  14. Turns out I have quite the mix: 1x1 large weave satin front fender, chin pad, side panels; 1x1 small weave hugger (a bit more sheen); 2x2 satin Mistral cans; and 2x2 gloss booty lid. Guess I can't screw it up too badly, whatever I do. Thinking the blue weave will look pretty sweet on the champagne (especially if I keep the gunmetal pork chops). Revised sheet to reflect @footgoose's happiness with his current black booty bonnet. @p6x, can I give y'all editing privileges? Maybe we will get Google "Sheet bombed"? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MG4LL0PE9ZBEyB7L9jmyZ16-ZkO3rMrBdcrVWVHjOmU/edit?usp=sharing Off topic (sorry), but @docc, where did you find those MG eagle oval badges on those Mistrals? My Mistral stickers are badly faded and I haven't been able to find new. Those badges would nicely resolve the problem (if they would fit oval cans -- I know yours are round).
  15. Here's a link: https://www.vividracing.com/blog/1x1-vs-2x2-everything-you-need-to-know-about-carbon-fiber-weaves/ 1x1 looks like a checkerboard, 2x2 looks like diagonal stripes.
  16. Good idea, @p6x. Here's a link to a Google Sheet:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRxzY1vqEMO45avvdnr-WqJcQYiXi14UHwDzr2MFGGgFc7XFzgc8oiuVYhcOXydhyPUZxUBOxQMTQbi/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true And here's a screenshot of what that sheet looks like as I have populated it:
  17. Thanks, all. @footgoose, check this thread back a page or two; I inserted a pic of the red from the fabricator's web page. There's also an orange if anyone wants to try to match orange cylinder head covers. Fabricator's website is riggeals.com. I believe they have pics of the swatches under the "custom" link. Greg was planning to get back to me Monday about the satin finish. If that doesn't turn out to be possible to our satisfaction, I'll think about red for the Tenni, too. We're still operating on estimates. Final pricing TBA. However, estimate for color Kevlar weave +$65.
  18. Update: By my count, if I include @Lucky Philand @stewgnu (gonna do everything possible to share with brethren on the islands), we're up to 9 takers. Excellent! Way to open your wallets for purely aesthetic purposes! Given that number (and I'm counting on at least one more to chime in), there are enough on board to offset the cost of creation of the mold and prototyping and to get to a (subjectively) reasonable price per unit. I've gone ahead and told Greg to go ahead with the mold and prototyping. I haven't spoken with Greg about when payment is expected. I'll float the $550 mold and prototyping. I'll make up that investment with each member's contribution as the humps become available. Recall that we're looking at ~3 months before we have our parts. I'll plan to deal with logistics of distributing the humps, as safely and cost effectively as possible. Some (MD and VA) may be able to take delivery in person if desiring a reason for a ride to a convenient meeting point. As it will be some time before the mold and prototyping are done, I don't need your specific requests right now, but I'll be in touch with you all to confirm specifications. As the "not-gloss" finish will be at the end of production, its not critical to nail this down any time soon. Gloss is pretty obvious, but "not gloss" has some not-well-defined gradations between satin and matte. What I have been calling "matte" may be more like "satin". I'll get some pics posted of the "not-gloss" side panel I took to Greg for matching. Meanwhile, it seems that several of yinz want that "not-gloss" to match your Mistral C/F cans (which I presume are similar to mine). Again, not time sensitive: For those wanting the usual C/F/ look (whatever the sheen), 2X2 carbon twill weave (kinda standard). At the moment, I have +1 on red kevlar weave -- that is going to be sweet @p6x(BTW, HBD!). Thanks to all for your interest!
  19. No, they would do the matte finish. Here's what Greg shared about the process, through my filter: The C/F parts that come out with a matte-looking finish are made with a vacuum process that pulls resin through the fiber, but also pulls a lot of the resin off the part altoghether, leaving a very thin part (possibly with teenie-tiny holes), but more susceptible to cracking. In a non-vacuum process, the resin remains on the surface of the C/F, resulting in a glossy finish. Thus, the application (by the fabricator) of a matte coating. I guess they don't have a lot of folks wanting a matte finish, but says they can do it (I left my vacuum/matte side panel with Greg so he knew what to match (for me)). It's a family business: Pops and daughter do the C/F work and son-in-law does the paint. Pops says he's really good.
  20. Spoke with Greg today. 50% upcharge on kelvar/carbon color weave (currently available colors are red, blue, and orange). I suggested that there might be a couple folks with Greenies that would like a green weave, but he hasn't been happy with the green -- too yellow. Anyway, if he doesn't have the color in stock, he isn't going to order a whole roll of it. Matte finish to match mufflers, etc., would be by applied finish, not by vacuum method. The backing would be a carbon fibre-looking cloth (he says customers swear he did carbon backing, too) to add some structural integrity. As I mentioned, my existing c/f hump has fiberglass backing, so this should be an improvement if smooth and almost indistinguishable from the outside. @Lucky Phil, maybe there's a way to consolidate a couple items into a shipment to down under if you "need" other things from the States, too?
  21. If color = red, but color red = +$65, then @p6x = 1?
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  23. Thanks, Docc. Looks same as my Mistrals (though mine are ovular). Looks like your V11 is collecting some images?
  24. My assumption is that the mold can be used for whatever fabric is desired, be it carbon, kevlar, or fiberglass. There are a couple color options, too (red, orange, and blue), and I'd be checking out the red if I weren't trying to match the C/F on the Tenni. Here's a pic of the red kevlar weave with C/F. I imagine there would be some slight upcharge for colored humps. And maybe glass is less. I've seen a used OEM hump on eBay for $200. Prototyping the mold is going to cost $550. The more Guzzisti on board now, the more of us there are to share around that initial cost. If a few more people jump on this wagon, we can get C/F humps for less than $200 a piece. People who come to the party late will be insulted and subjected to indignities. . This forum has a collective engineering and fabrication tradition to uphold. One note: This part will not include the "rump bumper" -- that is the little vertical pad element. On the Tenni, the rump bumper is a little different, being covered in the so-called suede (which should, AFAIK, actually be called "rough-out" leather). The non-Tenni rump bumper is black injection-molded rubber. I don't know how hard it would be to get rubber rump bumpers made. I plan to cut something to size and cover it with black marine PU to match the seat, stapled on the back. Cheers, Frey
  25. The website is http://www.riggeals.com/products/custom-work/ Obviously, I'll take a look at the prototype before pulling the trigger. Incidentally, my "humper bumper" has a fibreglass backing. Seems that's a good idea for durability of that part. I didn't get that far with Greg, yet.
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