Anyone do their own vespa carbon fiber / kevlar or even fibe
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Hooked
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 134
Location: Bakersfield
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:28 am quote
Attempting to make a custom seat ...fender and other parts at same time. Going with fiberglass and skimming blue kevlar when done. Curious if anyone else has attempted this.
Hooked
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
Posts: 134
Location: Bakersfield
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:39 pm quote
Update
So part of what I like to do is push myself to try and do something new. I am learning as I go. Anyhow after a head full of research....and videos I'm off to a start on this. Made one of my plugs for a seat mold. After this step I taped it onto the bike to ensure perfect contour with the frame. I have applied a wax to it and now I'm going to make a hard plaster mold which I fill and pour. My intent when done will be to carbon kevlar skin the top. I will attempt to try and explain why I did things each way as I go.

Also custom fender and horn cast next.

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Ossessionato
Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 2617

Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:00 am quote
About 10 years ago one of the guys from PDX made some carbon fiber (or maybe just fiberglass?) bits for their smallframe. He had a front fender and a battery side cowl door on his Smallframe track bike. I think it was '77 50 Special? Maybe the seat base was fiber as well? Anyhow, his Smallframe was fast as fast could be. His was geared lower for the smaller tracks, but still had an incredible top speed. Somewhere around 97 to 100mph on the GPS.
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