Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Motorcycles / Scooters
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #151 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 304

sr185 bullet - '81 Yamaha SR185 streamliner
Team Streamliner
90 day: 96.35 mpg (US)

Sunny Colarado - '06 Chevrolet Colarado WT
90 day: 24.18 mpg (US)

cbr250s - '12 Honda cbr250
90 day: 115.29 mpg (US)
Thanks: 27
Thanked 71 Times in 46 Posts
got the final shaping done on my plaster plug today. Now it's on to sealing and paint. to provide a glossy surface for fiber-glassing the mold. Thanks to offalot, I will have some heavy fiberglass mat, and I am ordering some more solarez uv activated resin.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tail plug.JPG
Views:	56
Size:	39.4 KB
ID:	11541  
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 09-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #152 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: California
Posts: 40

Hyosung - '07 Hyosung gt250r
90 day: 55.49 mpg (US)

Burgman - '07 Burgman 650 k7
Thanks: 8
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Would you be able to attach the "lower pieces" to the top pieces via a spring/slide mechanism, so when the wheels go up so does the bottom half of the tail rises. This would allow the tail to be closer to the ground without touching on large potholes/bumps. I am making the assumption that the bottom pieces are separate from the top.

Also what do you guys think putting a small high torque motor on the back disc brake to enable lower gears on the counter shaft and rear sprocket?
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #153 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 304

sr185 bullet - '81 Yamaha SR185 streamliner
Team Streamliner
90 day: 96.35 mpg (US)

Sunny Colarado - '06 Chevrolet Colarado WT
90 day: 24.18 mpg (US)

cbr250s - '12 Honda cbr250
90 day: 115.29 mpg (US)
Thanks: 27
Thanked 71 Times in 46 Posts
all the pieces come together to make one solid tail which is then mounted solidly to the frame. it needs to be able to carry groceries, luggage, etc... I have considered a sliding mount for allowing a passenger, but I am not sure yet.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 05:08 PM   #154 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: France - Paris
Posts: 762

la_voiture_de_courses - '03 Renault Megane Estate
OldContinents
90 day: 44.34 mpg (US)

xiao lan - '01 Audi A2
90 day: 38.88 mpg (US)

Brit iron - '92 Mini Mini
90 day: 45.5 mpg (US)

Prius - '09 Toyota PRIUS Lounge
90 day: 47.37 mpg (US)

Beemer - '06 BMW F800 ST
90 day: 53.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 188
Thanked 33 Times in 30 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by hyper-miler View Post
Would you be able to attach the "lower pieces" to the top pieces via a spring/slide mechanism, so when the wheels go up so does the bottom half of the tail rises. This would allow the tail to be closer to the ground without touching on large potholes/bumps. I am making the assumption that the bottom pieces are separate from the top.
Usually the wheel travel are in the 150 mm range so you might miss those to the ground.
What is more leaning angle is better not altered, so this clearance might prove useful.

On a sliding panel point of view, I am definitely up for a front wheel bottom panel which will close the front wheel steering louvres gap at all times (if that make sense)


Quote:
Originally Posted by hyper-miler View Post
Also what are do you guys think putting a small high torque motor on the back disc brake to enable lower gears on the counter shaft and rear sprocket?
Streamlining already helps in this departement : a bike lower gears are ridiculously low as is because they need to be able to carry a heavy weight and taller front / smaller rear sprocket usually hit top speed rather than take offs.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #155 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
NeilBlanchard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Maynard, MA Eaarth
Posts: 7,901

Mica Blue - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.48 mpg (US)

Forest - '15 Nissan Leaf S
Team Nissan
90 day: 156.46 mpg (US)

Number 7 - '15 VW e-Golf SEL
TEAM VW AUDI Group
90 day: 155.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,466
Thanked 2,934 Times in 1,837 Posts
related question

How did you model the filleted corners so cleanly?



Did you use a plugin tool for SketchUp, and if so what is it called? Or are you using the Follow Me tool?
__________________
Sincerely, Neil

http://neilblanchard.blogspot.com/
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 09:22 AM   #156 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 304

sr185 bullet - '81 Yamaha SR185 streamliner
Team Streamliner
90 day: 96.35 mpg (US)

Sunny Colarado - '06 Chevrolet Colarado WT
90 day: 24.18 mpg (US)

cbr250s - '12 Honda cbr250
90 day: 115.29 mpg (US)
Thanks: 27
Thanked 71 Times in 46 Posts
I used the follow me tool. it works pretty well most of the time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #157 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 82
Thanks: 18
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grant-53 View Post
See airtech-streamling.com for shells and components. Blue Sky Design, Zzipper, and Mueller make canopies for recumbent HPVs.
their also is a guy Todds canopies,i think he's in Florida,he says he make anything,either by sketch,template, measurements,cad,etc seems like he is very willing to help and his prices are not in the stratosphere like other's I have checked out.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com