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Custom Side Covers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Marbing, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. Marbing

    Marbing XS400 New Member

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    So I got some custom side covers designed for 3d printing, inspired by Japanese bosozoku bikes.
    I plan on leaning my bike into that style.
    Here is a draft, let me know what you guys think!
     

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  2. Pettsson

    Pettsson XS400 New Member

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    Looks nice. Do you run pods or is the open ribbed just for looks?
    What do you model in? Would you share the file?
     
  3. amc49

    amc49 XS400 Junkie

    Nothing wrong with the looks but unless that plastic is a oily base one to be very flexible I see the thin strips breaking faster than spit. Need at least one joiner behind the strips to tie the middle together to be harder to break.

    Car parts never run strips that far with no support and they don't vibrate nearly so much as bike parts do,
     
  4. Marbing

    Marbing XS400 New Member

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    Yeah I am adding two support strips behind the strips.
    It will have to be printed in ABS because its most heat resistant.
    Want to be sure of the sizing, then I will upload the file.
     
  5. amc49

    amc49 XS400 Junkie

    ABS is not as heat resistant as some others but will work fine there, it has some give to it under stress. Side covers can get warm but generally not that hot. There are thermoplastics that take a lot more heat than ABS but then it has to be meltable at fairly low temp to print easily.

    Sounds like you got it going.
     

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