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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old 02-05-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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My new fun small project

I have wanted a carbon fiber battery tray for some time. The only option was to get a factory one. I never went any further in fear of what the cost was. Yes I have lots of nice parts on my bike but I never spent much money on parts you can't see just to lose 1/2 a pound.
After some research I will attempt to make my own carbon fiber battery tray. I was awake half of Friday night just lying in bed thinking of how to do the mold. About the different methods I saw for laying carbon fiber. Not sure if it will come out correctly or work at all. I guess for about $40 in parts it will keep me busy for about a week. I have the parts on order and will start to post some pics once I get started.
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It's an interesting project that you have there Andrew.
If you need any photograph or measurement requirements, just let me know.

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What I am somewhat worried is that it will turn out real good and I will start looking at what other parts can I make.
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Yes, Randy, that guy is crazy. But it's a good kind of crazy.
Now Andrew, don't you have one of them fangled aftermarket lightened batteries? Does it have different dimensions to the OEM battery and if so will this battery holder have dimensions to match?

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Thumbs up Good luck with this project mate.

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Andrew.

Start off by making the mounting bracket which bolts up between the sub-frame and worry about making the tray mold afterwards..

This mounting bracket needs to be made of an alloy sleeve, like the one used by MV Special Parts..


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Yes, Randy, that guy is crazy. But it's a good kind of crazy.
Now Andrew, don't you have one of them fangled aftermarket lightened batteries? Does it have different dimensions to the OEM battery and if so will this battery holder have dimensions to match?
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My new battery has about the same dimensions as the OEM but is much lighter.
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Andrew.

Start off by making the mounting bracket which bolts up between the sub-frame and worry about making the tray mold afterwards..

This mounting bracket needs to be made of an alloy sleeve, like the one used by MV Special Parts..


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What is the purpose of this support? Why the need for the alloy sleeve?

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What is the purpose of this support? Why the need for the alloy sleeve?

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It's where the tray is bolted in between the sub-frame and needs to be strong enough to support the battery, as well as withstand the tightening torque settings of the sub-frame bolts.

The other end of the tray only slots into the sub-frame rubber gromet.

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On mine only one bolt is attached in the support. The other one is just held in place. Would be no stress from the subframe bolts. I hope I am explaining this correctly.
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