So you want to make saddlebags

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Re: So you want to make saddlebags

Postby Da_Skunk » March 31st, 2011, 9:26 pm

Headhunter wrote:does the wood stay in or does that get pryed off as well?
Look at the pic there are two bolts going thru the wood to either side to hold the foam together for drying. Once it's dry take the bolts out and the wood then tape it over. The resin eats foam when hardening.

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Re: So you want to make saddlebags

Postby krob63 » March 31st, 2011, 11:22 pm

Thanks for posting this. This is a great how to, and I really want to try it. I suck at making stuff, and every time I try to fiberglass, I end up with a wad of fiberglass sticking to my fingers. Despite my lack of skill, I may have to give it a try.

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Re: So you want to make saddlebags

Postby Da_Skunk » April 1st, 2011, 9:24 am

Wear gloves, lay your mat down pour some resin onto the mat and then spread with brush. Do this slowly so you don't move the mat. Keep checking alignment and making sure the resin is soaking into the mat.

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Re: So you want to make saddlebags

Postby avinaftel » May 9th, 2011, 4:43 pm

Wanted to add to this that areas that you don't want to stick fibreglass to, instead of taping, you can used any kind of petroleum jelly to keep adherents from adhering. A little trick from when I made boats.

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Re: So you want to make saddlebags

Postby Luvs2Play » May 9th, 2011, 10:47 pm

You can also use gasoline or acetone to dissolve the foam, neither one will attack the glass.

Those look great too.

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Re: So you want to make saddlebags

Postby Da_Skunk » May 10th, 2011, 11:18 am

Yes that works but is not good on the lungs. Much faster to carve them out.

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Re: So you want to make saddlebags

Postby LkwdC50B » September 23rd, 2011, 10:21 pm

Very, very cool! Great way to make a bike "our own." Any general idea what the time and material cost in comparison to an aftermarket set of a similar size?

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