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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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solution to the anteater nose

I finally could not take it anymore and built a fibreglass filler panel to solve the Versys anteater nose look.
A bit more work to do on the finish so that I can make a quality mould and fabricate some proper aluminium mounting brackets, but it will look like this

I am thinking to paint mine red to match the bike, but flat back is an easy rattle can job for those that do not want to go to the bother of painting.

This is part of my Versys beak project, but I like it so much this way that I am going to forgo the beak section on my own bike and just use this "anteater nose" filler panel.

Since I have to make a mould I will be making several sets, plus another design with similar filler panels and a beak section



On to the beak tomorrow for those that really want a beak
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 12:03 PM
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Looks good and I would stick with black.

Could you post some more pics ?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Finished the body work today on this filler piece and now need to make the mould so no more pics until the first one comes out of the mould after Christmas
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I finally could not take it anymore and built a fibreglass filler panel to solve the Versys anteater nose look.
A bit more work to do on the finish so that I can make a quality mould and fabricate some proper aluminium mounting brackets, but it will look like this

I am thinking to paint mine red to match the bike, but flat back is an easy rattle can job for those that do not want to go to the bother of painting.

This is part of my Versys beak project, but I like it so much this way that I am going to forgo the beak section on my own bike and just use this "anteater nose" filler panel.

Since I have to make a mould I will be making several sets, plus another design with similar filler panels and a beak section

On to the beak tomorrow for those that really want a beak
If you wanted to leave it like that www.s2concept.com already do one like this



or this



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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 01:11 PM
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Looks good, but at 399 Euros (359 E unpainted) that's a shed load of money...! Rather spend that sort of money on somthing else....
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I did not know that. At that price it well may be made from ABS and they are trying to recoup their mould investment
Also looks like 1 piece with the rad cover

I am thinking that less than 100 USD shipped to the US is more like it, but will know better when the job is done

In any case it is done now, so another wheel reinvented

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 02:16 AM
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Am intersted to get one if the pricing is right. Gives the illusion of a full fairing if the colors are matched to the bike's paintjob.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 01:51 PM
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im interested to buy one too but would prefer whit the hole beak thing
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 02:31 AM
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sign me up for a beak too 2012
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Anteater nose? What anteater nose?
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Back on the programme now after the New Year hangover(s) and will get the mould made next week

Off to the Burma border today to pick up my 1947 BSA - Yahoo!!!
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