Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

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Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby abc » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:19 am

Its been raining here again so I made a new exhaust hanger to replace the stock mount.
Pic below shows the quick and nasty plug and the alloy mold I made.
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14 layers of cloth and vacuum infusion of resin.
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Fresh out of mold
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The weight of the original hanger
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The weight of the new hanger
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The finished hanger
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And what it looks like mounted
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Easy job and works well.
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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby Scotty » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:53 am

A little more straightforward than the belly pan then? 8)
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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby Nukem » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:02 am

Love your work.

I have this image of everything in your house slowly being replaced by carbon fibre.

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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby jmann » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:39 am

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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby abc » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:56 am

I rotated the weaves between layers so its rigid whilst being light weight.
The akra system is also sprung loaded so there doesn't need to be much to secure the muffler. System can still expand and contract because I left the rubber mount on the muffler.
Should be ok I hope - if not I will make a thicker one and kill it properly 8)
Scotty - took 3 days from start to finish :cry:
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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:53 pm

Nukem wrote:Love your work.

I have this image of everything in your house slowly being replaced by carbon fibre.

"Darling can you pick up some more clothes pegs?"

"Buy them?! I can make the damn things myself!"



+1.

Man you do amazing work.

I recall you had to stop building the bellypan for a while because the wife asked you to build her a kitchen. I'm intrigued to see pictures of said job. :?:
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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby bic_bicknell » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:00 pm

Shame the mounting hole had to be a bit off-centre. I bet that pissed you off a bit! :D

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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby Aphex » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:53 pm

Nice vac purge set up you have. Lots of people use those for uhhh, extracts in my area. :lol:
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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby abc » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:42 pm

Sarasota_Steve wrote:I recall you had to stop building the bellypan for a while because the wife asked you to build her a kitchen. I'm intrigued to see pictures of said job. :?:

Thanks steve - lets just say the kitchen job turned out really good and I have a happy lady - Im afraid I will leave the pics for the "carbon fiber kitchen forums" and just deal with bike porn here :roll:

bic_ yes you guessed it - it pissed me off but thats what happens when you remove the layup from the mold too early - cant rush these things apparently and removing early meant the form moved and I didnt notice it until I went to mount everything :wink:
Im happy with the 90% weight loss though...............until the part breaks :evil:
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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby DukeNukem999 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:50 pm

Great work :)
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Re: Building an ultra light exhaust hanger

Postby alobar » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:58 am

excellent work!! :) :)


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