DIY carbon fiber parts

Well I was able to learn something new last month.  I was able to completely make a carbon fiber part.  I think it turned out well being my first time trying and I already have plans of making revisions to this part and trying again, but for now it will work the way it is.

ex650 er6 carbon fiber battery tray kawasaki ninja 650

DIY carbon fiber part. Air bubbles in the resin
Air bubble in the resin

Being my first time I made a couple mistakes.  I mixed to much resin for starters.  I also did not use enough infusion matting and the part took forever to wet out and become infused.  The resin actually kicked while the part was still infusing.

er6 ex650 battery tray sitting in aluminum subframe kawasaki ninja 650

 

er6 ex650 battery tray sitting in aluminum subframe kawasaki ninja 650 with ballistic 12 cell battery

 

er6 ex650 battery tray sitting in aluminum subframe kawasaki ninja 650 with ballistic 12 cell battery

 

 

er6 ex650 battery tray sitting in aluminum subframe kawasaki ninja 650 with ballistic 12 cell battery

 

 

er6 ex650 battery tray sitting in aluminum subframe kawasaki ninja 650 with ballistic 12 cell battery 2 layers of kevlar cloth for strength

 

 

 

Chad

Riding motorcycles and wrenching since my preteen years, I have moved from motocross to street bikes. Being a teen back in those days it was tough to get me off of the bike. Now days even though I am very busy being a dad I still have my weekends and go to the track to race and on occasion will do a track day or two.

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