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Old 11-15-2012, 04:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I am hoping to perhaps find and answer to the direction to lay some carbon fiber weave for a pair of parts brought to my shop.

The person dropping the parts off did not know what side was what, top bottom unknown. the part number (46637724728 02) listed when searched returns RealOEM.com * BMW K46 S 1000 RR 12 (0524,0534) COVERING INNER

I hope to be able to lay up and pull the pair by the AM. any help will most assuredly benefit the owner whom i have not met

thanks,
Joe
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The orientation is shown by the arrow in the lower right of the diagram. These parts fill the gap between the side fairing and the frame near the front of the gas tank. They fit into the space like a wedge and sit almost vertically, so the flat part on the left of your picture would be exposed. Good luck, this is hard to comprehend without seeing it on the bike. In this picture, your part is on the front end of the side piece, just behind the fork tube (you can't see it).
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The orientation is shown by the arrow in the lower right of the diagram. These parts fill the gap between the side fairing and the frame near the front of the gas tank. They fit into the space like a wedge and sit almost vertically, so the flat part on the left of your picture would be exposed. Good luck, this is hard to comprehend without seeing it on the bike. In this picture, your part is on the front end of the side piece, just behind the fork tube (you can't see it).
Thanks for the helpful reply!

just have to figure out if the weave should run down from front to back or horizontal.
knowing the right lay out of the part really helps.

all the best,
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The orientation is shown by the arrow in the lower right of the diagram. These parts fill the gap between the side fairing and the frame near the front of the gas tank. They fit into the space like a wedge and sit almost vertically, so the flat part on the left of your picture would be exposed. Good luck, this is hard to comprehend without seeing it on the bike. In this picture, your part is on the front end of the side piece, just behind the fork tube (you can't see it).
Exactly correct!
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well the first pair turned out like poop...
the plugs the mold was built from were never prepped so all the plastic texture is in the parts, this causes a very satin finish.

If you send your dream to a mold shop take the time to do the prep work the end result will be a better looking part that will not cause you to incur additional costs to have a part that matches the rest of the parts on your ride.

in order to deliver a quality part I will have to either sand and buff the mold until it has a mirror finish, costly as the part is small and it is a total pita to sand and polish inside a small mold with so many fine details. Or sand each part, and buff. this requires a thicker clear Gel coat base, lots of labor on each part and possibly additional application of clear.

if this were my part, I would prep the plugs and make a new set of molds.

Will do what I can for Mr. Customer for now in the spirit of the holiday season.

all the best,
watch out for all those texting while driving morons while you ride.
now ride on
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