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    hiperform tail question...

    well, its mounted and i was sitting on it when i realised that the frontal side parts that go next to the tank move around.. they rub up and down on the tank....

    what should i do about this? foam cushioning on the tank? reinforcing the tabs by stuffing foam behind them?(if so, what kind of foam?)

    if i leave it, it will rub the paint off the tank.. not good... ideas?

    #2
    Ive sanded a lot of the inner away on mine but its still tight! I was thinking some tough 2 pack clear laquer will help with some clear paint saver tape over the top?


    cheers
    Robs

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      #3
      I was thinking some self-adhesive door edge trim...
      whatsoever your hand should find to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave...

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        #4
        I'm having the same problem w/ mine (using an F2 tank). I've already taken a little off of the tail so that it's not putting as much pressure as it was originally. I'm thinking about trying some of those stick on pads that are used for glass top coffee tables or end tables. The half sphere shaped ones... hopefully they will do the job.
        Brandon


        88' (Gulf) Hawk GT
        and some non-Hawks...

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          #5
          well, i think im gonig to try to fill it with some foam behing where it meets the tank... then shape the foam so that when my leg presses on it, the foam will support it..
          then once its a nice form fitting shape that wont move as much, then i'll put some clear vinyl on the tank to protect the paint.

          thats my plan atleast.. wish me luck. lol.

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            #6
            Mine is the same.It kinda pinches one the tank. I like the foam idea if I can find something I like and not fugly.
            1\2 Liter Duc Eater

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              #7
              First, if you guys are having question on the tail section please feel free to contact me.
              Did you see in the instructions "The U area that wraps around the may need some slight shaping around the tank for a tight fit. It is recommended that you use molding on the fiberglass where it makes contact to the tank so it does not mark the paint on the tank over time." Windscreen molding works very well or you can even use small rubber hose and cut it length wise and fit it on.

              Please let me know if I can help more,
              Rod
              [email protected]
              www.hiperform.com

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Hiper Form
                First, if you guys are having question on the tail section please feel free to contact me.
                Did you see in the instructions "The U area that wraps around the may need some slight shaping around the tank for a tight fit. It is recommended that you use molding on the fiberglass where it makes contact to the tank so it does not mark the paint on the tank over time." Windscreen molding works very well or you can even use small rubber hose and cut it length wise and fit it on.

                Please let me know if I can help more,
                Rod
                [email protected]
                well, heres what i did:

                i first did the usual shaping.. most of that was done with a 3M sanding sponge of various grits..
                shaped it until i was happy with the fit.

                but if i hung off the bike, my leg would press the fiberglass, making it flex.
                my solution was to use a flexible polyurethane foam, and fill the two front "triangles" that hug the tank on each side.
                after they were filled, i shaped them down until they matched the contours of the tank.. then coated them with a black flexible urethane paint (like whats used on those big 80s style ugly bumpers)
                the end result is a well fitting "winglet" that doesnt overstress itself when pressed, and is still somewhat flexible.

                for paint protection, after the tank is painted, i will put a strip of clear vinyl around that bottom part of the tank..

                my tail started out as an obvious race part.... i mean, it needed some fitting work, and it wasnt perfectly smooth.. but with just a little time in it, i think it turned into a really nice piece and im pretty happy with it so far.
                now i just need it and the tank painted.

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by MrDude_1
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                  well, heres what i did:

                  i first did the usual shaping.. most of that was done with a 3M sanding sponge of various grits..
                  shaped it until i was happy with the fit.

                  but if i hung off the bike, my leg would press the fiberglass, making it flex.
                  my solution was to use a flexible polyurethane foam, and fill the two front "triangles" that hug the tank on each side.
                  after they were filled, i shaped them down until they matched the contours of the tank.. then coated them with a black flexible urethane paint (like whats used on those big 80s style ugly bumpers)
                  the end result is a well fitting "winglet" that doesnt overstress itself when pressed, and is still somewhat flexible.

                  for paint protection, after the tank is painted, i will put a strip of clear vinyl around that bottom part of the tank..

                  my tail started out as an obvious race part.... i mean, it needed some fitting work, and it wasnt perfectly smooth.. but with just a little time in it, i think it turned into a really nice piece and im pretty happy with it so far.
                  now i just need it and the tank painted.
                  lets see some pics then!


                  cheers
                  Robs

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