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« on: February 07, 2018, 01:10:04 AM »

I went to the dollar store and got about 4 of those $1 cutting mats made from plastic. They had red/blue/yellow/white.....
Should have gotten the red for the Forza. Anyhow, too late.
I cut a triangular shape and slid it between the tupperware and the floorboard.
I used a small scrap piece to slide along between the floorboard and tupperware to locate tupperware mounting tabs and marked them with a marker.
I cut small indents into the one side of the triangle using trial/error until it fit snug.
Now, for my old legs and arthur, the winter wind is less intimidating.
My brother suggested using fine sandpaper (400 grit?) to scuff it up and paint it with something like Krylon for plastic so it would match.
Work in progress.

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 04:15:23 AM »

Pretty smart mod.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 06:46:30 AM »

That looks pretty niffty!
How do they work?
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 07:15:33 AM »

They keep rain from coming up the boot and the wind off my knees.
Don't have a photo, but the first time I made 'em was for a Burgman 650.
This is my 3rd set. Just have to make sure they get tucked in good between the tupperware and floorboard or they get blown off by cross winds or big trucks.
I got 'em in firm now. About 1/2 inch insert and I slightly bent the edges that tuck in to create a bit more resistance.
One member on the Silver Wing forum made some from a stiffer material and added brackets to bolt them under the rubber mat.
I figure posting things like this will get others thinking and probably come up with something better.

Edit: I experimented with how far to come back with them before they interfered  with putting my foot down for an emergency. Even though I decided on this size and cut, I was still concerned. That's why I didn't fasten them down with hardware. If I panic, I can just push them out with my foot easily. Had some panic stops and not kicked 'em out yet, but.....
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 07:22:47 AM »

There's always the option of art work when you have a blank canvas:


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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 03:48:02 PM »

Nice job on a good idea.   
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 06:21:50 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 11:57:09 AM »

Great idea and nice work.  Someone makes a vinyl plastic spray that you can apply and it comes off easily if you want to change colors etc.  I believe DuPont makes it. 


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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 05:09:53 PM »

pretty nifty.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2018, 12:52:44 AM »

Do these make it difficult to drag your boots and legs through the tunnel?
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2018, 02:32:26 AM »

No sir. I was overly concerned about that when I made my first set, and they were shorter front to back. I've increased the length to the point I kept hitting them with my foot when stopping. Also, since they just slide into place, if I hit them with my foot trying to put it down before sliding back from the forward position, they just pop out.
Another concern I had was that the air flow over them would create the Bernoulli effect and suck them off at high speed. That turns out NOT to have been the case also.
The only time I've had trouble, was on a flimsy set I first made for my Forza. While sitting at a cross over in the median, an 18 wheeler created a huge turbulence that sucked the right on right off and I watched it flop down the side of the road about 25 feet before resting in the median. Being flexible plastic, I just popped it back into place and finished the trip.
Having said all that, the design and aerodynamics of different models will have varying degrees of differences that would have different results.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2018, 05:09:53 AM »

How much would you charge an old geezer for a complete set in black?
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« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2018, 03:18:24 PM »

Boy for a Bama boy you is perdy smarts, you did a very good job on dem and a old fart at dat. LOL
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2018, 12:49:45 AM »

ItBeMe you are a pretty cool fella and I like you but I have got to ask....whar deed u larn tue spale?  LOL.........several times. Nobody needs to be offended by this post because this being from one joker to another.........he can take it.
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