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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-25-2005, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rhino Liner protection?

Ok here is the plan. Sharkskinz fairing. Rhino lines about 1/8" thick. Cut two holes and mount an aftermarket headlight.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 05:54 AM
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Are Rhino liners more for abrasion or impact resistance? I would assume abrasion. It'll probably work great for lowsides, not so great for looping a wheelie and it's subsequent cartwheeling down the street.

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What we worked out was to take a racing fairing, glue a nylon mesh on top of it (sort of like the backing on carpet) then cover the entire thing with about 0.125" of rhinolining (which apparently comes in lots of colors!) This way it creates a reinforced layer.
Now obviously protection only goes so far. This idea should work for scrapes fairly well, and if the impact is severe enough to brake the fairing it should still hold together alright.



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well I reckon that would beat the Fur thing

ya gotta post up pics if you give this a try

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Will do. So long as no one pops up with "I tried it and it was the worst Idea I ever had". I'd hate to ruin a perfectly good race fairing.



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Surely you can get your hands on some old rashed ones and give it a try to see how the final product comes out. I'd definitely want to do a practice run.

I wonder how heavy it is, would track enthusiasts benefit from this? Hrm....

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I should have a spare fairing here pretty soon, I'll try it on it.
As for weight, well rhinolining isnt light. I'm guessing its going to add maybe 20lbs to the bike. To me that seems acceptable for an enthusiast, but not to a professional racer.



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I've got rhino lining on the Mazda and Linex on the Dodge, and the Linex is much better. I'd use it instead.

Rhino lining is already peeling after 1 year and the company is not standing behind their warranty.

Linex has better quality control and enforces their standards for their product on a better level.

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I look for them. I dont know how many local places I can find to spray that stuff. And I'm sure that no one is going to warranty that an unusual of an application.



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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 12:23 PM
 
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yo vash

I used the dupont "do it yourself" spray on liner on a buddies 600, it looked sweet, he went down last track day, it dit not help with breaking, but did not rash nearly as bad, it is also VERY easy to touch up. I'll try to post pic's of his bike tommorow.

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