A project log for Composite Motorcycle Skidplate Designs

Do high-end skidplates need to be made of carbon fiber? Lets find out!

david-troetschelDavid Troetschel 04/01/2019 at 16:450 Comments

We removed the part from the mold today.

The female side of the mold was pretty well stuck so we had to break it apart.

The insert block for the overhang hook was also really stuck in there.

After cleaning up the edges this seems like a pretty usable part. Its definitely too thin and the surface finish is far from perfect but things are looking good.

The front mount point will need to be drilled out but the pilot hole came out clean.

Now to double check that it fits on the bike and see how it responds to loads!