Second, functional Prototype for the Yamaha XT200

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 10/03/2019 at 01:410 Comments

Five layers of carbon, five of Kevlar.

Not every section is cosmetically perfect but this is a fully functional part.

There are two mounting holes; the second down would require a drill and tap of the frame but would further reinforce the system.

Some sections were over-sanded, this part is heavily overbuilt though so should not affect performance. A clear-coat could be applied to improve the appearance but for now I'm just using a light food safe layer of beeswax conditioner.

The Kevlar looks a bit like leather.