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Digital scales, the Sicomin Epoxy SR5550 resin mixes at 100grams to 29 grams, scales work to +- 1 gram, not good enough for cocaine but fine for resin. Scales live in a plastic bag to avoid resin contamination.
Release wax. Ensures clean release from table, or anything else you don't want the resin to stick to.
1 kilo pack of Sicomin SR5550 and the 5505 hardener. Goes off at 25 degrees C to touch dry in an hour.
Pair of good kitchen scissors to cut the cloth before and after curing. Double layers need sheet metal shears.
Some mountings are best done by right angled sections and these can be easily made using a right handled panel on the layup table. Table is ordinary 'melemine' worktop surface. These release very well, but an application of release wax also helps once they get a bit scratched. A corner radius was achieved using a strip of masking tape, this removes fairly easily after curing.
Piaggio's MP3 tilting Three Wheeler is not an FF, but there has been quite a lot of discussion about it on the FF discussion list, so I thought we should have a few pix up on bikeweb for people to refer to. There's no doubt that the twin front wheels provide a reassuring feeling of grip and confidence on slippery surfaces and it can be heeled over to a respectable 'angle of dangle' before things start grounding. Picture of Blez at Shepherd's Bush roundabout, London, by Bernard Zieja.
Inspired by Philip Wakeham's 'Anything is possible' attitude to engineering art I woke up one morning and decided to implement Royce Creasey's aerodynamic improvement hints (see his technical paper on this site) and cut the fairing into three pieces, chopped four inches out of the middle, and reassembled it!
The narrower fairing has little impact on comfort, reduces frontal area a little, but amazingly has made the bike much less susceptible to side winds and the turbulent air behind large lorries, it is more 'indifferent' as Royce puts it.