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Homemade tail tidy

As part of my continuous efforts to justify the cost of my 3D printer to my wife, I made a tail tidy for my bike Took a few prototypes and its still kind of in the 'test' phase, but I've finally kinda sorta finished. Test ride hopefully tomorrow. Was fun to design, got lots of solidworks practice, and got it to where is uses the OEM signals and cables so super easy to put back to stock. And that OEM monstrosity had to go!


Any other 3D printers on here?
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@VFL Very nice!

Just a thought, and you may have already considered, but might replace the reflector screw covers with small black caps.
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Very good job!
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Nice work.
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@VFL Very nice!

Just a thought, and you may have already considered, but might replace the reflector screw covers with small black caps.

Hmm, good point. Those things are flimsy anyway.

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As part of my continuous efforts to justify the cost of my 3D printer to my wife, I made a tail tidy for my bike Took a few prototypes and its still kind of in the 'test' phase, but I've finally kinda sorta finished. Test ride hopefully tomorrow. Was fun to design, got lots of solidworks practice, and got it to where is uses the OEM signals and cables so super easy to put back to stock. And that OEM monstrosity had to go!


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How sturdy is this? What plastic line did you use? Could you share the solidworks file? This is pretty nice - great work. If you can't share the file, would you consider making one for a small fee? (PM if so). Thanks!

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Nice job, 3D printers are so cool!

Seconding the question regarding the durability of plastic. 3D prints can be pretty pretty brittle in my experience but I’m sure that’s depending on what kind of feedstock plastic one is using.

Obviously surface finish will never be great with 3D prints right out of the printer but heard of one way where you expose the finished print to acetone vapours for like 30 seconds which make the surface much smoother (by melting the outermost later basically). Haven’t tried it myself, likely takes some practice to get right without ruining the part.
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I was thinking this looks like a great starter and then wrap it in some prepreg carbon fiber. It'll smooth it out and add rigidity/strength. Fairly small so should be doable by most home makers.

At the very worst, cover it in tiger hair (fiberglass pre-soaked in epoxy), then sand smooth.

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very nice! would be interested in the file or purchasing one as well.
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