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    '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    Ok, so I have a 1986 x2 hull with no hood and an assortment of other parts but nothing major for the sake of the rebuild. No motor, no electic, no steering, heck no pump. Just a hull. But I am determined to build an x2 because then look like the funnest things in the world. I have an 89 650sx that I completely restored from the ground up, so I know how to so some of the work, we'll I know how to do all the work I guess. Big shop guy here. Anyways.... I'm looking to make a one of one here, but not spend overly too much. I'm really interested in making a carbon fiber version of the hull I already have after I make necessary mods to it so it is perfect, I just don't know what to do to the hull. I'm assuming cut 2 inches off, and stuff like that but I really want to hear everyone's input. Should I fill in the hull, and add funnies? What would make this the best hull ever? My uncle make carbon fibre race parts for cars so that whole aspect of this is not a big deal. I'm thinking once I make all the necessary mods to the hull, I will cuz it in half at the bond seem to make molds, then vacuum seal the fibre glass to make one light kick *** hull. My next question is... Do you guys think I should glass in the rad dudes sxr pump tunnel before I make the new hull? Would this be an important upgrade. Then the following question is what should I do for engine? I want a 750 or higher engine. I was contemplating a 900 or 1100 but there seems to be a lot of mods with triple cylinders. Idk what to do, you guys let me know what you think. Also what should I do for the rest of my configuration, remember I'm on a budget, but some things will be free for me. Anyways can't wait to hear what people have to say on this exciting build!!!

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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    You want to build a carbon fiber hull with funnies on it (whatever that is), but you think doing a tripple is too much work? I say go for it! You could call it a gen 1 1/4!

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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    Haha, I meant tubbies.. Gotta love iPhones. But yeah, I have no experience with triples or what assortment of parts I would have to scavenge for to make it fit/work.

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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    cable steering and a whole hood that flips like a blaster
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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    I want a freeride/freestyle ski, I have no purpose for a race ski. I want to make it very light and have lots of low end to possibly flip it, if I get good enough. That is why I am wondering what the best engine/ pump set up would be, even if I chucked a Yamaha engine in there and had to fab everything. In the build up of the hull I want to address the stock flaws/ weeknesses, I just have no idea what they are

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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    Can u make me a carbon hull too

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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    dont do what i did. ride a stock hull... figure out what you want to change. and well, leave the gen 1 carbon idea to me
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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    Make the mold with bottom fill and tubbies

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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    Its not your idea , its been done , there's one up here in New Hampshire. Not to mention there is a very good hull company releasing one soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by 315rider View Post
    dont do what i did. ride a stock hull... figure out what you want to change. and well, leave the gen 1 carbon idea to me

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    Re: '86 kawasaki build.. Possibly make carbon fiber mold

    Everyone likes the idea. But then tell them it's $5,000 and all of a sudden you can't find these guys.
    Copying a x2 pump is a joke. A gen1 in carbon with upgraded pump would be the ticket.
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