CabinBike™ enclosed motorcycle by Fred Nelson Fabrication
Enclosed motorcycle body.
The body for our enclosed motorcycle.
The objective was to find the cheapest and easiest method for body construction then design a body with that in mind. The body is made of a combination of fiberglass over cardboard, aluminum, fiberglass over foam, and thermally formed plastic.
I started with a photo of the enclosed motorcycle chassis then began to design a body to fit the parameters.
To learn more about thermoforming, I designed and experimented with a few different small plastic forming machines learn more.
The little vacuum machine worked very well. I was surprised. My first attempt was with the wheel pocket learn more click here . I'll use it for some interior parts, some of the body parts and the wind screen.
Portions of the enclosed body are similar to a modern sport bike with ABS "plastics". These plastics generally just 'pop' on or fasten with a couple light screws or quarter turn fasteners. Since the body "skin" has nothing to with the structure of the CabinBike it can be the thin and light.
Like a sport bike, small sections and components can be made and replaced individually. Photo courtesy ozzymotorcyclefairings.com.au
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