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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



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