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    Thought I would share pics of my mesh grill. I think it came out pretty good. Hope it holds up for awhile, because I got carried away with the glue!
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    Nice job looks cool

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    That came out really nice, will look good when you light it up. (I see you have LED leads hanging back there)

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    Did you make that out of one piece?

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    It was 1 piece of mesh. I cut the bottom piece out separately from the single piece to attach it.

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    That looks great
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    Looks great. Nice work

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    Looks awesome!!

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    It looks great BP, and you should have no problems with it holding up. Both of my 9s have the diamond cut mesh installed just like yours. The mesh on my 07í has been installed since 2011, and it still looks and holds just as good today as it did 8 years ago.

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    Looks great! Love that look and you have a one-piece too! Very nice.
    It's on my own future mods list also!


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    I overpaid for the mesh, but I wanted black in a piece big enough to cover the opening. I actually have enough left over to do it again. Figured I would hold onto that in the event this one gets messed up.

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    Looks great!

    Just curious, did you glue it all the way around, or can you still split it at the top to install it on the bike?

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    It’s glued all the way around, it is 1 piece now .

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    Nice job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigpapa View Post
    Thought I would share pics of my mesh grill. I think it came out pretty good. Hope it holds up for awhile, because I got carried away with the glue!
    Looks great to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchM1800R2 View Post
    Looks great!

    Just curious, did you glue it all the way around, or can you still split it at the top to install it on the bike?

    I have the same question cause I have a mesh piece and I have been wanting to do the same but was concerned about how to do it cause the two pieces won’t be able to come apart.I would also like to see the back any chance of a pic.I will appreciate any info
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    Turned out nice brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k109 View Post
    I have the same question cause I have a mesh piece and I have been wanting to do the same but was concerned about how to do it cause the two pieces won’t be able to come apart.I would also like to see the back any chance of a pic.I will appreciate any info
    K109, you’re right, the two pieces will become one, unless and until you have a need to separate them. You should/can use silicone to adhere the mesh to the inside of the open radiator space...and I recommend using it all around the entire inside of the surface where the mesh is wrapped/bent to lay against the inside of the radiator shroud. First, you’ll need to remove the radiator shroud, and keep it assembled as if it were on the bike. Then, make yourself a template of the open space. Lay the template on top of your mesh (use some tape to hold the template in place on the mesh), and cut your mesh 1” around the outside edge of your template, so you’ll have enough mesh to bend over the inside edge of the entire radiator shroud opening. You’ll want to bend the mesh so it’s as close to the inside of the radiator shroud as possible, so the silicone can bond the two together. When I did mine, I first placed a spot of silicone on the top, bottom, and both sides, and let it cure a bit to hold the mesh in place. Then, the next day I placed silicone around the entire inside surface, to insure the mesh would never move. It’s important to take your time, and try to avoid getting silicone on any part of the mesh or your radiator shroud that would be unsightly when it’s all done and mounted on the bike.
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    what he said, lol

    In hind sight I wish I used silicone. I used a glue that dries "rubbery" and is a little flexible. Im sure I can get it off if need be, but not as easily as silicone.

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    So the obvious question for k109 and me is.. can the shroud be (easily?) taken off the bike/re-installed on the bike when itís one piece? Iíve not yet tried it but I highly doubt I would be able to do that with the bike on the ground. Might be able to do it with the bike high enough on a jack. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchM1800R2 View Post
    So the obvious question for k109 and me is.. can the shroud be (easily?) taken off the bike/re-installed on the bike when itís one piece? Iíve not yet tried it but I highly doubt I would be able to do that with the bike on the ground. Might be able to do it with the bike high enough on a jack. Thoughts?
    Hello Dutch. It would be extremely difficult to take the shroud off with the bike on the ground, without damaging/scraping the shroud. Jacking the bike up about 5 or 6Ē would be ideal for much easier and safe removal and reinstall.

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    Thanks brother
    So the fact the shroud is now one solid piece doesnít matter for install/removal, as long as the bike is high enough off the ground? Thatíll work for me, Iím gonna find some mesh now

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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchM1800R2 View Post
    Thanks brother
    So the fact the shroud is now one solid piece doesn’t matter for install/removal, as long as the bike is high enough off the ground? That’ll work for me, I’m gonna find some mesh now
    You're welcomed Bro...and the answer to your question is “yes.” When removing, just make sure all screws have been removed, and take your time as you lower the entire shroud as one, while moving it slightly forward toward the front tire and angling it just a bit to either side of the tire. Also, lay a soft blanket or something underneath the area, just in case you lower it too much, or it slips out of your hand, to avoid scraping the finished paint surface of the lower end of the shroud.

    BTW Dutch, it seems like you’ve done a lot of modding to your bike as of late. Do you have any updated pics you can share with us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUDAH-9 View Post
    BTW Dutch, it seems like you’ve done a lot of modding to your bike as of late. Do you have any updated pics you can share with us?
    You're right! But to be precise, I've only acquired a lot of mods, I haven't actually done them yet . In about two weeks from now I'll have a decent amount of spare time to fiddle with things.

    On the immediate list are general maintenance (airfilters, oils etc), swapping out my stock brake rotors (fronts will match my RC wheels, rear will be chromed Galfer). Obviously changing brake pads and fluid as well. Checking tube nut (found small amount of play) and upgrade clutch to 2011+ while I'm in there. Removing Powerpro (have BCS flash now) and removing pair valve solenoids. Change spark plugs while I'm at it.

    On the back burner are this shroud/mesh thing (need to find a large enough piece of mesh locally) and polishing (or chroming) my rear hub to match the wheels. Install Fuzeblock that's been on the shelf for years. Find a spot for my Stebel airhorn.

    Side project 1: Swapping my stock 2009 tacho for an 2013 one with gear indicator. I don't think anyone has done this before. Need to fit it in the stock housing (R2, so no room in headlight) and figure out the wiring.
    Side project 2: Have a rear fender where the taillight has been removed and filled in. Need to get that painted and install led strips for turnsignal, brake etc.

    So, I'll be busy. But promise to take pictures and share with you guys once I'm done!

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    Any chance of a pic of the back side of grill ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DutchM1800R2 View Post
    You're right! But to be precise, I've only acquired a lot of mods, I haven't actually done them yet . In about two weeks from now I'll have a decent amount of spare time to fiddle with things.

    On the immediate list are general maintenance (airfilters, oils etc), swapping out my stock brake rotors (fronts will match my RC wheels, rear will be chromed Galfer). Obviously changing brake pads and fluid as well. Checking tube nut (found small amount of play) and upgrade clutch to 2011+ while I'm in there. Removing Powerpro (have BCS flash now) and removing pair valve solenoids. Change spark plugs while I'm at it.

    On the back burner are this shroud/mesh thing (need to find a large enough piece of mesh locally) and polishing (or chroming) my rear hub to match the wheels. Install Fuzeblock that's been on the shelf for years. Find a spot for my Stebel airhorn.

    Side project 1: Swapping my stock 2009 tacho for an 2013 one with gear indicator. I don't think anyone has done this before. Need to fit it in the stock housing (R2, so no room in headlight) and figure out the wiring.
    Side project 2: Have a rear fender where the taillight has been removed and filled in. Need to get that painted and install led strips for turnsignal, brake etc.

    So, I'll be busy. But promise to take pictures and share with you guys once I'm done!
    Thatís quite a list you have there Dutch. However, it sounds like youíre going to have one very sweet bike, once youíre all finished. I canít wait to see your finished product Bro.

    Good luck with everything!!!😁👍👍👍😁

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