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Old 11-02-2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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is there anywhere local to purchase stainless steel Mesh? I want to mod my 06 katana with either diamond or chain link mesh with strong wire mesh.
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i got sum old chicken wire u can have
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try pep boys. i think they sell a 2'x4' piece of mesh.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:06 AM   #7
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I recently did this on my 600rr.

$3 trash can from target and a pair of tinsnips.

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ok...i searched for the how to on the mesh mod....cant find anything....sooo how do you attach it on the inside of the fairing?
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scuff up the inside of the fairing, clean it off

ensure the guard bends around and secure to the contour of the fender

either plastic weld or use a plastic epoxy to hold the guard to the plastic.
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i used rtv blue. it's a bit less permanent then epoxy... just in case i changed my mind.
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was the trash can SS or is it metal?

I was afraid of rust so I painted the busa's grilles.
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It's painted grey metal. They had one in black too, but I didn't think you'd see or notice it as much.
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Thumbs up install of mesh completed !!!

it was to do... made a mess with trying different methods of trying to get this stuff to hold spent a grip on various holding it to the fairings methods.

jb weld

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some messy .... currently have smudges on my fairings trying to remove... from some of the glue clean up. WARNING !!!! BE VERY CAREFUL >>>>>> AND BEFORE YOU ASK !!!! I AM NOT SENDING PICS TO THIS DIY PROJECT>>

WENT WITH HOME DEPOT GUTTER MESH AND FOUND EXCELLENT PAINT HIGH TEMP SEMI GLOSS BLACK FROM AUTO ZONE THIS STUFFFF IS SEXY WHEN IT DRIES!!!!! MATCHES MY BLACK ON MY BIKE...JUST WISH I HAD BETTER RESULTS WITH THE GLUEING OPTIONS....

SPENT ABOUT 20 TO 30 BUCKS INCORRECT PAINT. AND GLUE...REMINDER YOU NEED HIGH TEMP PAINT SO THAT IT DOESN'T CRACK DURING THE SUMMER AND SOME OF THE MESH IS NEAR THE ENGINE.... JUST MY EXPERT IN ****ING UP EXPERIENCE.. LET MY MISTAKE BE YOUR LESSON.. AND I'M NOT A ROLE MODEL..LOL


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I recently did this on my 600rr.

$3 trash can from target and a pair of tinsnips.

mesh

very good idea.

im looking at replacing my joining piece between my lower fairings with mesh. I got some at lowes but its just sqare pattern mesh for gardening. i wanted to find that diamond pattern...

but im gonna try using the factory screw holes to mount it not glue

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i got sum old chicken wire u can have
You can buy new chicken wire for cheap. Then paint it any color you want!!!
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:00 PM   #20
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I used blue RTV for the adhesive and weighted down the mesh while it dried.

It took me about 3 tries to get it right. First I figured out that I didn't need to have the mesh 100% around the outside of the hole to glue down. Also, once you get each side done... bend it in a little further. That way when you weight the mesh while it dries it stays flush. On my 2nd attempt when I weighted it, it pulled away from the glue points.

Next time I pull my plastics I'll post a pic of the inside.

JetKillr: Sounds like a neat idea, post some pics when you get it done. I just verified w/ my gf, that the trash can wasn't from Target... it was IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/50503_PE147176_S4.jpg It's was much sturdier then the gutter mesh idea. Holds it's shape pretty well.
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