THIS IS WHERE WE WILL POST PRODUCT UPDATES, ANNOUNCE NEW PRODUCTS, AND SHOW YOU (HOPEFULLY) INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO
KLR650 FRONT FAIRING MANUFACTURING STEP: FINAL CNC MACHINING
KLR650 tank shrouds (87-07) final CNC trimming to shape.
SNEAK PEEK! FIRST TEST SHOTS OF OUR KLR650 GEN 1 SIDE PANELS BEING FITTED ONTO OUR TEST MULE!
HEMISPHERE OFFROAD KLR650 GEN 1 WEED WHACKER FAIRING
You asked, and we listened!
Hemisphere Offroad is proud to announce that we are starting mold production for the KLR650 Gen 1 (87-07) "Weedwhacker" style front fairing.
New design, new molds, new everything! Like everythign else we make, we do our own designs inhouse and all of them are unique. Additionally, all of them are designed with input from our customers, throughout the design and test phases. We take your input super seriously. This new production part is made from strong, durable ABS material, and embodies the very popular "weedwhacker" modification that so many KLR owners do to their own OEM fairings for better wind control. We will start mold fabrication immediately, and expect to be selling parts in early March. Keep checking back at www.hemisphereoffroad.com. If you want to be one of the first to get one, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on the list.
KLR650 SIDE PANEL TOOLING STEP 2: PREPARE THE FOAM MOLD FOR THE ALUMINUM POUR
In our last update, we made a foam mold using CNC machining. That mold is prepared and is ready to be sacrificed for the molten aluminum pour to create the rough shape to start the final aluminum tooling.
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Secret sale: HEMISPHERE OFFROAD CAPS
Email or message us to order yours today. Black with white embroidered logo, one side fits most.
$15.95 + shipping
Not available in our store yet! But you can order yours early. Allow one week to ship.
KLR650 PRODUCTION UPDATE: WE WILL BE OFFERING GEN 1 SIDE PANELS AS OUR NEXT PRODUCT
Thanks to EVERYONE who gave their opinions in our post and offline. Based on your feedback, we are now starting tooling for the Gen 1 side panels, to be followed later by the Gen 1 Weedwhacker Fairing with optional aluminum instrument panel. We hope to start offering the side panel parts for sale by late February.
Your opinions really counts! We keep track of every vote, every suggestion and request and many make it into our products. Keep them coming!
Kicking off the molds for the Gen 1 KLR650 Side Panels
WONDER HOW WE MAKE OUR PLASTIC PARTS?
Here is a photo of the first step in making the aluminum mold for our KLR650 Gen 1 side panels. We CNC a foam block to make a pattern, which is used as a sacrificial buck for pouring the molten aluminum for the rough mold shape. We then CNC the aluminum into the final mold shape. This process takes a few weeks total.
Check back next week for more updates if you're curious!
KLR650 SIDE PANEL THUMBSCREWS
We are prototyping new KLR650 Gen 1 and Gen 2 side panel “no driver needed” thumbscrews, using laser-etched stainless steel.
KLR650 SIDE PANEL THUMBSCREWS
You can see the HEMISPHERE OFFROAD laser-etched logo in this photo.