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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
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Carbon Fiber upgrades

Couldn't find a carbon fiber instrument cowl so someone I know made a cover for me. I felt the cover would suffice instead of a full on carbon fiber piece in order to keep costs down. The piece has a lot of turns and so forth and it was a first time project. He made a full on carbon fiber exhaust guard and both pieces came out great. If any of you want to save a lot of money on the exhaust guard let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.

Here are some pics of the parts. I'm getting there with converting the handlebar area, as you can see I did the CRG 4" bar end mirrors and the Rizoma LED turn indicators. I installed them on either side of the headlight cowl, worked out excellent and easy install. The stock mirrors are heavy and don't work too well either.

I de-noided the bike today and left the solonoid under the seat temporially until I get a resister to plug in. Got to say the Buell female threads are on the weak side. I messed up two bolt hole threads today and not by forcing it. A slight angle maybe, but any other bolt hole would have been no problem. I don't like the quality there. Now I have to tap it out, oh well now I know to be very careful with the Buell bolt holes.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 01:29 AM
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You have done a really great work on your bike, after upgrading your bike its look fantastic, i appreciate for your work and i like it very much, thanks for sharing.


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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-16-2013, 03:08 PM
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The carbon fiber cover looks really good. Carbon fiber is practical for its light weight but if you can't afford a full on carbon fiber piece, getting the look with a cover is cool as well. Are you going to put carbon fiber anywhere else on the bike, or is the instrument panel it?
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 02:56 PM
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Couldn't find a carbon fiber instrument cowl so someone I know made a cover for me. I felt the cover would suffice instead of a full on carbon fiber piece in order to keep costs down. The piece has a lot of turns and so forth and it was a first time project. He made a full on carbon fiber exhaust guard and both pieces came out great. If any of you want to save a lot of money on the exhaust guard let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.

Here are some pics of the parts. I'm getting there with converting the handlebar area, as you can see I did the CRG 4" bar end mirrors and the Rizoma LED turn indicators. I installed them on either side of the headlight cowl, worked out excellent and easy install. The stock mirrors are heavy and don't work too well either.

I de-noided the bike today and left the solonoid under the seat temporially until I get a resister to plug in. Got to say the Buell female threads are on the weak side. I messed up two bolt hole threads today and not by forcing it. A slight angle maybe, but any other bolt hole would have been no problem. I don't like the quality there. Now I have to tap it out, oh well now I know to be very careful with the Buell bolt holes.
Love it, that's one very clean looking bike. what else do you have planned for it?
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 07:06 AM
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first 3 replys are all a year apart :P


hows the carbon fiber support for Buell motorcycles? haven't really looked into it.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 01:09 PM
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After seeing all these simple carbon fiber parts becoming available for bikes, and seeing how car makers have carbon fiber monocoques, its time for bike makers to create bikes with carbon fiber monocoques.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 10:45 AM
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that would be one expensive motorcycle...

carbon fiber hasn't exactly gone down in price that much. and production techniques are still by hand.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 01:46 PM
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that would be one expensive motorcycle...

carbon fiber hasn't exactly gone down in price that much. and production techniques are still by hand.
it will be, and probably better as a built to order optional thing, but I can see people buying them.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 09:11 AM
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ehhh. some people would buy them.

but I think most of us don't want to afford a carbon chassis.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 02:05 PM
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ehhh. some people would buy them.

but I think most of us don't want to afford a carbon chassis.
depending on pricing, more of them can sell than expected, even if it's not completely carbon fiber and just has carbon fiber sections that would get even more people on to it, since the cost is lower.
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