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Old 09-24-11, 13:25   #1
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Anyone do this? It turns out its cheaper than replacing the tank, tail, front and side fairings with OEM. I'm trying to figure out all my options.

I would also do the carbon tank protectors and dash panels.

Also is it possible for someone to photoshop me a 2010 SE with the carbon? I know its alot to ask for but wanna see how it would look.

What do you guys think? Thank in advance for the feedback.
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I know at least one person has done it... If I recall there was a girl with a pre-09 that had it done but don't know if I've seen anyone else. I just spent a few minutes searching without any luck.

Carbon4U makes a carbon tank if you just needed a full new tank.

My main thoughts though: if you care about how your bike looks, realize that if you go down, they will never look the same. If you get them REALLY well repaired they might look close but they'll never look as good as they did. So yeah it might be around the same price as plastic pieces, but you can paint over damaged plastic.

I'd recommend thinking about getting Sharkskinz. I did that for the street since they just hold up to damage really well. If I go down at the track, just patch it up and repaint it.
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Carbon4U and Bestemusa are your best bet. I wouldn't hold your breath for a photoshopped bike, that would be EXTREMELY difficult if not impossible
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if carbon4u can do a white carbon tail fairing then I would do all stock except for the tail. They are working on an answer for that.

I couldn't justify spending the money on a carbon tank. Also loosing the tank for a while while they fit it.
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The bike in the pic is Harriet's bike. She works for me. All the carbon on that bike is by RLA Developments in the UK but its actually made in Germany. Unfortunately we are on the second tank now as they both leak. The bodywork is fine and probably the best I have seen except QB Carbon and genuine Ducati carbon. Theres loads of companies selling cheap substandard carbon made in third world countries. This is not to be touched unless you want crap.
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If you just want the look, I use carbon fiber film. It looks good and is easy to apply. If you should go down, you can heat it with a hair dryer and peel it off. [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGwhosrmcbk&feature=related"]3M CARBON FIBER DINOC SUZUKI GSXR600 MOTORCYLE TRANSFORMATION - YouTube[/nomedia]
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I'd have to see that stuff in person before I bought any. In the vid it looks very fake at some angles and very real at others
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The bike in the pic is Harriet's bike. She works for me. All the carbon on that bike is by RLA Developments in the UK but its actually made in Germany. Unfortunately we are on the second tank now as they both leak. The bodywork is fine and probably the best I have seen except QB Carbon and genuine Ducati carbon. Theres loads of companies selling cheap substandard carbon made in third world countries. This is not to be touched unless you want crap.
instead of getting a new tank, if I were you I would get a custom fuel bladder from aero tech labs or similar. then you can be sure its leak proof, fits inside the carbon tank you have on there and in a crash, wont kill the bike
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I'd have to see that stuff in person before I bought any. In the vid it looks very fake at some angles and very real at others
It works. I've covered my chain guard, front sprocket cover, infill covers, and rear mud deflector with it. no problems. I have also used it on several cell phone back covers. the stuff looks awsome. I have read that it will look even better if you spray it with clear cote, although I have not tried that.
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