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Old 10-16-12, 07:06   #1
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Hi guys, I'm not really into carbon fibre but I have decided to replace my rear duck tail fairing piece for a aftermarket carbon fibre piece instead, now I know not all carbon fibre are all the same... But I do know which I like when I look at it or touch it, I recently have an genuine triumph carbon fibre rear hugger and tank pad, I really like the look of it, and the feel, it's not like those other carbon fibre that are too glossy or bright if that makes sense?, I really hate carbon fibre that are too glossy, as I have a geelong carbon fibre tank pad, it's ok, but looks like its homemade an too glossy/shiny... does not have that great quality look than the genuine triumph carbon fibre tank pad or rear hugger that I like?

which carbon fibre tail piece should I look into buying? any links I should check or read, anyone also have a carbon fibre tail piece, if so what is your quality like, could you show some pictures? anyone recommends a person on Triumph675.net that deals with great quality carbon fibre at a reasonable good price, any links that sell top of the line carbon fibre for the D675?

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Most of the companies out there do "glossy" Carbon as that is what most people want.
Have u see the Bestem one ?? Here is link http://www.bestemusa.com/Triumph-Day...owl_p_640.html

Maybe u could ask them if they can do a "Matt" version, plus are you worried about the weave? As most others wont match the Triumph one 100%. so the more parts u use, the more it looks like a patchwork cover..

Pictures of Carbon are not the best, depends on the sunlight and position of light, it can look brighter and duller than it really is, best thing to do, is see it in the flesh..

Happy hunting...
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I wish I could find a company that made matte stuff that's as nice as what's on the Aprilia RSV4. Saw it in person last week. That front fender is HOT!

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I wish I could find a company that made matte stuff that's as nice as what's on the Aprilia RSV4. Saw it in person last week. That front fender is HOT!

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Ask Bestem is they can supply u the stuff, as its only the lacquer coat that needs changing..
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What carbon fibre style is the genuine triumph items? It's not too glossy or smooth to touch, feels kinda rough and hard?

I'm not an expert in carbon fibre, but i do know what I like when I can see and touch, guessing from my first post what is the carbon fibre am I looking for?? Is it a matt finish?

I will look into that site dodge, thanks for the link.

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Most of the companies out there do "glossy" Carbon as that is what most people want.
Have u see the Bestem one ?? Here is link http://www.bestemusa.com/Triumph-Day...owl_p_640.html

Maybe u could ask them if they can do a "Matt" version, plus are you worried about the weave? As most others wont match the Triumph one 100%. so the more parts u use, the more it looks like a patchwork cover..

Pictures of Carbon are not the best, depends on the sunlight and position of light, it can look brighter and duller than it really is, best thing to do, is see it in the flesh..

Happy hunting...
Hey dodge, so the I am after is a matt finish coat? really don't know, I just want the look of the triumph genuine carbon or if not close to it? regarding the weave pattern, the genuine one looks kinda 3d if that makes sense?? I know what I want, it's just I don't know why it's called or the style of the carbon??

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the genuine triumph brand carbon fibre, let's take the hugger for an example, it's not too glossy/bright, looks kinda dead?, the pattern of the weave looks kinda 3d?? and the plastic feels like wood, got a rough feel to it? so what style of carbon is that?

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the genuine triumph brand carbon fibre, let's take the hugger for an example, it's not too glossy/bright, looks kinda dead?, the pattern of the weave looks kinda 3d?? and the plastic feels like wood, got a rough feel to it? so what style of carbon is that?

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Mine does not look or feel anything like what your are describing. Mine is OEM triumph stuff, front fender, mud guard, and dash infills. They are all shiny, smooth and look great. The rest of my carbon is from a few places, British Customs, Pure Triumph, and Carbon 4 U. They all match pretty damn close in my opinion.
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I have an older front fender, and mine isn't nearly as glossy as !!675R!!'s. Come to think of it, a friend of mine has an R and I noticed that his CF was much glossier. While mine isn't flat, it's certainly not reflectively glossy. Personally, I like it a bit better. I find the super glossy stuff to be kind of cheap looking (no offense to anyone who owns or likes it...).
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A matte CF ANYTHING would look badass! If someone finds a supplier please post up. I'd definitely be interested.
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