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Old 06-03-2011, 07:08 PM   #21
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OP, you're work is pretty sweet, so thumbs up to that.

In my opinion, however, this seems counter-intuitive on the owner's part because he's adding weight to a track machine...

In any event, your work quality is really great - and I'm sorry to hear about your wife
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:56 PM   #22
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I'm normally not a CF fan, but you did it right and it looks unreal!

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Old 06-03-2011, 11:07 PM   #23
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OP, you're work is pretty sweet, so thumbs up to that.

In my opinion, however, this seems counter-intuitive on the owner's part because he's adding weight to a track machine...

In any event, your work quality is really great - and I'm sorry to hear about your wife
I pointed out the same thing, but the weight added was less than a pound fo rall pieces, so it will have little affecft on his times; but it had concerned ne too....
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:10 PM   #24
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #25
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We shared duties..... I cut and apply the cloth; apply first 2 coats of resin and trim the parts; she would then sand and apply 2-3 more coats of resin and finally wet sand till ready for clear coat..... then I'd clear coat and we'd buff the parts together....
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:16 AM   #26
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Well, the decals (mine @ least) are on and here are the pictures:












Bike's tested well with the new farings and he's quite happy with the time trials he's run; let's race!!! LOL
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #27
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Nice to see my parts are holding up after 2 years on the track, Here's some pictures of a recent track weekend....













Been doing a lot of new interesting products.

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #28
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #29
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I'm confused. Is this a wrap, or real CF?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:16 AM   #30
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I'm confused. Is this a wrap, or real CF?
I wrap the original parts in real carbon fiber cloth. I this case, I received the fiberglass race farings and applied a 1x1 carbon fiber cloth to the fiber glass.

All carbon fiber moulded body panels have some type of base material that they are attached to. My CF VIS hood (purchased before I started doing the work myself) uses a plastic base material to attach the carbon fiber to. I've just used the fiberglass farings as the base. The combination of the CF cloth and fiberglass faring provides excellent strength.

His track times were/are not impacted by the CF wrapping as it adds virtually no weight.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:42 AM   #31
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has he gone down yet? I wonder how it would hold up on a lowside...
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has he gone down yet? I wonder how it would hold up on a lowside...
He would scratch the clear coat and possibly damage the faring, but if that happens, we'll just wrap a new piece. It was a consideration when originally being wrapped, but thats a concern anytime you race. Fortunately, he hasn't yet....

The carbon layer actually increases the parts strength, so it should be able to withstand a greater impact before breaking.
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He would scratch the clear coat and possibly damage the faring, but if that happens, we'll just wrap a new piece. It was a consideration when originally being wrapped, but thats a concern anytime you race. Fortunately, he hasn't yet....

The carbon layer actually increases the parts strength, so it should be able to withstand a greater impact before breaking.
scratch the clear coat, yes. Damage the fairing, i.e. splinter the carbon, re wrap each piece vs. a regular fiberglass job just sand it and respray.

Just wondering if he would re-wrap or if it was cost prohibitive.
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damn it...for whatever reason my job blocks images hosted on the site....FML....will wait till I get home.
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Nice to see my parts are holding up after 2 years on the track, Here's some pictures of a recent track weekend....













Been doing a lot of new interesting products.

Check out the website for all the latest products and projects:

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Form looks good, as does the bike. Which Canadian track is that?

P.S. Too funny! My buddy has that same Pedrosa replica and the HJC carbon.

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #37
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After 18 months at the track, I'm glad to report that the Carbon Fiber looks as good as the day it was installed. Here are some recent pictures at a track day:










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Old 12-20-2012, 12:14 AM   #39
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Makes me want to get one, but my would be a cruiser; not sport bike.... I'd kill myself if I got a sport bike...
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so is that full cf or did you wrap cf over the fiberglass?
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