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Old 02-03-2012, 05:59 AM   #129
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Originally Posted by EdGear View Post
My CF guards are working well protecting my bike. They are beginning to show signs of wear. I understand Kevlar is a more abrasive resistant material. Has anyone wrapped a set of the Carbon Fiber guards with a layer of Kevlar? With what ever resins are required?
Chris can use the CF/Kevlar weave (hybrid) fabric, if he wants to fuss with cutting the stuff. I have a set of these:

I personally don't think CF is needed. CF is structural, and there's no need for structure because the guards are not braced against anything; the tank still sits on the pucks internally and if hit hard enough that's where it will break first (say when broadsided by a pickup, when you won't give a poop about the tank :). Kevlar is what you want: abrasion and puncture resistance.
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