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Old 02-09-2010, 04:04 PM   #121
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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?
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:51 AM   #122
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are these still being made? I'm interested in a set for my 640.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:11 PM   #123
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Order here, chrisbarnes1@yahoo.com

This guys email should be in the title of the thread- everytime it hits a new page people ask where to get them.

recently got mine and installed them a few days ago, I'll take the tape off in a few days and take pics- they look great, well made, good price, reasonably quick to Canada, think I paid by paypal- thanks Chris Barnes- Nice Work

BTW, a local buddy ordered his, got them similar quick , they look great.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:27 AM   #124
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #125
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Got mine from Chris today. They are very nice in person, almost too nice to put on the bike just so I can crash it.

They took a couple of weeks to get here but that's not bad for a hand made piece coming from overseas.

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:06 PM   #126
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Those look great
how easy is to unplug the fuel hose from the tank once you have them mounted? Where is Chris located (America, Europe)?
These look like a better option than the metal bars, has anyone painted the kevlar ones?
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:12 AM   #127
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Chris is located in the UK but luckily it is easy to post world wide these days. It's good stuff and worth it.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:51 AM   #128
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Those look great
how easy is to unplug the fuel hose from the tank once you have them mounted? Where is Chris located (America, Europe)?
These look like a better option than the metal bars, has anyone painted the kevlar ones?
I think the CF/Kevlar weave looks fine:

I was actually going to go with Wolfman's yellow colored tank/saddle bags to match.

Chris said the kevlar is a biatch to cut (that's what its designed to resist - abrasion/penetration), so make sure you thank him for the request.

I always used needle nose pliers to open/close the clips on the fuel lines; with the guards they are probably a requirement to easily reach in there.

Turning the petcock is no longer an option for me while riding; I have to stop to switch it. Not a deal-breaker.
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:59 AM   #129
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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?
Ed
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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Old 02-03-2012, 08:33 AM   #130
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Thanks Meat,
When I replace the guards I'll ask Chris for Kevlar.
By the way Chris is a great guy, has been very supportive and answered my questions when I moved the guards to my rally tank.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:21 AM   #131
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Just sent a PM to Chris for a set and there is a two month so or wait for new orders.....

Has it been two months yet? How about now?

I am looking forward to getting the protection for the bike, all the reviews I had read say it is an excellent product!
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #132
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Any used ones out there for sale, I've been looking for a set for some time now....
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #133
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I am too. Is he still taking orders at all?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #134
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I'm still appreciating my set Chris - thanks for making sets for those of us who can't learn the art.

My only feedback on them is a minor point: if you made the mold slightly larger than the tank then the finished size might be closer to the tank size and not require heavy adhesives to hold in place. I had hoped to use a fugitive adhesive along with some hard mounts to the tank hardware I had fashioned but they required a more glue strength to hold in place.

Additional coverage is good as long as it protects the surfaces commonly worn in spills I guess.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:09 PM   #135
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See, I said it was an art; maybe an engineer could specify that many variables, but for the rest of us its art!

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