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Old 03-05-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Fiberglass side covers

Anyone out there attempt making fiberglass sidecovers? I've already glued my sidecovers back together a couple times. It would be nice to have a plug and make as many replacement covers as I want....so I can crash as many times as I want.
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Anyone out there attempt making fiberglass sidecovers? I've already glued my sidecovers back together a couple times. It would be nice to have a plug and make as many replacement covers as I want....so I can crash as many times as I want.
Ive thought about it, but cant justify the cost and time of making a mold. Now if others wanted them, that might be another story
I did see a guy in a post a while ago making some really nice CF pieces, but $$$$$
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the CF side covers

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Ive thought about it, but cant justify the cost and time of making a mold. Now if others wanted them, that might be another story
I did see a guy in a post a while ago making some really nice CF pieces, but $$$$$
KTM wants over $600 for a set of replacement covers. I don't think resins, putty and carbon fabric would add up to much more. Once a plug and mold are made, they really could pay for themselves.

I did see the posts from the dude who made a CF skid plate and kickstand relocator, and biggest challenge for me is to find the time to make a plug.
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I saw these, but I was talking about the side covers that go between the fairing and the gas tank.
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Try this

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I've used Air Tech products. Very happy with them for the price.
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Thanks for the link. I still will have dreams of carbon fiber upper forward sidecovers.
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Thanks for the link. I still will have dreams of carbon fiber upper forward sidecovers.
they will make them in Carbon also. Call them in person to get a quote.
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they will make them in Carbon also. Call them in person to get a quote.
and let us know $$
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #11
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Ooo! Sounds like a group buy might work on something like that.. :) TOo ManY farcles must resist.....

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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I have a set of both the carbon and fiberglass sidecovers and fairing bits from Airtech.... they used my factory bodywork to make the molds from. Note that the Airtech parts are not drilled for mounting fasteners, and that there are no mounting posts for the latch assembly on the sidecover. I just let the release wire dangle behind the cover and tug on it to release the seat.







The CF parts were the first trials out of the molds, and have a few air inclusions... but the price was right and the lot has fared well over the past (yikes!) 8 years.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #13
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I also have the airtech.

FWIW.. they make the rear covers for something like $75 in fiberglass - but they want $600 for the carbon.. so the kamyana ones at $400 seem like a good deal.









with a little creativity you can mount the key in the stock location








...they've held up great to all kinds of abuse



Hope this helps

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #14
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very nice :)
so how its holding up for the carbon fiber isnt scratched or colour fade by sun or weather ?
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:41 PM   #15
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Get the fiberglass covers and cover them with 3M DINOC vinyl with a C/F print. From 5 feet away nobody will know the difference and when they get scuffed up, you R&R the vinyl.

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