Carbon fiber cowl fitment... is this part junk?



mabupa

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I’ve ran into those on eBay a couple times now and they look great, but I have no personal experience on them. We used to have a guy that had a company that built carbon pieces, but I haven’t seen him post much lately.
 

ROADTOAD1340

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@ROADTOAD1340 has some of those
I got some panels , but they are Magical Racing Japanese jobs . There are a lot of people doing carbon nowadays for Busa , pretty much something of good quality and value to suit every price range and taste . I think it can be a real bonus if you can read any customer reviews of any makers carbon products you are seeking first . The pictured set looks like it has all the fitment tags , and has the bonus of a separate second section , which allows easier access to your fuse box on the left side . I cannot verify for sure , but the pin lug that your plastic factory panels have that pops into the mount close to bottom of tank edge is delete , as are my set ( Not really a problem ) . Probably my only gripe is no last piece , the instrument surround , to top the set off . Maybe the sellers offers that as a seperate piece , worth a check .
Anyway , carbon pieces can add up quickly to a hefty sum , so have a good thorough search , and go for best build quality above all .
Good hunting lads .
 

Slowstang305

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I got some panels , but they are Magical Racing Japanese jobs . There are a lot of people doing carbon nowadays for Busa , pretty much something of good quality and value to suit every price range and taste . I think it can be a real bonus if you can read any customer reviews of any makers carbon products you are seeking first . The pictured set looks like it has all the fitment tags , and has the bonus of a separate second section , which allows easier access to your fuse box on the left side . I cannot verify for sure , but the pin lug that your plastic factory panels have that pops into the mount close to bottom of tank edge is delete , as are my set ( Not really a problem ) . Probably my only gripe is no last piece , the instrument surround , to top the set off . Maybe the sellers offers that as a seperate piece , worth a check .
Anyway , carbon pieces can add up quickly to a hefty sum , so have a good thorough search , and go for best build quality above all .
Good hunting lads .
Thank you for the response. Going to wait a little bit and place an order. They allow returns, we will see. Maybe in a few months...lol
 

mabupa

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I got some panels , but they are Magical Racing Japanese jobs . There are a lot of people doing carbon nowadays for Busa , pretty much something of good quality and value to suit every price range and taste . I think it can be a real bonus if you can read any customer reviews of any makers carbon products you are seeking first . The pictured set looks like it has all the fitment tags , and has the bonus of a separate second section , which allows easier access to your fuse box on the left side . I cannot verify for sure , but the pin lug that your plastic factory panels have that pops into the mount close to bottom of tank edge is delete , as are my set ( Not really a problem ) . Probably my only gripe is no last piece , the instrument surround , to top the set off . Maybe the sellers offers that as a seperate piece , worth a check .
Anyway , carbon pieces can add up quickly to a hefty sum , so have a good thorough search , and go for best build quality above all .
Good hunting lads .
Great info toad!! That specific brand does, in fact, have the dash sorround pieces separate.
 

Mr Brown

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I have seen Magical Racing parts up close and personal, but not for a busa. Buddy of mine ordered a ton of their stuff for his ZX12, good quality and fitment. I agree with Toad, read customer reviews, and understand what you're reading. Nobody makes all their customers happy 100% of the time. The good ones will work to rectify issues, but if there are no negative reviews or comments at all, something is wrong.
 

ROADTOAD1340

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It is straight forward job for fitment . You are best to give yourself plenty of time , so not hurried . 1st you remove side fairings , then remove fairing screen , then remove any remaining fasteners that are in view , on the all the plastic panels . There are other fasteners and a couple of push pins that aren't initially in view , so be sure to freed up all panels . Now everything also clips / presses together , so after all pieces freed of fasteners , you can carefully pull / break apart .
It is a long time ago I did this , but I remember undoing the 1 piece top plate / handle bar setup , still hooked up lines etc. and loosely sat on a towel , this is to allow room to reinstall that 1 big instrument piece .
Then remembering where your fasteners came from , go refit and carefully press it altogether . No forcing for either fitting or removal of course , and you will need to carefully peel of any foam from you standard bits and transfer them across to the new .
Here is another link to the Magical Racing jobs ,
https://japan.webike.net/products/2146799.html
 

Rocketmn

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It is straight forward job for fitment . You are best to give yourself plenty of time , so not hurried . 1st you remove side fairings , then remove fairing screen , then remove any remaining fasteners that are in view , on the all the plastic panels . There are other fasteners and a couple of push pins that aren't initially in view , so be sure to freed up all panels . Now everything also clips / presses together , so after all pieces freed of fasteners , you can carefully pull / break apart .
It is a long time ago I did this , but I remember undoing the 1 piece top plate / handle bar setup , still hooked up lines etc. and loosely sat on a towel , this is to allow room to reinstall that 1 big instrument piece .
Then remembering where your fasteners came from , go refit and carefully press it altogether . No forcing for either fitting or removal of course , and you will need to carefully peel of any foam from you standard bits and transfer them across to the new .
Here is another link to the Magical Racing jobs ,
https://japan.webike.net/products/2146799.html
I just got notice that my CF order from moto-works is being shipped from Osaka, Japan. That was Fast man!
 
Yeah , mine took a fair while , but as we know , so worth the weight ...wait !!
All this carbon talk has got me very close to buying something else for the L2 , but going to stay strong and keep to the plan and get her a stable mate !!
Hi. I would NOT ever put c
Yeah , mine took a fair while , but as we know , so worth the weight ...wait !!
All this carbon talk has got me very close to buying something else for the L2 , but going to stay strong and keep to the plan and get her a stable mate !!
Hi. I would never put carbon fiber frame covers on my bike NEVER. Now a carbon fiber frame that I would do!
 

jeffgordons24

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Hi. I would NOT ever put c

Hi. I would never put carbon fiber frame covers on my bike NEVER. Now a carbon fiber frame that I would do!
IMHO there is nothing wrong with carbon frame covers. The only downside for me was no one made a full length carbon cover.

I think frame covers are a nice touch and really clean the bike up. I got gloss black for mine got swing arm covers too in process of powdercoating so I see no frame hardware. P

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IMHO there is nothing wrong with carbon frame covers. The only downside for me was no one made a full length carbon cover.

I think frame covers are a nice touch and really clean the bike up. I got gloss black for mine got swing arm covers too in process of powdercoating so I see no frame hardware. P

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Hi. I am all for carbon fiber all of my body work even the tank is carbon fiber. I think your bike is great and the frame covers do look good. For me if it does not add HP or make the bike lighter it is not for me
 


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