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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Carbon Fiber for an R6

Hey guys, I have a 2005 Raven, and i have a put a lot of carbon fiber on it. I just don't know how much CF i want to put on it. I don't want to overdue it. 2 of my plastics are CF and so is my rear fender. I have found a CF front fender, but i am not sure that would look good. Here are a few pics of the bike. Feel free to tell me if you like the CF idea or not. Also what you would recomend for the bike as far as looks go.





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thats all in ones preference. I like CF, others dont, some like it in small quantities. I think it looks good
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CF through and through. would you make a diamond ring with a steel band?
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have thought about getting some CF bar ends, nothing huge, but it is just little detail that i think would look good. Also i am thinking about getting some Race Rails, i am not much of a racer or a stunter, but i like having a little more security than normal fram sliders. However i dont want anything as big as a cage. so i thought some black race rails would work.
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here's a pic of an all carbon fiber bike..gas tank, fairings are CF, rims, am not to sure what kind of bike but to his is own i personal love CF as long as its done right

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Thats a 600RR I think, maybe 1000RR

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I really don't want nearly that much. i left the tank alone, and i don't want to do anymore plastics CF. I just was thinking about a few more small things. What do you guys think of the racing slides?
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I really don't want nearly that much. i left the tank alone, and i don't want to do anymore plastics CF. I just was thinking about a few more small things. What do you guys think of the racing slides?
not to bad of an idea probably not that noticeable either
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cf wheels.....?

i think someone makes a hybrid too, the spokes are cf and the "rim" is mag or vice versa, cant remember. i like the all carbon look, id just add a few pinstriping accents, and clearcoat the hell outta it so its smooth and shiny still.

or maybe put a few drops of candy in the clear so in the sun it looks like the cf is tinted alil....might do that myself actually


how bout some flush mount turn signals for the front?
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Thanks for the input guys! Keep it coming for more ideas, I like to hear what other people like. I know what I like, and I know that everything people suggest to me will not be put on the bike, but it gives me more ideas.
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i have a red a black scheme going for this raven (as do most ravens). It has the red "pinstriping" for lack of a better word on the rim of the wheels. I also added some red LED's to the bike so it pops out a little at night, I have a pic of it, but the pic is horrible because it is hard to get a decent pic of the bike at night. But i can put it up if you want.
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CF FTW..... looks hot in CF I would finish it off in CF if you have the scratch... And get rid of those flush mounts and get the LED flush mounts that are actually mounted inside the directional holes and are actually flush to the body.... looks phat though.

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CF FTW..... looks hot in CF I would finish it off in CF if you have the scratch... And get rid of those flush mounts and get the LED flush mounts that are actually mounted inside the directional holes and are actually flush to the body.... looks phat though.
Hey thanks. I have been curious about this. Do you have a website where i can look/purchase these?
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I like CF, but I wouldn't push it. The amount you have on there looks great

I would go full CF if someone gave it to me for free, because it's badass... but other than that.... way too much $$.

Spend the $$ on track days, son.
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Hey thanks. I have been curious about this. Do you have a website where i can look/purchase these?
I would go with protons or watsens.... those are the best two.

I have protons (highly recommended), and Mike Brunton from hightechspeed (the company that makes them) wired up yamaha OEM connectors to them for free after I provided the connectors to him so I didn't have to cut the wires on the bike.

http://www.hightechspeed.com/
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I like CF, but I wouldn't push it. The amount you have on there looks great

I would go full CF if someone gave it to me for free, because it's badass... but other than that.... way too much $$.

Spend the $$ on track days, son.

I would go with protons or watsens.... those are the best two.

I have protons (highly recommended), and Mike Brunton from hightechspeed (the company that makes them) wired up yamaha OEM connectors to them for free after I provided the connectors to him so I didn't have to cut the wires on the bike.

http://www.hightechspeed.com/
I found a set of protons, but they were $94, with shipping that makes them just over $100, is this what i should expect to pay for a set of them?
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I like CF mostly for the wight/strength... the look is ok in SMALL doses... but an all CF bike looks like shat to me... I saw a ducati 999 in all CF when I was in Cali at a bike show... not my speed...

maybe if it was a different color... I have seen a custom bike that was half Ducati/MV and it had blue CF... that was cool looking...
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I dunno... A lot of times when MotoGP and other race series do their winter testing the bikes don't have any paint on them and are all CF... they look pretty sweet.


Like Loris here:


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I dunno... A lot of times when MotoGP and other race series do their winter testing the bikes don't have any paint on them and are all CF... they look pretty sweet.


Like Loris here:

well they look sweet because they're in not in street attire... dunno why but it makes a difference...

maybe it's just all the street versions i've seen sucked balls...
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-31-2008, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Here are a fwe more pics of the bike.







Sorry the pics aren't all that great. I want to be able to go take a lot more, but we are having a nice snow storm today, so it lookes like I won't be riding for awhile.
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