Some pics of my stock '03 w/ new carbon fiber keyguard & tank protector.
I kind of agree with you. In the world of aviation maintenance, we jokingly refer to it as "carpet fiber", because the raw materials are dirt cheap compared to the finished product cost.stranger said:i think carbon fiber is some of the ugliest crap out there. at least IMO
Last time I checked, we didn't ride airplanes. Aside from kevlar composites, you aren't likely to find anything stronger for the weight. That's kind of pointless for a tank bra, but it works when you have a carbon fairing or carbon-reinforced gloves etc.Zanetti said:I kind of agree with you. In the world of aviation maintenance, we jokingly refer to it as "carpet fiber", because the raw materials are dirt cheap compared to the finished product cost.
Durability (from our perspective) is an issue too.
Him: "Is that wing tip fairing damaged again?!?"
Me: "Yeah, but what do you expect, it's only made of carpet fiber."
Him: "It's too bad about that Airbus A-300 that crashed in New York and killed several hundred people."
Me: "Yes, it's a shame Airbus used carpet fiber attach fittings to secure the vertical fin to the fuselage."
Needless to say, I'm not too fond of the genuine stuff, and the fake "carbon look" parts make me want to hurl. ;D
I made a set of simple brackets using sheet aluminum and brass nuts and bolts- I cut the aluminum into strips then attached them to the headlamp bracket in two places on each side. I used a metal spacer to reach the wider part of the fairing (on the inside, where it isn't noticeable) but you could bend the metal strip to match instead. The unit rests flush against the speedometer housing of the 2nd gen SV, which helps to support it and prevent wind buffeting. I used some brass nuts and bolts to secure it, to match the windscreen bolts Ducati provides in the kit. I'll post some pics later on when I mount the new one.merlot said:TestaStretta - Care to share how you mounted the Ducati fairing, and what model is it exactly (I assume a Monster one, but is it for a particular one)? Thanks ;D