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post #1 of 57 Old 11-17-2012, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Too much carbon?

Just added the Cleverwolf frame covers, is it too much already?
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post #2 of 57 Old 11-17-2012, 11:07 PM
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Its never too much

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post #3 of 57 Old 11-18-2012, 12:09 AM
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I don't like non-functional carbon. Pieces that just cover stuff (triple clamp, gas cap, frame) to look like carbon are worse than stock in my eyes. It adds weight, which completely defeats the purpose of carbon.

Now, actual carbon parts that replace stock plastic/reduce weight, that I like!

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post #4 of 57 Old 11-18-2012, 01:12 AM
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I agree with TS250. I replaced every panel (except the side fairings) on my 08 cbr1000rr with carbon, but I didnt add any to cover other panels up.
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post #5 of 57 Old 11-18-2012, 02:47 AM
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i think its perfect the way it is....

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post #6 of 57 Old 11-18-2012, 04:49 AM
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Sorry....... I'm not digging the idea of covering frames or swingarms with anything.

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post #7 of 57 Old 11-18-2012, 07:54 AM
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Carbon (for me) is for increased structural integrity while providing added weight savings. I use a lot of it in larger scale. R/C aircraft.

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post #8 of 57 Old 11-18-2012, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I'm leaning towards it being too much, in the past I have never purchased any carbon to cover something but the clever wolf stuff is such amazing quality so I said fu** it And gave it a shot.
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post #9 of 57 Old 11-18-2012, 03:08 PM
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There's no such thing as "too" much carbon!! I think it looks great! As you can see, I love CF! Trunk,hood,a-pillar,roof, mirrors, door handles, lip kit.. I'm sure there's more I'm missing lol

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post #10 of 57 Old 11-18-2012, 04:12 PM
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CF is like chrome, too much and you can't appreciate it as much.

In the end, it's your ride, who cares what others think, right?

I dislike the cheap looking flat black plastic trim pieces on my 2011, so I replaced those pieces with CF which includes the chain guard.

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