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Offline fi_beemer

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Carbon Choices
« on: September 27, 2018, 07:46:16 PM »
Hi all

I'm looking around at various sites that do carbon panels for my '17 s1kr and (having found a few) wanted to ask if anyone would mind sharing personal experiences of buying from the various sites.  So far, I've viewed a few sites and they're all look pretty good but thought I'd ask a wider audience for opinions and even if you might have further recommendations.

Here's the few I've seen so far:
https://the-carbon-king.com/product-category/bmw-carbon-accessories/s1000rr-s1000r/
https://www.motocomposites.com/categories/shop-by-make-model/bmw/s1000r.html
https://www.ilmberger-carbon.de/CarbonE/S_1000_R_ab_2017.aspx

Cheers all

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Re: Carbon Choices
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 08:24:14 PM »

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Re: Carbon Choices
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 04:43:24 PM »
Can't compare to Ilmberger but Fullsix is very good.
Have never used Ilmberger but looks a tad more expensive than Fullsix but not alot in it.

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Re: Carbon Choices
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2018, 05:04:33 PM »
I used carbon king for my tank cover and was pretty impressed with the quality of the weave and part over all. Also pretty well priced and shipping was only a day or 2.

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Re: Carbon Choices
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 06:46:06 PM »
I bought some inexpensive carbon parts and should give a few warnings. Carbon is unbendable and mating 2 carbon parts is problematic because the parts are hand molded. I would NOT recommend buying any parts that must match up if you want near perfection. For me that was the undertail + taillight cover and the side panels + top tank cover. The taillight was especially an issue and has quite a large gap.

Any single piece looks great - I went satin for a grey bike and so didn't have nearly as many options as gloss. Different vendors looked identical so it was just a fit issue, not finish

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Re: Carbon Choices
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 10:09:14 PM »
I have fitted Full six Swing arm covers, rear higher, chain guard and tail light surround, purchases from Conquest carbon, all parts fit bang on with no modifications required, perfect fit.

Ilmberger belly pan is on its way, should be here in a few weeks, its in satin to match the rest of the carbon on the bike so has to be made to order. Ill put a post up with how it goes when it comes to fitting it.

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Re: Carbon Choices
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 07:25:58 AM »
I used Conquest Carbon for the fascia.  Full Six carbon matte for my tank cover and side tank covers.  Full Six gloss for my tail tidy , tail tidy extension, front fender, rear hugger, chain guard, side pieces on the fascia, and side covers where the bmw logo is. If you want a pic of the bike try looking up a post I made about my bike or pm me your email address and I will email you pics of my bike before when it was red with black wheel and arrow exhaust.  And after it was painted bmw black saphire metallic with powder coated wheels, 2017-18 akrapovic exhaust and finished version.
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Offline VARRAKK

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Re: Carbon Choices
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 11:51:35 AM »
I buy from Ilmberger.

Got the belly pan and rear wheel hugger.
The fit and quality on these parts are exquisite (for belly pan you need to buy the optional kit).

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Re: Carbon Choices
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 06:23:48 AM »
Im most likely not going with the full six belly pan.  I think I have enough carbon fiber on my bike plus the roads here in NY are crappy and  I wouldnt want to spend all that money on a full six carbon belly pan only to ruin it.  And since most of my carbon is full six with the exception of my fascia I cant install Ilmberger because of the different carbon weave.  But I will most likely be buying the sharkskinz belly pan.  Not expensive at all.  And just needs painting.  Even with paint its still less expensive that the full six or Ilmberger. https://www.s1000r.co.uk/index.php?topic=7084.100
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