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post #11 of 12 Old 11-01-2019, 10:56 AM
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You can also hydro dip a carbon fiber look to anything.

Speaking of carbon fiber and expensive, it might surprise you. I had a little "incident" with my XR in September thats caused about 2300 dollars worth of labor and new parts to be purchased. The stock plastic OEM front fender for the XR is 258 bucks.

I found a website called www.motocomposites.com that has a bunch of farkle fiber for XR's. They have two different options for the front fender. A carbon fiber one for 259 or a "carbon with fiber" one for 170ish. Whats the difference right? I called them and they told me they are pretty much the same except the carbon fiber one is lighter. I purchased a "carbon with fiber" one for 192 bucks shipped and its freakin beautiful! I have yet to install it as I'm waiting for the rest of the new parts to arrive. Installing the front fender is going to be my finishing touch.

It just shocked me that the OEM fender was the same price as a carbon fiber one.
I'm shocked as well, I wouldn't have expected a price that low for actual carbon fiber. real carbon fiber is crazy light weight though, that's for sure

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I'm shocked as well, I wouldn't have expected a price that low for actual carbon fiber. real carbon fiber is crazy light weight though, that's for sure
My "carbon with fiber" one weighs 8.7oz. I dont know how much lighter you can make it.
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