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Old 12-23-2017, 06:01 PM
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Doing the unthinkable

Well......... It happened..... I crashed my K. Long story short, on a road I didn't know traveling 5mph over speed limit, unsigned switch back, on coming car, to fast in turn, slammed brakes, got t-boned on the other side of the yellow. Jumped off bike just before impact Came out unscaved, well bruised hand . K damage is as follows, cracked lower fairing, cracked panels, head light fairing rash, front fender broken, mirror, and clutch lever broken, crack on radiator and pannier rash.

In the end, I am going to take this time to............. rebuild my bike using carbon farkle! Question for the masses, have you used Bestem carbon fiber and what's it quality like? I want quality but not Ilmberger $5 million front fender price. And because I'm single and without kids, maybe some Brembo rotors!
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Old 12-23-2017, 06:57 PM
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Very sorry to hear about your crash. How did the driver of the car make out?
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:23 PM
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Re: Doing the unthinkable

Yes Bestem Carbon is well worth the investment , ive got a bit from them and some FF carbon too, the Bestem is the pick of the 2. I would do all Bestem if i was starting again
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Re: Doing the unthinkable

Damn, that sucks. Glad you're OK, that's the critical point. Make sure you've got no frame damage (to the bike that is) before you start fixing things.
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Re: Doing the unthinkable

Like Craig mentioned make sure the frame is good. Depending on what year your bike is and your insurance situation the bike may be totaled. If it is mostly superficial you may be able to buy it back and use the left over money from the insurance to put it back together with some nice CF parts.

Really glad you are okay - bikes are much easier to repair than us human types.
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Old 12-24-2017, 07:47 AM
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Re: Doing the unthinkable

Glad your ok!
Rule down here is, any sight of engine case rash and they write the bike off.
Happy to send bits from australia if you find something here you need.
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Re: Doing the unthinkable

I've had good luck with MotoComposites carbon out of Canada. $10 shipping to the USA.
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Very sorry to hear about your crash. How did the driver of the car make out?
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I have had good dealings with Motocomposites as well
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Re: Doing the unthinkable

Very sorry to hear about your crash. How did the driver of the car make out?
Answer: $500 because he had a prior accident. Settled out of insurance.

I have had good dealings with Motocomposites as well
Considered them but contemplating on going Ilmberger. What do you have to say about motocomposites quality? Can you send a picture of yours, please? My fear is, it doesn't fit and they will not return. It clearly states that if it look used they will not return. Haven't heard anything foul about Ilmberger fitment.
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Re: Doing the unthinkable

Have not had issues with quality or fitting, though you may have to 'bore' out some of the bolt holes(rather that than them coming too big).

I do not have any Ilmberger to compare to, but I do have the BMW OEM front fender(made by Ilmberger I believe). You can't really tell any difference on the 'show' surface, they look a pretty good match, but there is a small difference in the finishes on the 'back' side with the BMW being slightly better(not really an issue because we do not look at this side!).
I also have some Bestem, but the quality and fit is down on the others and the clearcoat is yellowing slightly(though in it's defense I have had it the longest, though I have had the Motocomposites on my S1000Rfor 4 years now).
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Re: Doing the unthinkable

Pictures speak a thousand words. Mrmookz@yahoo.com. interested in the BMW carbon compared to the motocomp. If you have time, it Friday, enjoy yourself.
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