BMW F800GS Carbon Fiber tank plastics?

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  1. VeeNeck

    VeeNeck Banned

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    Hey guys are their any real Carbon Fiber tank plastics for the BMW F800GS, because I cant find any. The Alpine White is nice but it is not me, I prefer stealth. And I am not felling the sparkly Lava Orange Metallic 2010 color options. Not sure why there is not a black or the mate charcoal gray which I loved.

    So if you know of any Carbon Fiber plastics please post links and photos, much obliged.
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  2. dendrophobe

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  4. VeeNeck

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    Thats great looks nice! But I don't want to make it, I just want to bye a set. Does any professional retailer, manufacture and sell a set of BMW F800GS Carbon Fiber plastics?
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  5. ebrabaek

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    Not that I`m aware of...... It would run you $1200-$1500 for the set...... Sure you don`t wan`t to make one???:D
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  7. VeeNeck

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    If I down size to the F800GS, I would be interested in real carbon fiber covers because I am not thrilled with the current 2010-2011 color options, I really liked the matte gray of year past, and I am not interested in having the panels painted.

    I'm really surprised with the popularity of this motorcycle that they don't exist some ware yet.
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  8. ebrabaek

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    I am too...... It`s very time consuming to make.....but not too bad in parts. Labor counts for about 85% of the cost to make`em. Several friends of mine giggled, when I bought the BMW..... Saying that now people could finally afford the panels, and I should set up shop and make complete sets....... Rather than in the smaller holigan bike group I was/am in. Others took bets .....how long it would take before my 8GS would look like Darth Vador ( my smaller CF thumper)....... Part of the issue here is also the copy right. You can make prints for your own consumption.....but your on thin ice .....exposing yourself if you just make a copy of the factory pieces.....and then sell them..... Might not hold up in court.....but not the kind of attention a startup want to attract. Most will just make small changes to stay clear of the copyrights...... Perhaps sometime in the future.:thumb:thumb

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    You might try "Bestem Powersports" in Tucker, GA (Google or look on ebay for contact info). I've been by their plant and they seem to be a pretty big operation.

    A riding buddy looked hard at ebrabaek's carbon fiber projects and after pricing out the supplies and chemicals he could no do the projects for much less than what Bestem Powersports was selling them far. Doing the cf project yourself results in a lot of wasted supplies unless you have a lot of projects to do.

    Looked at Bestem Powersports pieces and they appeared to be flawless. They also sell them on ebay for F8's and lots of other bikes.


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    Thats where the ebay link above gets their bits -

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/140498...eb0979c&itemid=140498334379&ff4=263602_325002
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    Who ever made the real carbon fiber center panel did by the looks of it a amazing job, they look factory made. :clap

    I would have thought Ilmberger-Carbon would have done a set already, I will have to request them for the F800GS.

    The F800GS needs more then just two color options in the future, are you listening BMW? It would be nice to pick from mutable color options when ordering a bike just like their cars, factory custom.
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  12. rumblefish

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    Why don't you swap your panels with someone who has a grey bike? There is a thread Orange <----> Grey on here. There was a poster in that thread looking to swap grey for white. Ask him if he's interested.

    Failing that you could always respray. There's a thread with colour options too, somewhere buried on the board. I remember a guy who painted his bike all black. looked ok, but to me it lacks any contrast. I have the White one. I wanted the Grey too, but the White grows on you. Now I'm happy with it.
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    Lost Doug BMW F800 Guy Smiley.

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  14. JRose

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    This bike is Alpine White. Cost will run you about $50-65 for vinyl wrap material. Fairly easy to install. Even comes in CF look.

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    What company did you get the wrap from, I was thinking of doing it with PlastiDip.
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  16. Hamish71

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    I have used carbon fibre wrap to do the rear plastic trim aoround the tank, and also the top airbox cover. The other forward facing panels have more bends and look tricky.
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