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Over-"Blinging"

Yes, it can be done -- the dreadful over-blinging of beautiful bikes. I've seen it. Don't want to be guilty of it, but I do have a slight addiction towards Carbon Fiber.

So I need some opinions. I'm quite happy with the upgrades I've done to my beautiful Senna. Until today, that is -- I am questioning a recent purchase of CF that may actually work against the lines of the bike.

In the first picture, from this particular angle, you can see the CF Tank panel seems to retain the line of CF bits quite well.

In the second picture, the tank panel seems to break the continuity of the grey paint scheme that blends the front fairing to the rear tail section. I'm not sure if I should chuck these CF panels or not, would welcome your opinions on this.

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 04:53 PM
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it does seem a bit off doesnt it... um...

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I don't know if chucking them is a good idea. Perhaps selling them..? Seriously, I know where you are coming from. Judicious use of carbon fiber can be beautiful. Personally, I would leave the the panels you are talking about and get rid of the other pieces. (The heel guard, the piece behind the rear sets.) Although you don't show the other side of the bike I hope you haven't put on one of those carbon fiber swing arm "protectors".

That is my inflation adjusted $.02 opinion.

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Nope, no swingarm protector--- that thing looks like a tank!
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Looks off in the second picture
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For me, the frame plate covers + the panels under the gas tank ruin it the most.


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All you need now is a chrome plated frame, swing arm, forks, and the blue LED light treatment, and you'll be all set for bike night in the valley.

IMHO - ditch the frame plate covers and gas tank side covers. Much better like that.

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I looked at the panels below the gas tank as wellin CF but on a red/silver one it just didn't feel right so I left it. I just replaced all the black ugly black plastic (besides the air intakes. They just cost too much atm and I am also not sure they will fit).

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All you need now is a chrome plated frame, swing arm, forks, and the blue LED light treatment, and you'll be all set for bike night in the valley.



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You mean RED LED lights, right? Red LED's would work better with the red frame and red Senna logo
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