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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Air duct , weight

Don,t know where to post this , here or on customizing.
Has anybody an idea how much you win with this part ?

It,s listed at ebay , and the transport to my country is quite ok.
Would buy it for the looks and to make the bike lighter
Anyone experience with this part ?


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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 02:15 AM
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you get what you pay for. these are tricky bits to make and as such the OEM ones are $750 (AUD) EACH. I would be very weary buying them for cheap as i would have significant doubts that they would fit correctly
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IIRC the fit and quality of Bestem cf parts has not always been commented on favourably on this forum.

Furthermore, they replace plastic parts. The weight difference should be hardly noticeable.

But carbon looks a lot better! Look at my album.

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not sure about Bestem... they are located about 5 minutes from my office, but upon talking to them, I didn't even want to visit.

The weight difference is very noticable, my Mv corsa carbon air ducts are really light. Both carbon ducts are lighter than one plastic duct.... I think that even 3 carbon ducts would be lighter than one plastic
You can feel the weight of the plastic duct, when I hole one of my carbon ducts, it feels like almost nothing.
I've never put them on the scales and not sure if anyone else has, but I felt no need since by-hand the difference was so much.

I don't know how light Bestems products are.... some carbon bits weight just as much as the stock ones they replace

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I considered these myself. Given the price, which is not much more than nice carbon covers for the plastic airducts- which to me always seemed a bit silly to actually add weight (albiet not much) just to give the illusion of carbon. (though I did it anyway)

For what it's worth- these are the only CHEAP carbon items I would fit, it I could get them to fit. Most of it is covered by body panels and it's genuine carbon vs. covering up plastic. The other carbon items I felt were more deserving of quality. Oh, and the discerning eye will notice through the cutouts in the body panels whether it's plastic vs. carbon there. I assume this is true with many members here, but my F4 gets attention where she goes- carbon fits like a glove on this bike and looks like it belongs.

If this is the same eBay vendor I'm remembering, they once dropped $100 US off the price of these for awhile; down to $299 I believe. If you're considering them, you may want to email and ask about it.

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Weight savings? Not enough to matter to anyone but a world-level racer.
Any and ALL carbon parts for our bikes are purely visual bling--Anyone who says otherwise is delusional.

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Any reason we can use to justify buying this stuff is all we look for!!

Give them an email and see if they will allow you to return it if you are not satisfied. If they won't go for it, that may tell you something about them.

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I didn't say there was anything wrong with visual bling

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question: my air ducts were not correctly seated in the airbox vents,, how much do i need to remove to realign the ducts? - ie. petrol tank.. airbox.. etc

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Weight savings? Not enough to matter to anyone but a world-level racer.
Any and ALL carbon parts for our bikes are purely visual bling--Anyone who says otherwise is delusional.
I replaced my front fender and rear hugger with carbon pieces and I definitely felt a difference in how the bike handled!
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