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Would Definetly want one? 10 20.41%
Not Intrested? 12 24.49%
Could be intrested dependent on price? 27 55.10%
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post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 10:45 PM
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If the price point were set lower I would be interested in one. In fact, I might also pick up a few additional items from your website. Prices seem reasonable for the most part. Any idea on what the weight savings will be for this battery tray? Perhaps we could organize a group buy to help keep the price down. I would have a hard time justifying $286 + shipping for a tray that holds a $100 battery.

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At that price I probably wouldn't be rushing out to purchase one, but I dare say that eventually it would end up finding a way on to my bike.

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Well regardless of quality I would want quality seen or unseen that is the point. Your company is pushing out very tastefull CF why cut a corner now. I would think the tray would have to be thicker due to what its holding. So I could see the price being in that area. I am in and I would buy the first one you make and give my honest review of the product. You got 3 weeks before I get home to get it to my house LOL once all the other CF parts I have bought from you and all the goodies I have waiting for me go on I wont be so inclined to tear the bike down again to reinstall more parts.
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We will try finding a way of offering a better price and will update everyone soon on the progress of keeping the costs down.

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I would buy one; while you are at it, how about a carbon headlight housing? Those things look pretty heavy!

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I would buy one; while you are at it, how about a carbon headlight housing? Those things look pretty heavy!
The F4 Headlight Case weighs around 2.4Kgs, the carbon would less than half that. However we believe the original casing is there for another purpose which is safety.

If you have a head on crash the original Casing absorbs some of the impact. If you were to fit the carbon version it would not withstand the same impact force as the OEM Item.

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You'll be able to see the carbon tray... you will just have to look for it. The weight difference is way more than the normal sutff we replace with carbon (think plastic vs. carbon / steel vs. carbon).
I remember paying top dollar for my battery tray since they were hard to get. When I removed the steel one I couldn't believe the difference ebtween the two. That itself made me feel better instantly about my purchase.

Al : you dont have to tear the bike down much at all to install the tray. I took the seat unit off, back tail pipes off and removed the bolts out of the heat shield, removed the heat shield (optional, but makes it easier), and then removed the bolt holding the tray in, pulled the battery to the top and made sure it wasn't going anywhere, then installed the tray, put the bolt in, heat shield, tail pipes, and finished it off with a nice smoke & tequila shot.

My guess is that a carbon tray is atleast 1/3 +/- the weight of the steel tray.

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The F4 Headlight Case weighs around 2.4Kgs, the carbon would less than half that. However we believe the original casing is there for another purpose which is safety.

If you have a head on crash the original Casing absorbs some of the impact. If you were to fit the carbon version it would not withstand the same impact force as the OEM Item.
just my opinion here....

If I have a head on crash the last thing I am going to worry about is my bike.
now for fun and carbon dilluted reasoning:

Now if I had a carbon light unit, my bike may be more nimble and I could avoid that crash

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We will try finding a way of offering a better price and will update everyone soon on the progress of keeping the costs down.
Sounds great... how closely does the DesignCorse carbon (MV weave) match the original MV carbon from the factory? For Example, the "carbon heel plates" listed on your website offer a brand choice between Design Corse and CM Composit (Official MV carbon producers). Is there a noticable difference?

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We will try finding a way of offering a better price and will update everyone soon on the progress of keeping the costs down.
Nice! And plase make them in the larger tile too.

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The F4 Headlight Case weighs around 2.4Kgs, the carbon would less than half that. However we believe the original casing is there for another purpose which is safety.

If you have a head on crash the original Casing absorbs some of the impact. If you were to fit the carbon version it would not withstand the same impact force as the OEM Item.
Who cares... just do it.
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