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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-28-2012, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Carbon Battery Tray

Iv been doing some digging & have found a company in Oz who are willing to make a carbon battery tray as a direct replacement for the pre 2010 F4

Originally this was a lump of steel so carbon will lighten the load no end. They will make this especially for us as an addition to their existing range.

The cost iv been told will be $300. Aud (200.00) give or take 10-20 and a little on that for shipping I presume.

Is there anybody else interested??

The company is GNS Carbon in Australia

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Seems very expensive have a word with john jds his guys will make it if some one is happy to give the tray to then plus is weight really
An issue to have this made up fella

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They aren't interested Woodster- already tried me ol hobbling mate John

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They aren't interested Woodster- already tried me ol hobbling mate John
Ah buggers ay mate thought they would make anything if people want it ay

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Too much money to only lose 1/2 pound. If looks are the concern then thats another story. The steel tray only weighs 1 pound.

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Ive always wondered, other than the possibility of acid leaking out (which I hope to remedy by switching to a lithium cell battery) what would be the downsides of "venting" that tray? It seems to be a bit of overkill for just holding a battery.
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Hey Ryan, too much overkill to have more carbonies!! Are you drunk lol

I guess acid would damage it but when was the last time you had a battery leak?? Me, never in 25years of owning bikes!!

Venting it would lighten it and be cheap, but then bolting a supercharger on a family hatch back would make it as quick as a Ferrari and also be cheap... Doesn't make it delicious does it

Anyway, problem solved. Iv got a friend making me a one off for a very very reasonable price, so...RESULT

Im also going the lithium route so even more weight ... To go

I'll post up Mv carbon porn when it lands

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They aren't interested Woodster- already tried me ol hobbling mate John
I did ask, but Computer Says No !

Give R1Andrew a shout, as he's made a DIY carbon tray for his own bike.


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Hey Ryan, too much overkill to have more carbonies!! Are you drunk lol
I wouldnt call it overkill if you really wanted carbon but, if its really about saving weight and its virtually invisible, Id think you could probably get pretty close with plastic or artfully turning that tray into a skeleton.

Such stout steel does seem a bit of overkill for something so small/light.
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