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WTB 919 Carbon Fiber Side Covers

Does anyone have a set of carbon fiber side panels for a 919? A couple of companies used to make them, Lockhart Philips and ART, as well as a custom run by Bestex in Wales. All are discontinued now, but I would love to find a set.

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Wild Hair accessories still sells them but they are pricey and will probably take a bit of time to ship cause they are over seas

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Wild Hair accessories still sells them but they are pricey and will probably take a bit of time to ship cause they are over seas

I've seen the ones on Wild Hair, but they're not like the stock ones. Theirs are extra long and replace the aluminum intake covers as well, not to my taste.

Thanks for the info tho...

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I've seen the ones on Wild Hair, but they're not like the stock ones. Theirs are extra long and replace the aluminum intake covers as well, not to my taste.

Thanks for the info tho...
Besides the carbon fiber Coerce front fender and Buell fly screen I already installed, I recently ordered the large side panels, the small side panels, and the tiny radiator side covers in carbon fiber as well. Pricey but the carbon fiber looks so cool. I decided on the Roland Sands Braveheart 919 look. . .my 9er is huggerless. Visually, it lightens the look of the rear end. So I canceled my order for the Pyramid Plastics Carbon Fiber hugger. I originally had ordered the GSG side panels (the ones that aren't to your taste. I agree too, I really didn't like those very much after all), which molds the large side and small side panels into a single panel. But when I found the new carbon fiber parts source, I canceled that order too. In addition to the 919 side panels and covers, he offers a carbon fiber clutch cover and a carbon fiber counter shaft sprocket cover.

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Cool stuff, hadn't run across that source yet. Pricey for sure, but such is life with a 919 habit. Thanks for the info!

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Cool stuff, hadn't run across that source yet. Pricey for sure, but such is life with a 919 habit. Thanks for the info!
Scott,
Thanks back at ya again for that carbon fiber Buell fly screen!!

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I got my airbox covers from those guys, pricey but you get what you pay for, came from Germany in about a week.

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I got my airbox covers from those guys, pricey but you get what you pay for, came from Germany in about a week.
I meant to ask you where got those. Then I found this guy in Germany on Ebay. I figured that's where you got your covers. ---So are you satisfied with the quality?? I just went ahead and pulled the trigger since I want to be a 919 carbon fiber mad man.

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Yeah man, they're absolutely flawless, great workmanship. I'm getting the sprocket cover... Now if they only made a carbon belly pan!


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I meant to ask you where got those. Then I found this guy in Germany on Ebay. I figured that's where you got your covers. ---So are you satisfied with the quality?? I just went ahead and pulled the trigger since I want to be a 919 carbon fiber mad man.

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Yeah man, they're absolutely flawless, great workmanship. I'm getting the sprocket cover... Now if they only made a carbon belly pan!
The MBD style belly pan in carbon fiber would be the only belly pan I would consider. . .
But, it only comes in fiberglass. Oh darn.

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Well I couldn't stand it, knowing that there were new carbon fiber pieces out there just waiting to be put on my bike. I purchased the clutch cover, sprocket cover and large side covers from the German supplier. I've already powdercoated my small intake side covers and radiator side brackets, so skipped those parts.

$$$ Sigh.....

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You carbon fiber mad man!! Heh, heh.

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I got my airbox covers from those guys, pricey but you get what you pay for, came from Germany in about a week.
I received my carbon fiber parts (within a week from Germany!!) and they are the BEST quality I've seen yet. They are precisely trimmed for a perfect fitment, have a nice thickness, and have a very deep shiney gloss. GSG, also from Germany, carbon fiber parts are excellent too! If you want CF parts for your 919, then these German made parts are very highly recommended. Pricey, but like what BARROSART says, you get what you pay for.

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Mine haven't shown up yet, got order confirmation and paypal went through, hopefully next week I'll have box arrive from Germany.

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Let's see some pictures!

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I received my carbon fiber parts (within a week from Germany!!) and they are the BEST quality I've seen yet. They are precisely trimmed for a perfect fitment, have a nice thickness, and have a very deep shiney gloss. GSG, also from Germany, carbon fiber parts are excellent too! If you want CF parts for your 919, then these German made parts are very highly recommended. Pricey, but like what BARROSART says, you get what you pay for.
Okay I want to see some pictures now!

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So how much did you pay total w shipping?

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So how much did you pay total w shipping?
For the radiator guards, small side panels, and large side panels with shipping from Germany. . .$457.

But, the pieces are BEAUTIFUL.

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Okay. . .here are some pics of the radiator guards, small side panels, and large side panels on the 9er. Of course these pics don't give the quality of the pieces any justice:



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Okay. . .here are some pics of the radiator guards, small side panels, and large side panels on the 9er. Of course these pics don't give the quality of the pieces any justice:

Looks great Roy! I paid $519.08 for the large side panels, radiator guards, clutch cover and sprocket cover. Still waiting on delivery, should be any day, can't wait now that I've seen your pics!

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Looks great Roy! I paid $519.08 for the large side panels, radiator guards, clutch cover and sprocket cover. Still waiting on delivery, should be any day, can't wait now that I've seen your pics!
You'll be VERY, VERY satisfied!!! Again, Thomas does beautiful work.
Note. . .I had to slightly open up the allen bolt hole in both large side panels. And, I highly recommend a rubber washer for the bolt.

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Parts arrived today! Quality looks outstanding, luckily I rode to work today so I can spend this afternoon in the shop installing my goodies.

Looking at my receipts, I actually only paid $115 for the clutch cover, $104 for the sprocket cover, and $209.76 for the large side covers. Prices included shipping, then Thomas refunded $17 for combined shipment discount, so I paid $411.76. Don't know where I got $519.08, must be my calculator's fault...yeah, that's it!

Thought I had ordered the radiator protectors as well, but didn't. Damn late night eBay!

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Parts arrived today! Quality looks outstanding, luckily I rode to work today so I can spend this afternoon in the shop installing my goodies.

Looking at my receipts, I actually only paid $115 for the clutch cover, $104 for the sprocket cover, and $209.76 for the large side covers. Prices included shipping, then Thomas refunded $17 for combined shipment discount, so I paid $411.76. Don't know where I got $519.08, must be my calculator's fault...yeah, that's it!

Thought I had ordered the radiator protectors as well, but didn't. Damn late night eBay!

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Ok, installed the new CF parts at work, EXTREMELY nice quality carbon fiber, exact reproductions of the stock parts. Did have to enlarge the side panel holes slightly as 9nineteen said, no big deal. Used rubber washers between the bolts and CF, everything fit perfectly!

Left side panel and sprocket cover



Right side panel and clutch cover


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was there any weight savings

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was there any weight savings
The carbon fiber pieces are definitely lighter, but we're talking ounces here, not pounds.

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