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Daegoba
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 09:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hey guys. I was just curious if anyone here has ever used MDI carbon parts on their bike? I'm getting by bike back on the road after a few years, and thought I'd give it a facelift in the process.

I used to work in a composite shop, so I can be very discriminate on the look and fit of the components. All the stuff I made for my bike has become sunbaked, and I thought it'd be nice if I could freshen it up a bit.
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Slaughter
Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 10:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sux to have bare carbon in the sunlight.

I've had good luck lightly sanding and clear coating with a high quality UV resistant polyurethane clear... many of which are no longer available here in California (sigh...)
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Slaughter
Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 11:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

DuPont Imron clear TDS

PPG also has a line of clear UV-protecting polyurethanes and catalyzed acrylics.

You can get quarts but it's pricey for either DuPont or PPG

You should talk to an auto paint seller (not a body shop). They have clear coats that protect red and orange from the sun.
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Bombtech001
Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 06:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have MDI Carbon Fiber on my XB9S. Pulley Cover,Front Fender, Air Box Cover, Frame/Tank Sides, Oil Cooler Intake, and Windscreen. Looks good but had some mounting issues with the Pulley Cover (they sent me a replacement and it worked great) and the Air Box Cover (only got front two screw to line up and hold in place).

MDI was great to work with and Ioni is on top of making the customers happy!
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Bombtech001
Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 06:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)





Also forgot to add I got the rear seat cover as well.
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Daegoba
Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 09:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah, their quality seems to be there, but their delivery times suck, and their customer service is worse.

I ordered a belt guard from MDI. After 9 days, a belt guard arrived, but it was the wrong weave. I emailed, and after three days of silence I was emailed back and asked to make sure I ordered the right part... after two weeks of going back and forth, I sent the belt guard back and inquired about a carbon undertail as well. I was sent an invoice and it had a discount for my trouble. I happily paid. After waiting five weeks, the correct part showed up unannounced. At least it was correct.

The undertail is still not here. It was ordered on May the 15th. Every time I call or email, Iím assured itís coming, and given excuses as to why itís not shipped yet. It still hasnít shipped as of last Friday. Weíre entering the 14th week. I donít know if Iíll ever get it at this point.

The Tekarbon piece is beautiful. Itís clear-coated, fits nice, and arrived 4 days after I ordered it. Deal went off w/out a hitch.
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Ducbsa
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 - 05:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Bombtech, what is that on your timer cover?
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Bombtech001
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

GoPro mount.

Also, I've had no issues with Customer Service, timeliness of delivery, or communication. I had to wait a little bit for a part or two that were backordered but not long, and it was communicated clearly.
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Bombtech001
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Fender

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Bombtech001
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 - 01:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Pulley Cover

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Audiowize
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2018 - 02:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That seat/tail cover is sharp!
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