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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 00:35
think this might be an alternative to converting to an 'R' front end, well doing it on a budget anyway

Buell  XBS Carbon Bikini fairing
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 00:37
i can't read anything, but i'm not crazy about the look, it looks to weird!
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 00:38
have google translate
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 00:40
this is where I originally found out about it

Buell Leo
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 00:43
i like it
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 00:46
I have a friend that's being stationed in Japan who's leaving in a a week or so and asked if he'd look into it and possibly getting one for me...he'll be able to mail via USPS directly to me, so cost should be minimal
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 01:09
I think it looks great!..   &  super quick swap back to stock, etc     lets look into this, price, shipping etc.
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 01:17
looks like $400.43 on the conversion, dunno about shipping yet...
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 01:33   Last Edited By: thumpin1203
400+ ship..  whaaa? man they must be awful proud of it..   how about a non-carbon version, say for about 200 to our doorsteps..
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 01:38
from the site, they only offer it in carbon
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 02:09
Doesn't include the windscreen does it? Fairing only?
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 02:28
sparky...no it doesn't

thumpin...emailed 'em asking if they offer it in fiberglass cause one of the pictures show it in yellow with a yellow windscreen, I know it may have been painted, but why paint over carbon anyway, it was worth sending an email to confirm. I'll let you know as soon as I get a response back.
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 05:47
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emailed 'em asking if they offer it in fiberglass


Cool, cool..  post-up and pm me with their reply!
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 06:25
you got it
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 16:57
i'm diggin it. like thumpin said you could swap back, it would be a nice option. wish they had a better pic from farther away, i think it would look better w/ out those mirrors and hand guards.
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 17:59
here's a closer look, agreed on pics, I'm looking for more while waiting for a response

Lightning Bikini cowl
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[?]   Posted:  07 Oct 2012 20:55
wonder if they would do a group buy???
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[?]   Posted:  08 Oct 2012 02:50
think that would look good on the XB12XT or Ulyssies
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[?]   Posted:  08 Oct 2012 05:33
I truly like this, but not anywhere close to 400 bucks plus the screen. I'd be a buyer in the 200 dollar range like thumpin!
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[?]   Posted:  08 Oct 2012 05:52
Definitely different.
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[?]   Posted:  12 Oct 2012 19:05
Any updates on this thrstmech?  did they get back to you?
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[?]   Posted:  12 Oct 2012 22:01
no, not yet...sent another email yesterday, was hoping for response back by today, hopefully they'll respond soon, fingers crossed
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[?]   Posted:  13 Oct 2012 22:11
Are you sure it is for a Lightning, if you look at the headlight pods I think it is mounted on a XT or a Uly and I don,t think they are the same, Looks interesting though, if it were less expensive and made of fiberglass so it could be painted to match your bike would be nice.Keep us posted on how it goes
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[?]   Posted:  14 Oct 2012 00:12
I double checked, it is on a lightning...  yeah, we're all hoping for an affordable FRP version..  if they wanted to move a few units, they'd produce one..  that carbon fiber version at 400+ is just way too pricey!
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[?]   Posted:  17 Oct 2012 16:53   Last Edited By: thrstrmech
okay fellas...here's an update on these bikini cowls, contacted the original poster from Badweb in Japan, he just replied and asked if we'd be interested in the carbon or FRP version (fiber-reinforced plastic) so I said FRP, cause of the $400 price tag. I asked if they would give a discounted price if we ordered 10 or more, he's going to get back to me asap. Here's another look at it:

http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/10624_20121017084659_L.jpg

Looks like the conversion comes out to be $239.36 at the current rate, but maybe cheaper if we can get a discounted rate for bulk buy, fingers crossed.
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[?]   Posted:  17 Oct 2012 17:52
Hell yeah, good work thrstmech!..    I'm in!..   lets get a group buy going, even if it's only 5, we could stand to save..   possibly even more on shipping!

I'm really diggin' the look in black with an amber shield..
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[?]   Posted:  17 Oct 2012 18:25   Last Edited By: thumpin1203
More pics..
http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/8475_20121017102359_L.jpghttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/8475_20121017102337_L.jpg


http://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/8475_20121017103124_L.jpgperfect place for a "lightning" applique here!
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[?]   Posted:  17 Oct 2012 18:54
It wouldnt work with my CR Clubman bars.....
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[?]   Posted:  17 Oct 2012 19:17
Emailed him again to check on all three types...said he will

thumpin...I just happen to have a spare "Lightning XB9S" badge on hand
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[?]   Posted:  17 Oct 2012 22:09
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I just happen to have a spare "Lightning XB9S" badge on hand


Right-on, you're set!

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