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I would like to remove the rubber tank pad and replace that witha Carbon fibre piece.
Would some one please steer me in the right direction of who makes this part, please?

If there is also aplace that makes rear seat covers that would be good as well.
Does not need to be CF as I would like it to be painted in the same red colour ( do that myself if need be)
 

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i think they do no longer exist, i looked quite a while after one,
and couldn't find them on this side of the planet.

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the seat covers are to be found at various places and ebay in example.

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The only real solution to the blight that is the fuel tank "rubber ducky" is to replace it with the ETI carbon fiber tank which deletes this eyesore (and saves 9.2 lbs), but it costs around $1300 primed.
 

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As posted above there is no easy way to fix the eyesore.

If you remove the rubber pad from the tank about half the pad will stick to the tank and be a major PITA to get off. There is also a nipple protruding from the tank that is used to locate the pad.

I have been planning on pealing the pad off grinding the nub down and then covering it with some techspec grip pad. Have not been able to bring my self to do that yet.
 

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Did visit that Geelong Carbon before, but they do not seem to make the carbon replacement piece for the rubber ducky protection sadly:(
do not know why not.
Here in WA we are called Sandgropers and therefore we could be also Ducs in sand:D
thank you for your efford and please keep them coming.
 

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Did visit that Geelong Carbon before, but they do not seem to make the carbon replacement piece for the rubber ducky protection sadly:(
do not know why not.
Here in WA we are called Sandgropers and therefore we could be also Ducs in sand:D
thank you for your efford and please keep them coming.
There'a a set-up here in the UK that produces a carbon replacement for the tank pad.

They're MBLS Composites, they regularly advertise this part on fleabay.

Their site might be worth a visit. www.mblscarbon.com/

Please note I have no connection or interest (financil or otherwise).

They claim to be able to produce just about anything in carbon, with that in mind and the scarsity of DP carbon accesories. I'm considering whether it would be worth my while getting them to produce a pair of side panels for my 900ssie.
 

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I had a look at the site and the protector looks good in the pics. UK Pounds 28 is a good price in comparison to the AUD100plus I paid for the stock version. I.e. half the price of stock.

My only concern on CF there would be scratching from zips etc. unless it had a super hard coating.

There'a a set-up here in the UK that produces a carbon replacement for the tank pad.

They're MBLS Composites, they regularly advertise this part on fleabay.

Their site might be worth a visit. www.mblscarbon.com/

Please note I have no connection or interest (financil or otherwise).

They claim to be able to produce just about anything in carbon, with that in mind and the scarsity of DP carbon accesories. I'm considering whether it would be worth my while getting them to produce a pair of side panels for my 900ssie.
 

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one order coming up, Thank you, that is what i am looking for.
 

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Ordering It Via The Net And His Website.

I ordered it via his website but could not alter the total amount for postage, Grrr... paid therefore only 28 squid and now hopefully I will get an email back telling me how to pay for the postage.
This computer rubbish stinks and so does paypal.
It supposed to make it easy, yeahh right, i mean Wrong!
never mind, also got my seat back from the motor trimmers, so both of the best world, able to take pillion and looks like a single seat somehow all for a crisp $100 bill.

in full daylight (late in the day) 38degrees C by the way!
 

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carbon Fibre tank cover

Well,
What can I say,
Excelent follow up service from the people where I bought/ordered the tank cover from!
Quick, nice and propper follow up that has resulted in me being able to pay the freight and the CF piece being shipped to me.
Thank you.
and ,... now highly recomended from my part (and my missus, who did the admin/payment):D

now the next Question;
Is there a brand/make or www site of "flush sitting side blinkers" for this model?
The front ones are sticking out by a mile and I would like to make them flush inside the indent.
 

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They're not the brightest option, but they fill the indentation nicely...



http://www.brazeauracing.com/ducati/turnsignals.html

Your re-done seat looks great! Since my bike is gloss black, i opted for the Ducati Kaemna seat cover...



Post pics of the installed carbon fiber tank pad when you can. I'm sure there are a lot of people wanting to see it. :)
 

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blinkers and seat.

Thank you for the link and yes I will post pics when installed.
 

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Thank you for the link and yes I will post pics when installed.
what would be the best product to glue the CF tank pad to the tank?
and what preparation would one undertake?
 

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Well,
now the next Question;
Is there a brand/make or www site of "flush sitting side blinkers" for this model?
The front ones are sticking out by a mile and I would like to make them flush inside the indent.
I did the same as Chuck as those indicators fill the space very well. As indicators they are crap/useless etc. They have a poxy orange 8W bulb and you may get pulled over and defected. Also, I don't think they are safe/bright enough to do the job.

I have integrated mirrors, so only wanted to blank the hole. I pulled it apart, then bought a white LED, 300 Ohm resistor and a small diode which I installed inside, then wired to anywhere on the bike that gets 12V after the key is in the on position, so it looks like side or running lights. If you can't find a set in WA, send me a PM because I can get a set in about 10 minutes from my local workshop mate for about AUD$20 from memory and post them to you.

You can buy super bright LEDs, so could do what I did with an orange LED and but wire it you your existing indicator wires. If you find the LED and send me the specs, I can tell you what resistor and diode to buy.

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what would be the best product to glue the CF tank pad to the tank?
and what preparation would one undertake?
For my stock pad, I went to the local hardware (Mitre 10 in Oz) and bought a short reel of foam tape that had adhesive on each side, so like a very thick double sided tape. I used 2 layers to get the required thickness for the indent in the stock pad.

I guess you could also use silicone, but make sure it will adhere to the tank and CF.

Also, if you ever have to remove it, get some high breaking strain fishing line, some gloves to protect your hands, then work in from each side of the pad to cut the bond. From each side is due to the locating nipple that is under the pad.

Richard
 

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Thank you for your kind offer.
Friends are in the panelbeating trade and some serious glue is avalable.
I used it to glue a new bit of panel in my XB rear window to not weld it and deform the opening.
This is what I intend to use.


For the non Aussies, 1974 Ford XB Fairmont 351C/I same as the car used in Mad Max the movie.
Only made in Australia and nowadays a bit of a cult car especialy the Ford Falcon 351 GT variety
 
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