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these are a set of beauts! the rizoma multistrada time belt covers apparently fit the sport classics.

these would look awesome on a sport classic. :)

anyone know if there is a new US dealer for rizoma parts? i heard that last year there was some trouble with getting parts into the US for one reason or another and alot of dealers dropped rizoma. i think the billet timing belt covers are much more apropos for a sport classic aesthetic than carbon fiber ones.
 

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otterx said:


anyone know if there is a new US dealer for rizoma parts?
OtterX,
The man you want to speak/email with is PJ's Parts:
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i think the billet timing belt covers are much more apropos for a sport classic aesthetic than carbon fiber ones.
Feel free to disagree but I don’t think thermoset composites (graphite epoxy being the most familiar) have any real function on a motorcycle. Thermoplastic body work, covers, fenders etc etc are cheaper to manufacture, are MORE functional because thermoplastic will flex much more that thermosets and don’t fracture like thermosets. The weight savings is so minimal that if any aerospace company built sportbikes there would be no thermoset materials to be found. Take a dump before you go ride and you have just saved the 2 lbs replacing thermoplastic parts with thermoset parts would buy you. So it all comes down to paying a lot more money for BLING and that is counter to form following function. The majority of thermoset parts offered as aftermarket bling are not processed under elevated temperature, pressure and vacuum (read autoclave) which is required to take advantage of the material properties. In addition to the material characteristics, the warp and fill of the fabric, the directional orientation of the fibers in the lamination sequence are all important considerations to design into a laminate for it to function properly. Otherwise you are simply taking expensive materials and using them for window dressing. All I can do is shake my head and think about all those Ford Escorts I see with a wing on the back trunk lid. WTF?
 

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So it all comes down to paying a lot more money for BLING and that is counter to form following function.
No kidding Captain Obvious! I'm not a fan of carbon on the PS but to each his own. It does look good on a lot of bikes and does serve some purpose for serious riders on parts like wheels. Let's face it though, if it weren't for the bling factor not too many Ducatis and even fewer Harleys would be sold, there are better bikes for less money available from the Japenese manufacturers.

I'm off to continue eliminating all the thermoplastic parts on my PS :D
 

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otterx said:


these are a set of beauts! the rizoma multistrada time belt covers apparently fit the sport classics.

these would look awesome on a sport classic. :)

anyone know if there is a new US dealer for rizoma parts? i heard that last year there was some trouble with getting parts into the US for one reason or another and alot of dealers dropped rizoma. i think the billet timing belt covers are much more apropos for a sport classic aesthetic than carbon fiber ones.
We have the Rizoma in stock.
 

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hhmm....by a few of the comment before, are these timing covers actually gray "plastic" or billet? i was under the impression they were anodized aluminum alloy. :confused:


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We have the Rizoma in stock.
 

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does serve some purpose for serious riders on parts like wheels. Let's face it though, if it weren't for the bling factor not too many Ducatis and even fewer Harleys would be sold, there are better bikes for less money available from the Japenese manufacturers.
Replacing metal wheels with composite is not the same as replacing one plastic part with another.

What Japanese bike is "better" ? The Japanese have not made anything as of yet that is "better" at what I want a bike to be. I am speaking about material science not opinion. Thermoset composites are good when designed to take advantage of the materials otherwise it is bling. I'm not saying bling is a bad thing either, it is what it is, pretty and of no increased functional use. You can't replace a thermoplastic resin system with a thermoset resin system and save ANY weight unless you redesign the part to have less mass. You can also redesign the part to have less mass and make it thermoplastic and you are right back to square one.

This is all in the context of material strength to weight ratio in a predetermined loads and stress requirement. A fender or a fairing just has to withstand a little impact and abrassion, they are not carrying any load.

To each his own. I guess being in the composites research and development arena for 25 years gives me a different perspective. Kind of like putting straight pipes on a Harley. More money spent on a whole lot of nothing.
 

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SScowboy said:
Replacing metal wheels with composite is not the same as replacing one plastic part with another
Indeed not.

My SS has lost over 40 lbs.

9 was going from a metal to a composite tank.

10 was changing plastic to CF (fairing, belt covers, mudguards).

7 was changining EOM pipes to CF.

11 was changing OEM 5-spoke Marchesinis to CF.

The rest was removing blinkers (legal where I live), rear-fender, going to a slipper clutch, etc.

But still, 1/4 of the loss was due to going from plastic to CF. A bit more than taking a dump, no matter how full of merda one is :) .

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toobs1234 said:
So I don't need blinkers in CH? I just spent a bundle on Kellermans...

John
Not in Zurich (at least when I lived there), not in Ticino. But you do in Argau and some other Kantons. You have to check with the Kantonal Amt.

Where are you in Zurich?

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Me thinks you weighed the mud stuck to your mudguards.
As I said, it was an SS. 7 lbs loss in the fairing alone. 3 lbs each side, 1 in the nose. Belt covers, mudguards, and rear fender make another 2 or three. I have the exact numbers on my work computer, I'll check tomorrow.

Actually the CF rims on the SS are only 1/2 lb. each lighter then the magnesium Marchesinis I have on my ST2, though they seem much lighter as all their weight is concentrated at the hub.

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PJ's parts has them for $232. I haven't ordered from them but that's less than I paid for mine. You might have to poop before you ride though because I don't think they are any lighter than the butt ugly plastic turds that they came with. :)
 

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PJ's parts has them for $232. I haven't ordered from them but that's less than I paid for mine. You might have to poop before you ride though because I don't think they are any lighter than the butt ugly plastic turds that they came with. :)

PJ's?????? Do you have a web page??????

I like the belt covers,but not for $450.00 :eek: !!!
I could see spending $232.00 on a set :) .

I did a search for PJ'S parts with Google and came up with 0. Well 0 for Rizoma parts for Ducati.

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here's their website: http://www.pjsparts.com/

i ordered a set of these about 2 weeks ago and pj's parts said they were going to be about 2 weeks for their next delivery.

i think he also mentioned that after this shipment the rizoma prices were going to go up. better get in onthis one while you can at his great price.

all the other places i used to get rizoma parts from were usually full SRP, so it was a pleasant surprise to see these offered at a discount.

these timing belt covers should look great on the sport classics! for now its the last accessory to accompany my speedy moto clutch cover, pressure plate and springs.

now... if some one wouild only please come out with some after market 70's styled fairings! ;)




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PJ's?????? Do you have a web page??????

I like the belt covers,but not for $450.00 :eek: !!!
I could see spending $232.00 on a set :) .

I did a search for PJ'S parts with Google and came up with 0. Well 0 for Rizoma parts for Ducati.

Thanks
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Otterx,

Thanks for the help,I just drop them an e-mail.

I will be doing some ridding around lake Berryessa/Pope Valley this Sunday,well almost every Sunday(live in the area :D ). Come on over.


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