Hey there guys,
I was wondering how a significant a reduction in weight one can get from carbon fiber and what is the compromise on strength. Also, which carbon fiber parts replace original parts and which ones are add-ons?
So ABS is the LIGHTEST??? We don't get fairings in any of the metals do we? Can you tell me the best websites and manufacturers for fairings and bodywork?
As I said earlier, you would expect a good racing fibreglass kit to be around two-thirds of the weight of the OEM plastics but it depends on how they're made. Fibreglass is probably half thickness of OEM plastics.So what would the overall weight comparison of fibre glass to carbon fiber to ABS be like to a full fairing set? Is ABS durable..does it measure up to the other materials in terms of strength if it is used in a greater thickness?
do you know anything about pro series available on oppracing.com? because they have full carbon fiber fairings which are available nowhere else...and why is it that motogp teams use fibre glass when carbon fiber is lighter and almost as strong...what am i missing here?:idunno:
The glass-reinforced plastics are all fairly similar in weight so it just comes down to thickness. If you add the same thickness over 20% of the panel then it'll be 20% heavier than it was without it. If you have a carbon fairing 1mm thick and you add 1mm of kevlar then you've effectively doubled the weight of that section of the panel.It is? It's done then...how much does reinforcing CF with kevlar increase its weight by?