Carbon single seat fitted

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Carbon single seat fitted

Postby bic_bicknell » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:06 pm

Finally. Been planning to do this for over two years but only got round to finishing today. :)

There's very few of these single seats available second hand or through e-bay or anywhere else so ended up buying new from KTM. Carbon seat unit through a German company. Quyality good but it wasn't the best fit and I had to do a lot of work to make the tail light fit, dremmelling, sanding, reshaping. This was made worse because I was fitting a bike monkey light unit and this was also slightly different from OE parts. So I got an after market carbon unit trying to mate up to an after market light unit. Double trouble, took a good few hours to sort this out. Added to that was the bike was dirty so all the bits that were transfered across needed to be cleaned up.

Anyway, now looks great I think.

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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby Bert » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:17 pm

Yummy :!:
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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby Superdan » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:31 pm

Dont be shy a few more pics would not go amiss, looks cool 8)

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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby CEREC1 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:38 pm

bic_bicknell wrote:Finally. Been planning to do this for over two years but only got round to finishing today. :)

There's very few of these single seats available second hand or through e-bay or anywhere else so ended up buying new from KTM. Carbon seat unit through a German company. Quyality good but it wasn't the best fit and I had to do a lot of work to make the tail light fit, dremmelling, sanding, reshaping. This was made worse because I was fitting a bike monkey light unit and this was also slightly different from OE parts. So I got an after market carbon unit trying to mate up to an after market light unit. Double trouble, took a good few hours to sort this out. Added to that was the bike was dirty so all the bits that were transfered across needed to be cleaned up.

Anyway, now looks great I think.

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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby omky756 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:59 pm

Man that's a sweet unit Bic...!!! I did manage to pick up a used one but not a carbon unit ..I bet that was at least double price.!!!! You do love your Superduke treating it to that kind of candy..!! :mrgreen: I'm envious bro :wink: ...and also makes me want to get off my arse and install it.!!! Just got it from the shop..went on vacation and sick with bronchitis now...Time to install the rest of my bits..
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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby Twisted Jester » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:51 pm

Nice work Bic, so you gonna keep the original for track use and save risking the carbon.
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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby tripoddave » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:59 pm

very niiice :mrgreen:
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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby MADDOG53 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:58 pm

More pic's :?:
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Re: Carbon single seat fitted (more pics)

Postby bic_bicknell » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:21 pm

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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby MADDOG53 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:34 pm

Big difference in apperance,, very nice,,, :!:
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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby omky756 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:09 pm

Got carbon..?????
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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby DucatiTerminator » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:27 pm

Who is the German company that makes the seat unit? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby MADDOG53 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:40 pm

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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby DucatiTerminator » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:07 pm

MADDOG53 wrote:http://hfcarbon.de/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8


OUTSTANDING! Thank you very much!

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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby rocketchick » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:52 am

:P :D :shock: :wink:

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Re: Carbon single seat fitted

Postby brudenell8146 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:28 am

Sorry to pick up an old thread.

I have also just bought a complete single-seat unit. upon installing I've discovered (with R&G tail tidy ) my issues seem to be indicators fouling my round Akrapovic exhausts.
I can get clearance with indicators and exhaust via bending tabs on the tail tidy, but this gives me indicators that sit at a 45deg angle giving an appearance of gull wings (horrible)

My question is has anyone had any other tail tidy that works well with this conversion?

I have the new KTM led type indicators and wasn't overly keen on fitting the standard or buying small replacements.

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