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I was looking for some feedback regarding Armordillo Carbon Fiber. If anybody has purchased pieces from them I'd love to hear what you think.
 
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Re: Armordillo Carbon Fiber (RI749)

Do a search, they have come up before from time to time...
 
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poor product, fit, shipping time, REFUND time after you return the poor fitting, finished, product. you will soon see why it sells for the price that it does. don't be tempted, stick with DP, Casoli, or other high quality product.
 
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I just recieved a "Long" CF Hugger for my 749 from them. It's going right back as soon as they return my email. Crap.
 
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We've got tons of great quality expensive (compared to Armordildo) CF for sale. With CF, you really get what you pay for. Armordillo CF is made overseas. We had the same company that they bought from proposition us to resell their cheap crap. We said "Take this cheap CF and shove it!" (Actually, it was more like "no thanks")

-DanB

http://www.benferperformance.com
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by BFP »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">, you really get what you pay for. </TD></TR></TABLE>

Axiom.
 
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Thing is for me, all I want is a long enough rear hugger to actually do some good protecting my shock and linkage. I could care less what it's made of...heck, I would prefer plastic!
 
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I thought Armordillo CF was made in VA. If so me thinks Dan owes them an apology. Slandering a competitor is bad form regardless and a cheap shot.
From what I see on the BFP web site, they make pretty covers, like clutch covers that really should be made from something stronger that will offer some protection in the event of a spill. Key guards and tank bras hardly qualify as performance items in my book. Where are the fuel tanks, air boxes, fairings, oversize breather boxes, etc. that are really performance enhancements? Not to mention wheels, frames, or anything structural. BenPERFORMANCE? Carbon Fiber King? He has no clothes. Expensive bling, bling, "no thanks"
 
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QUESTION?

If someone was to buy all the carbon bodywork from one of these second rate carbon manufacturers, and the fit wasnt all that bad(little work) but fits.

Then prep and paint the stuff.

wouldnt that be the way to go?

1.Cheap carbon save $$$
2.Prep and Paint (put the extra $ into a good paint job)
3.Finished product a great set of light weight fairings?

Call me crazy
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by corse955 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought Armordillo CF was made in VA. If so me thinks Dan owes them an apology. Slandering a competitor is bad form regardless and a cheap shot.
From what I see on the BFP web site, they make pretty covers, like clutch covers that really should be made from something stronger that will offer some protection in the event of a spill. Key guards and tank bras hardly qualify as performance items in my book. Where are the fuel tanks, air boxes, fairings, oversize breather boxes, etc. that are really performance enhancements? Not to mention wheels, frames, or anything structural. BenPERFORMANCE? Carbon Fiber King? He has no clothes. Expensive bling, bling, "no thanks"</TD></TR></TABLE>

Where did you get that information? It hasn't been posted on the boards, and it's nowhere in their auctions... It's interesting you'd know so much about them and then flame us. They are based in VA (Which is throwing distance from where you're from, if I'm not mistaken?).

I know where they get thier stuff, because the same Taiwanese company who offered it to us said that they had a buyer in VA who was already selling it online in the USA when we asked for references.

As far as talking shit about BFP, knock yourself out. There are tons of board members here and on Desmo who will tell you (first hand) that our CF is the bomb, many of whom have bought the SAME EXACT PARTS from us after getting burned by armordillo, or whatever they changed their name to this week. Dump your bike on a clutch cover we sell, and you'll still have a clutch.

Come back when you have something useful to contribute to the board, Courtney.
 
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Dude, you have a sterling reputation on this board as a supplier of top-notch CF for those who desire (and can afford) the very best on the market. No one disputes that. But busting on a competitor is NEVER a good idea. Let your product and your reputation speak for themselves. It's the honorable thing to do.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by DesmoBob »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dude, you have a sterling reputation on this board as a supplier of top-notch CF for those who desire (and can afford) the very best on the market. No one disputes that. But busting on a competitor is NEVER a good idea. Let your product and your reputation speak for themselves. It's the honorable thing to do.</TD></TR></TABLE>

You're absolutely correct. I should have thought twice before posting that (or posted differently).

-Dan
 
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That said, all the carbon fiber on my 1997 900 SP, (except the rear hugger) is BFP and it IS beautiful stuff
(and expensive).
 
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fwiw my experience with their breather box was in fact made in Va. the owner (won't post his name) sent me pics mid way during the fab of the unit he sent me prior to completion. I can't say re other items he has to offer but I know my particular case the product was made at his shop. and both of them went back. buy once, buy right, buy quality, you will always be happier in the end. .02
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by BFP »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

You're absolutely correct. I should have thought twice before posting that (or posted differently).

-Dan</TD></TR></TABLE>
you should have said ... they suck !!! but since you shouldn't .. i'll say it
THEY SUCK !!
 
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I've already orderd a long fender (one that apparently doesn't exist) from another vendor. I looked at about ten long long fenders (that apparently don't exist) before deciding on the one I orderd.

After playing phone tag (something I don't have time for), I made contact via email and was told to send it back and they'll refund me. The product quality was fine, and they seemed nice enough, and very professional. So obviously you don't work for them, and are just a groupie.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by brettmess24 »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">QUESTION?

If someone was to buy all the carbon bodywork from one of these second rate carbon manufacturers, and the fit wasnt all that bad(little work) but fits.

Then prep and paint the stuff.

wouldnt that be the way to go?

1.Cheap carbon save $$$
2.Prep and Paint (put the extra $ into a good paint job)
3.Finished product a great set of light weight fairings?

Call me crazy
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The thing is.... MOST of the time, not all, the cheaper stuff is wet lay-up, which unless done be a true pro is usually excessively heavy and not very structurally sound. It is also just as heavy as fiberglass or more so when done really bad.

You have to get pre-impregnated carbon, preferably that has been in the autoclave. I believe this is how BFP does it - I have one of their overpriced, bling bling, etc... pieces (front fender) and couldn't be happier. It is absolutely perfect - you could never find an imperfection.

In my opinion there is no reason to buy cheap carbon, as it generally isn't as good as it should be. Just because it is called carbon fiber that doesn't mean it is strong and light.
 
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Oh, if you are looking at some CF bodywork - get a claimed weight - if it is a good number buy it. When it gets there if the numbers don't check out - have it out with who you got it from.
 
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