SO this Ixil link pipe bolted right up huh? thats a nice cover you have on some of the exhaust, where did you get that if you dont mind me asking...
The hardest part was removing the O.E.M. 'boat anchor.' My experience with aftermarket exhausts, is there's always some degree of 'persuading' that is required. In this case it was slight.
Most of the carbon fibre (c/f) I have is from Tekarbon
. It is reasonably priced (as much as c/f is), and is of a very good quality. Their delivery span is pretty good... and if it is out of stock(they ship from CA), they will either ask if you want them to email a notice, or if you go ahead and purchase, they will notify you when it's back in stock and send you a confirmation number as well as a tracking number... all in short order!
From my experience, the latter is much faster
, because you're at the head of list, thus gets filled and sent first. Your order is expedited, whilst those on a 'standby list' await until are purchase orders (paid) get filled first.
I also have a handful of Carbon2Race
- I cannot recommend them to be honest. They are slow in delivering their product, which to be honest, their quality is not near Tekarbon's. You're also paying for and waiting for shipment from Slovenia
My experience with Carbon2Race was less than pleasant: after waiting a few weeks and no delivery, and no contact from them, I emailed them (X2) asking if the package had been sent, and for a tracking number. Their response was no the items had even been made
at that moment, but were scheduled to be made the next week, he would email me with a tracking #. The next week came and went - silence; I emailed them regarding my disappointment, they apologised profusely, and assured me they would be sent the next week. Nothing. The next week, I headed out for a remote vacation. When I got back, I emailed to cancel my order. I checked my account daily,no funds were returned. Another week, finally I get a email with only a tracking #, no explanation why I was lied to, why it took over two months to get my products, or why my order was not cancelled upon request with my funds returned to me. Nothing.
The upside to my experience with Carbon2Race (however slight), was I had gone an other trip, this one on my bike, and had been sideswiped by a deer. Upon my return with my bike to to my home, there was a box from Slovenia waiting me, and in the box were some were pieces I needed for the rebuild. ZX6R (13-16) : Tekarbon :: Carbon Fiber Bike Parts Superstore, Tekarbon :: Carbon Fiber Bike Parts Superstore
Below are some photos of deer fur embedded into the O.E.M. front fender; also Carbon2Race