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    Beware of MotoComposites

    I wanted to accent my K1300S w/ some carbon pieces and purchased the battery cover and the tank insert from Motocomposites. The tank insert fits fine but the battery cover is manufactured incorrectly and is way too small and you can see the fuel overflow line through the large gap between the cover and the tank sides. I emailed them w/ pictures of the bad part and their response is "its within spec."

    Look elsewhere if you want quality carbon parts because after looking at their reviews, apparently they don't care if their parts fit or not. A lot of bad reviews.

    Motocomposite Battery Cover - GAPS!!
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    Stock BMW Battery Cover - No Gaps

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    Cheers!
    Last edited by constructr; 01-08-2022 at 01:02 PM.

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    Return it and move on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Return it and move on?
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    They refuse to take it back.

    I already did a charge back to CC. I just want others to be informed of Motocomposites shady business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by constructr View Post
    They refuse to take it back.

    I already did a charge back to CC. I just want others to be informed of Motocomposites shady business.
    Let us know how the next one fits.
    Good luck.
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    The Bestem carbon fiber battery cover was a little small like yours on both of or K1300S bikes.

    On my wife's R1250RS I bought fairing trim pieces and battery side covers from MotoComposites. Quality looked ok on the four pieces.
    Fit was very good on the fairing pieces. I have not put the battery side covers on.
    I'll probably order the same pieces for my RS.

    MotoComposite (4).jpg

    Battery Side Covers (1).jpg
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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    It's disappointing MotoComposit will not take the part back.
    The website shows you can return parts with the customer paying the shipping.

    llmbeger in Germany is about the only carbon fiber company I can think of that rarely gets complaints.
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    I have ordered numerous pieces, for multiple motorcycles, from Motocomposites and have been totally satisfied with their products. Conversely, I have been disappointed with accessory carbon pieces provided by the manufacturer of a particular motorcycle manufacturer. To my eyes that battery cover isn't "way too small".

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    Out of curiosity, what functions do these composite pieces serve or improve? Or is their purpose cosmetic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Out of curiosity, what functions do these composite pieces serve or improve? Or is their purpose cosmetic?
    HUGE increase in performance related to removal of micrograms of weight. Ok fine, its cosmetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Out of curiosity, what functions do these composite pieces serve or improve? Or is their purpose cosmetic?
    For me and most people it's strictly for looks.
    The pieces I have bought in the past replaced unpainted black plastic pieces.
    I always buy gloss carbon fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    HUGE increase in performance related to removal of micrograms of weight. Ok fine, its cosmetic.
    The biggest weight reduction happens to the wallet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Fit was very good on the fairing pieces. I have not put the battery side covers on.

    Battery Side Covers (1).jpg
    I put the side covers on yesterday and they fit good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Out of curiosity, what functions do these composite pieces serve or improve? Or is their purpose cosmetic?
    Early on, H said no jewelry or flowers! CF instead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The biggest weight reduction happens to the wallet
    True dat!

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    I added a lot of carbon pieces to our K1300S. MotoComposites was the only company offering all of the panels I was wanting to replace. They were out of one particular piece but offered a similar part at no extra costs. (Carbon pieces can be carbon/fiberglass or 100% carbon). I was extremely satisfied with their customer service and quality of components.
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