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    Re: Skidmarx Lower Cowl Review

    Latest member of the "Fugly" lower cowl club here (thanks Phil!). My package from Skidmarx arrived today so I will be spending my Saturday getting it fitted, hopefully without much trouble. I have already purchased some higher grade heat shield material after reading about the quality of the supplied heat shield. Will be nice to improve the looks of the lower half of the bike and finally hide up my shamefully brown and spotted downpipes (I am a rider not a polisher!)

    Also I am not bothering with having it painted, I am hoping that the black gel coat looks OK on my black bike.


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    Re: Skidmarx Lower Cowl Review

    Post a picture after you get it installed and we'll let you know if it's acceptable. :-)
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    Re: Skidmarx Lower Cowl Review

    9am




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    5 hours may seem a long time but I took an hour for lunch at noon. It was a bit fiddly in places but I took my time and got there in the end.

    However I now have major bike lift envy as I must have got up and down off the ground 20 times or more.

    I'm very pleased with the finish as it is straight out of the box it's an acceptable match to the rest of the bike.
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    Re: Skidmarx Lower Cowl Review

    IMHO that looks much better than the plastic OEM unit. But I'm prejudiced... I hope you got really serious on the heat control as the junk that came with mine was virtually useless. But since you don't have to deal with the 100˚F days very often you may not see the issues I had in Hotlanta...
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    Re: Skidmarx Lower Cowl Review

    Yes I had to laugh at the stuff they sent me, I have used tougher stuff to wrap baked potatoes on the barbecue. I had already bought 2 square feet of some really tough stuff from a motorsports store that claims to be able to withstand radiant heat of 1800 degrees and have got it all fixed anywhere that comes near the pipes. Hopefully that will do the job.

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    Re: Skidmarx Lower Cowl Review

    Looks good! But I have to say it looks really strange to see small pannier lids that say "Deauville" instead of "NT700V." :-)

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