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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-22-2018, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone ever purchased the short tail kit from LEA Components? I'm trying to source a carbon fiber short tail and unfortunately Motocomposites only offers the carbon fender and not the brackets for tail light and license plate. I found this LEA Components product on ebay and as always I am skeptical of the quality.

This would be an aftermarket option for the Ducati accessory #96949002B.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-23-2018, 02:49 PM
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buy from Monster Parts.
https://monsterparts.com/products/ca...l-unit-no-chop

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Good Point! I forgot about them. At least with Monster parts I can return easily if necessary. I'll give them a shot.

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Good Point! I forgot about them. At least with Monster parts I can return easily if necessary. I'll give them a shot.
If you have questions about it ask them first. Jeff (the owner of Monster Parts) is good people, he won't steer you wrong.

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My 2008 S4RS Tricolore came with one of these tails on it and it's a very nice piece. Be warned however, that using this tail will interfere with both a Corbin aftermarket seat and the Ventura rack system. I had to modify both to work with the carbon tail.

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Thanks guys. I'll post a few before and afters when I get it. I've also just finished having all the carbon re-clearcoated. The rearsets, triple clamps, and others powdercoated, and the QD exhaust ceramic coated by Jet Hot. Trying to bring my 07 back to its former glory.

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I received the short tail from Carbon World and all together the quality of the pieces is very good. The aluminum brackets are nice quality and coated black. The carbon is also nice quality however I ran into one large issue which was the thickness of the material. I installed the stock turn signals (trying to keep the original look) and immediately I could tell the carbon was not strong enough to support these signals. I went on a 500 mile weekend ride and when I got home the carbon had vibrated so much that the wings ate into the paint of my frame. I measured the thickness to be 1.3mm thick and have reached out to Carbon World to resolve.

The easy solution would be to purchase a brake light w integrated turn signals however I just purchased the aftermarket LED brake light from Design Corse so I'd rather not replace it.
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