12-28-2007, 03:27 AM #1
Carbon Fiber Grab Handle Interest?
I am not sure if many of you notice the rear grab handle fading over a short period of time but they do. They are hard to clean, and hard to keep looking sharp becaue of the plastic they are made of. I am considering either going to a race seat or buying a new grab handle for this summer to fix this.
A week or so ago I saw on here a carbon fiber grab handle and after some looking I found out who made/makes them. They are a solid carbon fiber part. The man that sold and made them did it for 375 dollars each. I am told, still waiting on an email back from the man, that he would be interested in a group buy. This means the order would have to be for 5-10+ to get one.
I attached some pictures
I hope Mark (Hydrotoys) and Richard? (TheDome) don't mind my using their pictures, Thanks guys. Your GPRs look SHARP!
I will post up more information when I get an email back. This post is just to see how many people would want this part. Please post yes or no and the amount you would purchase. Post thoughts and questions.
Last edited by Chrisrokc; 12-28-2007 at 03:41 AM.
12-28-2007, 03:31 AM #2
12-28-2007, 05:08 AM #3
real nice i like it. were are they i want one
12-28-2007, 07:28 AM #4
It was over $350 when I bought one. I heard that somebody was selling the same ones for $300 later. The more folks you get, the cheaper it will get. It is very light. The only downfall I see, is that when tuning your ski out on the water, I have a habit of pulling my seat back and setting it on the handle...this can crack the top-coat in a hurry. You have to drill your mounting holes too. No biggie.
12-28-2007, 10:19 AM #5
that does look cool, but have you tried a heat gun? I did my grab bar and sponsons the other day and they look new. Just wave a heat gun over it and it will bring the oils in the plastic back to the top. this works on most of the hard plastics on most skis. It does not work on the rubbery stuff like the rub rails and bar pad.
12-28-2007, 10:23 AM #6
I had mine painted... It cost less than 350, matches my ski, and looks real sharp as well! It was primed with filler primer and wet sanded out so it was a flat surface and not texturized. Cosmetically its really pleasing. The paint has stayed on great for 1 season and numerous grabs and even a few seadoo tow's home. If you paint it to match your ski it will cost you half as much as the carbon fiber. If you'd like to see pics of it... mine is off my ski right now and I could post some.
12-28-2007, 10:24 AM #7
12-28-2007, 10:28 AM #8
Why not just cover your existing one with carbon fiber if looks is all you are after?
12-28-2007, 10:50 AM #9
Ill take one if we decide on the group buy.
let me kno!
12-28-2007, 10:55 AM #10
I've wanted one for a long time to go with my CF windscreen. No way I'd pay $300 for one, though.
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