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replacement fairings

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' at netrider.net.au started by GuttedEwok, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Hi all.



    Been looking at getting a new set of fairings for the bike (CBR600RR 2006), or getting my current set repaired. Dropped it a couple of times, picked up a big crack in the front fairing, others a little scratched up. Anyway, been looking on ebay....saw a few sets with hugely varying prices. Does anybody know what materials stock fairings generally come in? I saw a set of 'ABS Plastic' fairings, apparently brand new, for next to nothing ($10 current bid, $200 postage), but then another set, in fibreglass, ($400, similar postage). I'm tipping the cheap ones will be absolute shite, but does anybody know what the better materials for fairings are?
     
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  2. Modern day machines generally use ABS.
     
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  3. Fibreglass fairings are aftermarket. They are usually lighter and much easier to repair than plastic fairings.

    Since you have a 06' model I'd be looking for original plastic fairings that will fit perfectly cause a fibreglass set will probably decrease the value of your bike.
     
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  4. yeah, not really too fussed about resale value. I'm going to pretty much do a full custom job on the bike which will destroy the value anyway. I'll custom spray any panels I get anyway, and I plan to keep the bike for a few years. Just can't understand why some stuff on there is so cheap and some stuff is so expensive. I looked at feedback from previous purchasers and they all seemed happy with both products....so yeah, confusing.
     
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  5. When it comes to fairings theres a lot of difference in quality out in the market place.

    I'd stay away from the really cheap ones as they are probably paper-thin and rough quality. See if you can find some replacement original plastic fairings, heres a good link for you.

    Find A Part Australia
     
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