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who's familiar with HotBodies RACE PLASTICS?

What kinda fit and finish should I expect out of the full set? I'm thinking about picking some up for my 636, I know it's basically only two pieces that are fitting together but I've heard some horror stories. Do you have to drill the fairing bolt holes also?
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so far, i do, and i found when doing a nice paint job on there there surface is kinda weak, the resin, the primer they have on it now isnt good.

then i just ran into a clearance problem i think in which i might have to cut a hole in the belly pan, all of which i think wont matter if your stunting though nick.

also yes i had to drill the holes, measure twice drill once dude.



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so far, i do, and i found when doing a nice paint job on there there surface is kinda weak, the resin, the primer they have on it now isnt good.

then i just ran into a clearance problem i think in which i might have to cut a hole in the belly pan, all of which i think wont matter if your stunting though nick.

also yes i had to drill the holes, measure twice drill once dude.

lol hmmmmm this one would definitely be getting a custom paintjob. Any other reccommendations?
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to stunt with?

yep
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humm, i honestly dont know how they would hold up? the whole point is lighter then stock plastics and sealed for high speed air flow.

i think ya might be better getting some rashed plastics nick, and redoing them, stock OEM plastics are tough!



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Shark Skinz bend well which may be a concern for stuntin'. Some of thier fit isn't great and some of their edges are a bit thin but they certainly bend well in a crash.

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I'm not worried about cracking or holding up to crashing I don't do much of that... and it'll have a cage on it My main concern is how much of a pain in the ass it's gonna be to get everything to line up and how well it's going to take to the paint job seeing as I'm spending about $350 on paint
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I wouldnt have spent $150 to paint my hotbodies. lots of pinholes in the gelcoat, thin spots, and rough edges. They are made for track bikes not show bikes.
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Hotbodies has a kinda poor fit. It's on the lower end for quality. Sharkskin is great but costs more. Check out my fellow CCS Racing brothers bodywork. . .

GodfatherRacing.com

They've had good reviews at the track!


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I'm definately checking out Godfather's next time I need a new set (hopefully, not for awhile). They do have good reviews and give a decent racer discount. NESBA membership MIGHT get a discount too.

I've heard bad things about Hot Bodies. Honestly, you might want to check out a ZX6R board for better information regarding fit on a 636. Some of their stuff fits good, some doesn't.

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Hotbodies has a kinda poor fit. It's on the lower end for quality. Sharkskin is great but costs more. Check out my fellow CCS Racing brothers bodywork. . .

GodfatherRacing.com

They've had good reviews at the track!


sweet they're cheap too! Anyone know the non-racer price? Or does someone wanna hook me up
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alright i made a similar post on stuntlife and they're all reccommending cheetah plastics... Anyone know the cheapest place to pick a set up?

Another question about the godfather plastics.. are they predrilled?
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sweet they're cheap too! Anyone know the non-racer price? Or does someone wanna hook me up
Just click on add to cart and check out. I got halfway through, the check out and was never asked for any proof of being a racer.
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alright i made a similar post on stuntlife and they're all reccommending cheetah plastics... Anyone know the cheapest place to pick a set up?

Another question about the godfather plastics.. are they predrilled?
I don't think so, there's a really good fitment section on that site.
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I don't think so, there's a really good fitment section on that site.
check it

I know I'm kinda being a pain in the butt but it's coming down to these or cheetah's... these being preferred as they're a lot cheaper.

What are the godfather fairings made out of fiberglass or plastic? and does anyone here have them so maybe I could see them in person?
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I don't know if any aftermarket bodywork comes drilled

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cheetah's are definitely predrilled, but for the $370 difference between them and godfather's I believe I can make my own holes

anyone here have a set of godfathers and know what it's made out of?
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cheetah's are definitely predrilled, but for the $370 difference between them and godfather's I believe I can make my own holes

anyone here have a set of godfathers and know what it's made out of?
Not sure exactly what it's made of but everyone at the track that has it likes it. Look at their web site for details.

Are we there yet?
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Not sure exactly what it's made of but everyone at the track that has it likes it. Look at their web site for details.

no info on material there, I've emailed them though
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