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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-23-2004, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Race plastics (Hot Bodies for F4i)

I donít want to spend a lot of money on race plastics because Iím not planning on doing that many track days. Iím looking at possibly getting the Hot Bodies, they are way cheaper than the rest.

I know that they are not as good as Sharkskins or maybe not as good as Cheetahs, but I can get a brand new complete set with free shipping for $540.

Is that a good deal?

Should I not get these for any reason?
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If I remember correctly, HotBodies offered a "crash discount" for replacing crashed bodywork... I'm not sure whether or not you have to have a race license to take advantage of that program, tho.

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Hey Vivid,
I have the Hotbodies bodywork for my bike. I got the complete set for about $535 shipped, if I remember correctly. You may want to check with MD Racing as they offer some similar bodywork at about the same price or maybe even cheaper. I can not comment on the quality of the MD stuff as I have not inspected it in person. The HotBodies stuff is like you have heard, not as thick and durable as say Sharkskins, although, IMO very good value for the money. I would purchase the HotBodies set again if I had to do it over.
One think to keep in mind, running track bodywork does not provide the stock method for mounting your guages. I have been rigging the guages up with saftey wire and plastic zip ties for most of last summer. This season, I purchased an aftermarket fairing stay that will do this the right way. Not sure if it's an issue with your bike or not.

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I am aiming at this bodywork too. Downside is I need an aftermarket fairing *stay*AND a stock GSXR-750 windscreen. There are a few more options open to me though.

Is your price through their website, or another? I thought it was more than that for the SV bodywork (damn, we get screwed everywhere!)

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Anna, I found a set over at cbrworld.net for $325 shipped(this includes tank w/ fuel pump.) You'd be amazed at what is out there "used" for the F4i. Of course its in ruff shape, but hey its track body work, it adds charchter. I figure $5-$10 for a creative rattle can job... (O yes, I'll be sporting the Honda/John Deer green bike at the track this year!! )

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MD Racing will have F4i race glass in about a week. The molds are being finished right now.

I already have several sets sold, so It would be about a week & half or so before we can ship.

The price if $450.00 with free shipping.

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The price if $450.00 with free shipping.
that sounds like a deal to me.

Very nice indeed, I just checked out your website.....

So the tail piece for the F4i can be used with the stock F4i seat? (looks like it)


Maybe... once I order my plastics I get some nice photography of them for you and your website..... unless the water bottle comes included with the order

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that sounds like a deal to me.

Very nice indeed, I just checked out your website.....

So the tail piece for the F4i can be used with the stock F4i seat? (looks like it)


Maybe... once I order my plastics I get some nice photography of them for you and your website..... unless the water bottle comes included with the order


VIVID, make sure and ask them about mounting hardware. Sometimes fabrication is needed. Also, ask if you can use your stock front fairing stay. Some plastic needs a custom fairing stay and you can't use your stock guages either.

The ideal situation would be that you can use your stock guages, stock fairing stay, and stock fairing mounts. You mite have to remove your headlights to.

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Those pics are for the CBR 600RR.
Actually we have upgraded the finish. We now Primer the the race glasss, it is ready to paint and looks very nice.

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Those pics are for the CBR 600RR.
I know...

...so how about the mounting hardware? Is there any fabrication needed?
Can I use my stock front fairing stay? and my stock guages?
Do I need to remove my headlights?
Can I use the stock seat?
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If you call drilling holes in the correct spots fabrication....

You may use your stock fairing bracket. and stock gauges, or we sell the R&R racing bracket for $105.00
You will need to remove your headlights
I highly encourage you to use your stock seat. You may be uncomfortable if you do not.

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Re: Race plastics (Hot Bodies for F4i)

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Anna...go with MDRacing....he's a great resource to have on your side.

You will not need any mounting brackets. You will need to drill holes in the plastics, but that is the case for all plastics.
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Anna...go with MDRacing....he's a great resource to have on your side.

You will not need any mounting brackets. You will need to drill holes in the plastics, but that is the case for all plastics.
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Anna...go with MDRacing....he's a great resource to have on your side.
I'll give them a try my first trackday isn't until June or something so I'm not getting them for a while.

Hey John, how easy is it to swap between race plastics and street plastics.... how long does it take?
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Onc e drilled the race plastics come on and off in 5 mins. The stocl plastics have way too many push pins and bolts; 20 minutes...a little more time plugging in all of your lights.
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