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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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cheap race body work?

I'm looking to get a set of race body work. For the last couple months I've been back and forth about it and I've finally decided to do it. I spoke with the people at godfather racing and they're are still backordered 3-4 weeks Where can I get a decent set for a similar price that will ship immediately?
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Hotbodies Racing is very inexpensive and available. Also note that they sometimes use ABS Plastic instead of Fiberglass due to mass production and time factor.

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that's why I think you're probably better off spending a bit more for decent race skinz. you're riding aggressive and you'll probably have an occasional "oops". it'll be cheaper in the long run and easier to repair...
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Godfather bodywork is quickly becoming a hot commodity. It's quite a bit cheaper than Sharkskinz and is easy to paint and crash proven. I'd check on a ZX6 board to make sure the hotbodies stuff fits okay. They are hit and miss on fitment. Some bikes have it fit good, others can't make it work at all.

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$725 shipped for Godfather race bodywork painted # plates #'s and sponser logos. PM me if interested I can email you the details.


Godfather crashes good as I found out this weekend on my newly bought and painted bodywork tested the dirt consistancy (sp) at Autobahn this weekend during the LWGP race.
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I'm looking to stay as cheap as possible, I won't be getting them painted for a while and when I do I'll probably be doing it myself. The godfather plastics are 450 shipped compared to hotbodies 650+shipping and there is issues on fitment.

Godfather racing seemed pretty confident about getting them shipped in 3 weeks but I'm doing the track day at BHF 7/30 & 31st I think that might be cutting it close not to mention I have to throw my stock plastics on ebay before I'll have the $$ for the race plastics. I was trying to stay around $500 shipped though.. decisions, decisions
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So just remove your bodywork and do the trackday without any.

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So just remove your bodywork and do the trackday without any.
that's a possibility, if I sell my plastics it will be everything except the gas tank, can you do a trackday with no front fender and no gauges?
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that's a possibility, if I sell my plastics it will be everything except the gas tank, can you do a trackday with no front fender and no gauges?
If I can do a trackday with no upper, windscreen, guages, etc. and all my electrical work taped up in a big ball of duct tape against the upper fairing stay, I'm sure they'll let you run with no front fender.
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If I can do a trackday with no upper, windscreen, guages, etc. and all my electrical work taped up in a big ball of duct tape against the upper fairing stay, I'm sure they'll let you run with no front fender.
That's how I'm gonna be running this weekend at Grattan

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How much do you want for your stock plastics of your kawi. I will buy them today if the price is right and they are in mint shape.
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If you run without a front fender, make sure your brake lines are secured and will not rub on the front wheel!!!
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I would keep the front fender on. It would be a real bummer to have a rock tossed up into the radiator and bust it. But then again the chances of that are slim. You can keep the gauges though, unless you are selling those for the cash and need it. It was the worst mistake I made when I sold my SV gauges, they go for a premium on ebay now.

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How much do you want for your stock plastics of your kawi. I will buy them today if the price is right and they are in mint shape.

I was going to try and get $1200 for them. front fender, upper & headlight, left/right fairing, tail, mirrors, and undertail/brake light. The right side slider has put a little scratch in the fairing from it pinching down on it but other than that they're great only 4,xxx miles on them too. (you can't see the scratch if you use sliders) I'm in chicago and the bike is in naperville but I'll probably be breaking it down and taking pictures tomorrow... I'll post some up here in the classifieds.
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If I can do a trackday with no upper, windscreen, guages, etc. and all my electrical work taped up in a big ball of duct tape against the upper fairing stay, I'm sure they'll let you run with no front fender.

wtf is saftey wiring and what is it needed for then???? sorry to bastardize the thread, pm me if needed

edit: I need to know what consists of safety wiring so I can get my f3 ready for the track...

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Different orgs have different rules for safety wiring. In general, the oil drain, fillercap, and filter need to be safety wired. Some require brake caliper bolts to be wired.

Honestly, to get that type of money Nick you'll probably have to sell everything seperate. Not a big deal if you have a lot of big boxes!

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wtf is saftey wiring and what is it needed for then???? sorry to bastardize the thread, pm me if needed

edit: I need to know what consists of safety wiring so I can get my f3 ready for the track...
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I was going to try and get $1200 for them. front fender, upper & headlight, left/right fairing, tail, mirrors, and undertail/brake light. The right side slider has put a little scratch in the fairing from it pinching down on it but other than that they're great only 4,xxx miles on them too. (you can't see the scratch if you use sliders) I'm in chicago and the bike is in naperville but I'll probably be breaking it down and taking pictures tomorrow... I'll post some up here in the classifieds.
Nick I want to swing buy and take a look at your stuff for sale. Lets set up a date I can swing buy. It doesn't have to be off the bike either. I can have a check within a day if we make a deal.
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