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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-27-2006, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Track bodywork for '05 636

Thinking of maybe making the 636 a track only bike....the thought of crashing up that beautiful stock plastic is scary.

Couple of questions:

1) Who makes good stuff for a good price for this bike? (links would be appreciated)

2) How hard is it to swap back to stock if I get the itch to take it on a trip or weekend ride?

3) Can you buy do-it-yourself paint (rattle can) that will match up to the stock Kawi green?...or how much would a paint job cost ?(nothing perfect...just decent)

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1) Who makes good stuff for a good price for this bike? (links would be appreciated)

Depends on what you want to spend. Hotbodies, Godfather and Sharkskinz all make the bodywork. Ebodies on eBay also sells bodywork, these are what I have and have done me good. A simple search will find all the other sites.

2) How hard is it to swap back to stock if I get the itch to take it on a trip or weekend ride?

You will need to remove all your lights and most likely need a new upper fairing stay (someone correct me if I am wrong) whihc aftermarket race stays do not accomodate a headlight. This will take some time to convert it back if you have patience.

3) Can you buy do-it-yourself paint (rattle can) that will match up to the stock Kawi green?...or how much would a paint job cost ?(nothing perfect...just decent)

Have not seen rattle can Kawi paint, but if you get the color code, you can go to http://www.nextag.com/kawasaki-paint...7C710B0D8347C4 and get it here.
Paint job can run you anywhere from $300.00 for a basic one color job to ???? for what you really want. Good luck

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I say ... crash the stock body work if necessary ... the bike is insured isn't it?

I have the stock bodywork on mine ... but, I am simply not going to crash!
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i have a set of Cheetah bodywork which i got off of ebay for $350 i think. Go to home depot, and rattle can them, easy and cheap.

Hotbodies are not that great, sharkskinz are the best (to expensive), Cheetah are in the middle from what i can tell.

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Ahh, young person, in the famous words of Fred #23 CR NESBA, "crashing, don't do it."
In the event the unthinkable should occur, look into ebay or some other web sites targeting your bike. I for one will not ever do Godfathers, Cheetah, or Hotbodies again. Been there, won't go there again. I've had good luck with Sharkskins and a couple "off brands" from ebay.

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along with sharkskinz, armour bodies and ak composites are supposedly very good stuff too. but these are more expensive then the others you've mentioned.

it's hit or miss with cheetahs and hotbodies as far as fitment goes.

godfather racing had a ton of problems when their manufacturing was done in mexico, but they've relocated their manufacturing stateside (florida i think) and the fitment/quality is supposedly much better.
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1> I got mine on ebay, e-racing

2>Its a pain in the arse, I may end up just putting a crash cage on her and end up riding it as a street fighter. Even though I dont stunt. Check out my thread in this forum. I'll have pics of the finished product this weekend. If you go to Autobahn July 3rd you will see it there.

3>Im just gonna rock the primer for now.
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I wouldn't try to rattle can 'matching' paint. I'd shoot for readily available colors that don't look too bad with the green, like black. I don't believe in expensive paint jobs on track plastics, but that's just me.

It would probably take an hour or two to change between street and race, depending on what you take off and put on.

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I had the displeasure of helping a friend mount up his 06 R6 bodywork a few weeks ago. It was by far the worst piece of shit bodywork I have ever seen in my life. I really hope other manufacturers are making better shit than this stuff otherwise I might have to get into the bodywork business.
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I had the displeasure of helping a friend mount up his 06 R6 bodywork a few weeks ago. It was by far the worst piece of shit bodywork I have ever seen in my life. I really hope other manufacturers are making better shit than this stuff otherwise I might have to get into the bodywork business.
and which manufacturer are you talking about rev?
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I have Armour bodies for my 05 636. Fit was real good and my painter enjoyed a decent finish to start with.

It takes me about 2 hours to go from street to track and about 3.5 hours to go from track to street. The street body work has more screws that you need to line up when installing.

There is no need for an aftermarket fairing stay.
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and which manufacturer are you talking about rev?
whoops..it was hobodies.
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Attack Performance bodywork is the best I have seen without spending a grand on Sharkskinz. Let me know if your interested.
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Attack Performance bodywork is the best I have seen without spending a grand on Sharkskinz. Let me know if your interested.
I'm interested. PM sent.

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Thanks for all the replies guys! I'll look into each and then decide...but by all means keep the suggestions coming.

Also if anyone has pics, etc. that would be great too.

Now I just have to not wipe out before I make up my mind and get this stuff....but I know I'll miss just being able to jump on it and go for a street ride (I just got it 1 month ago).
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Cheetah was easy to install, no problems like I've heard with hot bodies. Fit perfectly, and no additional work required (except painting).

Attach is a pic of the rattle can job and Cheetah body work which I got off of ebay.

If you want the best of the best, SharkSkinz or Attack Performance (they are awesome for Kawi stuff) - give Tom (tomzx6rr) a call, he'll hook you up.
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Attach is a pic of the rattle can job and Cheetah body work which I got off of ebay.
Looks awesome! What kind of green paint did you use?
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Ok, it's basically all done.

Ended up going with Attack Performance bodywork. I don't have any experience with others brands, but this stuff was great! Everything fit very nicely and the primered surface was very nice.

I ended up doing the paint myself with spray paint (used PJ1 Kawi glow green and some wal-mart gloss black). Had a bunch of decals from all the stuff I've bought over the past few years and got a 'Ninja ZX6R' decal kit from ebay for $20.

Here's some pics....looks better in the pics than in person..but all in all I think it's not bad
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very nice job looks good

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dang i like how that turned out, good job
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