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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 11:22 PM
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Medium level, there is worse.

SharkSkinz
Armour Bodies

Cheetah and Godfather are medium quality.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 11:26 PM
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nasty history, I thought they went out of business.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 11:27 PM
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GP Composites is very good. I can't even describe to you how much of beating mine has taken. If you are trying to do a track day just take your stock plastic off and ride without it.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 12:14 AM
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Armour Bodies

since working with them paint wise and working the panels, i like these. nice and sturdy.

hotboddies cheap shit and i dont think will hold up for crap in a crash.



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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 05:36 AM
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Godfather is OK, you get what you pay for. I have them on my bike. They us lacquer primer to which is un-heard of in the primer world. Plus they are brittle.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 07:48 AM
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I almost bought Godfather but fortunately they were kind of 'temporarily out of business' due to quality problems at the time.

I ended up going with Attack Performance and am very happy with the quality and glad I spent the extra dough. Fit was great and they came primered gray....once I had everything drilled (the holes lined up almost perfectly with the markings) I just hit it with some fine grain paper (don't recall the grit) and then painted with spray paint....came out pretty decent.

Here' s a link.....also their customer service were very helpful.

http://www.attackperformance.com/racebodies.html


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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-10-2007, 08:27 AM
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I had godfather on my SV 650. Loved them. fit was perfect. Aurmour bodies and Sharkskinz is a step above though. God father was having problems with there company so I might be worried about them. You can do a search on the Wera.com there is alot of info on godfather there.
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 11:15 AM

 
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I also heard that godfather went out of business. I heard they kept some deposits for product they didn't deliver. I thought someone else bought their molds. They are thin, they are brittle, and they didn't fit well on a friends F4i.

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 04:03 PM
 
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I like my Catalyst Composites so far...
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