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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Cheap but good track day fairings?

What's a good brand to get that won't kill my wallet but will hold up to crashes well? I know you get what you paid for, and if it comes to that I will, however I would like to save some dough.....

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buy some rashed up stock ones off ebay and rattle can them.




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E-Racings on eBay is probably your best bet for inexpensive new bodywork. Worth the money. I have them and would buy them again.

http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZeQ2dracings888

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E-Racings on eBay is probably your best bet for inexpensive new bodywork. Worth the money. I have them and would buy them again.

http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZeQ2dracings888
+1 I heard E-Racing uses Sharkskinz molds...but don't quote me on that. I believe Hix has their bodywork. It this is true, it looks like it's held up very well after a few crashes.

I bought my bodywork off ebay (Hotbodies up per and lower). I crash tested it once this season. The bike flipped a few times and I think it held up great. A few patches, she's ready to go. I think I might try E-Racing next season.

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The e-racings are the best for the money. They are sharkskinz copies, but they're a bit thinner.

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thanks dean. i've been looking. he doesn't seem to have anything for the 06 Gix but i emailed him so we'll see. good find either way.

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In order cheapest good... going up...

e-racing
armour bodies regular
sharkskinz
armour bodies higher end

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If you want something with the great fit and finish of Sharkskinz but a couple hundred less I would go with Attack Race Bodies. For what its worth I just mounted a set on a GSXR 750 and everything goes together without problems. Sometimes the money you save buying cheap bodywork isnt worth the headaches that come along with it.
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oh yeah, Attack is nice too.... thanks Tom

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e-racing seems to run around $350-$400 shipped for a full kit. through NESBA you can get the regular Armour Bodies for $500 and $600 for their higher end (not sure if this is shipped or not or if you just get them at the track). Attack was running $750 for a full 06 GSXR kit (once again not sure if this is shipped or not.)

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My current set is e-racing as well off ebay. I won the upper and lower for $125 and bought the tail off their website for $80. Fit was okay but I had to modify the lower due to a clearance issue. This set must have been their first attempt for 05-06 gsxr1000s and there is a panel molded into the front of the lower bodywork just below the opening for the radiator. My front tire was just barely touching it under hard braking. I used my dremel to cut part of it out and its no longer an issue. The sets that they sell on their website are revised and no longer have that panel on the lower. I haven't crashed them but they do feel a little thinner and more flexible than the hotbodies that I had before. You get what you pay for...

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-25-2007, 03:37 PM
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I would buy a used set off of the wera board what gsxr do you have
I would sell my sharkskinz off of my 05 1000 pm me if intrested

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Thanks everyone for you inputs! I have a 07 600. I can't seem to find any e-racing, so I think I'm going to go with armour bodies.

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How is e-racing stuff vs Hotbodies or Godfather Racings plastics?

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I have Attack and I am really impressed with the quality (even lowsided with only minimal damage). I really took my time with installation but in the end found that I could have just drilled smack center of all the pre-marked holes and would have been fine (a friend got some Godfather glass for a couple of hundred less but the had a real time getting them installed and they look much rougher...he hasn't crashed them so not sure how they would/will hold up).

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Hope the stuff is good, I just won a set. But for only $250 shipped, as long as I can somehow force it onto the bike, and it doesn't fall off on its own, I won't care much about the quality.

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Thanks everyone for you inputs! I have a 07 600. I can't seem to find any e-racing, so I think I'm going to go with armour bodies.
http://www.e-racings.com/index.php?o...d=23&Itemid=28

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awesome!! i think it's time to invest in a set.

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