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Best Fairing Bracket

Ok, what is the best fairing bracket out there. I've had both Vortex and Gp Composites and the damn things always break. What? You get one fucking crash out of the thing and it breaks. Pisses me off because they are expensive. I know racing is expensive, ok fine. But they break during the some of the mildest low sides ya know?

Talk to me track day pros and racing Gurus. I'm willing to spend a couple extra bucks on something that will withstand a little more abuse.

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I liked the idea of the GPTech stay with replaceable ears. Mine only survived one crash, but the bike did tumble pretty damn good. I'm sure it would've survived had it not been for the entire bike landing on top of it. I plan to give them another shot when I buy a replacement this off season.

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The GP tech one I had must have been an old one because it didn't have the replacable ears.

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The GP tech one I had must have been an old one because it didn't have the replacable ears.
http://www.gptechllc.com/productsfairingbrackets.htm

i'm not sure, but i bought mine at the beginning of the season. check them out.

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Done..... GPTech with removable ears FTW.





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GPTech is awesome. Replace a piece instead of the whole thing.

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GPTech is awesome. Replace a piece instead of the whole thing.
You're a pretty good crasher Brian. Is that your pick of the litter?

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There are far better crashers out there, but I do my share.

It is my pick of the litter yes. I have become quite adept at fixing fairing stays and having friends who weld aluminum help me out on a regular basis.

GPTech is a great solution and I will have plenty of spares for them next year in the trailer.

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Graves have been pretty good to me they bend a little, usually bend back real close to normal.

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Have you guys ever used a stick to replace an ear to make it through a weekend? LOL!!!!!!!!

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No, but I thought about using a dowel rod for a clip on tube.

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No, but I thought about using a dowel rod for a clip on tube.
Hahaha...that was a funny ass thread.

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I like the GP Tech now that I've seen one.

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No, but I thought about using a dowel rod for a clip on tube.
Wooden dowel rods are only to be used as handle bars on race bikes.
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No, but I thought about using a dowel rod for a clip on tube.
LOL! I refused to comment there...LOL!

I had a GP Tech fairing braket on my GSXR600. So they have been around for a while, Nick. That was 2001, and it had replaceable ears. I wanna say they were one of the first to offer them.

Generally, I use the OEM bracket. That's probably because I've had a couple R6's from 2003 through 2007. All gone now. Anyway, Yamaha parts are pretty cheap, and the OEM bracket was alot more durable than the much more expensive Graves model I destroyed.

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The Morse racing ones are rebuildable and are very nice
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Didn't Morse sell out to someone?

I saw some pictures of them, and they did look really nice. Price was good too.

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GP tech stays hold up OK in your typical lowside. Got one on my 749R.

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After my crash at HPT I replaced my mangled vortex fairing stay with a GP...I liked the ear replacement

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