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December Sale for Track Bodywork on ebay

Just thought I would post this so those out there doing trackdays can forward this to your significant others as a hint to what to put under the tree for next season. Looks like a good price to me.

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yeah gonna pick those up.

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Almost to cheap, what wrong with them? Wonder what primer covers them, lacquer or epoxy base?

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Wow....cheap! $250 for a set? Are they made of potato chips?

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Who's going to be the ginny pig on this one? Someone step up!
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From their ad..."If you like Catalyst Composites, you will love this product!"

I wonder if they are using their molds or something. From what I hear, Catalyst Racing stuff is top knotch. This is very tempting.

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you can copy whatever mold you like. But it's about whats put inside. I'm thinking they're going to be like the poopy version of the Godfather stuff. Someone give it a try........... I assume they'll sell tons. I wonder if they have stock or are shipping at all?

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Dammit, I just paid $225 for used glass that is more beat up then the seller led on. SHould have just gotten this stuff.

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It's tempting cuz I need this set: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SUZUK...4496QQtcZphoto

Anyone have any expert opinions on this? I wouldn't know the difference between the plastics since I'm a newb.
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I'm not an expert, but as is with most things, you get what you pay for. It's rare to come across quality plastics for such a low price. It's hit or miss most of the time.

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The e-racings stuff is only what like 350 and the stuff I got from them is quite nice (fitment was superb imo). Wish I would have known about these guys. Personally, I wouldn't spend more than that on plastics myself considering it'll more than likely need repairing/replacing in short order anyways. Expensive or cheap......both are gonna get jacked up in a crash. lol

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From their ad..."If you like Catalyst Composites, you will love this product!"

I wonder if they are using their molds or something. From what I hear, Catalyst Racing stuff is top knotch. This is very tempting.
Catalyst makes the stuff for KWS

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Yes they do, looks really nice in person. Especially the undertail section.

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Am I reading it right in that there's no under tail in this stuff?

I'm all torn in the bodywork debate.

Honestly, Sharkskinz is the schnitz, period. I've piled the stuff up, thrown it away for a new set of something cheaper, then thrown that down so that it leaves me calling home to make sure that someone pulls the Sharkskinz out of the garbage.

But at $250 a set and all, I can pop for three sets or more and have spares for the cost of Sharkskinz. I bought some "seconds", a little uglier set of someones bodywork, pretty cheap last year, and it was pretty darn good.


Again, who's gonna be the pig on this one. Ron? Dean? Go first, you know you want to...

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Dammit, I just paid $2225 for used glass that is more beat up then the seller led on. SHould have just gotten this stuff.
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You guys each kick in $25 and I will buy them. If they are good, I will give you your money back. If they suck, look at it as you saving over $200.
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Ok guys silly question cuz I'm a track newb. What would you sit on with these plastics? It appears that you still use the stock seat. Is that true? So all I need to be track ready is the plastics? I'm thinking I'll be the guinea pig for you all.

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Thanks I'll be ordering then probably this weekend.
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I am acutally thinking about getting a set as backups for next year. Have to see how finances go.

Dave, I'll let you know.

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I'll bet that stuff is absolute crap. Have fun making all your own brackets, bending it, cracking it, cursing at it and throwing it across the fucking garage in a drunkin rage at 4 in the morning because you were trying to get it all to fit for 5 hours.

Again, whos the pig gonna be? LOL!!

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I'll bet that stuff is absolute crap. Have fun making all your own brackets, bending it, cracking it, cursing at it and throwing it across the fucking garage in a drunkin rage at 4 in the morning because you were trying to get it all to fit for 5 hours.

Again, whos the pig gonna be? LOL!!

+1 We have all been there trying to save a buck. But trust me there is nothing more frustrating than having to deal with crappy fitting bodywork.
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I'll bet that stuff is absolute crap. Have fun making all your own brackets, bending it, cracking it, cursing at it and throwing it across the fucking garage in a drunkin rage at 4 in the morning because you were trying to get it all to fit for 5 hours.

Again, whos the pig gonna be? LOL!!
I'm totally with you on that, Nick.

But...

I bought two sets of bodywork off ebay last year from someone that looked like they were selling the factory seconds of some internet bodywork guy.

I got two full sets shipped for $300 for my SV1000.

I didn't expect it to fit, I didn't expect it to be durable.

I crashed on it, and it was fine. It wasn't the lightest, but it wasn't the heaviest. I mounted it up no problem. No bending of any OEM brackets. I used the OEM windscreen even.
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+1 We have all been there trying to save a buck. But trust me there is nothing more frustrating than having to deal with crappy fitting bodywork.
Oh dude, I hate it so much man. I want to be able to get my bodywork off and back on my bike (if need be) between sessions or races with no issues. If it takes longer than 5 minutes to do so the bodywork sucks.

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Oh dude, I hate it so much man. I want to be able to get my bodywork off and back on my bike (if need be) between sessions or races with no issues. If it takes longer than 5 minutes to do so the bodywork sucks.
100% agree with you Nick. How many times a season will you take that lower off and put it back on? Several hundred probably. It has to fit right or no amount of savings is worth the increased stress and hassle.

SO, WHO'S THE PIG????

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You all got me scared now to buy this stuff I think I might wait, but looking at the feedback from other users they all said that it fit great. hmmmmm second thoughts.

I don't go to the track as much as you all probably 2 times a month next year. maybe more who knows we'll see.


I'm gonna ask the guy if he does returns if the bodyword doesn't fit correctly. Then I'll take the plunge if he does allow returns.
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I just sent out this message to the seller I'll post up what he says.

I'm concerned about the overall fit of this bodywork. How confident are you that the bodywork will fit exactly as the OEM bodywork and not require modification of the oem brackets in order to make this fit? I want to be able to switch back and forth between the track plastics and street, so if I have to spend a lot of time bending and trying to get the track bodywork to fit that would be a deal breaker. If the bodywork does not fit without modification do you offer returns? Would you also be willing to offer a refund of shipping if the bodywork did indeed not fit without modification?

I have a 2003 Suzuki GSXR600.

Please let me know.

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I just ordered this body work for my F4i over the weekend, i'll let everyone know when i get it.

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