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Had a minor incident up on route 209 in North Carolina and am going to need to get a few pieces. Anyone here have the hook up for OEM parts? DM me


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What parts do you need?
Still assessing the damage and will know more when I’m home, but most definitely the middle cowl, Lower bellypan, tail cowl, maybe tank cover (if I can’t figure out a way to get the dirt scratches off the paint)


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Yep, I am in favour of OEMs too, but have, in the past, purchased 'Auctmarts' for a new look AND to preserve the OEMs. Obviously, financial resources is the critical factor here.
 

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I have looked into aftermarket fairings (for my 2005 CBR) and here's the list I'm exploring and they are not my endorsements:

I think OEM will be easily $1,000 and above.
 
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Are you saying Auctmarts has $100 shipping? I've purchased these before and shipping is included.

Maybe you're on a different site, but here's a snip for their site:
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That's certainly good news. Thanks for letting us know.
Ah ... I think you have more accurate information because you actually bought it; whereas, I have only pretended to checkout to see the shipping costs and it said $100 for the USA.
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Ah, the good old "chinese vs OEM" bodywork debate.

Let me state the obvious.

You get what you pay for. This is the best mantra in life to live by. For better or worse you always get what you pay for yeah!

There is no doubt most of the chinese bodywork is cheap and fits well. And the paint work is some of the best ever for the price.
They will do custom stuff, clear coat decals and the shine.. wet gloss show quality deep layered clear coated beauty!

It is amazing that for the price you get what would probably cost you $3000 or more from a local paint guru.



Remember I said you get what you pay for?

These low prices are reflected somewhere - they are making a profit at their price point.... enough profit to cover manufacturing, painting AND shipping.

They are saving their money and wasting YOURS in the quality of the plastics they use.

Chinese bodywork plastic is crap, rubbish, shit, trash and junk. You get what you pay for.

If you ride the bike, the bodywork will not last, due to road vibration and wind, stress, movement the tabs will break, the mount hole floors will crack.



Conclusion
As junk as the chinese bodywork is, I still run it so that my OEM stuff is preserved for display and future enjoyment when the bike is put up to look at rather than ride

chinese bodywork is cheap for a reason, OEM is expensive for a reason - the materials used!!
 

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So, add these to the shopping list:
  1. zip-ties
  2. Superglu
o_O:ROFLMAO:
 
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So, add these to the shopping list:
  1. zip-ties
  2. Superglu
o_O:ROFLMAO:
Just zip ties, this odd plastic concoction seems to not work with any known bonding system other than the paint they use.
It is a weird brittle ABS that is impervious to solvents - like a nylon zip tie with none of the good properties of nylon

Perhaps they are using all the confiscated dry the baby formula and pet food in the injection molding machines.

That's your budget halved yet again!

:ROFLMAO: :D :coffee:(y)
 

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The strange thing about that is plastic for molding is not expensive. They might be using left over decades old ABS stock or possibly even recycled plastic.
Paint, at least good quality paint, is much more expensive. I would be willing to bet the paint they use is also cheap low grade stuff and will chip, peel, crack, or fade over time.
Molding casts are expensive to make and take a fair amount of maintenance or you will have issues with the finished product. Also Injection molding speed and temperatures are critical

Either way I'd pass on any knock off plastics for my bikes regardless of cost. It's the price of riding (and crashing) a sport bike
 

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The strange thing about that is plastic for molding is not expensive. They might be using left over decades old ABS stock or possibly even recycled plastic.
Paint, at least good quality paint, is much more expensive. I would be willing to bet the paint they use is also cheap low grade stuff and will chip, peel, crack, or fade over time.
Molding casts are expensive to make and take a fair amount of maintenance or you will have issues with the finished product. Also Injection molding speed and temperatures are critical

Either way I'd pass on any knock off plastics for my bikes regardless of cost. It's the price of riding (and crashing) a sport bike
Since I live in Florida where the sun is apparently only 50 miles away from the planet, I also choose to forgo the Chinese stuff for this exact reason (as well as others pointed out).

I have sourced a decent price of the mid cowl, tail, and lower right belly pan for $577 so I think I’m going to pull the trigger. I was just hoping maybe someone here had a connection with Honda and was able to get a really great price


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Either way I'd pass on any knock off plastics for my bikes regardless of cost. It's the price of riding (and crashing) a sport bike
Talking about crashing (or dropping), would frame (body) sliders and lever guards help at all?
 

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Talking about crashing (or dropping), would frame (body) sliders and lever guards help at all?
The frame and engine case sliders are a must IMO. One of the first things I put on every bike I have owned. Just a drop in the driveway can cause $$$$ of damage including a cracked engine case.

Lever guards I'm sure help save your levers but most aftermarket are break away or folding anyway.
 

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Talking about crashing (or dropping), would frame (body) sliders and lever guards help at all?
If the plastics don’t touch maybe. In my case, I screwed up an Apex on a corner and ended up losing the front in a mud patch and went down. The mud caked up all inside the slots of the fairings but I was able to bang it out since OEM is pretty pliable.

I feel that, if they were Chinese plastics, they would have broken entirely instead of just scratching like mine did. Unfortunately, with matte finishes, you can’t buff out imperfections the way you can a gloss paint job.

Frankly I wish the bike would have just landed on the paved surface because i think everything would have been just fine (with the exception of my frame slider)


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Here's mine after a 50+ mph get off on the street. You tell me if it was worth the money installing them!
Thanks.

What's the Woodcraft guard in your 2nd image? Is that for the ACG cover?
 
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