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Made in China fairing kit report

I just purchased a nice 2002. However it had a small crack in the side,tail, and upper fairing. Not crazy cracks but the kind that made an otherwise nice bike look "used". So for 445.00 dollars I thought I take a chance with a made in China fairing kit. I got it today and was really surprised, It was very well packed, the colors match spot on to the factory colors and the thickness of the plastic is also the same. The next and biggest test will be installing it and checking the panel gap. But so far it looks like 445 dollars well spent.
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Interested to see what the fitment is like and how it holds up. There's been a few guys on here that have had trouble with them. Lets see some pics!

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I just purchased a nice 2002. However it had a small crack in the side,tail, and upper fairing. Not crazy cracks but the kind that made an otherwise nice bike look "used". So for 445.00 dollars I thought I take a chance with a made in China fairing kit. I got it today and was really surprised, It was very well packed, the colors match spot on to the factory colors and the thickness of the plastic is also the same. The next and biggest test will be installing it and checking the panel gap. But so far it looks like 445 dollars well spent.
I've bought Two of these kits to date and had no problem with either. The quality was very good as was the paintwork. What I would recommend is opening the holes up with a step drill one size @ high speed and no pressure on said drill, this stops the paint from chipping when stuff is not quite lined up and you drill one hole.

Some kit mold plugs were made from OEM plastics, so the kit fits alittle small.

Secondly do not tighten up any fastners until all holes have their respective fastners in place and loose.

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Who did you order your bodywork from?
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I bought my SP1 kit from here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fit-RC51-VTR...39ec3a&vxp=mtr

The thing that p*ssed me off however was the ad they now use is a photo of my bike, they got hold of off the net somewhere.

The Ducati kit I dont remember who from but it was better than the RC51 kit it was out of Hong Kong

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So far...pretty amazing

As I fine time ( I am more a hobbyist car restorer) I have be installing this "Made in China" complete fairing kit I got a few months ago. The fit is 99 percent spot on so far, meaning the rear/front fairing have lined up within a 1/8 inch, a little pulling and its fine. The kit is 100 percent complete, I think its 11 pcs...I wish I purchased before spending (wasting) $200 dollars on one factory used side fairing. The one negative is the black paint is not as black (At least on the tail section/front headlight section) as the factory paint when compared to each other in direct sunlight. My daughters couldn't see the difference but I could. The factory black is called "Mercedes black", 100 percent black. The replacement has brown mixed in the black paint ( Like many GM/ford cars). After reading about issues with the side fairing and heat from the exhaust, my next step is the insulate these with that silver heat shields. For the money these seem well worth.
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Need some pictures so we can all get an idea of fitment and color quality.

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Hello, I am an employee of a Chinese fairing manufacturer. As a fine time I troll motorcycle forums in order to market our 11 piece(I think) fairing kits that only need a little pulling to properly crack, errrr install. I Sorry for not post a picture but I am no technologically savvy, even though I figure out how to register on multiple forums so I can avoid the costs of actual marketing.........
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Hello, I am an employee of a Chinese fairing manufacturer. As a fine time I troll motorcycle forums in order to market our 11 piece(I think) fairing kits that only need a little pulling to properly crack, errrr install. I Sorry for not post a picture but I am no technologically savvy, even though I figure out how to register on multiple forums so I can avoid the costs of actual marketing.........
Listen here, Hoo Flung Pooh.....he bought it, not he must face the music of fit and finish.

OP, Be sure to use lots of heat shielding tape/insulation around areas that are close to high heat.

I had a former forum member bring his to Indy for the GP and the shit melted while we were riding around town. Not a goo sight or feeling.



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