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My bike is in pretty desperate need of some new fairings. She's not the prettiest bike but she's a blast and I wanna make her look nice again. Are OEM fairing still available? I've been Googling for awhile now and I'm only able to find Chinese and Hong Kong fairings. There is another set from another company that run $700 but have VTR instead of RVT. My only other option would be obtaining a nose fairing and doing some repairs followed by custom paint. What are your guys thoughts? Thank you very much for any input.

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OEM are still available....cheapest option is to ebay and collect bit by bit not sure you will get a complete set in perfect condition. OEM are pretty expensive ($500 per side plus the same for nose and tail) also check your local websites like CL etc depending on where you are. I do have a complete spare set in great condition but not sure i want to sell it and i am located in Switzerland so shipping anywhere would make it pointless on used savings. David silver Spares sorted me out when i was looking for some parts they maybe able to help you.....
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OEM ? Who still has OEM panels ?
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I've looked into fairing repairs with fiberglass and some of the plastic glues available. I fairings have a fair bit of rash but with a nice sanding and custom paint, I might save a lot of money. Anyone have experience with the eBay cheap sets? That's another option.

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OEM ? Who still has OEM panels ?
Euh... Me?



I picked up a new Chinese set cheap, just because I could. Just in case I need it.
Looks ok, but nowhere near oem quality. The side and rear cowls look solid enough, the nose a bit flimsy in comparison.

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Last I checked PartZilla has the front fairing for $440 and free shipping - just bought one about 4 weeks ago.
No side panels though, and a lot of stickers are obsolete as well.

I'm in the process of restoring my plastics. If you think it's cheap, it's not.
I did it 7 years ago when I first got the bike, it's now time again after 35,000 miles and couple boo-boo's. I'm using color-rite paint, which is what OEM Honda uses, and that stuff is $135/pint. It calls for 3 pints of color, plus primer and clearcoat. And an Ebay sticker kit. Total cost is around $700 for materials and I do the many hours of labor.
With the new front upper, and refurbing the rest of original plastics, this project will be something over $1000 and 50 - 75 hours of labor.

Why take on all that? I'm a purist and I want this to be as close to factory perfect as I can get.

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Omg, what did I get myself into? Lol... As attractive as the prices are for the Chinese fairings, I can't justify putting them on my bike.

I am on the fence about the paint job being original or custom. I'll need to see if I can find the sticker set as that alone would hugely improve my bike's appearance.

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I believe you were discussing tracking the bike in another thread...if that's the case, I'd stick with the cheap, disposable hong kong fairings.My 2 cents
Good thing is one of the companies will allow you to alter there paint schemes, changing colors, pinstripes etc etc...that's what I did.
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Just checked my local Honda dealers online parts lookup. They have upper and seat cowl for 02 but no side cowls. Believe older bikes there is less available. I've always liked the black/grey paint on 05 and 06 models and that is still available although not cheap. About $1550 for upper, sides and tail only not including foam and decals etc.
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https://www.moto-sticker.com/honda/h...1000/rvt-1000r

https://www.moto-sticker.com/honda/h...000r-sp-1/sp-2

here you go guys, all the sticker sets for the rvt and vtr. (no nicky hayden, sorry.)

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