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I'm sure there are some threads out there on this but I searched and didnt find anything. I crashed my 04 hayden and I need pretty much every peice of plastic on the bike. these aftermarket farings are pretty attractive because they are exactly what i need and are wont cost me my arm and my left nut. my question is has anyone delt with these companies? do the farings fit? do they actually fit SP1 and SP2? any companies I should stay away from? here are a few links for what I am looking at. any experiences or feedback is appreciated.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-2005-HONDA-VTR-1000-RVT-RC51-SP1-SP2-ABS-FAIRING-M-/280731861683?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item415cec42b3#rpdId

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-2005-HONDA-VTR-1000-RVT-RC51-SP1-SP2-FAIRING-PL-DD-/300582156086?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item45fc17b736
 

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Stay away from them all. They are all junk. They fit like junk, will melt easily and crack around the mount points.

If you want to get new fairings here are your options in order of most expensive to least:
Buy the eBay junk, throw it in the trash and pick from the list below.
Buy all new from your local dealer.
Buy all new from a dealer online (Cycle central powersports has the lowest prices I've been able to find)
Buy non-rashed pieces on eBay or forums and do it piece by piece.
Buy a set of race fairings and have a headlight moulded in and get them painted.
Buy rashed fairings or use your own. Repair them and get them painted.
 

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I have heard a lot of bad things about the ones from China, like they warp and melt over time from the heat.
 

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Stay away from them all. They are all junk. They fit like junk, will melt easily and crack around the mount points.

If you want to get new fairings here are your options in order of most expensive to least:
Buy the eBay junk, throw it in the trash and pick from the list below.
Buy all new from your local dealer.
Buy all new from a dealer online (Cycle central powersports has the lowest prices I've been able to find)
Buy non-rashed pieces on eBay or forums and do it piece by piece.
Buy a set of race fairings and have a headlight moulded in and get them painted.
Buy rashed fairings or use your own. Repair them and get them painted.
+1...Ask Chucktown, he knows first hand on this one.
 

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Im a new memebr but not at all new to bikes. Ebay fairings are, indeed, attractive but poorly molded. They fit pretty well though, Ive used several sets on my other bikes. Biggest problem is that they crack very easy and don't flex like OEM. Colors match pretty good. They are good for people working on the budget or for quick flips.
 

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I have a set of ebay fairings, I had them installed at a shop over a year ago.They were a bitch to mount but that was expected. I haven't seen any sign of melting but the shop did add a heat shield to the inside of the right lower fairing and I don't sit in traffic much. I do plan on buying a set of OME fairings in due time but it takes a while to save that type of money, for me anyway. To me there fine for the time being.
 

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....Those Ebay fairings and fake carbon panels are useless...they don't fit well and the holes are far away from they are supposed to be....i'll just buy OEM anytime. Worth the cost and quality.
 

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I think I might have to go with the ebay stuff for a while, there is no way I can afford stock stuff right now. Especially with the damage I have underneath the plastics I definatly do not want to cheap out on fixing correctly. but I do have some time before next season. thanks for the input guys, no hard decision made yet either way.
 

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On another bike forum, but I can't recall which one, I thunk I had read a decent review for some street fairings from fastfairings.com. I do NOT have personal experience with them, but they are more expensive than China Chit, less expensive than OEM.

Maybe ask around and see if anyone has experience with them?

G'luck,

Griff
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If you want cheap to get you around for now, but a set of USED track fairings. There are some in the classifieds right now. Cut out a hole for a small headlight (which actually looks slick in my opinion), and the tails can all be cut to fit stock tails, or already fit them.
 
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