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Old January 5th, 2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Aftermarket Fairings - A more detailed look

I know there has been much discussion about aftermarket fairings, etc. One point consistently brought up is the fact that none of the aftermarket fairings are ever shown ON a bike, and that fitting is always a big problem.

There are some very clear pictures of the finished fairings, as well as fully fitted and partially fitted raw and painted fairings on a brand new 1098. This is the first time I have seen any company show thier fairings fitted and show pictures of how thw mounting holes line up.

How about some honest opinions on these, after looking at the more detailed pictures? Please, lets not get into the whole "why put Chinese fairing on an Italian bike" discussion, remember, there ARE numerous parts on a Ducati that are made in Japan and China anyway.

Lets keep it to what we are looking at and not derail the intent of the thread.

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Old January 5th, 2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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I say, "go for it!" Looks nice, but you never know till you try!

One questuion though. Why are they using philip screws insted of OEM bolts or Dzus fasteners???
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Old January 5th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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One questuion though. Why are they using philip screws insted of OEM bolts or Dzus fasteners???
I wondered the same thing, but the real issue is how well the holes line up, and it seems that they do pretty well line up.

I am just leary of buying something without seeing it in person. I would love to have my OEM fairings done, but I do not want to go much higher than 1500.00 for a paintjob.

They certainly did get a bunch of new literbikes for thier fitting (1098, 1000rr, R1, etc...).

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Old January 5th, 2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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They do look nice!!!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #5
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I would say they look amazing and the price is even more amazing, please please order a set and let us know how it was, I would consider getting a set if you do not run into any problems.

Even if they are not perfectly fitting, anything can be made to fit and at that price I would not mind doing so.

If you are concerned why don't you contact a few of the buyers, go trough sellers feedback section and just contact the guy's that left him feedback that bought 1098 fairings.

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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:43 PM   #6

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Does this discussion include SharkSkins? I went to their site and their body parts look great.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 04:53 PM   #7
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Wow.. I really like them a lot... Let us know if you get them! I would love to see pics once fitted!
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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #8
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Remember, those E-bay plastics are ABS. Sharkskinz and the more expensive brands are composites........apples and oranges.

You get what you pay for.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #9
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somebody got them for 300 was that you because they look good and that would be a hell of a price
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:39 PM   #10
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No, I haven't bought any yet. I did contact about 6 or 7 previous buyers thru ebay and am waiting on the replies.

I also contacted two local shops that do custom bike painting to see what it would cost to have my stock fairings painted and cleared in the same Bayliss scheme. Without knowing for sure what the aftermarket ones are like, its hard to spend the money on them and take the risk.

Will let you guys know.

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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #11
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$220 shipping to the US, but still a great price. some of the pics showing the unpainted fairings did look like there were some dents (not smooth), but perhaps it was cleaned up after the paint job? Good find, please keep us posted!
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The shipping is actually not to bad, they will come in multiple boxes and are huge and a real pain to pack them up, so $ 220.00 for everything from China to USA is not to much at all.
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nice find IMO

please weigh them too
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I know there has been much discussion about aftermarket fairings, etc. ...
I dunno, man, that tail section looks pretty suspect, to me. They never quite get it to sit flush in the receiver. I also noticed a lot of wurbles in the tail section and the bends and edges don't look crisp and clean everywhere else. The other consideration is how will they hold up to heat and vibration? Are the mounting holes going to crack and break? And ABS is heavy as compared to composites. Just things to consider.
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Those bad boys look pretty good. Tons of pictures seem ok. I doubt the quality is as great as OEM, but for that price they seem like a good deal to me.

I have the ducati racing fiberglass fairings and the fit is really bad compared to stock. Tons of defects and definitely not ready for paint. I don't care since I spray painted them anyways since they're for the track, but if you get them be prepared to do a lot of prep work before paint.

Also, if you're gonna track your bike, cheap plastic (including the OEM plastic) doesn't hold up as well in a modest slide as does fiberglass. the fiberglass is easy to patch up which is another plus.

Just something to think about.

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