I thought I'd post my findings in one new thread. (Have been looking for such a thread myself)
About two years back I laid down my pearl white 848 while having holiday fun in Austria. Combination of enthusiastic throttle use and a slippery hairpin. Fortunately the damage wasn't that bad and, with some patching up, I was able to continue the holiday. Back home I cheaply repaired my fairings:
but the scratches on my bella have been a thorn in my eye ever since.
After a long time of doubt and searching the web for fairing replacement (front, left side and rear) I decided to just try out those Chinese sets. (purists probably didn't even open this thread, so I can speak freely now
). Hardest part was to find a set which would match my pearl white tank. I came up with this one:
After some searching and comparing I pretty much concluded that all aftermarket sets are just a big guess and most probably they all come from China one way or the other.
So I picked the cheapest one I could find. Which happened to be this one
. Shipping costs are included. Import duties excluded. I see the price has slightly raised, as I payed €290,- (about $320,-)
After asking if he could customize this design (848 instead of 1098S decals and some other changes) he answered with:
My friends, we can do this!
I ordered and paid for the set and exactly 7 days later (just as promised) they were shipped. I asked for some photo's before shipping, but I didn't get those.
10 days later the box arrived (here in The Netherlands).
All the parts are there. Small impression:
I must say, I'm surprised about the initial looks. Was a little sceptic about the decal changes I asked for, but they look great. Only thing they didn't customize was the front wheel fender, delivered in black allthough I asked for red. All parts seem to have been injection molded just as advertised. No glued parts (except for the duo seat cover of course).
So, first impression: good! But I'm not yet cheering. Next weekend I will try to install them on my bike and I'm bracing myself for the worst
I held the windscreen in place on the front fairing and that seems not to fit at all. Wonder if I will get that to fit when installing it on the bike.
To be continued.....
(oh, and did I mention that, when opening the box, I was welkomed by a nice Bubble Gum odor)
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