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does anyone know how aftermarket fiberglass fairings hold up on normal riding, Im riding an 06 GSXR 1000
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My bike went down on the right side so i brought a new set of fairings from hong kong and it turns that they are not as much of an exact fit as the company say, does anyone know how after market fiberglass fairings will hold up under normal riding and some racing
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I've used fiberglass fairings on my track weapons. The durability has always been dependent on the quality of the paint job. The thicker the paint layers the more sturdy the fairings will be.


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I've used fiberglass fairings on my track weapons. The durability has always been dependent on the quality of the paint job. The thicker the paint layers the more sturdy the fairings will be.
That's one hell of a theory. If that was the case, my track bodywork would never break.
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I've used fiberglass fairings on my track weapons. The durability has always been dependent on the quality of the paint job. The thicker the paint layers the more sturdy the fairings will be.


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That's one hell of a theory. If that was the case, my track bodywork would never break.
Not sayin it won't break smart guy. Lol. Everyone knows the fiberglass fairings are reeeeally flimsy. A quality paint job gives them alot more backbone. Without enough layers of paint his bike would look like it was waving at everyone as it went down the street.


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Not sayin it won't break smart guy. Lol. Everyone knows the fiberglass fairings are reeeeally flimsy. A quality paint job gives them alot more backbone. Without enough layers of paint his bike would look like it was waving at everyone as it went down the street.
And I thought it was the number of fiberglass layers they are made off. Damn, I need to paint my fairings asap.
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Not sayin it won't break smart guy. Lol. Everyone knows the fiberglass fairings are reeeeally flimsy. A quality paint job gives them alot more backbone. Without enough layers of paint his bike would look like it was waving at everyone as it went down the street.


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Or they are "flimsy" so that they flex in a crash instead of exploding
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Not sayin it won't break smart guy. Lol. Everyone knows the fiberglass fairings are reeeeally flimsy. A quality paint job gives them alot more backbone. Without enough layers of paint his bike would look like it was waving at everyone as it went down the street.


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What?

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Okey dokey......... I will bow out gracefully from this one. I realize my post left the the door wiiiiiide open for the responses I received.

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Your responses were just plain wrong and moronic.

The paint does.NOT add any usable rigidity to the bodywork.

Mounting it properly does.
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does anyone know how aftermarket fiberglass fairings hold up on normal riding, Im riding an 06 GSXR 1000
So think about your question for a minute. Corvettes bodies were are made from fiberglass granted they are thicker but they hold up great also boats for that matter . A lot of race bike use fiberglass . It's cheaper than Carbon fiber and easy to fix . I have a fiberglass tail section on my bike instead of the stock plastic and it fine . Eventually I plan on replacing my upper and lowers with Sharkskinz street glass . My right side lower got cracked from when I was hit by a dog a couple of years ago. I fiberglassed the inside of the fairing until I can replace them.

"Well hopefully its something as simple as reversing the shift linkage, we'll probably never know. He's probably out side slapping puppies and kittens bout now. "
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Not sayin it won't break smart guy. Lol. Everyone knows the fiberglass fairings are reeeeally flimsy. A quality paint job gives them alot more backbone. Without enough layers of paint his bike would look like it was waving at everyone as it went down the street.


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