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I had a buddy get an aftermarket kit for a CBR f3 for just under $500.00. I don't know the brand. It was an eBay special painted up in red bull colors, logos. It took him just over an hour to flex, bend and contort them all on. The next summer he found his way into the side of a van at an intersection. His plastics looked like confetti on the street. They litterally exploded.
Somehow...when center punching a van, exploding bodywork seems like the least of ones concerns.
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Nooooooooo! Not gambling on crashing. Just wanna protect my nearly mint 11 year old fairings from road debris, pebbles and shit like that. Not something I'm looking to go out and do tommorrow. Just had the thought in my mind.

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Same thoughts I keep having with the fairings on my bike. Riding around is harsh with all the rocks and debris, and Suzuki paint isn't exactly durable.

I would be interested if Auctmart gave me some fairings for like $100-150 shipped.
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Somehow...when center punching a van, exploding bodywork seems like the least of ones concerns.
Haha yah the bike was totalled and he was carted off to the hospital with a broken ankle. It was crazy tho, plastic EVERYWHERE, even the back plastics were all fucked up.
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A few words about aftermarket body kits.
I have purchased a few of these over the years.
From the early fiberglass kits to the later abs kits, a few things seem to hold true.
1-You ultimately get what you pay for, usually a bit less.
2-Fit & finish will never meet o.e.m. standards.
3-Color matching is a futile effort.
4-Paint, because of the lead content, often looks Better than o.e.m. paintwork (Crazy...I know!)
5-Runs and drip marks can be common so don't expect perfection and you won't be disappointed.
1. You are right!
2. It is hard to say we are 100% meets the o.e.m standards but i am sure we have brilliant molding set for different bikes.
They aren't cheap, saying over a million dollar cost for each set. The result of injection molding is fine i can tell.
3. Hmmm, this is the most trouble part since everyone sees color differently. Moreover, if you use different monitors to view the fairing,
the colors would also fade out a bit. ( this is not apply on this thread's fairing)
Remember the black and blue or white and gold dress meme?
4. I cannot define this is a pros or a cons
5. Is it a common? This is not a usual case for our customers. I think if you are the customer, you have the right to complain for things you dislike about. However, TBH we don't have a good profit for each set of fairing set we sold. The reason first is the competition out there is crazy, some seller just want the reputation and market share so they tend to sell things so cheap or even pay for each set they sold. You can see how heartless they tread the fairing. Hope you guys understand

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I've always had one assumption - being that they're plastic, is it safe to say these will shatter or crack upon a reasonably light impact?

And also, does anyone know the actual cost of a comparable / complete OEM set of plastics? If anyone does, please list it, along with the model / year of bike. I've always wondered.

I mean, if Auctmarts is in business selling them for $365, how much more would it cost for the good stuff, complete with paint & graphics?
I can ask Kenneth if you really interested in the OEM price.
We have pretty low profit per set.....i feel pain in my heart..
I was thinking, if we can sell some high-end quality standard fairing kits but cost some more than those we currently have. Does it sound a plan for some of you might want a elite level fairing kits but below OEM price (of course the customization paint job).
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I had a buddy get an aftermarket kit for a CBR f3 for just under $500.00. I don't know the brand. It was an eBay special painted up in red bull colors, logos. It took him just over an hour to flex, bend and contort them all on. The next summer he found his way into the side of a van at an intersection. His plastics looked like confetti on the street. They litterally exploded.
You have a conclusion?
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You have a conclusion?
Aftermarket plastics suck.
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Aftermarket plastics suck.
The new guy at Auctmart's seems to want to dominate the thread... while being a bit of a smart-ass, I might add

Curious customer service model. They went from utterly UNresponsive to intrusive / insulting
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Auctmart said: "We have pretty low profit per set.....i feel pain in my heart"


The "pain in your heart" is probably just gas or a pending heart attack from huffing all those lead filled paint fumes...
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The new guy at Auctmart's seems to want to dominate the thread... while being a bit of a smart-ass, I might add

Curious customer service model. They went from utterly UNresponsive to intrusive / insulting

I think it's a combination of damage recovery and language barrier rolled up into 1?
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To sum it up (at least for me)...
This is a simple case of getting what you pay for and a whole lot less.
If you are expecting o.e.m. quality fit/finish/colors for these prices you need to put the crack pipe down Now!
What you get is a suitable alternative to o.e.m. at bargain prices.
Keep that in mind and your expectations will be met!
Expect oem quality and you'll be disappointed time & time again.
Judging color from a website or a picture is also a crap shoot as already pointed out by auctmart themselves.
With the new generation of bikes having tank covers the ability to have a complete/matching set is better than ever.
The key is not to cheap out and spring for the matching tank cover if/when available and everything should match up.
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To sum it up (at least for me)...
This is a simple case of getting what you pay for and a whole lot less.
If you are expecting o.e.m. quality fit/finish/colors for these prices you need to put the crack pipe down Now!
What you get is a suitable alternative to o.e.m. at bargain prices.
Keep that in mind and your expectations will be met!
Expect oem quality and you'll be disappointed time & time again.
Judging color from a website or a picture is also a crap shoot as already pointed out by auctmart themselves.
With the new generation of bikes having tank covers the ability to have a complete/matching set is better than ever.
The key is not to cheap out and spring for the matching tank cover if/when available and everything should match up.
Words from my mind came from your mouth. Cheers mate
Actually we can boost the quality of our fairing kits until it meets OEM standard but eventually the cost will go to our customers.
This is not the thing we wanted. We want you guys to get good(not compare with OEM) products but affordable price.
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I think it's a combination of damage recovery and language barrier rolled up into 1?
Looking more and more like OCD-intrusive if you ask me.
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