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Old 07-08-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Race fairings

I found some race fairings (only found one company who still makes them) that fit my bike, and they cost 280. I got to thinking, I am probably going to crash at least once (at the track) in the near future, and a single side street fairing cost 360. To me it makes sense to go ahead and by the cheap fairings for the bike so if I have a bad crash I am out less money and don't have to report it to my insurance company. Does this make sense or am I buying before I really need it?
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If I'm not mistaken you still have NEVER been to the track correct?
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true, that is why i am asking
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You should buy every aftermarket part available then do a track day. Do you have full leathers,gloves, and boots at least?
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someone on here suggested that I ride a bike I wasn't so worried about crashing. I don't have the option of another bike. I was thinking that if I had cheap unpainted fairings that I would be able to relax a little on the bike
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You should buy every aftermarket part available then do a track day. Do you have full leathers,gloves, and boots at least?
The only thing I don't have is the boots.
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Same price as the fairings. You don't need to relax yet. Get the things that have been suggested and do the thing. Gear and a suspension set up should be the top of the list. Anything else you want is up to you. Just please go soon. These ADD threads are getting silly.
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Same price as the fairings. You don't need to relax yet. Get the things that have been suggested and do the thing. Gear and a suspension set up should be the top of the list. Anything else you want is up to you. Just please go soon. These ADD threads are getting silly.
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Your first track day will be spent learning lines, finding brake markers, about how tired your legs get, and how hot your leathers are. , you may or may not even like the track. Why spend $280 on something you might NEVER use.

My advice: get the gear you need, go to your first trackday on your street bike. DO NOT TRY TO RAIL. If you think you're going to win some kind of speed contest..........you're not, its a track day. Afterwards, if its something you think you'll get into, THEN get track fairings.
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Your first track day will be spent learning lines, finding brake markers, about how tired your legs get, and how hot your leathers are. , you may or may not even like the track. Why spend $280 on something you might NEVER use.

My advice: get the gear you need, go to your first trackday on your street bike. DO NOT TRY TO RAIL. If you think you're going to win some kind of speed contest..........you're not, its a track day. Afterwards, if its something you think you'll get into, THEN get track fairings.
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I agree, you are so consumed with the track days and never even done one. Just go out there, get the hang of it and have a good time. you will be breaking no track records that day. Ride at a relaxed pace and you will be OK.

I think that getting some cheapo fairings is a good idea. I, myself, have a set of crashed up stock fairings and rashed engine covers on mine. I got all the new stuff in the house.

After doing a few track days I got hooked and turned one of my bikes into just a track bike.
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If you plan on doing alot of trackdays, go ahead and buy the bodywork. But then you can't ride on the street. Go ahead and start looking for spare parts if you think your gunna crash too. If your going full track, buy some DOT race tyres- they give anybody instant confidence.... You'll need warmers too
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I agree, you are so consumed with the track days and never even done one. Just go out there, get the hang of it and have a good time. you will be breaking no track records that day. Ride at a relaxed pace and you will be OK.

I think that getting some cheapo fairings is a good idea. I, myself, have a set of crashed up stock fairings and rashed engine covers on mine. I got all the new stuff in the house.

After doing a few track days I got hooked and turned one of my bikes into just a track bike.

key words bolded and colored. I did my entire first season on an '07 1k in completely street trim. The only mods were a slipon, pads, SS lines, and some stickier rubber to help from spinning up the rear (in addition to an Motorcycles Unlimited suspension setup). Now I'm track only, but that was only AFTER 10 trackdays and a few two many close calls on the street.
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Priorities man, priorities.

Track bodywork is not high on that list.

Make sure you have a policy that covers instructional schools (if that is the track day you attend, not all are acredited schools- some insurance companies look at that). If it does and you crash, you're covered; no harm no foul.
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I know that you guys are going to give me about this, but here goes. The race fairings won't fit without a race exhaust, which I found at a 450 dollar discount. If I am as serious about this as I believe I am, I am going to buy this stuff anyways. If I by them now it will save me over six hundred dollars. And if I had the race fairings I wouldn't have to worry whether insurance covered it or not.
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Here's what I would do in your situation (in order) you seem pretty stoked to get on the track....

Get your suspension tuned for YOU
Sign up for a trackday
Do the TD and see how addicted you really are
Get some good tyres
If you have ~500 to drop, get the bodywork, SS lines and some good race pads. (These are top of my list for a trackbike)
Buy spares


Save your OEM parts incase you get bored of the track OR it gets too to expensive
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I know that you guys are going to give me about this, but here goes. The race fairings won't fit without a race exhaust, which I found at a 450 dollar discount. If I am as serious about this as I believe I am, I am going to buy this stuff anyways. If I by them now it will save me over six hundred dollars.
Don't worry about the exhaust, you can trim/cut race bodywork to fit anything.... Trust me
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key words bolded and colored. I did my entire first season on an '07 1k in completely street trim. The only mods were a slipon, pads, SS lines, and some stickier rubber to help from spinning up the rear (in addition to an Motorcycles Unlimited suspension setup). Now I'm track only, but that was only AFTER 10 trackdays and a few two many close calls on the street.
Referring to the key words as good or bad?
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I know that you guys are going to give me about this, but here goes. The race fairings won't fit without a race exhaust, which I found at a 450 dollar discount. If I am as serious about this as I believe I am, I am going to buy this stuff anyways. If I by them now it will save me over six hundred dollars. And if I had the race fairings I wouldn't have to worry whether insurance covered it or not.
Bad idea, but it's your money.
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Don't worry about the exhaust, you can trim/cut race bodywork to fit anything.... Trust me
Just go out there and do it 1st, you might not even like it. I am pretty sure you will but you never know.

But it all comes down to you. If you got the cash, then fukit, who is anyone to tell you how to spend it, but some people here are giving you their opinion that have been through this whole mess before.

But as stated right above this post, I too, think its a bad idea.
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