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Old 05-23-2012, 01:53 PM   #21
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Surprisingly good, especially for the price. We had to do no modifications to the last 4 sets I bought and painted for friends. Actually I'm shocked at how well they do fit.

They are a fantastic low-price set of bodywork, I wish they would let me sell them. Unfortunately (or fortunately) they only sell them on Ebay. Less than $300 shipped is incredible for a good fitting, decent weight, decently crushable, complete set of bodywork.
Awesome...looks like I'm going to order me a set

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Not sure on the Hotbodies, but I'd recommend taking a look at the Optimal fairings offered by a few of the site vendors. From everything I hear they're cheaper than the Hotbodies and hold up extremely well.
of you can pull a kib and just crash the OEMs...over...and over....and over...AND over.......
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-CBR-10...r#ht_580wt_922

$295 shipped for an '06 CBR600RR from Formula 1 Composites. CAN'T beat that.
I couldnt tell... do u have to drill the holes ur self? Not that big of a deal... just curious
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...and over.
Let's see. Yeah. That's the correct number of overs.



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I couldnt tell... do u have to drill the holes ur self? Not that big of a deal... just curious
Yes, but all I did was drill the dimples and install.

2 sets for '08 and '09 ZX10, 2 sets for '09 ZX6R, one set for '06 GSXR 600, and one set for a CBR600RR.

Now they don't fit like Attack Performance bodywork, but they are great for the price. Patience and some skill will help a lot.
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I currently have Sharkskinz on the R6 right now, and I like them because they are THICK (makes for better video mounts lol)

How are these compared to SS? Im in the market for a new set of course
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Nothing I have ever seen compares to Sharkskins, unless u are buying really expensive carbon fiber stuff, and even then some arent is nice, If U got a grand to spare buy sharkskins, u wont be dissapointed
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Yes, but all I did was drill the dimples and install.

2 sets for '08 and '09 ZX10, 2 sets for '09 ZX6R, one set for '06 GSXR 600, and one set for a CBR600RR.

Now they don't fit like Attack Performance bodywork, but they are great for the price. Patience and some skill will help a lot.
I dont see 06-07 gsxr 600-750 sets, thats goofy gotta be one of the most popular sets?? wtf?
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do yall know if the 07-08 gsxr1000 will fit a 600???
They won't.
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I'll have to try this new Formula 1 stuff. I quit buying the expensive stuff after I bought my first set of Optimal several years ago. Drilled the dimples and near perfect fitment. 212 decals is a dealer (as is everyone else because they'll let anyone be a dealer LOL) so we were getting them pretty cheap. But nowhere near what these Formula 1 things are going for. If Tom, as a painter, says they are as good as optimalvthen I'll have to try them. And Lord knows I will crash test them for everyone.

I've had 2 experiences with ebay bodywork and both were HORRIBLE. Nice Cycle fairings and Pit eck. Never ever ever again.
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Tom ain't lying. Those Formula 1 fairings are awesome! This is coming from a guy who used Hot Bodies on my 07 gsxr600. Been crash tested unfortunately but the fairings came out like a champ!!! You'll see them once I put the rest of my bike back together.
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I dont see 06-07 gsxr 600-750 sets, thats goofy gotta be one of the most popular sets?? wtf?
No, they just make sets and then sell them. You have to watch for them to come up or do what I did which was send them a message on Ebay and ask about it. I needed some '07 GSXR600 and he didn't have them in his "store". He asked me to wait 2 weeks and he'd get them out.

They arrived, I drilled the dimples, painted them, and bolted them right on. I was shocked.

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I'll have to try this new Formula 1 stuff. I quit buying the expensive stuff after I bought my first set of Optimal several years ago. Drilled the dimples and near perfect fitment. 212 decals is a dealer (as is everyone else because they'll let anyone be a dealer LOL) so we were getting them pretty cheap. But nowhere near what these Formula 1 things are going for. If Tom, as a painter, says they are as good as optimalvthen I'll have to try them. And Lord knows I will crash test them for everyone.

I've had 2 experiences with ebay bodywork and both were HORRIBLE. Nice Cycle fairings and Pit eck. Never ever ever again.
Sure enough, as soon as you get a set it'll be an anomaly and will fit like and look like and you'll be

I talked to Lisa about getting with these guys for 212 to become a vendor, don't know if she did or not. I told her about my experiences with them and how they compared to the Optimal. I was going to set up with them too but decided against it. I don't need to get in to slangin' parts.

Personally, I think I've been lucky with the sets I've received. I keep waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop and get a set that sucks. So far it's been good.

I'll cut-n-paste a review I did of the last set I painted if y'all want but here's some highlights:

Generous coating of primer to make paint prep pretty easy.
Thick but flexible, and this makes it a bit heavier than some other sets of cheap bodywork. The tradeoff is that they are more sturdy and don't wobble in the wind.
So far every set I've done has fit very, very well. Almost as well as the "good" bodywork like Attack and Sharkskinz. I drilled the dimples, painted it, and then mounted it up.
Crashes very well- doesn't shatter or tear apart (yet). Easily repairable.

The trade-offs is that the resin isn't as high of a quality as the "good" stuff (Attack, Sharkskinz). Also you can tell that they lay the fiber in pieces without vacu-forming in to the molds which isn't as good structurally as the good stuff. The quality of the fiberglass fabric is also a looser weave which isn't as strong/ good as the good stuff either.

So why get it? Well, the good stuff costs a LOT more. Attack costs ~$800 for a complete set and the Sharkskinz cost ~$1000 (both retail prices).

Personally I get the Attack Performance or Sharkskinz for my bikes but I only use them for track days these days (well, 'cept for a couple endurance rounds per year). If I were sprinting or crashing regularly I would buy the F1 Composites.
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sharkskins is THE BEST hands down. Armour bodies being second in my opinion.

I haven't had as great of luck with F1 composites as Tom has. I also haven't got a hold of any in the last 6 months, so maybe something has changed since then. For the price I guess you can't complain, I do however like Optimal better because of the quality of the primer they use along with the sturdiness (crashability) of the fairings. They are a little heavier, but perfect for the club racer and trackday hero that won't worry about that extra 2-3 lbs of weight.

i am also a dealer for Sharkskinz along with Optimal. Whatever % they discount me, I pass those savings to my customers!
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Optimals are best bang for buck. I have fitted several types of bodywork from Armour Bodies, Optimals, and the ebay versions. The eBay version(not sure of brand) had extra reinforcing around the bolt holes, so they might be ok in a crash.

Bout time Kib got some race bodywork!
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Optimals are best bang for buck. I have fitted several types of bodywork from Armour Bodies, Optimals, and the ebay versions. The eBay version(not sure of brand) had extra reinforcing around the bolt holes, so they might be ok in a crash.

Bout time Kib got some race bodywork!
Someone mentioned I got free bodywork after the tenth crash.
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I just got my f1 composites in today, i ordered on suday, nice fast shipping. i will take pics and give a critique later.
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