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Old 01-25-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hotbodies fairing fitment

I'm thinking of buying a complete fairing set from On The Border, its only 999.95 shipping included which ain't a bad deal and I was wondering if anyone has used them before and had any issues wity the Hotbodies fitment like with the hong kong plastics in the other thread
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I'm thinking of buying a complete fairing set from On The Border, its only 999.95 shipping included which ain't a bad deal and I was wondering if anyone has used them before and had any issues wity the Hotbodies fitment like with the hong kong plastics in the other thread
PM Azylum and ask him for the seller that he got his from. His look awesome and fitment was near perfect. If I remember correctly he paid about half that all together.
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Yea, that price is stupid.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:03 PM   #4
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How's it stupid? Stubbs wants $2184 + tax for a set and I know its oem but I really don't care about that if I can get a set that fits nicely
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I dont think thats TOO bad of a price....

however Id check with some of our sponsors and see what they can get you for less money.

Ive heard of fitment issuse with hotbodies stuff before.
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the set i have i cant complain about at all, especially for the price. been on there almost a year and still look great. if you can get a good deal on OEM through one of our sponsors tho, thats definitely the route id to. OEM is always better.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:15 PM   #7
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i'd get the china stuff before i ordered anymore hotbodies. installed a set of clear bodywork on a 06 gsxr600, fitment was poor, several mounting tabs weren't even there, bellypan was held on by slide on clips, installing it involved lots of cutting and bending. eventually the sidepanel flew off on the freeway. their older race bodywork was ok, but the newer stuff isn't worth the money.
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guess i should have mentoined i have the china ones as well, not the hotbodies.
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I have hot bodies on my track bike. fitment was perfect. If you have the money, I wouldn't go hong kong. While Azylums look good and had minimal issues, I think it is a shoot, as my buddy just got a set and they are snapping all over. Same seller.
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I've never dealt with Hotbodies street bodywork, but I can tell you that 99.9% of the Hotbodies race bodywork is junk with fitment, finish, and durability. I'd sooner get the cheap Ebay stuff 'cause it's no different than the Hotbodies other than the price.

For the price you've got on your Hotbodies, you can get a set of Sharkskinz (made for the street), and it will be as good/ better than OEM.

Check with Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited, he'll give you a serious hookup on the Sharkskinz!
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I've never dealt with Hotbodies street bodywork, but I can tell you that 99.9% of the Hotbodies race bodywork is junk with fitment, finish, and durability. I'd sooner get the cheap Ebay stuff 'cause it's no different than the Hotbodies other than the price.

For the price you've got on your Hotbodies, you can get a set of Sharkskinz (made for the street), and it will be as good/ better than OEM.

Check with Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited, he'll give you a serious hookup on the Sharkskinz!
hmmmm....mine were perfect. But I bought them used. Havent tested durability yet.
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hmmmm....mine were perfect. But I bought them used. Havent tested durability yet.
Brandt, I didn't say all of them, some folks have good luck; however, I bet if you had some Sharkskinz or Attack Performance on your bike, you'd chuck those Hotbodies.

I seem to remember you got a good deal on your bodywork- and that makes a big difference too.

Over the past 3-4 years, Hotbodies has gone to shyte. The stuff they made before that was actually pretty decent stuff though... you may have a set of those.

Some folks were starting the rumor too that Yoshimitsu and Hotbodies are one in the same... not to hard to believe that either.

To the OP, iirc, the Sharkskinz web site retails bodywork for your bike for just over a grand, and I KNOW that they are clearly superior to the Hotbodies for the track or street.

I've been painting/ repairing race and street bodywork for a long time now- I've seen every brand of bodywork out there and I can tell you from first hand experience from owning/ working on different sets. There's no way you could get me to pay $1000 for a set of Hotbodies, especially when Sharkskinz are out there for comparable cost.
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Brandt, I didn't say all of them, some folks have good luck; however, I bet if you had some Sharkskinz or Attack Performance on your bike, you'd chuck those Hotbodies.

I seem to remember you got a good deal on your bodywork- and that makes a big difference too.

Over the past 3-4 years, Hotbodies has gone to shyte. The stuff they made before that was actually pretty decent stuff though... you may have a set of those.

Some folks were starting the rumor too that Yoshimitsu and Hotbodies are one in the same... not to hard to believe that either.

To the OP, iirc, the Sharkskinz web site retails bodywork for your bike for just over a grand, and I KNOW that they are clearly superior to the Hotbodies for the track or street.

I've been painting/ repairing race and street bodywork for a long time now- I've seen every brand of bodywork out there and I can tell you from first hand experience from owning/ working on different sets. There's no way you could get me to pay $1000 for a set of Hotbodies, especially when Sharkskinz are out there for comparable cost.
Cant argue with that.
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Thanks everyone, Im gonna look into the sharkskinz and if I don't go with that I'm gonna get the ones like Azylum... His look pretty nice, I'm just not paying $2184 for OEM from Stubbs and that's not including the fender, seat cowl and all the little misc. pieces
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Brandt, I didn't say all of them, some folks have good luck; however, I bet if you had some Sharkskinz or Attack Performance on your bike, you'd chuck those Hotbodies.

I seem to remember you got a good deal on your bodywork- and that makes a big difference too.

Over the past 3-4 years, Hotbodies has gone to shyte. The stuff they made before that was actually pretty decent stuff though... you may have a set of those.

Some folks were starting the rumor too that Yoshimitsu and Hotbodies are one in the same... not to hard to believe that either.

To the OP, iirc, the Sharkskinz web site retails bodywork for your bike for just over a grand, and I KNOW that they are clearly superior to the Hotbodies for the track or street.

I've been painting/ repairing race and street bodywork for a long time now- I've seen every brand of bodywork out there and I can tell you from first hand experience from owning/ working on different sets. There's no way you could get me to pay $1000 for a set of Hotbodies, especially when Sharkskinz are out there for comparable cost.

agreed. but if youre on a budget like i was, the money i paid cant be beat. sharkskinz is by far superior quality, but youll have to spend roughtly a grand on teh plastics, then several hundred more to get them painted they way you like. just my .02.
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