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Old 05-25-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Race BodyWork...

Let me know if you guys have any "personal" first hand opinion with any of the following bodywork.

SharkSkinz $1,000.00
Catalyst Composites $800.00
Armour $650.00
Hotbodies $650.00
Attack $600.00
Pit-Eck $350.00

I'm looking in terms of:

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3) Repair
4) Crashability
5) Price

I'm going to get one set of Armour and one other set of a different brand...

Opinions please.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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I bought the E-racings brand before they went out of business. and I have crash tested them already, They fit close to perfect and were repairable too. To my door they were only $350.00. I couldn't see spending $500+ for a trackbike just to go out and wreck it eventually.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:08 PM   #3
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:20 PM   #4
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Moe,

check out the Optimal racing bodywork. It is similar to the eracing, and I was very pleased with the fit and finish of it.

Check out the wera forums, you can get a set for around $350 shipped (at least for the GSXR).
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:02 PM   #7
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Talk to the paint guys. Bodywork prep and paint is half the equation, paint the other, crashing well another.

I know LSTD Tom often gets very good $1000 bodywork for $600 +/- a set thru group buys.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:24 PM   #8
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I just put hotbodies on my gsxr. the fit was reasonable, however, they do not take advantage of all the mounting points like the attack bodywork does. One of the mounting points was off by almost 1/2". The bodywork also needs prep if you are looking for exceptional paint. There are assorted pinholes and rough spots that just need work.

After two days on the track, all seems well. No cracking or weirdness. The belly pan fits a little too tight and is getting burned by the exhaust, so I'll need to take care of that.

If I had it to do over, I'd likely purchase Attack.
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Attack hands down, but I'm hearing good stuff about Optimal Racing stuff. They don't have all make/models available though.
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My Yoshimitsu didn't hold up in my crash, it was a fast crash though and I wonder how Sharkskinz would of held up. I'm looking at Hotbodies now
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Attack requires the least amount of prep work of any ste I've seen. You do have to drill out the holes yourself, but they're marked, and they fit.
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I cut a 3x8 hole in my belly pan to clear the larger header tubes of the aftermarket exhaust. If I was gonna race I would have just reglassed that area and made it a little lower to pass tech.
My best friend just put a piece of heat sheilding where the pipe comes the closest. It doesn't even blister the paint.
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My Yoshimitsu didn't hold up in my crash, it was a fast crash though and I wonder how Sharkskinz would of held up. I'm looking at Hotbodies now


yea the fitment on my cbr wasnt all that awesome...a few of the hole were off by roughly 1/2 an inch or maybe a tad bit less


im no where near as fast as you adam...but after seeing the aftermath of your wreck im sure my plastics wont stand a chance in ...but none the less as every says...you get what you pay for
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Let me know if you guys have any "personal" first hand opinion with any of the following bodywork.

SharkSkinz $1,000.00
Catalyst Composites $800.00
Armour $650.00
Hotbodies $650.00
Attack $600.00
Pit-Eck $350.00

I'm looking in terms of:

1) Fit
2) Finish
3) Repair
4) Crashability
5) Price

I'm going to get one set of Armour and one other set of a different brand...

Opinions please.
Are those prices for white gel coated glass fibre or something more exotic??
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Mine was actually touching the belly and baked the paint. Im sure it would have eventually burned through so I just took a cutoff wheel to it.
his was too. Now its fine
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the body i have last pretty long and fitment is pretty good also, Irish,whoopie and gonzo has them and are happy.
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i just picked up a set of fiberglass ones on the net for $200 shipped. no predrilled, but for that price, i don't mind making it work.

i hear attack is the way to go these days. i know a guy out in cali if you're interested. PM me.
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