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Questions about OEM bodywork

My F4 750 is cosmetically challenged, with stone chips on the nose and scratches on the tail, plus two holes for crash bungs in the sides!
Is it better to have these OEM panels repaired/repainted, or swap them out for pattern parts such as emotouk do?

Is there a preference for OEM panels? Do they hold their value better?
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My F4 750 is cosmetically challenged, with stone chips on the nose and scratches on the tail, plus two holes for crash bungs in the sides!
Is it better to have these OEM panels repaired/repainted, or swap them out for pattern parts such as emotouk do?

Is there a preference for OEM panels? Do they hold their value better?

I am going to forgive you for your ignorance in mentioning that fucked-up group of people that have ripped off many good members here.

OEM panels will always hold their value better than any after-market version.

Any quality paint shop that does high end car repair (think Porsche/ Bentley/ Ferrari etc) can color match and repair your panels.

Barring that, the For Sale section of this very forum has folks with what you need. Post up a Wanted To Buy query.

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I think it wholly depends on available finances.

If it were my bike though, I would put pattern fairings on AND have the OEMs professionally repaired/painted and then keep them aside to restore to original if/when required. When I buy bikes, originality is an important criteria for me - but, as I often say: each to their own.

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I am going to forgive you for your ignorance in mentioning that fucked-up group of people that have ripped off many good members here.

OEM panels will always hold their value better than any after-market version.
Oops! Must have hit a nerve there. Seems that EmotoUK may not be the best place to source parts, then!

I have a good independent who's done good work in the past, so I'll put the panels in to him. That's *after* I've had a ride or several.

Presumably OEM decals are the right way to go, despite their being twice the price?
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I would put pattern fairings on AND have the OEMs professionally repaired/painted and then keep them aside to restore to original if/when required. When I buy bikes, originality is an important criteria for me - but, as I often say: each to their own.
As a Ducati owner, this is what I've found with that marque. So it's the same with my MV?
I'm trying to keep it as original as possible.

Previous owner has upgraded? the front brake master cylinder to a Brembo 19R one, which rather spoils the symmetry of the master cylinders, but I'm leaving that alone at present.

The worst bits are the seat, which is faded suede, which I'm going to replace, and the rear indicators, which are non-standard.
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When I bought my F4 it came with a set of knock off panels like you see advertised on Ebay.

To say that the quality is shite would be an understatement.
Frankly I don't even know if they would bolt up to the bike.

At a couple of paces back they don't look too bad and will probably end up as wall decoration in the cave in a "3D poster" kind of way.

As far originality goes, I like to modify my bikes to my own taste, fit and function but only with parts that can be removed if necessary / desired later on.


Ask any dealer, the most valuable bike is a stock standard one.
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Presumably OEM decals are the right way to go, despite their being twice the price?
Emoto have a very bad rep on this forum.

I have owned my red/silver F4 750 for 8 yrs and am about to have my silver side panels repainted.
I did not find any of the original long decals that sit near the top of the side panels. I found a very good chap on ebay who made me several samples after sending me colour charts until I thought them good enough. I then bought 3 sets. His prices were very good. A lot of what is for sale on ebay is not o.e.m, and is incorrect.

I bought 3 sets so I have matching spares so that if one panel in the future needs repainting the graphics will always match. Because I did not do this in the past now I am going to have to repaint both panels when only one needs doing.

Now I have done away with the suicide side stand hopefully I will never drop it again, the problem I keep having is with the left side panel, the paint bubbles after a few years, despite using different painters and extending the heat shields. I will try something different after this latest repaint. The painters I will use this time are very good, but I did talk to another painter with an excellent rep who told me he will not guarantee any work he does on MV's because of past bubbling issues with them, and only on MV's.

Also my belly pan is after only 2-3 yrs just starting to show heat damage again on the right side. I always use my fan switch in 30+40 mph limits, again I am going to try a different heat shield material and 1,000C proof oven silicon glue(if I can get it to work that is).
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My F4 750 is cosmetically challenged, with stone chips on the nose and scratches on the tail, plus two holes for crash bungs in the sides!
Is it better to have these OEM panels repaired/repainted, or swap them out for pattern parts such as emotouk do?

Is there a preference for OEM panels? Do they hold their value better?

My personal preference, on any bike either Itialian or Jap, always keep the panels OEM unless I go Carbon, then you get the best (personal preference is the designcorse carbon.) They just align better and you don't have gaps. You better off painting you old panels or getting a used set if the new ones are a bit steep.

Startwin has decals for sale and while there are cheaper options, again OEM wins. The other parts you can go aftermarket.
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