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Hi Guys,

I just got my race fairings, I gamble and try a new brand and I'm surprised with the quality.

So bikesplast.com is a go !!!

They are really thin, flexible and light.
The finishing is impeccable, the white gel-coat is super glossy (maybe the molds were new)
The fit also is very good and they came with the quick released d-ring already installed.

I will post pictures soon.

Shares your fairings and let see which one are the best and which ones are the worst.
 

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I have Sharkskinz on my Ducati track bike. They fit well and have held up nicely.
 

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I have Armor Bodies on 2 bikes and Sharkskinz on 2 including the F3. Both brands have worked well and hold up.

Cannot recommend Catalyst had a set in 2013 and they were junk, fitment was off, took a lot of prep to paint, and they didn't flex enough causing cracking at the mounting points.

Tried some Chinese painted stuff for a street bike. I was surprised they were as good as they were, but not OEM plastic quality. I'd do that again in a pinch. Best of luck
 

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Thin fairings might not be a good thing imo, I've seen quite a few thin fairings that don't hold up well after a crash. On the other hand you don't want very thick fairings that don't flex, crack and don't mount right .

Please share pics anyways, I'm looking to buy a set of track fairings.
Btw, is the tail fairing one piece or 2? And does it use the stock seat or needs foam pad?
Thanks
 

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I've been using the Catalyst Composites gear for about 5 years, and must say they've improved vastly, and now do a lightweight version too, which I've not been able to afford. For me in Australia, the shipping of fairings cost's as much as a full set of gear.
 

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Hi Guys,

I just got my race fairings, I gamble and try a new brand and I'm surprised with the quality.

So bikesplast.com is a go !!!

They are really thin, flexible and light.
The finishing is impeccable, the white gel-coat is super glossy (maybe the molds were new)
The fit also is very good and they came with the quick released d-ring already installed.

I will post pictures soon.

Shares your fairings and let see which one are the best and which ones are the worst.
Still running those? Any pics to post? Looking for a set currently.
 

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They are good, but they have a big problem, they are made with polyester resin and not epoxy resin.

My next fairing would be made with epoxy resin and not polyester , it is a big difference.
 

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I just google it for you......

"Epoxy is more resistant to wearing, cracking and peeling, and corrosion or damage from chemical or environmental degradation. Polyester is more fragile and useful for temporary fixes, or low-stress use. Epoxy is generally more expensive than resin, due to its strength and formulation requirements....."
 

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I haven't used the Bikeplast stuff but I've seen/touched it in person out of the box. It is nice it comes with the heat foils and fasteners but I'll reserve any other comments since I've never actually used them. But of all the ones I have used:

Sharkskinz (all red) and Armor bodies (Blue) are the best fitment and most crashworthy, with the SB having a slight advantage. The AB tail section royally sucks to mount (especially if it's cold) and can scratch up your subframe if you're not delicate when you put it on. Plus it has some weird extrusions it's hard to put a number plate on. The sharkskinz tail section is a two piece and is awesome for use with the stock seat. Also the side fairings line up directly with the OEM upper so you can even go riding on the street. (see below)



Carbonin (red/blk/white) is great too especially with the SBK tail section. It's a tight fit around the tank but once everything buttons up it's nice and snug. It doesn't crash as well as the AB and SS but the upper/side/belly are easier to mount and button up. Also when you take the upper off the WSS ducts come out too so it's 1000x easier to work on anything up front. I don't think these fairings don't work with OEM ducts but I haven't tested.


I bought some Chinese fairings (blue/red/white) where price included custom paint. Great price but the Fitment was a HUGE PITA and I had to drill all the holes. I left them mounted for a handful if heat cycles for it to take form. I didn't really like the SBK tail seating position (sat you higher) it kinda messed with my riding comfort. I never crash tested them but the quality wasn't very good and was getting stress cracks premature. Looked great for a while though until the paint started to chip.



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I haven't used the Bikeplast stuff but I've seen/touched it in person out of the box. It is nice it comes with the heat foils and fasteners but I'll reserve any other comments since I've never actually used them. But of all the ones I have used:

Sharkskinz (all red) and Armor bodies (Blue) are the best fitment and most crashworthy, with the SB having a slight advantage. The AB tail section royally sucks to mount (especially if it's cold) and can scratch up your subframe if you're not delicate when you put it on. Plus it has some weird extrusions it's hard to put a number plate on. The sharkskinz tail section is a two piece and is awesome for use with the stock seat. Also the side fairings line up directly with the OEM upper so you can even go riding on the street. (see below)



Carbonin (red/blk/white) is great too especially with the SBK tail section. It's a tight fit around the tank but once everything buttons up it's nice and snug. It doesn't crash as well as the AB and SS but the upper/side/belly are easier to mount and button up. Also when you take the upper off the WSS ducts come out too so it's 1000x easier to work on anything up front. I don't think these fairings don't work with OEM ducts but I haven't tested.


I bought some Chinese fairings (blue/red/white) where price included custom paint. Great price but the Fitment was a HUGE PITA and I had to drill all the holes. I left them mounted for a handful if heat cycles for it to take form. I didn't really like the SBK tail seating position (sat you higher) it kinda messed with my riding comfort. I never crash tested them but the quality wasn't very good and was getting stress cracks premature. Looked great for a while though until the paint started to chip.



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Thank you for all this info. Super insightful!
 

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