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I have been investigating and researching over the last 8 weeks all the Chinese sellers of after market fairings. I decided on purchasing a set from a seller I have researched in depth and thought I'd give a running review on the whole experience from start to finish for those who might be considering doing the same. I currently own a 2000 model CBR929. The current fairings are fiberglass but the paint job was crap and patchy, so i decided to replace the fairings rather than pay big $$$$$ for someone to sand and repaint them.
(COMPLETED) PURCHASE 9/10
Red Bull Black ABS Injected Kit
CBR929 2000 Model
$750 AUD (599USD)
Suretribe (Motorcycle Fairings for Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Ducati
Website well layed out. Contact details easy to find, kits easy to search and good variety of choice for my age/model bike. Payment process was unusual, where I was required to enter my OSID (NAB Bank Specific Code) as well as CC details and DOB, but once done payment went through fine and quick no issues. Received payment receipt and confirmation quickly after order. Would have prefered to use paypal for dispute resolution protection, but overall seamless. Site uses 1024 SSL, so site seems secure.
(COMPLETED) MANUFACTURING TIME 10/10
3/2/15 - (2 days after order placed)
11/2/15 (8 days after order placed)
Received email from Suretribe thanking me for my business and advising an order number. Quoted 12 calendar days until shipping. They provided name and phone number to contact for updates. Got email 8 days later saying fairings are ready for shipping 4 days ahead of schedule and quoted time. Would have liked a pic of it before boxed, but that's just me being impatient.
(COMPLETED) SHIPPING 9/10
11/2/15 (10 days after order placed)
Arrived (Postcode 2617):
24/2/15 (23 days after order placed)
Received email from Suretribe advising tracking number and delivery is on its way. I am able to trace the parcel easily without issue and the tracking number is complete and works without problem. Package arrived on 24/2. Package looked in good condition, no puncture marks or damage. Packed well with foam and everything was received in good order. A few light scuff marks on a part or two, but other than recieved in good condition. Decals were raised which were a nice touch. Would have liked quicker delivery but all in all, A.OK.
Product Quality 8/10
Unlike other kits on the internet, I can say I am totally happy with the quality of this kit. The ABS Injection moulds are quite good and I was very surprised to see they are actually decent quality. My expectation was they were gonna be real thin and flimsy but this isn't the case. The graphics all lined up well, and apart from a few scratches and bumps, I can say the quality is better than I expected.
The fitment was quite fiddly. Some of the bolt holes needed re-drilling as they were too small and it took waaaaay longer than I expected to fit it up. Not because I didnt have the time but things all needed to be at the perfect angle and at the right bolt tension before everything would fit. I then had to go back over the fairings with an allen key etc to tighten it all up. I would have loved it to be Honda OEM specs but I cant complain as things (after alot of stuffing around) did fit ok and makes the bike look great.
Overall Experience & Final Comments: 9/10
The guys are suretribe are always quick to respond to queries and generally speaking, I am happy with the process. Since I am a perfectionist, I would have liked the quality checking at the factory to be a bit better so others dont have to drill out holes etc like i did to make it fit, but other than that I am happy with everything and would recommend using them to others who would or might be considering changing fairings etc.
BEFORE / AFTER PICS
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