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post #1 of 17 Old 05-25-2005, 3:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need bodywork suggestions.

Gonna get some race plastics for the 954 to do some trackdays. Who overall make a decent product without shattering my wallet?

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Re: Need bodywork suggestions.

SHatter your wallet? why not sell a few of your 44 helmets?

And then there's this asshole...
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Damnit..I knew someone was gonna mention that.

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Hotbodies is cheap and crap but if you are just looking to get the street stuff off?

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Godfather, Cheetah, & Hotbodies on the lower end.

I like Catalyst Racing Composites the best so far..... great looks, fit & finish!
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Re: Need bodywork suggestions.

Cheap would be HotBodies Racing . I have their plastic on my F4i and I would never use them again. Their stuff is total crap in the way of fit and finish. I had to work pretty hard to get their stuff to fit the bike correctly. I had to cut 2 areas of the lower belly pan because the shift linkage and mid-pipe were not allowing the plastic to fit correctly.

The obvious good plastics would be:
  • Cheetah
  • Godfather Racing
  • Sharkskinz
  • Armor Bodies
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Re: Need bodywork suggestions.

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Who overall make a decent product without shattering my wallet?
AK Composites and OPP Racing.
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Re: Need bodywork suggestions.

I've heard a lot of bad things about HotBodies for them to get my money. any have said I can't go wrong with Sharkskinz. I've never really heard of AK before, they got a website to check out?

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Linky Dinky Doo

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I've never really heard of AK before, they got a website to check out?
Thanks, Code.

Dano, I had AK plastics on my 600rr, and the fit, finish, ease of installation, and "crashability" were all A+.
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Re: Need bodywork suggestions.

Thanks for the link...too bad they don't have the 954 listed. I'll have to send them an email.

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http://Catalystracingcomposites.com Best viewed with IE
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I linked to that site from somewhere in the past few days and couldn't for the life of me remember what their name was. Do you run their stuff SPEED?

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I linked to that site from somewhere in the past few days and couldn't for the life of me remember what their name was. Do you run their stuff SPEED?
Yes, the guy I bought my bike from let Mike at Catalyst use the bike to make the mold for the '03-'04 600RR. The picture of the 600RR on their site is my bike.

The header banner on http://sportbikeswest.com is from Grattan '04 with the Catalyst glass on my bike. I can link you to more pics if you like. People always ask me about the glass.
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Re: Need bodywork suggestions.

Racer buddies of mine always told me Sharkskinz were the best. I found it to be really good stuff. Flawless fit and little "dimples" for the drill locations. Also survives crashes as well as can be expected.

If you're real aggressive, you may drag their lower (if it's like the 929)though, they give lots of room for the exhaust without trimming.

AirTech is good stuff too.



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