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Has anyone from America purchased fairings off of Ebay?

The reason being an American distributor claims to have a significantly better product for around 300.00 more than the ones from Ebay. I sent an email to them about it and they offered to give the location of a dealership that uses their replacement fairings for comparison, but I and anyone else looking for quality replacement fairings, needs someone who has actually seen the Ebay fairings to take a look.
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The reason being an American distributor claims to have a significantly better product for around 300.00 more than the ones from Ebay. I sent an email to them about it and they offered to give the location of a dealership that uses their replacement fairings for comparison, but I and anyone else looking for quality replacement fairings, needs someone who has actually seen the Ebay fairings to take a look.
Personal opinion ..... if it's not OEM parts there WILL be some modifying to make everything fit proerply. You'll also have to get heat sheilding so you don't melt the FACK out of the plastics!

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The reason being an American distributor claims to have a significantly better product for around 300.00 more than the ones from Ebay. I sent an email to them about it and they offered to give the location of a dealership that uses their replacement fairings for comparison, but I and anyone else looking for quality replacement fairings, needs someone who has actually seen the Ebay fairings to take a look.
So far there have been very few reports on ebay fairings that required no modifacation to fit properly. But for the price I know I do not mind doing a little tweeking.
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Personal opinion ..... if it's not OEM parts there WILL be some modifying to make everything fit proerply.
I bought fairings for my katana. The paint finish was excellent but the fit was just okay. They are made of vaccum formed ABs and are significantly lighter than the oem pieces. when I was test fitting a piece, I broke an atachment pin on the back side. I needed to reposition a couple of the pins to help them fit into the rubber gromets. I also put extra glue around all the other attachement points. With that being said, I went ahead and ordered a set of Rothmans liveried fairings for my 1000rr. I'll do a build thread when they come in.
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Re: Has anyone from America purchased fairings off of Ebay?

I have some on a 02 954rr the blue/black scheme. Every mount hole had to be opened up as they were not finished when they came out of the box. The paint was very nice and most of all they line up good just took some extra time with a dremel for the mount holes. Also keep in mind they are made a little diff and they are not as flexible as OE. That makes it real hard to get the tail section on.
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I know this is not a great picture but it's all I have right now
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I know this is not a great picture but it's all I have right now
Looks nice. which company did you get them from?
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Thay came from selectautomoto and I think they are out of business. They were selling on ********** thats how I found them but now they will not return e-mails.
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Re: Has anyone from America purchased fairings off of Ebay?

do NOT do it bought a whole kit from hong kong for my old bike 929 fitment was complete **** farings cracking felt like i had to force them to get them on even in some what of the right location buy used oem or something else an yes you will need heat tape if you buy these garbage farings
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Personal opinion ..... if it's not OEM parts there WILL be some modifying to make everything fit proerply. You'll also have to get heat sheilding so you don't melt the FACK out of the plastics!
i have hong kong fairings on my bike,the front cowl and tail didn't fit but the sides fit,all i had to do is stick a screw driver in the holes to make the hole big enough for screws

and i don't use heat shielding and i don't have any kind of melting : )

its just impossible to get welnuts in the holes for screws so i had to cut mine in half and put the bottom half of the nut behind the fairing and the top half on the other side..it kind of sucks but my bike looks pretty damn good
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Re: Has anyone from America purchased fairings off of Ebay?

I Purchased some Hong Kong Fairings off of Ebay about a year ago. I was impressed with the paint and finish, and the holes were drilled through. Only issues I had was the fitment. I had a couple of small cracks develop that were fixed with plastic cement as a result of pulling too hard.

All in all I was satisfied for the price. I ended up using 1/4in sheets Dynaliner from Dyonmat for heat shield/noise. glad I hot it because There was some major heat hitting the plastics around the radiator and cases.
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My Hong Kong eBay fairings arrived with a fantastic paint job, were a royal pain to mount, and suffered a catastrophic failure on the freeway. Going about 90 on a straight (no traffic), and the right side just blew off the side of the bike. Cracked around the headlight hole.
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My Hong Kong eBay fairings arrived with a fantastic paint job, were a royal pain to mount, and suffered a catastrophic failure on the freeway. Going about 90 on a straight (no traffic), and the right side just blew off the side of the bike. Cracked around the headlight hole.
...and that, ladies and gentlemen, is what I'm most concerned about. Turns out the closest dealership, to me, that uses their fairings is in Whiteland, IN. It's about an hour and a half away so I'm gonna pack up my oem fairings and drive there with a dial caliper and a few other measuring tools in hand to inspect and compare their fairings to OEM.
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Re: Has anyone from America purchased fairings off of Ebay?

I live in southern Indiana incase you wanna check mine out sometime. By the way mine have been on since july and have held up great I have been drag racing this bike and has been 110mph in the 1/8th mile and no cracks or split mount holes.
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...I'm gonna pack up my oem fairings and drive there with a dial caliper and a few other measuring tools in hand to inspect and compare their fairings to OEM.
You won't need a caliper to see that they are very different than the OEM. Knock on wood I have not had any problems with my Chinese fairing since I installed them.



It's really hit or miss. There are quite a few manufacturers and each of them will have varing levels of quality. Some are better than others but finding which one is the best from a picture on ebay will be a crap shoot.

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