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my understanding is that auctmart is a distributor of fairings they've found to fit well or have good reviews. because they do the work to find fairings that should work well out of the box, they charge slightly more than if you were to buy the same via ebay or something. you don't know the actual manufacturer, obviously, but they're supposed to be good.

what i've found from looking up much the same question is to find ones that are injection, not compression molded. for the old 900s it's difficult to find injection but for the 954 i think it should be easy.
good stuff. thanks skant.
 

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Nice! gotta love that red :) I noticed your rear cowl is different than mine. Is that an aftermarket one? or European OEM?
I actually really like the black decal on the cowl of yours, funny isn't it people always like what they don't see as often lol.

No argument with that, but I ordered a specific number on my Castrols to match my number plate. Of course they could have jobbed it out, but just passing this on as info.
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That looks mega Nigel, makes my 929 quite dated in comparison! Be cool if we got to a track day together in our Castrol colours!
 

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I actually really like the black decal on the cowl of yours, funny isn't it people always like what they don't see as often lol.



That looks mega Nigel, makes my 929 quite dated in comparison! Be cool if we got to a track day together in our Castrol colours!
True! thanks.

Sooo where's pics of your Castrol 929? :unsure:

Also saw a well thought out post listing the pro/cons of fairing replacement and an extensive list of suppliers:

If money & time were no object then I would like go with Monster hands down because their customer contact person has been very responsive and helpful which lends me to think if there is an issue they will be accessible and helpful. But, it's hard to argue not going with Auctmart for those very reasons: time & $$. Spreadsheets don't lie! lol
 

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I don't have a Castrol 929. I now 'specialise' in Erion 929s :love: :

I think he was asking me as I said we (me and you nigelrb) should get our Castrols out together, however your collection seems amazing :love:

Here's mine:

Fireblades by Daniel Collins, on Flickr


 

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Congrats!

I hope you don't have any problems with fitting. Slow and careful is the way to go.

Also, you might want to contact the manufacturer and ask for a bit of discount because the 'B' in FireBlade should be capitalised on the 954 and all Blades before it! (Sorry, just my argumentative, evil old man demon taking over!!)(y)

Will look great on the bike and for me a more subtle look than the glaring orange.
 

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Creap! i never
Congrats!

I hope you don't have any problems with fitting. Slow and careful is the way to go.

Also, you might want to contact the manufacturer and ask for a bit of discount because the 'B' in FireBlade should be capitalised on the 954 and all Blades before it! (Sorry, just my argumentative, evil old man demon taking over!!)(y)

Will look great on the bike and for me a more subtle look than the glaring orange.
Crap! I never noticed that punctuation difference/. :( It might be too late to change since I already gave them the go ahead.

One concern I have now after looking at all the pieces is the lack of red versus my current color scheme. I mean obviously I knew there was a lot more black than what I have now, but after envisioning it even moreso now as the delivery time approaches it make me realize it even more. If you know what I mean?
 

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. . . One concern I have now after looking at all the pieces is the lack of red versus my current color scheme. I mean obviously I knew there was a lot more black than what I have now, but after envisioning it even moreso now as the delivery time approaches it make me realize it even more. If you know what I mean?
There is an advantage there, though, and that is if you are not repainting your tank to match, there is enough distance and colour separation from the fairing red that the difference might not be noticeable! :)
 

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There is an advantage there, though, and that is if you are not repainting your tank to match, there is enough distance and colour separation from the fairing red that the difference might not be noticeable! :)
I hope that is the case because I do not plan to change the tank at all. I have only considered changing that solid black graphic on the tank side to be three black strips kind of similar to the Repsol tank. See my rough conceptual sketch below:
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Sooo the Repsol fairing actually arrived several weeks ago and I LIKE! There are a couple of areas where the fasteners are supposed to be inserted that aren't exactly right, but overall I feel it appears to be a good product. I have not tried installing until now because it was intended to be a winter project (knowing that it will not take me a few hours like it has for others😆).
 

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Buy a round file, you’ll need it! They’re not easy to fit but if you take your time they can be made to line up nicely.
Thanks Gunk. will do.... will make a trip to tool store this week to purchase. I've never had one before. presume they come in various sizes like a set of allen keys??

Anyway, I decided to start with my rear cowling replacement since this was the part that was damaged and caused me to pull the trigger on replacing the entire fairing. Was it a bear trying to remove that piece though! Anyway I noticed the OEM has metal threaded bushings inserted for the screws to fasten the tail light, but the Auctmart did not. Any thoughts/suggestions on how to remove the originals and place in the aftermarket fairing? See pics below
 

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Thanks Gunk. will do.... will make a trip to tool store this week to purchase. I've never had one before. presume they come in various sizes like a set of allen keys??

Anyway, I decided to start with my rear cowling replacement since this was the part that was damaged and caused me to pull the trigger on replacing the entire fairing. Was it a bear trying to remove that piece though! Anyway I noticed the OEM has metal threaded bushings inserted for the screws to fasten the tail light, but the Auctmart did not. Any thoughts/suggestions on how to remove the originals and place in the aftermarket fairing? See pics below
Parts look really good👍🏻 You want a rivnut tool. It’s like a rivet tool but you get a threaded insert. Measure the opening width and you should be good. Hope this helps.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I had started filing the piece but became concerned that the screw might strip out. I just looked up this rivnut tool and saw a couple of videos. Does it come in a size this small though? I'm guessing it must or some other process was used since the oem fin has these threaded inserts.
 
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