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Old 01-03-2019, 04:30 PM
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Question eBay replacement tails?

Anyone have any experience with the eBay (likely made in China) replacement tails? My winning red one on my 01 is starting to fade (I'm the original owner) and is cracked at the front bolts. I was going to try restoring it with some fiberglass and paint but figure I'll just buy a new one if the quality/fit finish/match is decent, they average $150 shipped. I'd order it soon so I get it before riding season starts here in the mid-Atlantic again haha.

Thanks,
Eric

3 examples below:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fairing-Glo...53.m1438.l2649
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Fairin...53.m1438.l2649
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Tail-S...53.m1438.l2649


 
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:45 PM
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If you buy a complete set of aftermarket fairings they usually bolt together well. Trying to fit an oem panel with aftermarket panel is a huge no go, nothing ever lines up correctly. I'd just get the oem one plastic welded and re-painted if I were you.
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by boredandstroked View Post
If you buy a complete set of aftermarket fairings they usually bolt together well. Trying to fit an oem panel with aftermarket panel is a huge no go, nothing ever lines up correctly. I'd just get the oem one plastic welded and re-painted if I were you.
what do you mean? OP asked about tail.It primarily bolts on the subframe with only plastic screws to attach with the undertray/fender.
How would a single chinese piece be any less reliable than a full kit?
Btw I have one ready to be painted and put on my bike to complete the banana to split seat conversion. The quality is definitely not oem-it has a lot less flex, but for GBP 43 for a new item(got a sweet deal), I can't complain when the stock comes at more than GBP 200 new
 
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ceebeeaarguy View Post
what do you mean?
In more simplified terms, aftermarket quality is total crap and I'd rather fix and use oem.
 
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