F4i - Main Forum Main F4i discussion board

New upper fairing is a POS

  #1  
Old 04-18-2012, 11:51 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Default New upper fairing is a POS

I ordered a unprinted upper fairing off of eBay because my blinker broke off & it took a chunk out of the fairing.

I got the fairing in and painted it, but after a struggle to install it the piece barley fits! I'm so mad!!!

Do you guys know where I can get a fairing that's actually fits like stock?

I'm lookin for a fairing that:
Fits
Has all mounts are correct
Holes are already threaded


I want the closest thing to OEM as possible.


Any help would be great

 

Last edited by RevenueeCaz; 04-19-2012 at 09:08 AM.
  #2  
Old 04-18-2012, 12:54 PM
jeffjones's Avatar
Welcome Crew and May 2012 Ride of the Month
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Posts: 1,564
Default

I don't believe the fairing has any threaded holes? I believe that all the holes need either wellnuts or U-bolts.

Didn't you try to fit it BEFORE you painted it?
 
  #3  
Old 04-18-2012, 01:03 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mesa AZ
Posts: 2,013
Default

The only thing that fits like stock is stock. Delkevic is the closest and as my recent review thread showed, its not close enough.
 
  #4  
Old 04-18-2012, 01:04 PM
jeffjones's Avatar
Welcome Crew and May 2012 Ride of the Month
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Posts: 1,564
Default

Originally Posted by boredandstroked View Post
The only thing that fits like stock is stock. Delkevic is the closest and as my recent review thread showed, its not close enough.
cbrfairings.com fit great as well but that is kind of useless now.
 
  #5  
Old 04-18-2012, 02:44 PM
R Dub's Avatar
October 2011 ROTM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Burbs of Chicago
Posts: 1,340
Default

Like boredandstroked Delkevic is probably the closest. I had a Delkevic fairing set on my F4i and the fitment was great.
 
  #6  
Old 04-18-2012, 06:55 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
Default

I actually didn't try it on, I was actually to excited about getting everything back together. My fault completely. But I may just bite the bullet and order another one. & the headlight screws into the nose fairing.
 
  #7  
Old 04-18-2012, 07:32 PM
jeffjones's Avatar
Welcome Crew and May 2012 Ride of the Month
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Posts: 1,564
Default

Did you add the clip nuts in the front cowl?
Thats what you need to screw the headlight into the front cowl.

Name:  U_CLIP_NUT.jpg
Views: 11
Size:  26.1 KB
 
  #8  
Old 04-18-2012, 07:45 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mesa AZ
Posts: 2,013
Default

Originally Posted by R Dub View Post
Like boredandstroked Delkevic is probably the closest. I had a Delkevic fairing set on my F4i and the fitment was great.
I think if you use all delvevic fairings you won't have a problem. Its mixing aftermarket and stock fairings that doesn't work so well.
 
  #9  
Old 04-18-2012, 09:31 PM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 55
Default

Just goes to show you why the ebay stuff is so cheap compared to stock stuff... If I would of known my $30 "stock replacement" mirror was made of balsawood I would of just forked out 100 for the real thing
 
  #10  
Old 04-18-2012, 11:23 PM
vegas_rebel's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 436
Default

+1 cbrfairings; got a whole set and it's beautiful and just like stock.

For now, though, is your Ebay fairing on and tight? Any reason not to leave it now that it's there?
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: New upper fairing is a POS


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.