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Old 02-15-2010, 12:12 AM
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Default Well... I finally wrecked.

I finally got mine... im ok.. got a freaking awesome scar on my forearm by bike is a little rashed up. I was riding on a road that had just been tar/chipped and the back end caught some loose stone that wasn't stuck down really well and i low-sided going about 25. The damage is repairable. I was wondering if anybody knows a place better than Ebay for aftermarket fairings? I had the 7stars replica plastics from china that looked amazing but were pretty crappy.
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:25 AM
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What gear were you wearing?
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:32 AM
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gloves, boots, helmet. it was over 100 degrees out when i wrecked and my jacket isn't very breathable. my helmet didn't even touch the ground actually
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:39 AM
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Sorry to hear you crashed. The China fairings are kinda crappy. But if you are a bit handy with a spray gun you can give them a clear coat with hardener and it helps to keep the scratches down.

Where the heck are you located that it's 100F out? The ballistic nylon jackets are breathable and with a few pieces of armor will protect most of your vitals in a crash.
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:54 AM
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I wrecked at the end of last season. This is my first post of the year.. I haven't had internet at my house in a while. I'd really like to at least look at some other sources of 7star replica fairings.. those chinese ones looked fantastic but they were brittle and flimsy as ****. Even if i gotta pay out an extra $100 it would be worth it for better mounting tabs.
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by PrimeDirective View Post
I wrecked at the end of last season. This is my first post of the year.. I haven't had internet at my house in a while. I'd really like to at least look at some other sources of 7star replica fairings.. those chinese ones looked fantastic but they were brittle and flimsy as ****. Even if i gotta pay out an extra $100 it would be worth it for better mounting tabs.
Which vendor did you go through for the ones from China? Because I got mine from auctmarts and the holes lined up pretty near perfect and mounted well. They are flimsy and the paint does chip off easily, but you're not going to find better out there for anything reasonable. Just spray a coat of clear over it like the above poster stated
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:20 AM
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Well i dont have any of the tools to spray clear coat.. would it be expensive to have a painter do it? i'm not trying to spend TOO much because Im going ot have to sell her soon.
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:36 PM
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Sorry about your crash. Glad you're reasonably ok.

RE clearcoat: They make some reasonably good rattle can clear coat sprays these days. Unless you want super duper professional work, the rattle cans can actually be ok.

Good luck.
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 02:42 PM
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You can get some excellent 2 stage clears in a rattlecan. Check out Sherwinn Williams auto paint
 
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Old 02-15-2010, 05:05 PM
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Can't help you with the plastics, but I can recommend this:

http://www.newenough.com/protective_...le_jacket.html

After my first crash wearing shorts, cut-off tee, running shoes, helmet and gloves I also got a scar on my forearm. Ordered this jacket, mesh pants, and A* boots that night. The jacket's been though 2 crashes since and still looks great. And it breathes awesome.
 

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