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Created on: 05/04/18 11:11 PM

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Gene


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Need info/advice
05/04/18 11:11 PM

I recently got a 2012 zx14, wanted 1 for awhile and I held out for a clean, low mileage, undogged 1. Brock's full exhaust, gloss black with the optional factory rims. Pretty happy with the bike. Isn't perfect though, left side mid and lower fairings were damaged beyond repair in a garage parking mishap.
Any advice or info on replacement options for fairings? Not sure if I should go with 1 of the many Chinese companies that offer full kits in various different colors and graphics or try to go with oem parts.
Any recommendations on aftermarket fairing offerings/companies?
Thanks

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piken


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RE: Need info/advice
05/04/18 11:37 PM

Welcome. Congrats on the bike.

I'd go OEM only. As far as I'm concerned there is no other choice.

If just mid and lower fairing, that's not that bad and OEM parts are available.

Depending on the exact parts, if mid fairing (2 pieces) and lower fairing, probably under $600 without
knowing exact parts. Usually mirror would be scratched and rear tail too?

price it out at http://www.partzilla.com

Don't forget to order the inside heat insulation pads, "Ninja" decal and blinker if needed.
They don't come with the panels.


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Gene


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RE: Need info/advice
05/05/18 7:17 AM

Thanks alot! I've literally spent at least 15 hours looking up different companies and fairing kits. Havent heard many good things about most complete kits.
I agree, I was leaning towards factory replacement for quality, fitment and color match, kit seems cost effective, quick and cheap way to change colors plus I'd have spares to sell or replace if needed. Won't do much good if the kit pieces melt or fall off though!!
Luckily, damage wasn't bad. Seller said bike had been parked sideways in garage, wife backed into it in the dark. Major damage was to their marriage. No mirror, or frame damage, just the mid fairing, insert and lower, all on left side.
Since the answer is always $, would you recommend carbon fiber fairings? Pros/cons?


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Rook


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RE: Need info/advice
05/05/18 7:35 AM

I'd go OEM only. As far as I'm concerned there is no other choice.

Agree. CF is nice but not all varieties are lighter than OEM.



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RE: Need info/advice
05/05/18 7:36 AM



'08 MIDNIGHT SAPPHIRE BLUE flies out, full Tsukigi Cannon exhaust, BMC race filter, Muzzy's block off plates, Super Sprox 17t output sprocket, AFM 45t rear sprocket, EK zzz 530 chain, Gilles Tooling axle adjusters, PC5, Romans map, AT-200, Ignition Module, LCD-200, Speedohealer V4, Glow-Shift gauges, Illumiglow 210 mph clock faces, HM PLUS quickshifter, Factory Pro EVO Shift Star, RC's oil pump cover, Moto-D magnetic oil drain plug, MIT billet oil filler cap, Shorai 14A2 Lithium battery, Spiegler SS clutch and brake lines, HyperPro RSC steering damper, LighTech fuel tank cap, Vortex rearsets, lightweight mudflap bracket, FP Racing preload adjusters, Ohlins FGRT807 forks and KA544 shock, Carrazzeria Tri-R wheels, Bridgeport 90° valve stems, CZ 320mm front rotors, Galfer rear wave rotor, Pazzo levers, ProBots Dzus fasteners and many other bolts replaced with aluminum or Ti, Vortex mirror blocks, CRG bar end mirrors, LSL frame sliders, axle sliders, billet bar ends, 2WheelWorkz muffler

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