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Old 11-01-2017, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hot bodies racing track fairings

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Anyone had experience with these? How's the fit, quality, strength?
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:36 PM   #2
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I am going to order a set. From what I hear the quality has improved a ton. I have a few friends that run the hotbodies bodywork, Fitment wasn't an issue when they installed them plus they are a local California company. Therefore I'am going to give them a try.

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Old 11-01-2017, 07:37 PM   #3
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Price/quality: 8/10

Not all of my pre marked drill holes lined up perfectly...actually i had ZERO issues with fitment other than the tail section where I had to use surfboard bondo just get the tail section to fit ..seemed as if it was just made too small

I didnt even do much extra sanding before paint...just a quick once over...it holds paint great btw

after my 40 mph lowside/flip crash i was able to reuse all parts...protected the bike very well when i chucked it down the tarmac

I would say go for it...for the special price it cant be beat just make sure you use quality fasteners


pic of damage...my tank took most the beating..guess you could say alexzx6r was looking after the bike which made the crash so minimal (check out the keychain on the gas cap)

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I have them on my R3 race bike.

The fit is sub par. Upper and lower line up somewhat ok, you definitely have to flex them to get them on and bolted together. The tail is a HUGE pain in the to get on and off (this may not be Hotbodies fault, possibly Yamaha's design because I know the armor bodies tail has two pieces).

I've crashed them twice, very minor damage but the bike did 90% of the sliding on the clip on, footpeg and swingarm slider. I have a buddy that has crashed his R3 6-8 times and is still on the original body work, granted its beat up and repaired but its still there.

For the money they can't really be beat, As long as you're willing to take your time drilling them and lining them all up. It took me like 5 hours of taking them on and off the bike, measuring, marking, drilling, etc.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:39 PM   #5
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I had a ton of fitment issues with the hotbodies on my R6- had to drill and dremel like crazy. And it is definitely more delicate than other one's out there. From what I have heard, optimal racing has much better quality and fit. For $50 more, I will be going with Optimal this time. And its a CA company as well .
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Had a set for my old bike, upper and belly pan never aligned up no matter what I did.
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:09 AM   #7
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I had a ton of fitment issues with the hotbodies on my R6- had to drill and dremel like crazy. And it is definitely more delicate than other one's out there. From what I have heard, optimal racing has much better quality and fit. For $50 more, I will be going with Optimal this time. And its a CA company as well .
Good to know!
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I had a ton of fitment issues with the hotbodies on my R6- had to drill and dremel like crazy. And it is definitely more delicate than other one's out there. From what I have heard, optimal racing has much better quality and fit. For $50 more, I will be going with Optimal this time. And its a CA company as well .
How long ago was that? I've heard that they have improved quality the last year or so.

The optimal guys don't make Kawasaki stuff

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Old 11-02-2017, 12:32 PM   #9
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How long ago was that? I've heard that they have improved quality the last year or so.

The optimal guys don't make Kawasaki stuff

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This was from two years back. They had sent me their latest product in mid 2015 and I dont think they have changed it since then but I could be mistaken. Too bad about the Kawi .
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Thanks for the feedback. Sounds a little hit or miss as far as fitment goes. I don't urgently require these but at the price may be good to have a spare set just in case.
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Three crashes on the CBR and they still are holding up. I have more zip ties than actual fasteners at this point though. I would buy a new set if the funds were available.

Concerning fitment after my adventure with a "premium" brand from UK you will be massaging fairing pieces into place regardless of how careful you are drilling holes.
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pic of damage...my tank took most the beating..guess you could say alexzx6r was looking after the bike which made the crash so minimal (check out the keychain on the gas cap)

Are these photos from Streets? Gnarly crash..
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Thanks for the feedback. Sounds a little hit or miss as far as fitment goes. I don't urgently require these but at the price may be good to have a spare set just in case.


I got a set in September. Pre colored red. Belly pan doesn’t fit the side fairings cleanly. I just machine screwed them together. Also had to make my own holes for the side fairings. Way off. Tank cover had a weak spot near the fill lid and chipped. Modded tail underside to accommodate my battery. Ram air ducts mated up ok. Front cowl, no issues. Good luck if you go that route.


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