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I know, OEM is the best:sigh: but, I have heard mixed opinions on the topic of aftermarket fairings and eBay fairings. China is kind of a hit or miss thing, but so far anything I've ordered from china has been spot on. I also noticed alot of posts saying they are absolute crap were from years and years ago. So, is there anyone out there using relatively recent eBay fairings that have had a good experience with them? I'm looking at working on a downed 2010 zx6r and am teasing the idea of aftermarket fairings (i'll be honest, some of the track designs are pretty catchy, and this bike would be used on a track every so often).

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I bought from American Motorcycle Services last year. Got a black 2006 set for about $540. Took about a month to arrive.

Happy with the quality, they included bolts, windscreen, heatwrap, and all the other little bits of plastic I never think about... No obvious issues with paint, clear coat seems well done to my untrained eye.

The bottom fairing had lots of tabs which made removal and installation a pain so I chopped them with a dremel, the ones I left behind are more than enough. No biggie

Also the tail fit very tightly, quite the job to get it on and off.

Overall, no issues, glad I only paid 540 instead of 800.

From reviews I've seen I think next time I'll go with auctmarts.com as they can be even less expensive and seem to also be of respectable quality.

If I were you, auctmarts seems like a good option, personally I can vouch for ammotorcycle.
 

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The set I got on my old '06 last year were complete shit. I've heard of some people having luck with them, but they'll never hold up like OEM. Once they start to crack around the mounting holes, whoever is riding/driving behind you is in for one heckuva game of dodgeball. I've personally witnessed a set of Chinese r6 lowers blow off and both mid/lowers fly off of a Chinese GSXR 750 set. And so you know, they were both mounted correctly and secured. They might look decent at first, but those cheap sumbitches are cheap for a reason.
 

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I bought from American Motorcycle Services last year. Got a black 2006 set for about $540. Took about a month to arrive.

Happy with the quality, they included bolts, windscreen, heatwrap, and all the other little bits of plastic I never think about... No obvious issues with paint, clear coat seems well done to my untrained eye.

The bottom fairing had lots of tabs which made removal and installation a pain so I chopped them with a dremel, the ones I left behind are more than enough. No biggie

Also the tail fit very tightly, quite the job to get it on and off.

Overall, no issues, glad I only paid 540 instead of 800.

From reviews I've seen I think next time I'll go with auctmarts.com as they can be even less expensive and seem to also be of respectable quality.

If I were you, auctmarts seems like a good option, personally I can vouch for ammotorcycle.
Thanks for the info! How are they holding up? Any cracking around tabs or mounting holes??
 

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The set I got on my old '06 last year were complete shit. I've heard of some people having luck with them, but they'll never hold up like OEM. Once they start to crack around the mounting holes, whoever is riding/driving behind you is in for one heckuva game of dodgeball. I've personally witnessed a set of Chinese r6 lowers blow off and both mid/lowers fly off of a Chinese GSXR 750 set. And so you know, they were both mounted correctly and secured. They might look decent at first, but those cheap sumbitches are cheap for a reason.
Yeah definitely wouldn't want that to go down. I figure for the tabs you could blast JB weld all around the base and sides to give it extra support, might be possible with the mounting holes.. JB weld is great at reinforcing plastic to give it some extra strength.. Fiberglass mesh could be used around the mounting holes as well to add some durability. I feel like the tabs and mounting holes are really the only places you can have something go wrong, so if you reinforce them, shouldn't be too much of an issue if you keep an eye on it :O
 

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Thanks for the info! How are they holding up? Any cracking around tabs or mounting holes??
No cracks, no stress fractures, no scratches from bugs or cleaning bugs.

I treat my bike well maintenance wise but I'm not above cruising down a dirt road if it looks like an adventure or getting up close behind my buddy in his truck to put some pressure on him in the twisties. Plenty of pebbles have been thrown at me and the clear coat is solid. I blew a fork seal coming down hard from 12'oclock and the mounts are all good, and it's the same story jumping speedbumps.

The negative I have with wear is on the bottom fairing. The kit I got is gloss black with a matte black under fairing. Since there is no clear over the matte, the surface it is being chipped away on the bottom front where the grit from the front tire hits it. Not very obvious unless your head is by the front wheel and an expected result of having matte paint in a high wear location.

I have yet to see someone's bike undress its self but it sounds like quite the experience!
I bought a "cheap Chinese" matte set before the ammotorcycle set. I am in 100% agreement that they were absolute shit, luckily that's not the story with my current set linked below. I'm sure there's some good luck involved, but it worked out pretty well for me

Kawasaki ZX6R 05 06 Fairings and Fairing Parts - Black
 

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No cracks, no stress fractures, no scratches from bugs or cleaning bugs.

I treat my bike well maintenance wise but I'm not above cruising down a dirt road if it looks like an adventure or getting up close behind my buddy in his truck to put some pressure on him in the twisties. Plenty of pebbles have been thrown at me and the clear coat is solid. I blew a fork seal coming down hard from 12'oclock and the mounts are all good, and it's the same story jumping speedbumps.

The negative I have with wear is on the bottom fairing. The kit I got is gloss black with a matte black under fairing. Since there is no clear over the matte, the surface it is being chipped away on the bottom front where the grit from the front tire hits it. Not very obvious unless your head is by the front wheel and an expected result of having matte paint in a high wear location.

I have yet to see someone's bike undress its self but it sounds like quite the experience!
I bought a "cheap Chinese" matte set before the ammotorcycle set. I am in 100% agreement that they were absolute shit, luckily that's not the story with my current set linked below. I'm sure there's some good luck involved, but it worked out pretty well for me

Kawasaki ZX6R 05 06 Fairings and Fairing Parts - Black
Thanks for your input, definitely helps. I figure if I get them I'll just reinforce the mounting holes and tabs with some ABS cement, also have never seen any fairings come off on the highway but I'd rather it not be my own the first time I see it happen :crazy:crazy

The ammotorcycle fairings seem really nice, but I guess I'm looking for something other than straight OEM style. Like I said above, I kind of have been into the track look lately, and figure I'll be tracking this one so, why not :O
 

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I emailed AuctMarts to inquire about purchasing a set after the review I saw in this forum...this was there response:
"Hello,
Thanks for the email, the best price for 6R 07.08 is 499USD shipped with windscreen, tank pad, heatshield and fairing bolts kit. Fitment of our ABS fairing kit is top notch as being aftermarket fairing, we have our own injection molding machine and paint job with different from other sellers so call as reseller. We don't offer warranty on plastic but we guarantee the fitment.

Let us know if you are interested and looking forward to do business with you."

Needless to say I will be ordering a set in the next week or two... :)
 
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I emailed AuctMarts to inquire about purchasing a set after the review I saw in this forum...this was there response:
"Hello,
Thanks for the email, the best price for 6R 07.08 is 499USD shipped with windscreen, tank pad, heatshield and fairing bolts kit. Fitment of our ABS fairing kit is top notch as being aftermarket fairing, we have our own injection molding machine and paint job with different from other sellers so call as reseller. We don't offer warranty on plastic but we guarantee the fitment.

Let us know if you are interested and looking forward to do business with you."

Needless to say I will be ordering a set in the next week or two... :)
Awesome, make sure to update us when you put them on! :thumbup
 

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I emailed AuctMarts to inquire about purchasing a set after the review I saw in this forum...this was there response:
"Hello,
Thanks for the email, the best price for 6R 07.08 is 499USD shipped with windscreen, tank pad, heatshield and fairing bolts kit. Fitment of our ABS fairing kit is top notch as being aftermarket fairing, we have our own injection molding machine and paint job with different from other sellers so call as reseller. We don't offer warranty on plastic but we guarantee the fitment.

Let us know if you are interested and looking forward to do business with you."

Needless to say I will be ordering a set in the next week or two... :)
Nice! I emailed them two days back inquiring if I could get a certain set of fairings without the monster logos on them, still haven't heard anything back:hmmm: Let us know what you think!

[UPDATE] They literally just emailed me as I posted my last reply lol the reply was "Yes. We can custom paint without those decals. Please make the purchase from our web site and leave us a note when you check out." So far their customer service sounds on point. Now here's hoping their product is up to par!
 

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Guys, these fairings are all made in 2 or 3 of the same Chinese factories. You think these little China-men are just opening up factories all over the Guangzhou coast and competing with each other? No...

They even contract with "USA" sellers that are just companies set up stateside in FL or CA to make you think they are better quality. They still take a month to get you your "custom" fairings because they are STILL being manufactured in China. Some have even polished up their English so their USA websites don't read like jibberish. Like I said, hit or miss on these fairings so just beware of what you're getting into before you buy. Personally, I would recommend buying used OEM on eBay, even if you have to buy piece by piece and having them painted the way you want them. It isn't hard to find decals to lay under the clear.
 

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Whatever you do, do NOT buy from extreme fairings dot com! I ordered a set after putting my baby down at 60 and after 3 months they showed up broken in several pieces and painted the wrong color. They were happy to make new ones and paint the correct color, however took 2 more months (by this time I had put seafoam in the tank and put her away for the winter) and they were cracked. After a shitty email from me they agreed to either refund the money minus the shipping cost plus I pay to ship them back or they give me a 50% refund and I keep them. I chose to keep them as I can fix the cracks with no problem, but the hassle of the ordering custom fairing paint designs and the stupid long wait isn't worth it!
 

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Guys, these fairings are all made in 2 or 3 of the same Chinese factories. You think these little China-men are just opening up factories all over the Guangzhou coast and competing with each other? No...

They even contract with "USA" sellers that are just companies set up stateside in FL or CA to make you think they are better quality. They still take a month to get you your "custom" fairings because they are STILL being manufactured in China. Some have even polished up their English so their USA websites don't read like jibberish. Like I said, hit or miss on these fairings so just beware of what you're getting into before you buy. Personally, I would recommend buying used OEM on eBay, even if you have to buy piece by piece and having them painted the way you want them. It isn't hard to find decals to lay under the clear.
Yeah its pretty clear just by their pictures that they all come from the same couple of factories. I guess what i'm doing is trying to get an idea of good vs bad experiences people have had, and see what the odds are of me getting a pretty good set of fairings for a really good price.

But as a rule of thumb, for every negative review, there are usually tens, maybe even hundreds of positive experiences with that item. People are more inclined to post negative reviews than positive ones.
 

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Whatever you do, do NOT buy from extreme fairings dot com! I ordered a set after putting my baby down at 60 and after 3 months they showed up broken in several pieces and painted the wrong color. They were happy to make new ones and paint the correct color, however took 2 more months (by this time I had put seafoam in the tank and put her away for the winter) and they were cracked. After a shitty email from me they agreed to either refund the money minus the shipping cost plus I pay to ship them back or they give me a 50% refund and I keep them. I chose to keep them as I can fix the cracks with no problem, but the hassle of the ordering custom fairing paint designs and the stupid long wait isn't worth it!
Thanks for the heads up!
 

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Yeah its pretty clear just by their pictures that they all come from the same couple of factories. I guess what i'm doing is trying to get an idea of good vs bad experiences people have had, and see what the odds are of me getting a pretty good set of fairings for a really good price.

But as a rule of thumb, for every negative review, there are usually tens, maybe even hundreds of positive experiences with that item. People are more inclined to post negative reviews than positive ones.
That's your opinion, but be careful. I hope you have a good experience. Always go with your gut.
 
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