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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-25-2000, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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how much do the OEM fairings and tail cowl cost for the rc51? i'm taking my rc51 racing next year, and i'm trying to decide if it's cheaper to get aftermarket plastic and store the OEM stuff till i'm ready to sell the bike or retire it for street use. i'm considering Sharkskinz, but if you know of any better stuff out there, i'd be interested to know. ditto the case covers.

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i'll look into that, but they have to be plastic or fiberglass. ccs rules...

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If you want a friend of mine had to replace pretty much everything on his RC51 except the right upper.

He could tell you what he paid for everything and where a good place to get them is.

If you like email him at [email protected] his name is Travis.

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I honestly have no idea about OEM prices. I replaced my upper but didn't ask about the price. It was a warranty item. In my experience with Yamahas, the OEM plastics are quite a bit more expensive. OEM plastics are much higher quality than anything on the aftermarket that I've ever seen. They are plastic and not fiberglass. Tougher but also heavier. If I start putting my RC on the track some, I will get Sharkskinz and leave the OEM hanging in the garage for street riding. I vaguely remember my VFR OEM bodywork being about twice the cost of Sharkskinz. Also keep in mind that for racing you typically will be required to have a full belly pan which will warrant aftermarket lowers.

Sharkskinz is the best I've dealt with. Good fit and quite flexible.

Stay away from the Air Tech stuff. Pain in the rear and very little flexibility.

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RC51.net forum has some really good RC51 specific info, and there is a thread going on about your question, that plastic aint cheap !

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thanks, guys. I will crash my beautiful RC51, but at least I will crash INFORMED!


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also try gp composits. they are supposed to be good.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cbrf2boy:
also try gp composites. they are supposed to be good.

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I have heard the same thing but have not dealt with them myself.



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ccs, any bodywork, no carbon in supersport classes.

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that's the one: heavy supersport
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