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Post  TomCom on Fri Nov 08 2013, 17:48

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I spend long time to design own fairing for my thundercat and long time to pick one i want.
after long time (aroung 5 month) i decide i want this one

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so i order them yesterday. i will post more pictures when i will get them. its around 10 days to make them and another 10 days to send them
and i need new bolds , screws :)i dont know what to do with them
SO IT IS THIS Smile
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Post  Wooster on Thu Dec 12 2013, 21:33

It might save you some hassle though: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

By the look of it, matte finishes take a lot of looking after and when they're damaged, it's permanent. :/

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Post  Tom... on Thu Dec 12 2013, 22:04

I'm a little confused - do these fairing kits come with a whole new tank too, or is it just an outer shell?
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Post  TomCom on Thu Dec 12 2013, 22:10

Tom... wrote:I'm a little confused - do these fairing kits come with a whole new tank too, or is it just an outer shell?
it is outside shell
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Thu Dec 12 2013, 22:23

Just an outside shell but they fit pretty well. You may need a raised petrol cap though.

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Post  thunderstu600 on Thu Dec 12 2013, 22:37

Remove the bolt that holds the main tank on, fit the outer shell, put bolt back in and tighten.
Word of warning though. Do not tighten too tight as this wiill cause the plastic to crack and your seat will struggle to fit properly. Test the seat first and if the seat struggles to fit, loosen the bolt. Don't force the seat in.
Your kit looks really nice and will look stunnng when finished.
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Post  TomCom on Thu Dec 12 2013, 22:47

thx for all advices tongue any more???
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Post  Guest on Thu Dec 12 2013, 23:00

What are you doing with your old fairing TomCom?
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Fri Dec 13 2013, 07:24

Be patient. They aren't as strong as OEM fairings and the paint starts off quite fragile. Cover the tank cover once it's on to protect it. Start at the back and work forward.

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Post  TomCom on Fri Dec 13 2013, 18:52

mikeyzf600 wrote:Be patient. They aren't as strong as OEM fairings and the paint starts off quite fragile. Cover the tank cover once it's on to protect it. Start at the back and work forward.

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they not so strong? how do you know? do you have them? did you damage them?

ChunderTat wrote:What are you doing with your old fairing TomCom?

for now i will wait dont know what to do with old ones.
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Post  Tom... on Sat Dec 14 2013, 17:53

If your old ones are in good condition, they're worth a fortune. I guess if you're happy with your new Chinese ones then you could recover lots of the money that went into your new ones. If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost in total with shipping and new bolt kit? Apologies if you said earlier up the thread!
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Post  TomCom on Sat Dec 14 2013, 21:09

300 item + 30 Vat and duty 30 new bolds
360 only Smile
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Post  Tom... on Sun Dec 15 2013, 09:42

You could make that back easily by selling your OEM fairings!

I would make you an offer for one or both sides if you were selling!
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Mon Dec 16 2013, 22:41

TomCom wrote:
mikeyzf600 wrote:Be patient. They aren't as strong as OEM fairings and the paint starts off quite fragile. Cover the tank cover once it's on to protect it. Start at the back and work forward.

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they not so strong? how do you know? do you have them? did you damage them?

ChunderTat wrote:What are you doing with your old fairing TomCom?

for now i will wait dont know what to do with old ones.

I also have Chinese fairings fitted to my bike. Didn't damage them but they are noticeably more flimsy.

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Post  TomCom on Fri Dec 27 2013, 16:54

how do i know if i have to take old tank off or its shell on the tank??
i am not specialist. i know its plastic and the old one is metal :(
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Post  Wooster on Fri Dec 27 2013, 17:05

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Post  TomCom on Fri Dec 27 2013, 17:46

so that mean i just put it on my metal tank? Smile so it is. Smile i was just wondering if i can put it on without metal tank and sell it.
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Post  Wooster on Fri Dec 27 2013, 18:58

It'd be a bit hard to fuel the bike up though, the shell doesn't have an arse in it. Very Happy
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Post  TomCom on Fri Dec 27 2013, 19:09

i always was sure the metal bit is just a shell (cover for tank)
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Fri Dec 27 2013, 20:40

Nope, the new tank cover goes over the existing tank. You won't get far without the original one underneath.

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Post  Wooster on Sat Dec 28 2013, 14:02

TomCom wrote:i always was sure the metal bit is just a shell (cover for tank)

Remove the seat and undo the bolt that holds the back of the tank (and the seat bracket) in place, then you'll be able to lift the tank (it'll hinge on the bolt at the front of the tank) and you'll see what we mean.  Wink 

That bolt and bracket is what will hold your new shell in place.
As Thunderstu600 mentioned, don't over tighten it or the shell might crack.
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Post  TomCom on Sat Dec 28 2013, 21:55

i put tank on. not perfect but not bad. i put back bits on the dont fit good :( 2 sides bites have space between the small back bit
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Sat Dec 28 2013, 22:21

You'll probably need a raised fuel cap for tank to improve fit. My rear bits didn't fit well with the small bit either. That was the only bad fitting part on mine.

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Post  TomCom on Sat Dec 28 2013, 22:55

mikeyzf600 wrote:You'll probably need a raised fuel cap for tank to improve fit. My rear bits didn't fit well with the small bit either. That was the only bad fitting part on mine.

so what did you do wit the back bit??
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Post  Wooster on Sun Dec 29 2013, 11:08

TomCom wrote:

so what did you do wit the back bit??
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I don't know if this is the case (the image quality isn't great), but I spotted what looked like an issue in the first picture you posted.

This hole (for the tank bolt and seat bracket):
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doesn't seem to have been cut in yours:
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Did you have to cut it out yourself?

p.s. If it comes to it, you could always get a quote from this company to paint the tank: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
(They're in Whiteinch, so it's just a pootle along the M8 from Paisley and through the Clyde Tunnel)


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Post  TomCom on Sun Dec 29 2013, 11:12

Tank shell is ok. I mean how did you do it with you back fairinga
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Post  Wooster on Sun Dec 29 2013, 11:23

I haven't done it mate, you'd need to ask Thundersto600 or someone who has. Smile
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