Optimal Racing fairings - Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
jmejiaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 17,970
Bike: 2007 R6
Optimal Racing fairings

This will be short and sweet as I'm tired, but I will answer any questions you guys might have. I did a shit load of research on this before buying, not only here but other forums too. I know a couple of guys here run these too. From my research I saw some issues with these last year. It seems the quality has gone up considerably.

These were bought for 355 shipped from
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

I dealt with Justin, he was an awesome guy and shipped my stuff out quick, replied to emails within 24 hours even late in the night. I was just being annoying since I wanted them before my track day, he promised I would have them and delivered one day early. As far as service from Justin and this site, it was A+.

The fairings arrived in a box, very neatly packed with bubble wrap and paper stuffing, out of the box there were no cracks or anything weird. Included were 2 optimal racing stickers
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Holes were not pre-drilled, they were marked. I used the exact holes they marked for the bolts, I was expecting them to be off but they were not.

To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



FITEMENT
Like said above, fitment was good except for my exhaust(05 headers). I had to vut it down a bit. I was able to get them on without much issues, this being my first time and completely alone.

To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Mark out for my slider.

To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


PAINT
This is where we saw some issues come up, mainly because of primer. Anthony had painted 2 Armour Body plastics with no issues, but when it came to mine the paint wasn't sticking. We did the best we could on the white, and before painting the blue we added 2 coats of primer, after that paint went on fine.

Make sure you add a couple of coats of primer if you decide to buy this brand of plastics

I'll post my pics once more, I'm sure you've all seen them by now.

To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Conclusion
I haven't crash tested them, but as of now I see NO reason to spend 600-700 bucks on plastics when these are available.

Hope this helps anyone that might have been looking into them.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jmejiaa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 07:30 PM
They call me... Zebra!
 
pblova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 3,466
Bike: 1000HP R6
Re: Optimal Racing fairings

Sick bro
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


One of the best looking paint jobs EVAR!
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Quote:
Originally Posted by redisdeadrideblue View Post
I kick my bike over and let the tip switch turn it off....
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
pblova is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 07:41 PM
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 
Nick18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 867
Bike: 2007 R6 & 2008 R6
Re: Optimal Racing fairings

Damn man that turned out great
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I'll be going through this soon too, just gotta decide on a color scheme


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



2007 R6
Currently in a coma
I Need Parts!!!!
Everything from the trees forward:
Clipons, forks, lower triple and gauges
race plastics accepted also
PM me
Nick18 is offline  
 
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
mgossel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,901
Re: Optimal Racing fairings

You just sold me on some race fairings. I am going to have to buy these when I get home.

Edit: I forgot to ask what type of paint did you use?
mgossel is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
jmejiaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 17,970
Bike: 2007 R6
Re: Optimal Racing fairings

Quote:
Originally Posted by mgossel View Post
You just sold me on some race fairings. I am going to have to buy these when I get home.

Edit: I forgot to ask what type of paint did you use?
Dupont paint...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jmejiaa is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 08:09 PM
Is this a segment?
 
imaking20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: In a puddle
Posts: 17,690
Bike: Vengesicle
Re: Optimal Racing fairings

Man, I hated mine
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Glad they seem to be improving.

Rest in Peace - Jason "Snocompton" Jones 2/23/87 - 11/4/11
imaking20 is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 08:12 PM
AFM #327
 
Doc-Ram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: East Bay
Posts: 15,206
Bike: 16 R3, 17R6
Re: Optimal Racing fairings

very nice indeed. I've seen them crash tested, 2009 and 2010 models. Although not all crashes are the same, they do hold up well in some crashes and in others, completely obliterated.

AFM #327
2019 Sponsors:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Doc-Ram is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 08:15 PM
ARMADA
 
black cx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 1,038
Re: Optimal Racing fairings

nice paint!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
black cx is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-17-2011, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
jmejiaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 17,970
Bike: 2007 R6
Paint is all Chief
To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Sent from my Nexus One using Motorcycle App


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jmejiaa is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 08:03 AM
Jonesing for track
 
Bergster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Posts: 442
Bike: 06 Track, 03 R6, 14' FZ09
Re: Optimal Racing fairings

Looks awesome! I would recommend lining the belly pan with a heat shield before you take it to the track.

I have a full Yoshi system and the belly pan ended up having a lot of burn marks and bubbles from my headers. I had to buy a new lower and I lined it with an adhesive heat barrier. No problems after that.
Bergster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Optimal Race Fairings Install Bergster Track Tech & Riding Techniques 33 02-04-2019 06:18 AM
06-07 R6r Optimal Race Fairings and Tank Werewolf1997 Bike Parts For Sale 6 08-10-2010 07:55 PM
E-Racing fairings seraph General Discussions 83 11-09-2009 07:08 PM
FS: 06/07 R6 New Optimal Racing Bodywork!! SchwayDayR6 Bike Parts For Sale 15 10-19-2009 02:42 PM
WTB: 06 07 R6 racing fairings mrmarcus81 Bike Parts For Sale 0 08-19-2008 09:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome