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Quick Question on Race/Track Fairings

What are the benefits to them over an extra pair of stock fairings? I know that part of it is to keep your street fairings nice. I was also under the impression track/race plastics are less likely to crack and shatter than street/stock plastics, but wasn't sure.

So any brief outlines on the benefits of them for a noob? Any suggestions on where to find cheap/used track fairings? Under $500 would be ideal.


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Optimal racing, Factory bodyworks or Rockwall bodywork are all great places to buy primered race glass for under $400.

Race plastics crash better from what I've read, but are a lot cheaper to fix if you go down compared to replacing OEM fairings. Primarily cost of replacement is what helps with race fairings and cost of repairs.

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Re: Quick Question on Race/Track Fairings

The benefits would be that you don't have to spend 1k or more on a new set of "street" fairings when you crash. If $500 bucks is your limit you can get a lot for that amount. Check out optimal, rock wall, armour bodies, just to name a few.


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Just checked out Optimal: $385 for a full, primered set?! Wow!

I think I might just ask for that for christmas. No worries on crashing my street plastics = AWESOME.


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They are also MUCH faster to remove should you need to at the track....say to make a quick repair or whatever... They allow you to bust out some cool graphics too and test your rattle can skills....
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Just checked out Optimal: $385 for a full, primered set?! Wow!

I think I might just ask for that for christmas. No worries on crashing my street plastics = AWESOME.


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From someone that had optimals, I suggest spending a little more on something that isnt complete crap.... Rockwall is much better, though I rock my buddies fairings and they are absolutely legit.....$450 + shipping. A little more but they are fuggin bulletproof and fit like they should.
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From someone that had optimals, I suggest spending a little more on something that isnt complete crap.... Rockwall is much better, though I rock my buddies fairings and they are absolutely legit.....$450 + shipping. A little more but they are fuggin bulletproof and fit like they should.

I paid a lot less for my Rockwall set.....
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I paid a lot less for my Rockwall set.....
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December clearance sale FTW!!! but I picked it up locally not shipped. Should be ~$350 shipped or so.

Call them and talk to Tammy. Ask her if she can give a discounted price.

Like he said, fitment was great expect it didnt fit stock windscreen all that great. Here's my thread for my 08 R6.


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I paid a lot less for my Rockwall set.....
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Hey, thats cool. I have put my fairings next to rockwall though and I pick mine, even if I have to pay more... and I didnt pay $450 either... I have two sets of Joe's fairings, one for my extra 636 and they are every bit as quality and well fitting as the Catalyst fairings on my nice 636, and those were the OG catalyst that were good before the quality suffered. Also, I know a couple guys that have crashed NUMEROUS times on the same set of Joe's fairings while racing (fast guys in the AFM out here) and they just patch, respray, and theyre good. One crash on a set of optimals and you'll be ordering another set...
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I noticed that I hammered a curb with my bottom fairing this last track day, ground off some paint on my bottom fairing, and took some curb white with it. Didnt crack or even deeply scratch the fairing.
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