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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

i plan on going to the track several times starting this march on my 05. Im definitely going to be new to the track scene this year so I want to have all my crap together come march. Is it abs. necessary to have extra body work for going to the track for the first time?

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Re: Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

You don't need aftermarket race fairings for trackdays. The stock fairings are just more expensive to crash than track plastics.

Also to convert between the two sets of plastics is a pain. So unless your bike is track only I would run your stock plastics.

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Re: Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

thanks, i hope to it dedicate to the track one day. As soon as i can afford an r1 or an 08 r6...

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Re: Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

I disagree, you can buy new cheap track bodywork for 300 dollars, it can cost 300 dollars for one piece of stock plastic. When your on the track everyone crashes, it is only a matter of when and how many times.

Day one you are going to just be getting accustom to the track so just take it easy and your street stuff will be fine. As your ability improves and your desire to go faster increases, from time to time you may push just beyond the limit of traction or someone will pull a bonehead move and you will go down, no biggie I crash at least a couple times a year racing. I recommend considering a track only bike (aka POS to begin with is fine) or at least bodywork, it will save you money in the long run.

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Re: Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

i did multiple track days with my stock fairs and was always worried about dumping it wiht those plastics.

I got my race fairings and i rode much harder b/c i didnt worry about wasting over a grand in plastic if i went down hard enough. I spent alittle over $300 for my race fairings and they look great.
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Re: Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

where are you guys finding the race fairings at for that price?
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Re: Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

search for r6 fairings on ebay
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Re: Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

E-Racing makes good stuff according to all those on the WERA board, I guess they molded they're plastic from Sharkskin plastic so the fit is perfect. Go to
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go to the forum and search E-Racing there's a guy selling them on there for $350 shipped I believe. I need a set as well but I don't think the finances are going to permit it regrettably.
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Re: Race fairings a necessity for first track day?

Get them. Better to have them before you need them after... Not only are they cheaper to buy but they are cheaper/easier to fix! I trashed my race upper in a crash and patched it back together for $20
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Also keep an eye out for used sets. I bought a used tank (w/ pump and stompgrips) and a full set of undamaged (but used) plastics for $180
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You can also ride on the track without any fairings if you want... doesn't look as nice but certainly saves $$ in case you crash.

And it's really not that hard to switch between the two sets of fairings... once you do it once and see how it all comes apart/goes together, it'll go by quickly. It's worth the time/effort.
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