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Need some track/fairing advice - April 30, 2010, 09:45 AM

Hate to clog .net but need some advicee...

Deal is I want to do the track this year. At least once or twice. Problem is, I have custom paint and don't wanna risk it. So next logical thing would be to get track fairings. Only thing is... can't get the cheap chinese knockoffs for Buells. Only option is Sharkskinz, Airtech, Sebimoto and Flexiglass, all of which are $$$$ ($700+). I want the full fairing for protection it offers in addition to full set of sliders. So.. should I say fug it and save for the "proper" fairings..... run OEM plastics with full sliders (not as much protection) or ghetto rig a set of the chinese ebay fairings from another bike onto mine? Apperently a guy with same bike rigged up Ducati 748 race fairings, and they're cheap on ebay (like $300 shipped). They fit on the Firebolt aite. What do yall think? I'm still paying for the bike and want all the protection I can get, but $700 is alottta dough to me for something I might wreck.

Edit- buell peeps said any full fairing could be adopted...only thing is oil cooler lines would need some modding.

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i think you should just buy a cheap jap track bike and leave the buell for the street


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i think you should just buy a cheap jap track bike and leave the buell for the street
Yeah...but I want to hit the track with same thing I'm experienced on. I know the Firebolt, I'd like to know it on the track. Plus I cant afford another bike, even a salvage SV.
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April 30, 2010, 09:52 AM

edit: nevermind, armour bodies doesn't make buell bodywork.


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April 30, 2010, 10:07 AM

Bobby,

Most people don't crash on the track their first few times.
Usually happens when they get cocky and try to push too soon.

I see no need for you to shell out that kind of money for aftermarket fairings just to do a couple of trackdays with your current bike.

If you are that worried about crashing just take them off.

After you do a trackday or two you'll know if you want to get into it deeper.
Then you can check on a track-only bike.

My opinion is you'll spend lots of money on your Buell if you rode it at the track frequently.
For a couple of days you'll be fine with it.


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April 30, 2010, 10:08 AM

@Do - thanks mang, but yeah all they have is rears and some misc janks. The points thing is cool though, I appreciate it bro.

@Mikey, 748 fiarings or some other full? I'm trying to figure out what could be modified to fit easiest. I'll give Chris a shout thanks bro.

@Steve- true, i didnt think about it like that. guess im used to watching track vets wreck from pushing it too much. maybe taking it off and using full sliders would be best bet. Ill think about that. Thanks dude.
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April 30, 2010, 10:11 AM

+1 to what Steve said..

Also try Optimal Racing Fairings.. they have cheap track plastics.. don't know if they have them for Buells but give them a shot.. I got my set for 345 shipped.


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Running a Buell on the track is good fun- they handle. And, this coming from someone that used to be a Buell HATER. Word.


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@Jon- thanks dude yeah, they dont make em for Buells. I ppreciate it tho.

@ Jason - I like the protectiojn benefit of the full fairing in addition to the sliders...
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@Jon- thanks dude yeah, they dont make em for Buells. I ppreciate it tho.

@ Jason - I like the protectiojn benefit of the full fairing in addition to the sliders...

if ur really THAT worried bout ur bike then thats the wrong one to be taking to the track....just sayin.....


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Think I'll be aite Jason, I ain't gonna push it. And for once I won't have to worry about gravel, ruts, squashed squirrels, cops, guardrails or retarded cagers.
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Yeah...but I want to hit the track with same thing I'm experienced on. I know the Firebolt, I'd like to know it on the track. Plus I cant afford another bike, even a salvage SV.
I thought the firebolt fairings were much more damage resistant than the typical fairings. Can you just pick up a spare set on ebay for cheap?


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I thought the firebolt fairings were much more damage resistant than the typical fairings. Can you just pick up a spare set on ebay for cheap?
The OEMs can be had for cheap. But the OEMs make the bike naked...full fairing protects the whole bike.
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